Labor

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 08/16/11

Air date: 
Tue, 08/16/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Here's an idea, Mr. President: try governing the way you campaigned. Or just try governing, period.

What's a progressive to do these days? A federal court has declared the "individual mandate" provision of the health care bill to be unconstitutional, making it nearly inevitable that the case will find its way to the Supreme Court. Hmm, what sort of provision might have avoided precisely this outcome? A public option, perhaps?

Double Radical Musicologists: the music and message of the IWW

program date: 
Mon, 08/01/2011

Through-out the show we played clips from famous songs written by members of the Industrial Workers of the World who, as Utah Phillips liked to put it, stole the hymn songs because they were pretty and changed the words so they'd make more sense. In the end, our radical musicologists, Brad Duncan and Josh Wise, talk about the litirgical and popular origins of the songs and how they spoke to both where people found themselves, where they've been and where they wanted to go.

10:26 minutes (9.55 MB)

Well Read Red: structural adjustments come to the USA

program date: 
Mon, 08/01/2011

Frann takes on the idea that the United States is broke, reminds us of the ramification of the kind of spending-cuts being demanded in Washington, and the sort of demands we should be making for the massive wealth held by the ruling class. She suggests that resistance to austerity, precisely to be realistic, must arise from outside the channels of power currently demanding austerity in the first place. "People power, from Greece to Spain to Egypt to Tunisia, is anything but a utopian phrase - it is the watchword of those on the front-line in the struggle against austerity." She also reminds us that "austerity" isn't new - before it used to be called structural adjustments.

9:14 minutes (8.46 MB)

AT&T and Keeping Monopolies in Check with Labor not Market-Power

program date: 
Mon, 08/01/2011

Joe and Josh Eidelson discuss the nuts and bolts of the AT&T merger. Josh explains why we should have no illusions about AT&T being ideologically pro-union, but points out how opposition to the merger exclude industrial power from having a positive, responsible role in industry development.

 

Josh Eidelson maintains his own blog, but his writing has appeared in Dissent, The American Prospect, Alter Net and In These Times

13:13 minutes (12.1 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour on 08/01/11

Air date: 
Mon, 08/01/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
debt ceiling, economic democracy, austerity and music of the IWW

 

On the next Old Mole, Joe Clement hosts and we hear:

  • Bill Resnick and Marty Hart Landsberg talk about the debt-ceiling and how it will affect working people.
  • Joe and Josh Eidelson talk about economic democracy
  • Frann Michel talks about austerity measures and Dennis Kucinich offers his own plan to avoid them and get out of debt.
  • Music of the Industrial Workers of the World

Vancouver Hilton Workers Struggle for a Fair Contract

Categories:
program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 08/01/2011

Vancouver Hilton Hotel Workers, organized in UNITE HERE local 9, are struggling for a fair contract at the 5-year old convention center, which is owned by the City of Vancouver.  Negotiating team member, Lucas Fielder, talks with host Jamie Partridge about wage disparities and unaffordable family health coverage as well as the actions workers are taking to improve their conditions.

11:35 minutes (10.6 MB)

Bread and Roses on 07/29/11

Program: 
Bread and Roses
Air date: 
Fri, 07/29/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Women With Moxie

Women With Moxie

Women are creating, building and leading some of the most innovative businesses in the world. Along the way, often at great risk and against the odds, they have shattered glass ceilings and entrenched stereotypes and have redefined the meaning of leadership and success.

Join Bread and Roses, as host Ashely Thirstrup speaks with three local women - Amy Lux (Lux Jewelry) Lila Eidi (Freelance Journalist) and Sally (Pin Me Apparel) who have all started small businesses here in Portland. They will talk about what motivates them, what challenges them, what risks they have taken, and what continues to spark their creativity and drive to continually improve their businesses.

Political Perspectives on 07/29/11

Air date: 
Fri, 07/29/2011 - 9:00am - 9:30am
Short Description: 
REAL STATE OF AMERICA ATLAS

Host Michelle Schroeder-Fletcher speaks with Joni Seager and Cynthia Enloe about their book, REAL STATE OF AMERICA ATLAS, which draws back the curtain on our complex nation to reveal the myriad realities of the American experience-from our changing demographics to patterns of home ownership to the kinds of food we eat. The atlas upends many long-held myths and shows us who we are today.

Cynthia Enloe is research professor at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and has appeared on NPR and written numerous articles on feminism, militarization, and globalization.

 

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