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A farmworker tops rows of pink tulips on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at one of RoozenGaarde's fields near Mount Vernon. The tulips are topped in order to conserve the remaining energy for the bulbs.
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With overtime ruling, farmworkers gain legal protections long enjoyed by other industries

The struggle for labor rights, from turn of the (last) century Spokane till this day. A pandemic-driven dearth of interpreters in the King County court system, and the secrets behind a popular food blog.

Individual segments are available in our podcast stream or at www.kuow.org/record.

Farmworkers are entitled to overtime pay, SCOWA rules

Washington farmworkers might be getting a bigger paycheck for the harvest, as the State Supreme Court ruled today that they’re eligible for overtime. For a look at the history of farmworker pay and the herculean effort this required, Bill Radke spoke to KUOW reporter Eilís O’Neill.

Jess Walters, The Cold Millions

The long fight for dignified work and a living wage stretches back a long way in America, and eastern Washington is no exception. Jess Walter’s new novel The Cold Millions chronicles the labor rights movement taking place in Spokane in 1909.

A shortage of court interpreters, as COVID-19 drives many to stay home

Imagine you’re debating whether it’s safe to come to work in a pandemic – and your decision determines whether someone stays in jail. Crosscut’s David Kroman has been reporting on language interpreters for people accused of crimes.

Shauna Ahern, Enough

A gluten-free chef and internet influencer: lots of raw desserts and almond flour, right? But Shauna Ahern, the blogger behind Gluten Free Girl, was harboring some pretty big secrets behind the pseudonym. She wrote about them in an essay collection called Enough, which she discussed with KUOW’s Marcie Sillman.