This week's guests:
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist David Cay Johnston on his new book “The Making of Donald Trump”; a revealingly close look at Donald Trump’s rise to power and prominence. Covering Trump for the better part of 30 years, Johnston provides unique insight into the controversial real estate mogul and Republican presidential nominee’s life and career. From Trump’s childhood in Queens, to his time in the business world, to his campaign for the White House, Johnston offers the most in-depth analysis yet of the man who could be the next president. Johnston will speak at the AFL-CIO -- 815 16th St., NW, Washington, DC 20006 -- on Thursday, August 25, at 1:00 PM. Co-sponsored by the Metro Washington Council’s DC LaborFest. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
Georgetown labor historian Joe McCartin, on his recent Washington Post opinion piece: “This election could decide the fate of American labor — and that’s the problem.” McCartin is a professor of history and director of the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University, and the author of “Collision Course: Ronald Reagan, the Air Traffic Controllers and the Strike that Changed America.”
Labor Song of the Week: Woody Guthrie – Ain’t Got no Home in this World Anymore; Guthrie wrote it about Fred Trump, Donald's father.