Dave and Jo Ann look at the flap over the City of Beaverton supporting a Mexican independence celebration and other current local events.
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Protecting our safety net programs from any cuts with local activists
Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod host a discussion of the National Day of Action that calls on members of Congress to lead the fight against those blocking good jobs and a real recovery and demands that our safety net programs be protected from any cuts. Local activists from Portland Jobs with Justice will be the guests.
How does music work as a form of organizing? What's the difference between protest songs sung by a musician from the stage and a song everyone sings together? Josh Wise, director of the Twin Cities Labor Chorus, discusses the music heard on this program (all of which is collected in this audio segment) and which he selected. Host Joe Clement conducts the interview.
Steven Hill, in a conversation with Bill Resnick, demolishes the myth of Europe as sclerotic and failing; it is a dynamic society responding better than the US to global warming and challenging economic times.
Toby Green from the Laborers Union was the Prison Pipeline guest for our Labor Day program. Ruth and Toby discussed the prison work programs and the union jobs that some programs replace. We asked the question, “Is the Oregon prison work program “slave labor?”
Will Portland's new police chief fire the officer responsible for fatally shooting Aaron Campbell? The city's independent review board recommended that action, but will Chief Reese - as well as his boss, Mayor Sam Adams - oppose the Portland Police Association?
A discussion of economic conditions in the area and what happens to people who lose jobs
Jay Thiemeyer hosts a special Labor Day discussion about Poverty, Unemployment and Jobs with guests Cassandra Garrison, longtime Portland anti-poverty worker and Jeff Terrel, a local Teamster who has been unemployed for a year and a half.
Crystal Leighty guest hosts a special Labor Day edition of More Talk Radio focusing on labor and the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign. She speaks with Arthur Stamoulis of the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign about how NAFTA and the WTO have been a disaster for working people in Oregon and around the globe and about opportunities to not only stop the expansion of these corporate trade deals, but to actually begin fixing the problems they have created. Later in the hour Crystal will take your calls on labor issues.