Labor

David Reubenstein Interview

Produced for Between Us
David Reubenstein is a philanthropist, interviewer, entrepreneur and author of his newest book, How to Lead.  He talks with Don Merrill about the dichotomy between the ideal situations of leadership vs the realities of the messiness of leadership in the age of privilege, co... Read more

Library Workers Organize Against Lay-offs

Airs at: Wed, 08/26/2020 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
    Multnomah County library staff have been told that up to 128 library jobs may be cut. Library director Vailey Oehlke has made no effort to clarify the number of positions that will be cut to library staff. This has instilled a sense of fear and uncertainty for staff. ... Read more

Library Workers Fight Layoffs

Airs at: Mon, 08/24/2020 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Byrd and Cathy Camper, both librarians in the Multnomah County Library system and members of AFSCME local 88 talk about impending layoffs. In the midst of a pandemic, where some library workers are working from home, some in the building or out in the community, some on adm... Read more

Paying the Land

Airs at: Thu, 08/20/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
  Ten years after Footnotes in Gaza, Joe Sacco returns with yet another masterpiece, Paying the Land.  "A tour de force . . . luminous . . . Joe Sacco's large-scale panels teem with detail, visual and verbal . . . What begins as an exploration of the effects of fracking on... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for August 17, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 08/17/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Frann Michel hosts and we hear these pieces: Bill Resnick talks with David Daley of FairVote about the November election, the disaster looming, and how Trump would capitalize on the chaos in vote counting sure to come. Desiree Hellegers talks with Jamie Partridge about ... Read more

Universities and Covid

Airs at: Mon, 08/03/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Desiree Hellegers talks with Sarah Chivers, an adjunct professor of Sociology at several universities in the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area. They discuss the challenges that adjuncts in Oregon face with the approach of Fall semester, and how being a primary caregiver ... Read more

Wyden's Union Problem

Airs at: Mon, 07/27/2020 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Oregon's multi-millionaire senator Ron Wyden and his wife Nancy Bass-Wyden own the Strand Bookstore, an iconic independent retailer in New York City.  Host Jamie Partridge interviews Melissa Guzy, shop steward at the bookstore, who explains how the Wydens raked in Covid-19 ... Read more

Voodoo Doughnut Workers Union schedules planned action for July 25th

Airs at: Tue, 07/21/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for News In Depth, Evening News
  Samantha Bryce of the Voodoo Doughnut Workers Union sits down with KBOO's Nat Moon to discuss better wages, hazard pay, worker security, and unionizing during a global pandemic. Voodoo Doughnut Workers Union has a picket scheduled for 1PM on Saturday, July 25th at the O... Read more

Reveal investigation finds unregulated rehab facilities exploit patients for unpaid labor

Airs at: Thu, 07/16/2020 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  During the current Black Lives Matter Movement, attention has been called to the 13th amendment, which abolished slavery -- except as punishment for a crime. Prison labor is both legal and prevalent in the U.S., which has led to a number of boycotts of companies who use ... Read more

Another World Is Possible

Airs at: Mon, 07/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Candy Luisa Herrera joins Norm Diamond, after Norm first talks about the relationship between racism and capitalism. Then the two of them discuss police unions, whose interest is served by racist policing, and the opportunities for revitalizing the labor movement. Creator:... Read more