Labor

The First Labor Party

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Sun, 08/10/2008

Tom Becker conducts a lesson in labor history and reveals that the first labor union was formed in Philadelphia, and with it, the first labor oriented political party on August 11, 1828.  Tom reads from Moral Visions and Material Ambitions: Philadelphia Struggles to Define the Republic by A. Kristen Foster.   It was re-published in 2004 and is available at the Portland State Library. 

8:43 minutes (3.99 MB)

Radiozine on 08/08/08

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Radiozine
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Fri, 08/08/2008 - 9:30am - 10:30am

New York Times reporter David Cay Johnston speaks on "Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense." This talk was recorded at the First Unitarian Church in Portland in March. Johnston addresses Oregon issues related to his topic.

Radiozine on 08/06/08

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Radiozine
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Wed, 08/06/2008 - 10:00am - 10:30am
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"Free Trade" or Fair Trade? - Reform, Accountability, Development and Employment Act

Laurie King of Portland Jobs with Justice and Arthur Stamoulis of the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign join host Martha Odom to discuss The Trade Act introduced in Congress in June, '08. They will review the devastating consequences of trade agreements, both for the U.S. and for other countries and talk about why the new law would correct many of the injustices. And hear what you can do to help insure passage of this critical legislation.

Old Mole Variety Hour on 08/04/08

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Mon, 08/04/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Iraq: the current situation and how to get out

Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this show will feature a discussion with middle-east expert Antonia Juhasz about the situation in Iraq and how the US can get out without further harm to the Iraqi people.   We will also hear How the Garcia Girls Spent the Summer (that is, a movie review), why “democratic capitalism” is an oxymoron, and all about an artists’ collective that makes social protest posters

[Indoor day labor site not popular]

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Evening News
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Sun, 07/27/2008

Last Thursday, the Portland Tribune reported that the new indoor Day Labor Site run by Portland-based Voz Worker's Rights Education Project, hasn't been as popular with day laborers as they hoped.

KBOO's Scott Pham spoke with Romeo Sosa of Voz.

2:36 minutes (2.38 MB)

Emanuel Hospital picketed

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Evening News
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Sun, 07/27/2008

 

Today legacy emanuel hospital workers represented by S-E-I-U Local 49 are picketing in front of the north portland hospital to demand the same benefits and pay to their co-workers at Legacy Good Sam in North West Portland.

After months of bargaining, legacy is offering a 1% Cost of living increase to emanuel workers, though workers at legacy good sam are receiving a 3% increase this year.

0:56 minutes (885.76 KB)

Words and Pictures on 07/29/08

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Words and Pictures
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Tue, 07/29/2008 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Labor cartoonist Mike Konopacki has collaborated with author Howard Zinn and historian Paul Buhle to create a comics version of Zinn's A People's History of American Empire. S.W. Conser talks with Konopacki abuot the power of images to raise public consciousness.

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 21, 2008

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Sun, 07/20/2008

Hosted by Bill Resnick, this program deals with the economic meltdown and what should be done about it, a theater piece about women who survive Naziism and War by changing their sex and identities, and the life and music of Utah Philips.  NEW!  Due to a technical problem, an interview with Pete Yahnke of the Just Seeds art collective was not aired, but you can hear by clicking on its link below.

To hear the whole show, click on the arrow above.  To hear individual segments, follow their links below:

1.  Arthur McEwan (Dr. Dollar) discusses the economic crisis -- causes and cures.

42:44 minutes (19.57 MB)

Life & Music of Utah Philips

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Sun, 07/20/2008

Bill Resnick and musicologist Brad Duncan remember the life, personality, politics, and music of the great folk singer and  labor activist.

8:39 minutes (3.96 MB)
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