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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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Marketplace

How tough is it to sell steel?

Monday, July 14, 2014

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

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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.

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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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WNYC News

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.

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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?

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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.

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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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Money Talking

As Job Growth Lags, CEO Pay Reaches New Heights

Friday, April 18, 2014

It's been seven years since the financial meltdown, and more than 10 million people are still out of work across the country. Money Talking asks why CEO pay continues to rise as the economy limps along. 

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WNYC News

Are Stockbrokers Becoming an Endangered Species in New York?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New York City has a record number of jobs. But well-paying jobs on Wall Street are disappearing.

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Morning Edition

Why Women Don't Ask For More Money

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

A study shows that women can be great negotiators, just not when they're asking for themselves. When women negotiate pay on behalf of a friend, they bargain just as hard as the guys.

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WNYC News

How Many Tech Jobs Are There in NYC? Depends Whom You Ask

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Researchers can't seem to agree how many tech jobs there are in New York, only that the number is growing.

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Work, School And Marriage: Americans At Age 27

Friday, March 28, 2014

The government released a snapshot of 27-year-olds in America. Here are a few numbers that caught our eye.

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Who Had Richer Parents, Doctors Or Artists?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

See the link between family income and job choice for nurses, teachers, police officers and dozens of others.

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WNYC News

In City's Job Growth, Faces of the Working Poor

Monday, March 17, 2014

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The city is growing jobs faster than the country. But they are not the middle-class jobs of a generation ago.

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