Episode 14: Los Callejones

Episode 14: Los Callejones

Who are the people who make the clothes we wear every day? Tune in to take a journey through “los callejones,” Los Angeles’s garment district. Learn more about who works within this labyrinth of clothing shops and factories. From the UCLA Labor Center and KPFK, we bring you ReWork, formerly Henry Walton’s Labor Review. Every FRIDAY at 6:30 PM. Real stories that rethink work. This episode of Re:Work was made possible with support from Cal Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org.

Episode 13: Moving the World

Episode 13: Moving the World

Most of the stuff we use, from our clothes to our iPhones, were at some point made in another country and shipped to our shores. But who carries these goods from the shores to the stores? Longshoremen have a saying that they move the world, one container at a time. In this episode of Re:Work, Jessica Garcia interviews her cousin Alina Pineda, a woman in this traditionally male job. From the UCLA Labor Center and KPFK, we bring you ReWork, formerly Henry Walton’s Labor Review. Every FRIDAY at 6:30 PM. Real stories that rethink work.

Episode 12: Listen Up!

Episode 12: Listen Up!

What comes to your mind when you think of a musician? For many musicians, their work is no different from any other profession. They dedicate hours and hours of their lives to practicing out of love for their craft. But is the love of music enough to justify the immense commitment of being a musician? On this episode of Re:Work radio, Neil Samples shares his story of being a professional violinist which leads him into the world of Hollywood and television. From the UCLA Labor Center and KPFK, we bring you ReWork, formerly Henry Walton’s Labor Review. Every FRIDAY at 6:30 PM. Real stories that rethink work.

Episode 6: Human v. Walmart

Episode 6: Human v. Walmart

Sometimes work can take a toll on your creativity, your individuality, and what makes you human. So what is the cost of being efficient at work? Anthony Goytia describes how he navigates the hyperstructured workplace at the US’s largest employer, Walmart.

Episode 5: Raw Deal

Episode 5: Raw Deal

For those of sitting in a restaurant eating, we may not be aware of what it takes to make our meal possible. What’s it really like for those working behind the kitchen door? This episode, Raw Deal, we talk with Heriberto Zamora, who worked in the kitchen of Urasawa, one of the most expensive restaurants in the country.