Toby Green from the Laborers Union was the Prison Pipeline guest for our Labor Day program. Ruth and Toby discussed the prison work programs and the union jobs that some programs replace. We asked the question, “Is the Oregon prison work program “slave labor?”
Will Portland's new police chief fire the officer responsible for fatally shooting Aaron Campbell? The city's independent review board recommended that action, but will Chief Reese - as well as his boss, Mayor Sam Adams - oppose the Portland Police Association?
A discussion of economic conditions in the area and what happens to people who lose jobs
Jay Thiemeyer hosts a special Labor Day discussion about Poverty, Unemployment and Jobs with guests Cassandra Garrison, longtime Portland anti-poverty worker and Jeff Terrel, a local Teamster who has been unemployed for a year and a half.
Crystal Leighty guest hosts a special Labor Day edition of More Talk Radio focusing on labor and the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign. She speaks with Arthur Stamoulis of the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign about how NAFTA and the WTO have been a disaster for working people in Oregon and around the globe and about opportunities to not only stop the expansion of these corporate trade deals, but to actually begin fixing the problems they have created. Later in the hour Crystal will take your calls on labor issues.
The Teabaggers -- noisy, bigoted and ignorant, but basically harmless, right? And if we're lucky, they'll hijack the Republican Party and nominate a bunch of un-electable loons. The best thing the Teabaggers can do is to keep making asses of themselves in public.
Theresa Mitchell with "the news you're not supposed to know." Massive North Korean troop deployments? More "bomb Iran" alerts? Do troubled times call for military distractions? Economy continues to go south.
Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans five years ago this week. Katrina's impact went beyond the loss of life and property to reveal deeply rooted attitudes about race many Americans thought had withered away. Jo Ann and Dave talked about the various aspects of Katrina's impacts, including the permanent displacement of over 100,000 residents, the reshaping of the city and the federal indictments against the New Orleans police.