Employees Push for Living Wage, 'Extreme by Design' and Remembering Nelson Mandela
Employees Push for Living Wage
Fast-food workers walked off the job in cities across the country and here in the Bay Area on Thursday, pushing for higher wages. As a nationwide movement to raise the minimum wage gains support from lawmakers and President Obama, critics of a wage hike say it would stifle business, kill jobs, inflate prices and hurt the very people it's intended to help.
Ken Jacobs: Chair, UC Berkeley Labor Center
Ron Unz: Chair, Higher Wages Alliance
Fast Food Strikes Return
Ballot Measure Seeks to Raise California Minimum Wage
'Extreme by Design'
The San Francisco Bay Area has long been known as an incubator of innovation. In some ways, the epicenter of that creativity is the Institute of Design at Stanford University. The "d.school" nurtures "outside the box thinking" in hopes of tackling some of the world's toughest problems. A new documentary film, "Extreme by Design," follows several Stanford graduate students as they attempt to create life-changing products for developing countries. Their approach, known as design thinking, challenges them to tackle problems like infant pneumonia deaths in Bangladesh and to build products with "extreme affordability." The film airs on KQED 9 on Wednesday, December 11 at 10 p.m.
Ralph King: Co-Director, "Extreme by Design"
Pamela Pavkov: Vice President, Jasper Ridge Partners
Remembering Nelson Mandela
Scott Shafer and Thuy Vu reflect on the death of Nelson Mandela and the role the Bay Area played in the anti-apartheid movement.
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