Bill Resnick talks with Gwen Sullivan, president of the Portland Association of Teachers, about high-stakes testing. She speaks about the resistance to it we see organizing around the country, and argues this is a fight for and not against education.
Joe talks with Dan Gross, co-author with Staughton Lynd of the book, "Labor Law for the Rank and Filer". They talk about labor law as an overall impediment to the labor movement, but how it can still figure into successful organizing today. They also talk about solidarity unionism and its advantageous differences from business unionism. There is extra content that did not air, but which still needs to be edited before posting.
The KBOO Youth Collective did a workshop at the Hillsdale Library for their Teen Council, and taught recording skills. They produced a piece for the March, 2013 episode of The Underground. The theme for the show was moods, and the Teen Council shared books they enjoyed, and what moods they portrayed.
The Steep Canyon Rangers is a five member traditional bluegrass band out of North Carolina that sings the stories of Applachia. Charles Humphrey does bass and harmony vocals to the group. Don Merrill had the chance to talk with him about the harmonies, investing in community and the legacy of the music from Bill Monroe to Steve Martin.
As part of the KBOO special Saving Main Street from Wall Street host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviewed Neil Barofsky, author of "Bailout: How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street."