robert reich

5:45pm

Mon November 3, 2014
Politics

Two Bay Area cities are the latest battlegrounds in the soda wars

https://www.flickr.com/photos/fimoculous/

Soda is so tasty, but so not good for you. One can of coke has about 10 teaspoons of sugar, and too much sugar leads to obesity, diabetes and a host of other health problems.

Widespread diabetes compelled Mexico to pass a national tax on sugary soft drinks last year, but in the U.S. it has yet to happen. That may change tomorrow, if Berkeley or San Francisco passes respective measures that would levy taxes on distributors of sugar-sweetened beverages.

Read more

7:33pm

Wed April 2, 2014
income inequality, Robert Reich, achievement gap,

KALW's Nemko Gets 2nd Long-Form Interview of Robert Reich

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. 

Read more

12:28am

Tue January 8, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: Robert Reich