Income Inequality

Matthew Desmond

On the May 13th edition of Your Call, Sociologist Matthew Desmond discusses his new book “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.” 

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For about a third of Americans, regular hours and benefits are giving way to a patchwork of contracting, temping, and moonlighting. The way we make a living is changing.

Daily News Roundup for Monday, February 22, 2016

Feb 22, 2016

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW News:

Troubled SF transit project puts public on hook to Goldman Sachs // SF Chronicle

The over-budget Transbay Transit Center is so stretched for cash that officials have been forced to take out a short-term loan from Goldman Sachs that puts the public on the hook for $37 million just in fees and other charges.

On the December 24th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with economist Richard Wolff about rising inequality. The top 20% of US households own more than 84% of the wealth.

Your Call: The American press and the one percent

Dec 17, 2015

On the December 18th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the economy and Fed’s decision to raise interest rates.

Svetlana Cvetko

 On the November 12th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss modern day capitalism.

On the Oct 26th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with economist Richard Wolff about rising inequality. The top 20% of US households own more than 84% of the wealth.

We all want our daughters to grow up strong and independent, but how do we ensure that 'having it all' doesn't mean 'doing it all'?

We all want our daughters to grow up strong and independent, but how do we ensure that 'having it all' doesn't mean 'doing it all'?

Daily news roundup for Monday, August 31, 2015

Aug 31, 2015
Gabrielle Lurie, Special To The Chronicle

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

California Death Penalty, Struck Down Over Delays, Faces Next Test // The New York Times

"Whether California’s application of the death penalty is so drawn out and arbitrary that it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment will be argued on Monday before a federal appeals court in Pasadena."

On the April 21st edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam about his new book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, a groundbreaking work exploring the inequality of opportunity between rich kids and poor kids. How does inequality affect social mobility and what should be done about it? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Robert Putnam, professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and author of Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis

Melanie Young

With the start of a new school year, families all around San Francisco are sending their children off with hopes for a good year and a bright future. But according to Carolina Guzman with the nonprofit Mission Economic Development Agency, or MEDA, children in the Mission District struggle on every rung of the education ladder. She says half the children entering kindergarten aren’t prepared to learn.

On the April 27, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, a second long-form conversation with Robert Reich, Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration and advisor to the Obama Administration.  We discuss employment issues of the day: income inequality, minimum wage, and a spirited exchange on the wisdom of using Disparate Impact to abet minority employment.  We also had a fun exchange about career and life lessons from our early life. 

San Francisco Grapples With a Widening "Wealth Gap"

Mar 25, 2014

Can San Francisco become more affordable?  According to the Brookings Institute, San Francisco's "wealth gap" has widened at a faster rate than that of any other city in the United States.  Host Joseph Pace and a panel of experts explore the implications of the accelerating economic division in San Francisco.


On today's Your Call we’ll rebroadcast a conversation we had with Pulitzer-prize winning, former New York Times journalist Hedrick Smith about his new book, "Who Stole the American Dream?" We’ll talk about what Smith uncovered in his research as he examined the last four decades of corporate and political power and how that led to “the dismantling of the American dream.” With politicians ignoring public opinion, and the middle class shrinking, where do we go from here? What does the “American Dream” mean to you? It’s Your Call with Matt Martin, and you. 

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