Hosted Ed Smith and Peter Pocock
DC’s call-in show about worker rights: those you have, those you don’t, how to get them and how to use them.
NALISHHA MEHTA, Program Officer at Solidarity Center, AFL-CIO, on labor and meditation.
Ethan Michaeli is the award-winning author of “The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America.” He worked at the Chicago paper as a copy editor and investigative reporter from 1991 to 1996, covering politics, public housing and criminal justice issues. After leaving The Defender Ethan founded the Residents’ Journal, a magazine written and produced by the tenants of Chicago’s public housing developments.
Giving voice to the voiceless, the Chicago Defender condemned Jim Crow, catalyzed the Great Migration and focused the electoral power of black America. Robert S. Abbott founded The Defender in 1905, smuggled hundreds of thousands of copies into the most isolated communities in the segregated South, and was dubbed a "Modern Moses," becoming one of the first black millionaires in the process.
Drawing on dozens of interviews and extensive archival research, Ethan Michaeli brings to life the reporters who braved lynch mobs and policemen’s clubs to do their jobs.
Guest: Mark Gruenberg, PAI Union News Service, with reports on recent events involving labor and workers.
Music: Sweet Home Chicago (Albert King)
Latest labor news, plus listener calls: 202-588-0893
Guest: Yael Averbuch, Executive Director, NWSLPA
Two-time national collegiate champion at the University of North Carolina, member of the US National Team, member of the Washington Spirit in the National Women’s Soccer League and just took over the helm as the NWSL Players’ Association Executive Director. Click here to see a pretty quick goal at UNC!
Music- Rebel Girl – Bikini Kill
Produced by Peter Pocock and Ed Smith; engineered by Mike Nasella
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