California has over 500,000 green jobs, with tens of thousands coming directly from state initiatives.
Apr. 23from KCRW Features
Relly Brown’s ground-floor apartment near MacArthur Park still resembles the hotel room it once was: four walls, no kitchen and a mattress that takes up half the floor.
Apr. 15from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
There is still no progress in the talks between writers and their agents about a new code of conduct.
Former L.A. Times foreign correspondent Megan Stack talks with NPR about her new book, her relationships with her nannies, and the need to further involve men in conversations about work in the home.
Apr. 15from NPR
Two working in Colorado’s legal cannabis say their jobs cost them their chances for American citizenship. Both are green card holders who applied for permanent citizenship.
Apr. 10from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Some TV writers say they’re making less money because their agents have a conflict of interest: they’re acting like producers.
Apr. 9from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
A top House Democrat last week asked the Treasury Department to turn over six years of President Trump’s tax returns, setting a deadline for later this week.
Apr. 8from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Seen mostly on the tech campuses of Silicon Valley, and inside the lobbies of Wall Street, the power vest is part of a recent fashion trend worn by finance and tech bros.
Apr. 3from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
President Trump doubled down on his threats to close the US-Mexico border on Tuesday, no matter the impact on the economy. Mexico is a huge trading partner with the U.S.
In Silicon Valley, some of the world’s biggest startups are going public. Uber already went public last week. Lyft goes public on Thursday.
Mar. 27from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Diamonds are a finite resource, so companies like De Beers are learning to make their own diamonds.
Mar. 21from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Before he was president, Donald Trump was a failed casino magnate, who defaulted on loans. No bank on Wall Street would lend him money, except one.
Mar. 19from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
After years of exclusively private investors, Uber and Lyft are opening up their shares to the public. But they may hit a few speed bumps.
Mar. 6from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Lyft has allowed tipping for years, but Uber didn’t give riders the option until 2017. It’s still unclear how much riders are expected to tip, if at all.
The San Francisco Bay Area is known for its love of fine food. It's also increasingly becoming known as an area where it's almost impossible to live on a service-industry wage.
Mar. 6from NPR
President Trump wants to withhold federal funds from colleges and universities if they don’t protect the viewpoints and speech of students, regardless of where they stand politically.
Mar. 4from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
A lot of app-based companies like Uber, GrubHub, and Doordash like to classify their workers as independent contractors rather than employees.
Feb. 28from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Some employers are offering benefits that pay down student loans. They say it's a popular way to recruit younger workers who are struggling with college debt.
Feb. 25from NPR
Keenan Davis grew up in a household filled with children.
Feb. 25from KCRW Features
Gavin Newsom delivered his first State of the State address today.
Feb. 12from Press Play with Madeleine Brand