Sept. 2, 2019: Ventura Boat Rescue; Gig Economy

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The U.S. Coast Guard in Los Angeles says it "has launched multiple rescue assets to assist more than 30 people in distress on a 75-foot boat near Santa Cruz Island" in response to reports that the vessel was on fire. NPR's Kirk Siegler has the latest. Also, host Robin Young talks to Uber and Lyft driver Moustafa Maklad about his experience in the gig economy, and how a new bill up for consideration in California could fundamentally alter it by making companies like Uber and Lyft treat their workers as employees. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's September 2, 2019 full broadcast. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on September 2, 2019.


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