Labor Pains - the exquisite agony of work

by Larry Buhl

Labor Pains - the exquisite agony of work
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 19
  • Last: 9 Sep 2015
How Americans work today, how they might work tomorrow, and how to avoid getting screwed while bringing home the daily bread.

Episodes (19)

  • The Robots Are Taking Your Jobs
    The Robots Are Taking Your Jobs
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    Published: 9 Sep 2015 Duration: 23:44
    Futurist and scholar Wendell Wallach discusses tech unemployment and how tech is destroying more jobs than it's creating. And we discuss how we need to manage tech and think about its societal and policy implications so it doesn't control u... Read more →
    Futurist and scholar Wendell Wallach discusses tech unemployment and how tech is destroying more jobs than it's creating. And we discuss how we need to manage tech and think about its societal and policy implications so it doesn't control u... Read more →

  • May Day vs. Labor Day
    May Day vs. Labor Day
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    Published: 10 May 2015 Duration: 15:51
    Professor James Green, a historian of labor movements, gives the history of May Day and how the tumultuous Haymarket affair nearly derailed the movement for the eight-hour day. And he explains why Americans celebrate Labor Day but have larg... Read more →
    Professor James Green, a historian of labor movements, gives the history of May Day and how the tumultuous Haymarket affair nearly derailed the movement for the eight-hour day. And he explains why Americans celebrate Labor Day but have larg... Read more →

  • Freelancing for fun and profit
    Freelancing for fun and profit
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    Published: 1 Apr 2015 Duration: 33:18
    Why are so many professionals quitting their day jobs to fly solo? Steve King of Emergent Research explains, and highlights the joys and pitfalls of freelancing.
    Why are so many professionals quitting their day jobs to fly solo? Steve King of Emergent Research explains, and highlights the joys and pitfalls of freelancing.

  • What happens when robots take our jobs?
    What happens when robots take our jobs?
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    Published: 10 Mar 2015 Duration: 36:47
    Some experts say we've entered an age where technology will destroy more jobs than it creates. So, what do we do? And who will pay us? I speak with sociologist and futurist James Hughes, a professor at Trinity College in Connecticut about a... Read more →
    Some experts say we've entered an age where technology will destroy more jobs than it creates. So, what do we do? And who will pay us? I speak with sociologist and futurist James Hughes, a professor at Trinity College in Connecticut about a... Read more →

  • Careers #1: Being an artist ain't all that
    Careers #1: Being an artist ain't all that
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    Published: 18 Feb 2015 Duration: 27:16
    Ever wanted to ditch your job and be an artist? My guest, Canadian playwright, performance artist and director Darren O'Donnell says you might want to keep your day job if you want to something really creative.
    Ever wanted to ditch your job and be an artist? My guest, Canadian playwright, performance artist and director Darren O'Donnell says you might want to keep your day job if you want to something really creative.

  • The downsides of the Uber Economy
    The downsides of the Uber Economy
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    Published: 12 Feb 2015 Duration: 29:46
    Is Uber putting taxi drivers out of business? And will the so-called Uber Economy put you out of business? I spoke with a taxi driver turned labor advocate who has some opinions about how upstart companies like Uber are not just creating se... Read more →
    Is Uber putting taxi drivers out of business? And will the so-called Uber Economy put you out of business? I spoke with a taxi driver turned labor advocate who has some opinions about how upstart companies like Uber are not just creating se... Read more →

  • Time to Ask for a Raise
    Time to Ask for a Raise
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    Published: 28 Jan 2015 Duration: 20:01
    2014 was a spectacular year on the job front. That means 2015 is a good year to ask for a raise. I spoke with business consultant and author Holly Green, who explains how to ask for a raise the right way.
    2014 was a spectacular year on the job front. That means 2015 is a good year to ask for a raise. I spoke with business consultant and author Holly Green, who explains how to ask for a raise the right way.

  • Surviving the holiday office party
    Surviving the holiday office party
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    Published: 16 Dec 2014 Duration: 31:16
    Holiday office parties are supposed to be fun. Fun, we say! So why do so many people approach them with dread? Maybe because there are so many pitfalls. Etiquette coach and author Barbara Pachter gives the do's and don'ts for making the mo... Read more →
    Holiday office parties are supposed to be fun. Fun, we say! So why do so many people approach them with dread? Maybe because there are so many pitfalls. Etiquette coach and author Barbara Pachter gives the do's and don'ts for making the mo... Read more →

  • Time Management
    Time Management
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    Published: 10 Dec 2014 Duration: 28:38
    The clock is ticking on 2014. Not enough time to get everything done? Spinning your wheels at work? Do you feel like you're letting the big things slip? Career coach Caroline Ceniza-Levine offers some common sense tips for managing your tim... Read more →
    The clock is ticking on 2014. Not enough time to get everything done? Spinning your wheels at work? Do you feel like you're letting the big things slip? Career coach Caroline Ceniza-Levine offers some common sense tips for managing your tim... Read more →

  • Raise the minimum wage, eh?
    Raise the minimum wage, eh?
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    Published: 26 Nov 2014 Duration: 26:54
    Raising the minimum wage is overwhelmingly popular. So why can't lawmakers in Congress make it happen? What's the controversy? I talk with an analyst from the Economic Policy Institute who debunks some of the myths around the minimum wage.
    Raising the minimum wage is overwhelmingly popular. So why can't lawmakers in Congress make it happen? What's the controversy? I talk with an analyst from the Economic Policy Institute who debunks some of the myths around the minimum wage.

