Ron Hira

Economic Policy Institute

Guest

Professor of public policy at Howard University and a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, which gets some of its funding from organized labor; author of Outsourcing America: The True Cost of Shipping Jobs Overseas and What Can Be Done about It

Ron Hira on KCRW

The  H-1B Visa  program, begun in 1990, is designed to fill jobs requiring advanced science or computer skills — but only when American workers can't be found.

Are H-1B Visas Costing American Jobs?

The H-1B Visa program, begun in 1990, is designed to fill jobs requiring advanced science or computer skills — but only when American workers can't be found.

from To the Point

More from KCRW

Ketamine clinics are popping up all over Los Angeles offering to treat depression, anxiety, and other ailments. But are their claims legitimate?

from Greater LA

How long will food prices continue to surge? They’ve been going up due to pandemic-induced supply chain disruptions and the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The United Nations can’t stop Russia’s war on Ukraine. And author Yascha Mounk says more diversity is a threat to democracy, but he’s still hopeful.

from To the Point

A Florida politician is suing the federal government over what she says is unconstitutional regulation on gun ownership for marijuana users.

from KCRW Features

Panelists discuss what might have motivated the recent shooting in Buffalo, NY. They also analyze “the Great Replacement Theory” and Trump’s hold on the GOP.

from Left, Right & Center

Kick off election season in LA County with a roundtable discussion about the biggest races, what’s at stake, and what to watch in the June 7 primary.

from Greater LA

Elon Musk is buying Twitter, social media seems to corrode democracy, and Kevin McCarthy’s Jan. 6 lie could compromise his bid to be speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

from Left, Right & Center

Californians can now send in their mail-in ballots for the 2022 primary election. Who’s running? How does California’s permanent mail-in ballot system work?

from KCRW Features

LA’s youth climate leaders keep up with their schoolwork as they lobby for climate legislation, rally a generation, and try to secure a liveable future.

from Greater LA