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Students Strike Back Against Austerity -- in Portland and Quebec

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/13/2012

Image from andrewgavinmarshall.comWith total student debt now surpassing even total credit card debt, students and graduates around the world are looking austerity in the face and mobilizing against it. On tonight's show we speak with independent writer and researcher Andrew Gavin Marshall of Montreal, Canada about how the student strike in Quebec ignited a popular uprising in the Maple Spring and where the movement is going next. Read more of his work at andrewgavinmarshall.com.

26:17 minutes (18.05 MB)

Domingos para Recordar on 07/29/12

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Sun, 07/29/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
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Scholar and Feminist Catherine Sameh

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Mon, 07/23/2012

Old Mole Variety Hour

Denise Morris talks with founding mole Catherine Sameh, co-founder of In Other Words and currently Associate Director of the Barnard Center for Research on Women, and managing editor of The Scholar & Feminist Online. They discuss social justice feminism, the history and mission of the BCRW, and its collaborations with Queers for Economic Justice.

17:01 minutes (7.79 MB)

Tribulations of TriMet

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Mon, 07/23/2012

Old Mole Variety Hour

Bill Resnick talks with Don McIntosh, reporter for Northwest Labor Press, about TriMet, the health impact of driving a bus, the need for public transportation, and the possibility of raising the payroll tax that provides funding for public transportation.

7:12 minutes (3.3 MB)

Jane Slaughter of Labor Notes Talks About Troublemakers & the Labor Movement

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/23/2012

Jane Slaughter, co-founder of Labor Notes, talks about effective troublemaking and the health of the labor movement.

13:00 minutes (11.9 MB)

Labor Radio on 07/23/12

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/23/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Housing Hunger Strike & Labor Notes founder

Jane Slaughter, editor of the Troublemakers Handbook and founder of Labor Notes, talks with co-host John Walsh about plans for a Troublemakers school in Portland.

In the second half of the show, Cameron Whitten, in his 50th day of a hunger strike for housing justice, talks with co-host Jamie Partridge just prior to a massive rally in front of City Hall.

Housing Justice Hunger Strike

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/23/2012

John Jung, author of Sweet and Sour: Life in Chinese Family Restaurants

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APA Compass
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Fri, 07/06/2012

John Jung tells us about his family's Chinese-American immigrant experience, as the sole Chinese family in a small Georgia town and about his unexpected brush with history and Madame Chiang Kai-Shek.  He is the author of four books exploring how Chinese-American immigrants made it in this country, including his memoir, Southern Fried Rice, and his latest, Sweet and Sour: Life in Chinese Family Restaurants. Interviewed and produced by Andrew Yeh.

13:01 minutes (11.92 MB)

Lataya Daily interview

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Evening News
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Fri, 06/29/2012

KBOO reporter Jennifer Kemp spoke with local Occupy St. John's community organizer about the Occupy the Post Office event. The event was a rally in protest of Postmaster General PAtrick Donahue's decision to make significant cuts to the US Postal Service, including cutting of Saturday mail delivery and shutting down many rural post offices. Daily describes the issues as well as giving information about the rally. For more on this story, Jennifer Kemp attended the rally the following day. Audio from the Occupy the Post Office rally can also be found on the KBOO website

5:07 minutes (4.68 MB)

Doug Henwood: Walker Victory, un-sugarcoated

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Mon, 06/25/2012

 Joe Clement reads Doug Henwood's commentary on the changing political landscape for the labor movement and considers classic pitfalls of American unionism, namely it's focus on electoral politics and workplace contracts. Doug points out that unions typically don't make common cause with the consumers they otherwise serve. Joe reminds listeners that he and Josh Eidelson considered this industrial strategy last year when AT&T was looking to merge with T-Mobile.

 
Doug is a writer for the Left Business Observer and radio-commentator in the San Francisco Bay Area
7:57 minutes (7.28 MB)
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