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Roundtable: Workers Call Out An Abusive Culture In Craft Beer

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Above: A marcher carries a sign with the popular Twitter hashtag #MeToo used by people speaking out against sexual harassment as she takes part in a Women's March in Seattle, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018.

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The leader of a local microbrew steps down after a social media post alleging an abusive culture in the craft beer industry goes viral, local marijuana retail workers unionize, and ... Read more →

Aired: May 21, 2021 | Transcript


Beth Demmon, freelance journalist, VinePair

Jackie Bryant, freelance journalist, Voice of San Diego

Catlan Nguyen, social media editor, The Daily Aztec

KPBS Roundtable airs on Fridays at 12:30 p.m. on KPBS Radio.

Craft Beer Confronts Claims Of Misogyny, Abuse

What started as one woman’s instagram post has led to a reckoning within the craft beer industry as women tell their stories of harassment, sexism and physical abuse. The co-founder and CEO of a San Diego brewery, Modern Times, is stepping down after the company was named by some of those who responded to the post. Beth Demmon reports on this week’s developments for VinePair and joins us to talk about this continuation of the #MeToo phenomenon.

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Cannabis Workers Push To Unionize

Retail cannabis has been legal in California since 2018, but only now are we seeing the first locally organized unionization effort. Workers for March and Ash, a cannabis shop with several locations in the region, have reached an agreement with the local UFCW. This is just one piece in a flurry of local labor news, which includes unionization efforts at the Sycuan tribal casino. Freelance reporter Jackie Bryant has written about both of these stories recently for Voice of San Diego.

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SDSU Wraps Up The COVID College Experience

The class of 2021 will be graduating this month from SDSU, and the class of 2020 will join them for long overdue in-person commencement ceremonies. As the pandemic wanes and restrictions come to an end, the campus is expecting a school year that largely feels like normal when classes resume in the fall. For those who spent the past year and a half getting a remote education, much has been lost that can’t be regained. Catlan Nguyen, the incoming editor-in-chief for The Daily Aztec, joins us to talk about the disruptive year in higher education.

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