Labor

Book Talk: Player Piano, by Kurt Vonnegut

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Mon, 08/04/2014
Joe Clement and Peter Frase talk about Kurt Vonnegut's first novel, Player Piano, originally published in 1952. The story of Player Piano is set not too long after WWII, and is about social anxieties and alienation in class society in the shadow of the machines that replaced much human labor in the United States during the war. It focuses on a soul-searching engineer, Paul Proteus, and his clandestine recruitment into a revolution against the machines. Joe and Peter discuss the novel's economic vision, how it reflects anxieties of its time and how they might still resonate today, the crisis for patriarchy technology creates and the patriarchal bias Vonnegut still has beneath his satire, the politics of sabotage and direct action in the economy, and more.
25:19 minutes (23.19 MB)

Flashpoints on 08/05/14

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Flashpoints
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Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Labor Radio on 08/04/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/04/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Domingos para Recordar on 08/03/14

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Sun, 08/03/2014 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
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Latin

Grassroots Campaign Workers Organize for Respect

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Labor Radio
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Sat, 08/02/2014
Campaign Workers United are fighting for respect at Grassroots Campaign Incorporated.  GCI, a national for-profit fundraiser in eighteen cities, contracts with progressive organizations to raise money on the street.  All the canvassers at the Portland GCI branch have organized a union, with the assistance of the Industrial Workers of the World, and presented their demands to local management at the  East Burnside GCI office Saturday morning.  KBOO labor reporter Jamie Partridge was on the scene, with canvassers Andrew Lee and Liana Clark. 20:47 minutes (19.03 MB)

Flashpoints on 08/01/14

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Flashpoints
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Fri, 08/01/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 07/31/14

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Flashpoints
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Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 07/30/14

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Flashpoints
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Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 07/29/14

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Flashpoints
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Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein
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