CTU Speaks; My Labor Radio; Brazil Worker’s Podcast; Hero Americana; Speaking of Dignity; Stronger Together
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On this week’s show…

What's evil about privatization is that privatization destroys what belongs to all of us. Author and historian Diane Ravitch talks about her new book, “Slaying Goliath” on CTU Speaks.

The new postmaster general is actively working to destroy the product, the service and the integrity of the United States postal service. That’s from the latest My Labor Radio podcast, out of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Workers are losing rights, are losing jobs, are losing lives. One thousand Brazilians have been dying every day, due to coronavirus for the last three weeks; 40 million Brazilians have no jobs. That’s from the Brazil Worker’s Podcast, one of the Labor Radio Podcast Network’s newest members. The Brazil Worker’s Podcast  is an English language broadcast on labor news and current affairs in Brazil, Latin America and opinions on the struggle of the working class around the world. I believe there's power in numbers. And when you got the numbers, you can do a lot of things. Reverend Edward Pinkney, on another brand-new Network member, Hero Americana, from Empathy Media Lab. Hero Americana focuses on the eternal struggle between labor, capital, race, and political economy.

I was coming across particular workers, in our neighborhood, in the grocery store and I just wondered, well, what would it look like to hear directly from them? That’s from Speaking of Dignity, Workers on the Front Lines and the Common Good, the new podcast from The Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame. This podcast aims to listen to the voices of those workers whose labor we recognize as essential but who rarely get an opportunity to be heard in a public forum. You need to be dependable and inclusive and people have to be able to trust you. Micki Varney, Chief Steward for SEIU 503 in Oregon, talks about what it takes to be a union steward, on the latest episode of Stronger Together.

Plus: Labor History in 2; Another Working Class Martyr Edited by Evan Papp of the Empathy Media Lab, a production house, artist's studio and an event space in Washington DC with a focus on labor, political economy, and art & culture. Produced by Chris Garlock; chris@laborradionetwork.org Social media guru: Harold Phillips

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