Labor

Radical Reconstruction

program date: 
Mon, 08/24/2015

Clayton Morgareidge reads from a piece by Alex Gourevitch in the current issue of Jacobin "Our Forgotten Labor Revolution" arguing that the Reconstruction of the South following the Civil War was ended because its promise of freedom was threatening to go beyond the abolition of chattel slavery to challenge wage slavery. 

[public domain image of Knights of Labor Seal via wikipedia] 8:20 minutes (3.81 MB)

The Cost of Low Wages

program date: 
Mon, 08/24/2015

Tom Becker reads Pete Dolack's Low Wages Don't Come Cheap, about wage suppression and the use of public funds to subsidize the profits of the corporate elite.

[public domain image via wikipedia]
5:40 minutes (2.6 MB)

Climate Insurgency

program date: 
Mon, 08/24/2015
Bill Resnick talks with Jeremy Brecher, author of Climate Insurgency: A Strategy for Survival. They discuss the limits of the Obama clean energy plan and the opportunites it offers to push for global actions that will actually help salvage a humanly liveable climate; the need for a grassroots movement to push for a democratic strategy for climate protection; and the special roles of workers and unions because of their potential as whistleblowers and capacity to exert direct pressure on carbon producers.

23:00 minutes (10.53 MB)

Domingos para Recordar on 08/23/15

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Sun, 08/23/2015 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
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Latin

Flashpoints on 08/20/15

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 08/20/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 08/19/15

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 08/19/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Economists for $15 minimum wage

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Tue, 08/18/2015
Three Portland economists speak in favor of raising the minimum wage in Oregon to $15.   Mary King, professor emerita at Portland State University; Martin Hart-Landsberg, professor at Lewis and Clark College; and Robin Hahnel, professor American University and Portland State University are among over 200 American economists who signed a letter in support of a $15 minimum wage on the federal level. 28:34 minutes (26.15 MB)
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