KCRW Investigates is an ongoing series focusing on some of the most vulnerable workers and the industries that employ them.
Cancer, Monsanto and the EPANews
RoundUp is the most popular weed killer in the world, and lately the most controversial. Millions of gallons of it are sprayed on playgrounds, farms and backyards all over California.
Anxiety and fear in a tiny townNews
Immigrant communities across California have been rattled by news of increased raids and detainments by the Trump administration.
The future of work: Denial of careNews
Get hurt at work? File for workers comp. That's the fund that takes care of you if you have a job-related injury.
The future of work: Injured and on your ownNews
More and more workers are employed in the so-called "gig economy" - as temp workers, part timers or independent contractors.
The future of workNews
The nature of work is changing with serious long lasting consequences for both employers and workers.
Troubled waters: The secret world of arbitrationNews
Imagine losing a limb, going blind or almost dying on the job. And then imagine not being able to hold those responsible accountable.
Troubled waters: Low wages on the high seasNews
Seafarers move millions of people and billions of goods around the world every year.
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