  • Is your employer stealing from you?
    Is your employer stealing from you?
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    Published: 12 Nov 2014 Duration: 19:44
    Are you getting paid what you're owed? In many companies employers are stealing wages to the tune of millions per year. I spoke with Rebecca Smith of the National Employment Law Project about what's being done, and what you can do.
    Are you getting paid what you're owed? In many companies employers are stealing wages to the tune of millions per year. I spoke with Rebecca Smith of the National Employment Law Project about what's being done, and what you can do.

  • Minimum Wage on the Ballot
    Minimum Wage on the Ballot
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    Published: 31 Oct 2014 Duration: 21:48
    The push to increase the minimum wage has stalled at the federal level. But it's moving forward in the states - as long as lawmakers are not involved. I speak with leaders in grassroots movements to bring living wages to all workers in Wisc... Read more →
    The push to increase the minimum wage has stalled at the federal level. But it's moving forward in the states - as long as lawmakers are not involved. I speak with leaders in grassroots movements to bring living wages to all workers in Wisc... Read more →

  • Career self-sabotage
    Career self-sabotage
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    Published: 21 Oct 2014 Duration: 27:10
    It's tough to find the job you want, and keep it, even if you do everything right. It's even harder when you keep making the same mistakes. Career consultant and management expert David Couper points out a few beliefs and actions that can s... Read more →
    It's tough to find the job you want, and keep it, even if you do everything right. It's even harder when you keep making the same mistakes. Career consultant and management expert David Couper points out a few beliefs and actions that can s... Read more →

  • The (Ten Year) Future of Work
    The (Ten Year) Future of Work
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    Published: 7 Oct 2014 Duration: 35:30
    Author Jacob Morgan describes how technology, demographics and even societal shifts will change the way we work over the next ten (or so) years.
    Author Jacob Morgan describes how technology, demographics and even societal shifts will change the way we work over the next ten (or so) years.

  • What good is the Ivy League?
    What good is the Ivy League?
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    Published: 23 Sep 2014 Duration: 27:56
    William Deresiewicz, author of the controversial new book, "Excellent Sheep," talks about how elite universities are miseducating high achievers, creating stressed-out, hoop-jumping sheep instead of well-rounded adults.
    William Deresiewicz, author of the controversial new book, "Excellent Sheep," talks about how elite universities are miseducating high achievers, creating stressed-out, hoop-jumping sheep instead of well-rounded adults.

  • Help! My major is worthless!
    Help! My major is worthless!
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    Published: 9 Sep 2014 Duration: 24:26
    How important is a college major? Career consultant Barbara Safani and others explain why you probably don't need to panic about whether your major is worthless... as long as you follow a few rules.
    How important is a college major? Career consultant Barbara Safani and others explain why you probably don't need to panic about whether your major is worthless... as long as you follow a few rules.

  • Can your occupation be a spiritual calling?
    Can your occupation be a spiritual calling?
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    Published: 4 Sep 2014 Duration: 31:18
    Is there a spiritual dimension to careers? Bestselling author David Howitt joins me to discuss his new book:"Heed Your Call: Integrating Myth, Science, Spirituality and Business." He tells us that you can find your path to abundance and joy... Read more →
    Is there a spiritual dimension to careers? Bestselling author David Howitt joins me to discuss his new book:"Heed Your Call: Integrating Myth, Science, Spirituality and Business." He tells us that you can find your path to abundance and joy... Read more →

  • Workplace Bullying
    Workplace Bullying
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    Published: 4 Sep 2014 Duration: 32:18
    The founder and executive director of the Workplace Bullying Institute, Gary Namie, talks with me about how to tell if you or a co-worker have been targeted by a bully on the job. He explains what can be done if and when a boss or colleague... Read more →
    The founder and executive director of the Workplace Bullying Institute, Gary Namie, talks with me about how to tell if you or a co-worker have been targeted by a bully on the job. He explains what can be done if and when a boss or colleague... Read more →

  • Overworked Americans
    Overworked Americans
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    Published: 4 Sep 2014 Duration: 28:23
    Why are Americans afraid to take their meager vacation time? Why can't they stop working? Why are they always running scared? Cognitive psychologist Denise Dellarosa Cummins explains why the American culture of overwork is getting worse and... Read more →
    Why are Americans afraid to take their meager vacation time? Why can't they stop working? Why are they always running scared? Cognitive psychologist Denise Dellarosa Cummins explains why the American culture of overwork is getting worse and... Read more →

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