Gabriel Thompson

journalist and author

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Journalist and author of Working in the Shadows: A Year of Doing the Jobs (Most) Americans Won't Do

Gabriel Thompson on KCRW

California finds itself at the center of the rise - and resistance to - President Donald Trump and his policies.

California in the middle of it all

California finds itself at the center of the rise - and resistance to - President Donald Trump and his policies.

from The Mixer

Fast food workers are back on the streets in 100 cities today. Walmart saw strikes on Black Friday.

Income Inequality, Economic Anxiety and the Minimum Wage

Fast food workers are back on the streets in 100 cities today. Walmart saw strikes on Black Friday.

from To the Point

It used to be a given that a rise in temporary employment was a sign of economic recovery and that permanent hiring would not be far behind.

Is Temporary Employment the New Normal?

It used to be a given that a rise in temporary employment was a sign of economic recovery and that permanent hiring would not be far behind.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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Numbers and facts only tell half the story of some of the world’s most horrendous circumstances.

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One week after the Monterey Park mass shooting, community members gathered in Alhambra to commemorate Lunar New Year and honor those who lost their lives.

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Panelists discuss Representative George Santos stepping down from his committee assignments, GOP presidential candidates, and going back to the office as the pandemic wanes.

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