Tom Becker conducts a lesson in labor history and reveals that the first labor union was formed in Philadelphia, and with it, the first labor oriented political party on August 11, 1828. Tom reads from Moral Visions and Material Ambitions: Philadelphia Struggles to Define the Republic by A. Kristen Foster. It was re-published in 2004 and is available at the Portland State Library.
Former New York Times reporter David Cay Johnston speaks on "Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense." In this talk given in Oregon Johnson addresses Oregon issues related to his topic.
On the Thursday, August 7, Radiozine, Per Fegereng interviews two actor-filmmakers who discuss their film, The Reflecting Pool, an investigation into the events of 9/11 by a Russian-American Journalist and a father of a 9/11 victim.