economy

5:45pm

Tue September 23, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Working past retirement is a necessity for many seniors

Under CC license from Flickr user Mark Adkin

What happens to people in their 60s who can't afford to leave the workforce, but they can't find a job? One place unemployed seniors might turn for help finding a job is the Senior Community Service Employment Program. It provides job training to low income, unemployed people by finding them temporary work at nonprofits around the country. Roxanne Murray is a director working with the program for the Family Service Agency of San Francisco. 

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12:00am

Wed September 17, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Your Call: What can be done to fix inequality?

 

  

On the September 17th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with investigative journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner David Cay Johnston. From 2009 to 2011, the top 1 percent got 121 percent of income gains while everyone else saw their income fall. Inequality affects every aspect of our lives, from healthcare to social mobility, family structure, justice, and education. How does inequality hurt our economy as a whole? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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12:59am

Fri August 1, 2014
Politics

Your Call: Humanitarian crisis in Gaza and offshore tax havens

Palestinians inspect a damaged classroom of the UN school in Jabalia, northern Gaza.
Photograph: Mohammed Saber EPA

On the Agust 1st edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of US corporate tax laws and offshore tax havens.  And we’ll talk about reporting the ongoing Israeli assault in Gaza.  As of Thursday morning, more than 1300 Palestinians have been killed, and the conflict has also cost the lives of 56 Israeli soldiers and 3 Israeli civilians. We will be joined by McClatchy’s Kevin Hall, Michael Hudson of The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, and Samer Badawi of +972 Magazine.

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12:40pm

Wed March 12, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

A day in the life of the underemployed

Job searching on Craiglist
David Boyer & Audrey Dilling

After years working in low-paying-but-rewarding social service jobs, Delynn Parker went back to school to get her Masters in Psychology. She had high hopes for more opportunities and better compensation after she graduated. That is not how it worked out. She is now saddled with a huge student loan and has found it difficult to find full-time work in her chosen field. Parker shared a day in her life – from her morning commute to her early bed time – giving insight into being underemployed in the Bay Area.

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12:00am

Tue December 31, 2013

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