Jasmine Garsd

Jasmine Garsd appears in the following:

Hispanic Unemployment Has Hit Record Lows. But Does That Mean Progress?

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Latino joblessness has dipped to historic lows. But many economists are taking those numbers with caution: There's still a gaping wage difference with white workers.


Former Inmates Are Getting Jobs As Employers Ignore Stigma In Bright Economy

Thursday, May 23, 2019

People convicted of felonies often have difficulties getting hired. But many employers say they're suffering a labor shortage, and attitudes toward hiring people with criminal records are changing.


Episode 905: The Chicago Boys, Part I

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Today Chile has one of the wealthiest, most stable economies in South America. But it was born in a violent struggle, between Marxism and capitalism, democracy and dictatorship.


When Technology Can Be Used To Build Weapons, Some Workers Take A Stand

Monday, May 13, 2019

Tech workers have increasingly been asking ethical questions about their industry's involvement with the military. One such worker took her company's CEO to task.


Site's Ties To Shootings Renew Debate Over Internet's Role In Radicalizing Extremists

Monday, April 29, 2019

8chan is a site where like-minded people gather to talk about cartoons, Game of Thrones and neo-Nazi ideology. Suspects in shootings at a U.S. synagogue and New Zealand mosques had used the site.


After Boeing Crashes, More People Want Help Taming Fear Of Flying

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

If you're scared of flying, the news of two recent airline crashes might have you in jitters. Instructors who help people overcome that fear say enrollments have doubled since the incidents.


Episode 906:The Chicago Boys, Part II

Friday, April 12, 2019

In 1973, a coup took Chile from socialism to capitalism. That economic shift was implemented by a ruthless dictator with the help of a handful of economists known as the Chicago Boys.


In An Increasingly Polarized America, Is It Possible To Be Civil On Social Media?

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Tyler and Larry have never met. But almost every day for the last few years, they get into a fight on Twitter.


Should Sex Work Be Decriminalized? Some Activists Say It's Time

Friday, March 22, 2019

Opponents of decriminalization say the multi-billion-dollar industry exploits sex workers. But activists and academics say legalization would protect workers and benefit public health.


Social Media Companies Struggle To Pull Live Streamed Video Of Mass Shootings

Friday, March 15, 2019

The shootings at mosques in New Zealand were live-streamed on Facebook, and shared on YouTube and Twitter. The companies have been challenged on their ability to remove this kind of content quickly.


Bay Area's High Cost Of Living Squeezes Restaurant Workers, Chefs And Owners

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

The San Francisco Bay Area is known for its love of fine food. It's also increasingly becoming known as an area where it's almost impossible to live on a service-industry wage.


Ever Regretted Your Online Behavior? We Want To Hear From You

Friday, February 22, 2019

We're working on a series of stories about civility and online behavior, and we want to hear from you!


In Garlic Capital, Tariffs And Immigration Crackdown Have Mixed Impacts

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Gilroy, Calif., is known as the garlic capital of the world. Two Trump administration policies — one on trade, the other on immigration — are affecting the town in starkly different ways.


This City Told Amazon And Google: No Incentives For You

Friday, February 15, 2019

Amazon canceled plans for a New York City HQ after meeting stiff opposition over big tax breaks and other incentives. A California mayor refused to offer similar incentives but landed Google anyway.


'Brave, Not Perfect' Speaks To The Scarcity Of Women In Tech

Thursday, February 07, 2019

In a new book, Reshma Saujani of Girls Who Code joins a chorus of voices warning of devastating consequences if girls don't partake in tech — and suggesting girls should be encouraged to take risks.


Facebook, Google Draw Scrutiny Over Apps That Collected Data From Teens

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

In the latest revelation to raise privacy concerns, the Silicon Valley giants offered adults and teens gift cards for installing apps that would let the companies collect data on their smartphones.


Amid Chaos Venezuelans Struggle To Find The Truth, Online

Saturday, January 26, 2019

As Venezuela grapples with a major political crisis, people there are struggling with misinformation online. WhatsApp, a popular messaging app, has been used to spread both rumors and news reports.


WhatsApp Tries To Curb Misinformation, And Annoying Aunts And Uncles

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

WhatsApp has been accused of being used to spread rumors — with serious consequences. Now the ubiquitous messaging app is moving to limit how many people users can forward messages to.


With Amazon's Arrival, A New York Community Pushes To Be Included

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Many residents of the Queensbridge public housing complex feel they have not benefited much from the area's booming development. With Amazon, activists are trying to change that story.


Alexa Can Help Kids With Homework, But Don't Forget Problem-Solving Skills

Thursday, January 10, 2019

How do virtual assistants like Alexa affect children's learning experiences? Some experts say easy answers delivered by technology can hurt the development of problem-solving skills in kids.