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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. David Naimon (DrNaimon.com) interviews Melody Petersen, (New York Times) the author of Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on Prescription Drugs.
Cecil Prescod hosts a special extended interview with gay pioneer Malcolm Boyd, who rips into American culture in his new book, Samuel Joseph for President: Media Politics , Religion, and Race. Boyd is a gay elder, freedom rider, civil rights and anti-war activist. He is also the first openly gay Episcopal priest. His life partner, Mark Thompson, a writer, photographer and former Advocate editor, is also featured in the interview.