The Takeaway is in San Francisco, California for a special broadcast from public radio station KQED. During this special broadcast co-hosted by Takeaway Host John Hockenberry and Queena Kim, the senior editor of KQED's Silicon Valley Desk, we'll explore our changing labor market, and some innovative proposals that will help our society through this transformation. Here's what you'll find in today's show:
Around the country, technology and innovation is changing the present and shaping the future of America's labor market. A trip to a Lowe’s hardware store in California's Bay Area shows this shift well. Kyle Nel, head of Lowe’s Innovation Labs, has been developing the "LoweBot" (photos below), which helps customers navigate their way around this massive store.
Eric “Rick” Hanushek, an economist and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University, explains what the future of the labor market looks like, which jobs might be lost to automation, which jobs will be under-fille