KCBS Cover Story Series: Getting By— Not All CEOs Agree On Philanthropy For those at the top, the economic recovery has been robust with appreciating portfolios and rising home values, but one UC Berkeley professor says it's a different story for the working poor.
KCBS Cover Story Series: Getting By - Living Wage Law Doesn't Always ApplyThe latest income data shows that about 20 percent of the Bay Area lives in poverty and that figure is rising while local home prices, the stock market, and the incomes of the very rich are soaring to record levels.
KCBS Cover Story Series: Getting By - Income Gap Widens In San FranciscoThe Bay Area has the highest median income in the nation and San Francisco has the fastest-growing gap between rich and poor. That economic inequality is on stark display in the very places where the latest technology boom is transforming the city.
KCBS Cover Story Series: Getting By – The Bay Area’s Growing Income InequalityThe Bay Area is grappling with an accelerating shift in its socioeconomic structure. The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer and the middle-class is, simply, disappearing. In a five-part Cover Story series, KCBS’ Doug Sovern investigates just how hard it is for working-class people to make a living and how quickly American dream for advancement is slipping away.
KCBS Cover Story: Long-Term Unemployed Dumbing-Down Resumes To Find WorkWhile unemployed job seekers in their 20s find if difficult to find work, those in their 50s are finding it nearly impossible. Research by the Federal Reserve in San Francisco finds that older workers, who are in the ranks of the long-term unemployed, have almost no chance of getting hired.
KCBS Cover Story: San Carlos Firm Outfits Olympians With Custom-Made SkatesHarlick Skates in San Carlos has been making custom boots for Olympians for decades. 15-year-old Polina Edmunds will be wearing a pair of them on Wednesday when she represents the U.S. in competition.
KCBS Cover Story: Two Different Paths For Two Bay Area Same-Sex CouplesSome couples have been in the spotlight, fighting for the legalization of same-sex marriage, while others have laid back, living a fairly normal life in the Bay Area.
KCBS Cover Story: Dog Lovers Unleash Concerns Over GGNRA's Pet Restriction PlanA group of dog-advocates in Marin County are mobilizing to preserve dog walking on parklands that a proposal by Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s draft management may curtail.