Sarah Jaffe

Independent journalist and author

An independent journalist covering labor, economic justice, social movements, politics, gender, and pop culture. She’s author of  “Work Won’t Love You Back; How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted and Alone

Sarah Jaffe on KCRW

Is there something wrong in how we value work? How have our jobs defined such a big part of our identity and happiness?

Are today’s jobs are over-hyped and underpaid?

Is there something wrong in how we value work? How have our jobs defined such a big part of our identity and happiness?

from Life Examined

More from KCRW

High school senior Kelly Danielpour founded VaxTeen to give her peers reliable and easy-to-understand information about COVID.

from Greater LA

Barry Diller, who made his name as a powerful studio boss, recently told NPR that “the movie business is over.”

from The Business

Roughly 53% of LA County residents are fully vaccinated, but cases and hospitalizations are rising. As the Delta variant spreads, people ages 18-29 are being hit hardest.

from Greater LA

Pasadena will be the first Southern California city to require its city employees to get vaccinated against COVID.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“We've had multiple Intensive Care Unit nurses who were years and years into their career decide to retire early.

from KCRW Features

More people are returning to stores, clubs and bars after some 16 months of the pandemic, but LA’s economic growth is still fragile and happening unevenly, and small businesses are…

from KCRW Features

Government insurance is provided to people for medically necessary care. But, when care is not necessary should it still be provided as a benefit?

from Second Opinion

On Tuesday, for the fifth consecutive day, LA County reported more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Finding and getting to know a love interest was difficult before COVID-19. Then came the pandemic lockdown, and rather than give up on love, singles started dating virtually.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand