A massive forest fire has been raging in Alberta, Canada, for nearly a month. Scientists say warmer, drier weather has increased the frequency and intensity of fires. For this month's Environmental Outlook: wildfires, climate change and threats to North America’s forests.
Guest Host: Steve Roberts
Many American workers in the new economy feel they are working longer and harder, but statistics show that average weekly hours worked by individuals have stayed relatively stable. Total hours worked annually per household, however, has risen significantly. A panel talks about working overtime in today’s jobs — the effect on workplaces, families and productivity.
- Jared Bernstein Chief Economist and Economic Policy Adviser for Vice President Biden and Executive Director of the Vice President's Middle Class Task Force.
- Randall Johnson vice president for labor and employee benefits at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- Lee Conrad national organizer for the Alliance@IBM, an affiliate of the Communications Workers of America
- Ron Bird chief economist at the Employment Policy Foundation
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