Labor

Old Mole Variety Hour on 08/01/11

Air date: 
Mon, 08/01/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
debt ceiling, economic democracy, austerity and music of the IWW

 

On the next Old Mole, Joe Clement hosts and we hear:

  • Bill Resnick and Marty Hart Landsberg talk about the debt-ceiling and how it will affect working people.
  • Joe and Josh Eidelson talk about economic democracy
  • Frann Michel talks about austerity measures and Dennis Kucinich offers his own plan to avoid them and get out of debt.
  • Music of the Industrial Workers of the World

Vancouver Hilton Workers Struggle for a Fair Contract

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 08/01/2011

Vancouver Hilton Hotel Workers, organized in UNITE HERE local 9, are struggling for a fair contract at the 5-year old convention center, which is owned by the City of Vancouver.  Negotiating team member, Lucas Fielder, talks with host Jamie Partridge about wage disparities and unaffordable family health coverage as well as the actions workers are taking to improve their conditions.

11:35 minutes (10.6 MB)

Bread and Roses on 07/29/11

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Bread and Roses
Air date: 
Fri, 07/29/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Women With Moxie

Women With Moxie

Women are creating, building and leading some of the most innovative businesses in the world. Along the way, often at great risk and against the odds, they have shattered glass ceilings and entrenched stereotypes and have redefined the meaning of leadership and success.

Join Bread and Roses, as host Ashely Thirstrup speaks with three local women - Amy Lux (Lux Jewelry) Lila Eidi (Freelance Journalist) and Sally (Pin Me Apparel) who have all started small businesses here in Portland. They will talk about what motivates them, what challenges them, what risks they have taken, and what continues to spark their creativity and drive to continually improve their businesses.

Political Perspectives on 07/29/11

Air date: 
Fri, 07/29/2011 - 9:00am - 9:30am
Short Description: 
REAL STATE OF AMERICA ATLAS

Host Michelle Schroeder-Fletcher speaks with Joni Seager and Cynthia Enloe about their book, REAL STATE OF AMERICA ATLAS, which draws back the curtain on our complex nation to reveal the myriad realities of the American experience-from our changing demographics to patterns of home ownership to the kinds of food we eat. The atlas upends many long-held myths and shows us who we are today.

Cynthia Enloe is research professor at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and has appeared on NPR and written numerous articles on feminism, militarization, and globalization.

 

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 07/19/11

Air date: 
Tue, 07/19/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Conservatism: the gnawing fear that someone, somewhere, might be having a good time.

In the 2010 elections, the GOP snatched up statehouses and state legislatures across the country. Predictably, an onslaught of regressive legislation has ensued -- against women, against minorities, against the environment, against voting rights.

We Are Oregon organizes in neighborhoods and the fight against free trade deals intensifies

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 07/18/2011

SEIU organizes in neighborhoods, not just workplaces, in the We Are Oregon campaign, and the fight against three more free trade deals reaches a peak - Labor Radio interviews Angela MacWhinnie of SEIU and Elizabeth Swager of the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign.

23:05 minutes (21.13 MB)

July 18 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 07/18/2011

 

Laurie Mercier is our host today for this program about labor and politics. We hear about the continuing struggle of progressives in Wisconsin to resist attacks on labor by Republicans and to overcome the temerity of Democrats.  We hear from Sandy Pope running against James P. Hoffa Jr. for Teamsters President and how she would democratize the union.   We learn just how biased mainstream TV is against workers, and some hopeful  analysis suggesting the end of Tea Party power and more opportunities for the Left.

56:16 minutes (32.2 MB)

Working Class Missing on TV

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program date: 
Mon, 07/18/2011

 The working class  is missing from popular TV shows, as this analysis by Josh Eidelson shows.  Josh's funny and biting piece, published on the Dissent website and on his blog, is read here by the Old Mole's Joe Clement.  It's called "Welcome to TV-Ville, Population: Richer Than You."

6:57 minutes (3.98 MB)
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