Taxes are due this week, so Bill Resnick and Mike Leachman discuss why people hate paying taxes even though we wall need services they pay for.Michael Leachman is a policy analyst at the Oregon Center for Public Policy, which does in-depth research and analysis on budget, tax, and economic issues with the goal to improve decision making and generate more opportunities for all Oregonians. You can read more by him here.
Ninety-four years ago this week, there was war in Colorado between coal miners and a Rockefeller mining company backed by the US government and the State of Colorado. It ended in the Ludlow Massacre. Tom Becker reads Howard Zinn's account from his People's History of the United States.
Replaying the events in Ludlow in 1914, the government of Colombia and its paramilitaries attack agricultural workers who try to organize for better pay and working conditions. Dan Jaffee reads from an article by David Sirota.
How does social inequality affect people's health? Two health activists, Desiree Hellegers and Tricia Tillman, talk with Bill Resnick. They are part of a major conference on Friday, April 18 at Washington State University in Vancouver. It's called "Health Disparities and Inequities: Mobilizing a Regional Response," and it's open to the public. For information, go here.
Bill Resnick hosts this show as the Old Moles root out the underlying issues regarding taxes, the courage it takes to keep hope alive in hard times, labor struggles in Colorado and Colombia, and inequities in human health. Listen to the whole show by clicking on the arrow on this page, or listen to individual pieces by clicking on their links below.