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Tune in to Fifth Monday Labor Radio and find out about Joe and a lot more
at 6pm Monday, December 30th!
Joe Hill, union activities, political intrigues and more. with guests Ron Verzuh andMichael Munk
hosted by Lane Poncy and Michael Morrow
Don't miss this dynamic combination
of activists and organizers.
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Studio Line (503) 231-8187
Ron Verzuh has produced a video about Joe Hill and will discuss his discoveries along the way. Micheal Munk will join Lane Poncy and Michael Morrow to discuss a few of Ron's latest interests
and observations on union activities and political intrigues ... http://www.ronverzuh.ca/?s=Joe+Hill
Ron Verzuh is currently a PhD student in history at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C. He is also the former national communications director for the Canadian Union of Public Employees. He completed his years at CUPE heading the union’s international solidarity program. He is the author of two books, several booklets and many articles on subjects ranging from the labour movement to travel, books, news media, movies, food and politics.
Michael Munk was born in Prague in 1934 and escaped from the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia to Portland in 1939. He received a PhD in politics from New York University after degrees in political science from the University of Oregon and Reed College. He was drafted into the US Army and sent to South Korea and afterwards was a journalist for the leftist New York weekly National Guardian. He taught political science at Stony Brook University, Roosevelt University in Chicago, and Rutgers University in New Jersey for twenty-five years before retiring to Portland.
Since then, his interests and publications have focused on local radical history. Munk has published widely in the Oregon Historical Quarterly, Pacific Northwest Quarterly, The Portland Alliance and The Oregonian, which listed him among Portland's "local literary luminaries" visit his provocative website: http://www.michaelmunk.com/
Lane Poncy is with the Oregon Alliance for Retired Americans, CWA Local 7901 - Communications Workers of America Local 7901 in Portland. She has been hosting and co-hosting Fifth Monday for more than 10 years.
Michael Morrow served as President and Vice President of the Committee on Political Education for Portland Community College Faculty Federation Local 2277. He retired from teaching at PCC but is an active union member and co-hosts Fifth Monday Labor Radio.
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