Sam Hartnett

Sam Harnett

Sam Harnett is a reporter who covers tech and work at KQED in Northern California. For the last five years, many of his stories have shown how technology and capitalism are changing the way we think about ourselves and what it means to work. He is the co-creator of The World According to Sound, a 90-second podcast that features different sounds and the stories behind them. Before joining KQED, Sam worked as an independent reporter who contributed regularly to The California Report, Marketplace, The World and NPR. 

Recent Stories


Not everyone wants the clean-up in Fukushima to be over

It's been three and a half years since the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, and clean-up is still going. The area is still too dangerous for residents to return, but an army of decontamination employees has created its own small economy in the area, keeping a small number of businesses alive.