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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
program date: 
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)

Old Mole Variety Hour June 25th 2012

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Mon, 06/25/2012

 Tom Becker hosts this Old Mole. We hear about the challenge to Obamacare and the single-payer alternative, the pitfalls of mainstream unionism, a movie review of Spike Lee's 1999  "Summer of Sam", and an update on Julian Assange.

 

57:52 minutes (52.98 MB)

Radiozine on 06/25/12

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Radiozine
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Mon, 06/25/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco on their book "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt"

Host S.W. Conser speaks with Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco about their new book "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt." Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges and American Book Award-winning cartoonist Joe Sacco present a searing portrait of an American underclass in crisis. Hedges and Sacco speak tonight, June 25th at 7:30 at Powell's Books on Burnside.

Labor Radio on 06/25/12

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 06/25/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Nuclear Power Restart in Japan? Walmart in Oak Grove?

Nuclear Power Restart in Japan? Walmart in Oak Grove?

Hear what working class people have to say about big businesses affecting their lives on both sides of the Pacific.  Journalist and Labor Notes activist Chie Matsumoto joins us live by phone from Japan (where it will be Tuesday already), then Tom Civiletti and Bob Marshall of No Oak Grove Walmart talk about the fight on Highway 99.

Dave King on Jobs and the Climate

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Mon, 06/18/2012

 Bill Resnick talks with Dave King, a local activist and organizer of the upcoming mini-conference on Jobs and the Climate, being held at the Musicians Union Hall. They talk about the various ways that creating an ecologically sustainable world, addressing climate and other environmental crises, reconstructing and decentralizing the energy-grid, would generate millions of jobs. It's at Wednesday the 20th at 5:45pm at the Musician's Union Hall, just south of Sandy and 28th.

8:39 minutes (7.91 MB)

Andrew Sernatinger on Wisconsin Recall Elections

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Mon, 06/18/2012

Denise Morris continues her former conversation with Andrew Sernatinger about the special election in Wisconsin to recall Governor Scott Walker. They talk about "what went wrong", the different campaign angles, and how activists are stratigizing for the future. Andrew is a radical baker and labor journalist for LaborNotes. He's also written recently for Solidarity on the stakes of the recall election before it happened and what to learn from the fallout

8:39 minutes (7.92 MB)

Justice for Janitors

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Mon, 06/11/2012

Bill Resnick talks Maggie Long and Renato Quientaro about struggles in the janitorial industry. They discuss about fighting for decent workplace conditions, living wages and benefits. They describe the negotiation process a bit and who they bargain with for employee benefits. To learn more about their campaign goes to: www.goodjobsstrongcommuntiespdx.org

Maggie is an organizer with SEIU local 49 and Renato is a janitor with Intel and also with SEIU local 49. 

 

8:08 minutes (7.45 MB)
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