Morning Edition

A Mall With Two Minimum Wages

Thursday, August 28, 2014

There's a mall in California that straddles two cities. Here's what happened when workers on one side of the mall started making 25 percent more because one city voted to raise the minimum wage.



Innovation Hub: Work, Interrupted

Thursday, August 28, 2014

On this episode of Innovation Hub, celebrate Labor Day weekend with a look at how the American workplace and its workers are changing -- for better and for worse.


Who's In The Office? The American Workday In One Graph

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What is the typical American workday? We take a look at how working hours change according to job type.


Episode 562: A Mall Divided

Friday, August 22, 2014

A California mall straddles the border between two cities — and the minimum wage is higher on one side of the mall.


Why Restaurant And Hotel Workers May Soon Get A Raise

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Restaurants and hotels are posting new job openings faster than they can fill them. This is a promising sign for the economy.


Episode 485: What's Your Major?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The most lucrative majors lead to jobs with salaries over $100,000 a year. The least lucrative lead to salaries of around $30,000.


Freakonomics Radio

Should Tipping be Banned? (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, August 07, 2014

It's awkward, random, confusing -- and probably discriminatory too.


The Brian Lehrer Show

De Blasio at Six Months: Where New York's New Jobs Will Come From

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

All this week on the Brian Lehrer Show we're checking in on the de Blasio administration's progress on a variety of key issues, six months into his first term. We'll talk to advocacy groups about how the mayor has lived up to his campaign promises on the environment, crime, housing, and more. Friday, we'll hear from Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris.

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and Richard Florida, professor at New York University, director of the Martin Prosperity
Institute at the University of Toronto and senior editor at The Atlantic, say they have a blueprint to create jobs for an "inclusive and creative" New York. They discuss their proposals, their event at NYU this afternoon, and whether tech can really drive middle-class growth. Plus, Stringer assesses the de Blasio administration's jobs record thus far, as part of our week-long series.

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How tough is it to sell steel?

Monday, July 14, 2014

Delaware Steel President Lisa Goldenberg says she's hopeful for a better year.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Tours of Duty

Monday, July 14, 2014

Thousands of couples every year have babies using surrogates in the United States. But the practice raises profound ethical and legal questions. Melissa Brisman, a reproductive lawyer and owner of the surrogacy agency Reproductive Possibilities, explains the surrogate pregnancy process and discusses some of the issues that arise in surrogacy. Plus: The authors of the new book The Alliance tell you to stop expecting promotion from within; grading Mayor de Blasio on the environment; and Monday morning politics.

Morning Edition

When Ikea Raises Its Minimum Wage, Where Does The Money Come From?

Friday, July 11, 2014

Ikea plans to raise its minimum hourly wage for retail workers to $10.76, and it's betting that the raise will pay for itself.


All Things Considered

The Company Where Everyone Knows Everyone Else's Salary

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

When salaries are transparent, it changes the dynamic between workers and the boss — and among workers themselves.

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The Takeaway

Modern Slavery? Domestic Workers Fight For Fairness

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Labor laws of 18 states exclude home care workers from their state minimum wage laws. As the number of domestic care workers increases nationwide, the number of people working these jobs, without fair pay or protections, is only increasing.

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Yellen Tells NYU Grads: It Takes Grit to Succeed

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Janet Yellen is the rare commencement speaker who has broad influence on the job prospects of her audience.


How Far Your Paycheck Goes, In 356 U.S. Cities

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Where do middle-class workers feel richest? Where does the cost of living take the biggest bite?


The Takeaway

How We Invented Illegal Immigration

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Aviva Chomsky, author of "Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal," says even comprehensive reform can't fix all of our immigration problems. She argues that our immigration issues stem from the way we classify who comes into this country, and who is barred from entry.

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Episode 536: The Future Of Work Looks Like A UPS Truck

Friday, May 02, 2014

Technology means that no matter what job you have — whether you're alone in a truck on an empty road or sitting in a cubicle in front of a computer — your company can now track everything you do.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Progressives: More Cops, Please

Friday, April 25, 2014

Vanessa Gibson, Bronx City Council Member (District 16) and chair of the Public Safety Committee, supports Speaker Mark-Viverito's proposal to add 1,000 police officers to the budget, a move resisted by Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Bratton.


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The Takeaway

Should a Video Game Determine Hiring and Firing?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Some companies are using video games as a way to evaluate potential employees. It allows them to monitor the "micro-behaviors" of candidates during game play.

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New Tech City

Hiring by Video Game

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The traditional job interview is obsolete. That is, when compared to an all-knowing video game that peers into the psyche of every candidate.

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