On the July 26, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko,  Barbara Nemko and I explored what a parent might do about their young  college graduate who is working 10 hours a week as a barista.

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Robotics, Jobs, and You

Mar 21, 2015

An MIT Report  says that within 20 years, nearly half of all jobs could be eliminated by robots and other automation. But others argue that technology has always created new jobs we can’t even imagine. What jobs will be eliminated? Which ones created? Will it be a net loss or net gain? What are implications of the coming Robotic Age for all of us?

To help us sort it out, on the Mar. 22, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I'll talk with robotics insider Erin Rapacki, welcome to Work with Marty Nemko.


91.7 KALW-FM, San Francisco seeks candidates for the position of Program Information Manager, the station’s point person for managing programming, event, and sponsorship information, both within the station and to the public.

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Is increased economic opportunity the key to better relations between police and communities of color?  On the February 25th edition of Your Call, we’ll continue our series on police, community, race, and justice by discussing the connection between policing and economic opportunity.   How does the lack of opportunity drive confrontations between police and citizens – and how does our approach to crime and punishment undermine opportunity in already-challenged neighborhoods?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.




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Sukey Lewis

Sky-high rents, Google buses and gentrification are all buzzwords around the Bay Area. But that is not the case in the city of Richmond. With unemployment at 10.1 percent, the city of more than a hundred thousand residents stubbornly trails behind the rates of Bay Area neighbors like San Francisco and Berkeley.  

Your Call: The U.S.-Africa Summit and corporate taxes

Aug 8, 2014

On August 8th edition of  Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of the three-day US-Africa Summit in Washington DC. We’ll also talk about President Obama’s interview with the Economist in which he talked about his friendly relationship with big business. We’ll be joined by the San Francisco Chronicle’s Andrew Ross, the Guardian’s Chris McGreal and The Nation’s Mike Konczal. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Isabel Angell

African Americans are leaving San Francisco at an alarming rate. They make up just six percent of the population, down from over 13 percent in 1970 and have a higher unemployment rate than whites and other minorities.

Youth Radio: Life lessons from laundry

Sep 12, 2013

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Teenagers are three times more likely to be unemployed in this country than adults. In Castro Valley, California there aren’t that many newspaper routes or lawns to mow.  But I was able to land a gig close to home, fixing washers and dryers with Grandpa.

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Many Californians have come here from somewhere else. In fact, the state has more immigrants than any other in the country. This week, we’re running a series of profiles of immigrants in the Bay Area. Today we meet a medical professional from India and a young woman from Ireland.

The costs of employing an American continues to grow at the same time as automation and offshoring become ever more tempting to employers. So where will the jobs be, especially the jobs that promise a stable, sustainable living? And what's the broader solution: What's the smartest approaches to encouraging the creation of sustainable jobs?

Today on Your Call: Will Robots Take Your Job?

Feb 4, 2013

Lorenzo Bynum has the “baller" build you might see on the cover of GQ, without the swagger. He’s clean-cut, 5’10”, wears two small earrings and has a muscular frame. It’s a Wednesday afternoon in Marin City, and the 23-year-old is digging frantically through a 10’ by 10’ closet. He’s hunting for a parachute large enough for a game with 15 third graders.

Wednesdays are busy days for Bynum. He clocks in at three part-time jobs: two hours directing elementary school children, two hours coaching track and field, and two hours coaching middle school boys basketball.

(SF Gate) // The debate continues over naming a U.S. Navy ship after Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California. Critics of the idea believe that Harvey Milk would not approve of his name on a Navy ship because of his opposition to war, while supporters argue that it would be a global honor for a Navy ship to be given Milk's name. Harvey Milk joined the Navy in 1951, before his political career in San Francisco…

As San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi heads to court today to face sentencing for the false imprisonment of his wife, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has been consulting with City Attorney Dennis Herrera on whether and how to oust the embattled sheriff...

I've had 3,900 career coaching clients. The experience I had with Jeffrie Givens is my most memorable.  She'll be on the show this Sunday, Mar. 11.

Plus, as usual, I'll do Three-Minute Workovers on callers. So if you or someone you care about has a work-related problem, feel free to call into the show.

That's on Work with Marty Nemko, Sundays from 11 a m to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM San Francisco.