Jenka Soderberg interviews Marco Mejia of Jobs for Justice about their picks for Scrooge of the Year--the individual, corporation, or entity that has harmed working families in our community the most this year. God bless us, everyone! 19:16 minutes (17.65 MB)
KBOO's Sam Bouman interviews Constantin Severe, Director of the Independent Police Review Division of the City Auditor's Office about the role of the IPR in police disciplinary procedures and the reforms to the IPR. The City Council was set to vote on the reforms yesterday, but after a threat by Daryl Turner, president of the police union, to file an unfair labor practices complaint if the council approved the measures, the vote was postponed until January 8. 5:52 minutes (5.38 MB)
Iven Hale hosts this offering from the Old Mole with segments about the need to defend Social Security and public pensions, the life of Nelson Mandela, FBI sting operations, and a new novel by Alice McDermott.
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1. Alan Wieder talks with Danny Schechter about his new bio of Nelson Mandela. http://kboo.fm/content/madibamandelaatoz
2. Karen Friedman of the Pension Rights Center explains the threats to our retirement from diminishing pensions and attacks on Social Security in this conversation with Bill Resnick. 54:21 minutes (31.1 MB)
Danny Schechter is an author, director, producer, and media expert Danny who traveled extensively with Nelson Mandela and has previously documented Mandela’s life in the film “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom." He is just out with a book about Mandela's life and work, "Mandiba From A to Z: The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela" that gives us a fully rounded picture of the man. Here he talks with the Old Mole's Alan Wieder, author of "Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War against Apartheid." 13:17 minutes (7.6 MB)