Labor

Preschool Workers Unionize

Airs at: Mon, 02/24/2020 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Growing Seeds Workers Union went public on February 17, demanding their employer recognize and bargain with their new union.  Olivia Pace and Scout Zabel reveal understaffing, overcrowding, low pay and benefits at the for-profit Growing Seeds Child Development Centers and t... Read more

It Takes All of Us

Airs at: Wed, 02/19/2020 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Rural Roots Rising
Join Rural Organizing Project this week as they take us to Marion County where we learn about the power of interfaith organizing and the successes that are possible when hundreds of volunteers join together in a moment of crisis. This episode features a story about the pow... Read more

Art Talk Bus Stop

Art Talk Bus Stop is a serial 30-minute podcast produced by a group of students and educators based out of Reynolds High School in Troutdale, OR, just outside of Portland. The students are enrolled in the Reynolds Gallery of Contemporary Art (RoCA), where they learn profess... Read more

Community Campaign To Reform Police Contract

Airs at: Mon, 02/10/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick talks with James Ofsink of Portland Forward about their campaign and coalition to change the Portland Police Bureau contract. They consider the status of the contract battle, many non-contractual issues of police policy and conduct, but also proposals for reduc... Read more

Andy Saultz Interview

Produced for Between Us
Andy Saultz is a Democrat running for the seat in Oregon House District 33.  He talked with Don Merrill about finding the balance between being a political wonk and connecting with ordinary voters, the necessity of Cap and Trade (which he calls Cap and Invest) legislation a... Read more

Rochester Teacher Michelle Sapere

Airs at: Mon, 02/10/2020 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Join us as we talk with 10-year teacher and organizer Michelle Sapere.  Rochester decimated their schools by cutting over 100 teachers mid-year.  These austerity cuts are yet another example of the intentional weakening and dismantling of our public education system, despit... Read more

Serin Bussell Interview

Produced for Between Us
Serin Bussell is a Democrat running for the Oregon House seat in District 33.  She talked with Don Merrill about her intolerance of intolerance, how she as a prograssive white woman finds dealing with fake woke progressives as being one of her biggest challenges and how she... Read more

Black Labor in the Making of America

Airs at: Mon, 02/03/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Laurie Mercier talks to Joe Trotter about his important new book, Workers on Arrival: Black Labor in the Making of America.  Joe William Trotter, Jr., is Professor of History and Social Justice and Founder and Director of the Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the... Read more

Strike Victory at Clark College

Airs at: Mon, 01/27/2020 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Suzanne Southerland, president of the Clark College Association for Higher Education, led a year long battle which included a three day strike this month.  The 10% raises and pay equity for part-time professors were substantial gains for this precarious workforce.  Southerl... Read more

Hindsight 2020

What is Hindsight 2020? On January 21, KBOO will be devoting a day to debriefing the last three years. So much has happened, and going into the 2020 election season, we think it’s important to catch up. Under President Trump we have been inundated with scandals and informa... Read more