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His little-known ideas on improving your worklife and education, and on men's issues

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I'm in my 29th year as producer and host of Work with Marty Nemko on KALW, 91.7 FM (NPR-San Francisco.) It is heard every Thursday from 7 to 8 PM.. In addition to on the radio, you can hear it live on the Internet by clicking HERE.

To hear or download past programs for free, please visit myRadio Archive and Upcoming Shows Page.

The shows are archived and can be subscribed to on and on iTunes.

Program description: Work with Marty Nemko has two major components:

In the Helper part of the show, I do 3-minute WorkOvers in which I attempt to solve people's call-in work and life problems. I intersperse my favorite new career tips.

In the Big Picture part of the show, I have probing conversations with some of our most interesting people. Past guests include human genome decoder Craig Venter, philosopher Peter Singer, attorney F. Lee Bailey, social critic Studs Terkel, Vanguard founder John Bogle, author of The God Delusion Richard Dawkins, critic of U.S. policies Noam Chomsky, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, Technology Futurist Jaron Lanier, Turing Prize winning cryptographer Whitfield Diffie, Environmental skeptic Bjorn Lomborg, Two-time Pulitzer-winning biographer David McCullough, historian Victor Davis Hanson, FISM World Champion Magician Shin Lim, U.S. Court of Appeals Justice Richard Posner, Xerox-PARC CEO Tolga Kurtoglu,former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myrhvold, world-champion magician Shin Lim, White House economist Jared Bernstein, Rise of the Creative Class author Richard Florida, Harvard business professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter, ABC-TV's Cokie Roberts, GE CEO Jack Welch, personal finance experts Jim Cramer and Suze Orman, San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, Ross Perot's presidential running mate Pat Choate, futurist Ray Kurzweil, CNN world-food guy Anthony Bourdain, What Color is Your Parachute author Richard Bolles, CNN Executive Vice President Gail Evans, Wishcraft author Barbara Sher, author of The 48 Laws of Power Robert Greene, liberal education critic Jonathan Kozol, conservative education critic Charles Murray, president of the American Federation of Teachers Albert Shanker, California State Schools Superintendents Bill Honig and Jack O'Connell, gender specialists Deborah Tannen and Warren Farrell, KQED's Michael Krasny, Dilbert creator Scott Adams, psychiatrist Irvin Yalom, pediatrician T Berry Brazelton, networking expert Guy Kawasaki, liberal race experts Eva Paterson and Julianne Malveaux, conservative race experts Jared Taylor and Linda Chavez, Roots Producer David Wolper, birth control pill inventor Carl Djerassi, and sports agent Leigh Steinberg.

Every so often, I moderate a debate between world-class opponents. For example: Is it worth a major attempt to control the planet's climate? Can the U.S.compete with China? Is illegal immigration a net plus? Should the minimum wage be raised? Is single-payer health care a good idea for the US? Should the federal government grow or shrink? Are racial preferences wise?

I also often do a segment, "What's it really like to be a ______?" I've interviewed everyone from psychiatrists to prostitutes.

And every month, my wife and Napa County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Barbara Nemko, comes in to give me a hard time. Many people find her the best part of the show.

The show's motto is "We find comfort among those who agree with us, growth among those who don't."

Here again, are ways you can hear the show:

You can hear the show live HEREon Thursdays from 7 to 8 PM. At that same time, in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can hear the program on KALW, 91.7 FM, a National Public Radio affiliate in San Francisco

To hear or download past programs for free, please visit myRadio Archive and Upcoming Shows Page.

The shows are archived and can be subscribed to on and on iTunes.

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