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Work with Marty Nemko

Thursdays at 7pm

Marty and guests discuss job & work issues and phone-in workovers:  415 841-4134.

Find archived episodes at the show's website.

AppleWatches and FitBits are being adapted and used in increasing numbers of workplaces. What are the up- and downsides. I explore.

  Many people would like a career in the outdoors but most of those require living outside the Bay Area, for example, in agriculture or forestry. One exception is to be an arborist, a person who plants and trims trees, sometimes very tall trees. What’s it really like to be an arborist?  On the Aug 30, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Scott Wheeler of Urban Arborists, someone for whom money does indeed grow on trees, although it certainly has its ups and downs. (Groan).

  On the Aug. 23, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer ideas on how to boost your chances of getting promoted, even if you've been passed over previously.

  On the Aug. 16, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Sarah Kessler, author of Gigged: The End of the Job and The Future of Work. We'll talk about what individuals, employers, and government can do.

  On the Aug. 9, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, Barbara and Marty Nemko discuss ghosting at work: employers not responding to job applicants, co-workers and bosses going silent after promising something, etc.

On the Aug 2, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko: From the sundial to the hourglass to the Rolex, Timex to the Atomic Watch to the Apple Watch, we've been keeping track of time. And in today's ever more pressured lives, we seem ever more preoccupied with time. My guest makes a living helping people tell time. He's Paul Seregin who repairs, buys, and sells fine watches in San Francisco.

Many people look to be self-employed at something local, organic, sustainable, and not requiring a large investment. Well, one such enterprise is beekeeping, selling honey for fun and profit. What’s it really like to be a beekeper? My guest, Andre Kruglikov, runs Twin Bee Apiaries in Alameda.

On the July 12, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko:  Many would-be lawyers would like to avoid the contentiousness in, for example, corporate law. A new law specialty is assisted reproductive law, in which an attorney helps people who'd like to have children but need to use sperm or egg donation, or surrogate mothers. This gives rise to an interesting legal profession and ethical issues. I'll explore with attorney Richard Vaughn, head of the American Bar Association's section on Assisted Reproductive Law.

On the July 5, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with recently retired former Chief Judge of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Alex Kozinski.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Thursday from 7 to 8 PM on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco and worldwide on KALW.org.

The programs are archived on NPR.org, iTunes, and in perpetuity on KALW.org

Work with Marty Nemko 6/28/18

Jun 28, 2018

Barbara and Marty Nemko debate the pros and cons of fifteen under-the-radar careers.

On the June 28, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, Barbara and Marty Nemko debate the pros and cons of 15 under-the-radar careers.

On the June 21, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I deconstructed common work proverbs, suggesting that some should be dumped in the landfill while others deserve having stood the test of centuries.

On the June 14, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I describe the best of the new crop of tech tools for your career: in finding a career, landing good work, and succeeding.

On the June 14, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I describe the best of the new crop of tech tools for your career: in finding a career, landing good work, and succeeding.

On the June 7, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer 11 contrarian career concepts, covering how to choose a career, find good work, and succeed at it.

On the May 31, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I explore the career implications of capitalism versus socialism with The Great Courses professor of the course, "Capitalism and Socialism, Comparing Economic Systems."

  On the May 24, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I describe six killer employment reference myths...and how do with with a problem in your previous employment.

On the May 24, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer insider advice regarding job references.

In the program's second segment, you can call in for a Workover: Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you care about, I usually can help.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Thursday from 7 to 8 PM on KALW, 91.7 in San Francisco and worldwide on KALW.org.

The programs are archived on NPR.org, iTunes, and in perpetuity on this web page.

Work with Marty Nemko 5/17/18

May 17, 2018

Marty and Barbara Nemko review Marty Nemko's latest book "The Best of Marty Nemko"

Work with Marty Nemko 5/10/18: Simon Winchester

May 10, 2018

This is an hour-long interview with Simon Winchester, author of Professor and the Madman, Krakatoa, and his just published: The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Thursday from 7 to 8  PM on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco and worldwide on KALW.org.

The programs are archived on NPR.org and iTunes and in perpetuity on this website.

On the May 3, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Tony and 5-time Emmy winning fim and TV music composer Larry Hochman.

Everyone knows about teacher and principal, but education offers many under-the-radar careers. On the Apr. 26, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife, Dr. Barbara Nemko, Napa County Superintendent of Schools and I explore those and some inside baseball about the common and less so.

In the program's 2nd segment, we answer callers' work questions, what we call Workovers.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Thursday from 7 to 8 PM on KALW 91.7 FM.

The programs are archived on NPR.org, iTunes, and in perpetuity on this web page.

  On the April 19, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I speak with Nancy Segal, expert on landing a federal job.

On the Apr. 12, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, JoAnn Mar and guests will discuss careers helping people at the end of life, and a major event: Reimagine End of Life, occurring Apr 16 - 22 in San Francisco.

On the April 5, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I describe 32 inconvenient career truths.

Work with Marty Nemko 3/29/18

Mar 29, 2018

Interview with former judge Raymond Guadagni on what it's like to be a judge.

  The legalization of recreational marijuana combined with the opioid epidemic is bringing substance abuse, pardon the pun, higher in our consciousness. And of course, the effects of substance abuse don’t abate at the workplace door. So it’s appropriate that on this radio program that focuses on career and workplace issues, we take a look at substance abuse in the workplace, what to do if you think you have a problem, or are or a coworker with or supervisor of someone you think might have a problem. That's Topic 1 on the Mar. 22, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko.

On the Mar. 15, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko: Jordan Peterson's 11 career-related rules.  Jordan Peterson is the self-help guru du jour. I agree with 7 of the 11 and disagree with 4. I'll share all.

On the Mar. 8, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, Barbara and Marty Nemko kick around pros and cons regarding seven common career dilemmas.

Scientists are discovering that ever more of who we are has genetic roots: from autism to addiction to Alzheimer’s, depression to sexual orientation to political orientation. People, especially prospective parents now have more information to help them to decide, for example, whether someone with a gene predisposing to breast cancer should get a prophylactic mastectomy, or someone with a severe mental illness should have children.  A genetic counselor helps them sort through the odds and options. On the Mar. 1, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Kim Barr, genetic counselor at Kaiser Permanente.

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