Labor

New Hope for Single Payer! and West Coast Unity for San Francisco Hotel Workers

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 06/13/2011

http://www.laborforsinglepayer.org/images/trumka.jpgRN and longtime health care and labor activist Betsy Zucker brings us some major good news in the campaign for single payer, including a groundbreaking victory in Vermont and a change of direction from labor's top organizational leadership.  For more info on the upcoming training for single-payer advocates (Saturday June 25th, 10 am) contact Portland Jobs with Justice.

28:17 minutes (11.33 MB)

More Talk Radio on 06/13/11

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 06/13/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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PLASTIC: A Toxic Love Story

Science writer Susan Freinkel talks about her book PLASTIC: A Toxic Love Story. 

In PLASTIC, Susan traces the history of the substance, and our pervasive use of it. She writes about the good uses of plastic (IV bags, heart monitors, design concepts, etc) and the bad aspects (health concerns, danger to animals, etc). She follows the history of plastic through eight household items including the comb, credit card, and soda bottle. She visited factories in China, where women toil 60-hour weeks for $175 a month to make Frisbees. She also visited preemie wards, where the lifesaving vinyl tubes that deliver food and oxygen to premature babies may cause altered thyroid function, allergies, and liver problems later in life.

Helen Keller: politically incorrect rebel girl

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Mon, 06/06/2011

Helen Keller is a beloved bleeding-heart symbol of personal perseverance, an "unmitigated American folk-hero" even, but what we hardly hear in school is that she persevered against capitalism and in solidarity with the radical left movements of her time. This short essay, read by Joe Clement and published at On This Deity, pays tribute to that legacy. At the end is a clip of a Joe Hill song, The Rebel Girl, sung by Hazel Dickens. That song can be found HERE, but note that the music is preceded by about a minute of narration.

5:12 minutes (4.77 MB)

The 11th annual Village Building Convergence!

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Tue, 05/24/2011

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

57:07 minutes (26.15 MB)

Anti-union campaign threatens Portland's French School closure

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 05/23/2011

Massene Mboup, Co-President of the Associated French School Employees, tells host Jamie Partridge how his administration is trying to bust their union by threatening to close their school

 
13:35 minutes (18.65 MB)

City's Seasonal Workers Struggle for Basic Union Rights

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 05/23/2011

Seasonal Maintenance Workers who work in the Portland Parks are struggling for basic union rights.  Laborers local 483 organizer Erica Askin is interviewed by host Jamie Partridge

13:24 minutes (18.4 MB)

Rural Organizing Project in Bend

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Wed, 05/18/2011

The Rural Organizing Project held its annual rural caucus on May 7th, in Bend Oregon.  On ths episode of Circle A Radio, we will listen to speeches from the event, hear participants in the march on Representative Greg Walden’s office, and talk to individual members of Rural Organizing Project about building community, and organizing.

58:43 minutes (53.76 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 05/24/11

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Tue, 05/24/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Hey! Get off your ass for the 11th annual Village Building Convergence!

 

The City Repair Projects's Mark Lakeman joins Abe and Joe to discuss the upcoming 11th annual Village Building Convergence, set for May 27-June 5 at more than 40 sites throughout the city. Portlanders will come together to create benches, community kiosks, gardens, street paintings, tile mosaics and much more.

 

 

The theme for the 2011 Convergence is "Urban Alchemy," described as "the exploration of positive change in communities." To learn more about the Convergence and City Repair Project , visit http://vbc.cityrepair.org/.

Voices from the Edge 05-12-11 Richard Wolff

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Thu, 05/12/2011

Hosts Jo Ann Bowman and Dave Mazza speak with professor and author Richard Wolff.

36:26 minutes (33.36 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 05/12/11

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Thu, 05/12/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Threats of Business and the Business of Threats

Hosts Jo Ann Bowman and Dave Mazza speak with professor and author Richard Wolff.

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