A BART strike continues into day four in the By Area. Union members and transit officials were in talks over the weekend after two BART workers were will killed on the job, but there's still no indication employees will return to work anytime soon. Lisa Vorderbrueggen
is covering the strike for the Bay Area News Group
. She joins us with the latest developments in the negotiations.
Damaging to Unions?
The workers who run the Bay Area's mass transit system have choked off traffic into and out of San Francisco after contract negotiations failed Thursday night. BART employees, who are members of the Service Employees International Union, are striking over wage increases and rule changes. But the employees are already the highest paid transit workers in California.
Will this strike over higher pay actually be counterproductive and hurt the workers' cause? Will Bay Area residents stranded in traffic blame union power? Joining us to discuss how unions are perceived during transit strikes and the current state of union power in the United States is Associate Chair of UC Berkeley’s Labor Center Steven Pitts
We all double check things and worry about germs from time to time. But why are some people obsessed with this behavior? Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
, or OCD as it's commonly known, afflicts one in 100 adults. Like many other anxiety disorders, it tends to get worse as the holidays approach. But recent research has found new ways for treating OCD. Robin Kirk is a local therapist specializing in OCD treatment, and the owner of Sage Psychotherapy Associates
. She joins us to talk about these new treatments and what it's like to live with OCD.
"The Turn of the Screw"
Jeffrey Hatcher's adaptation of Henry James' classic ghost story "The Turn of the Screw"
is hitting the Sacramento stage just in time for Halloween. Described by Stephen King as "the quintessential ghost story, "The Turn of the Screw" tells the story of a young governess sent to care for two young children at an isolated mansion in the English countryside. Shortly after her arrival, the governess begins to see visions of not one, but two malicious ghosts determined to possess the children shee's caring for. Sac Impulse
is presenting the production for a limited run of six performances beginning Oct. 26 and ending Nov. 2. Actors Kayla Berghoff and Jerry Lee, and director Gail Dartez, join us to discuss Sac Impulse's production of the play.