On today’s show, Labor Radio on KBOO and Building Bridges on WBAI explore and celebrate Martin Luther King Junior’s struggles for labor rights and economic justice… Then, labor news headlines of the week, including Talking SMART’s report on insurrectionists on trains, Your Rights At Work on President Biden firing the anti-union general counsel at the National Labor Relations Board, and, from the other Washington, the upcoming legislative session in Olympia, on the Working to Live in Southwest Washington podcast. We get ultra-local with The 141 Report, a brand-new member of the Network, which visits with Wendy Goodell, President of Machinists’ Local 1782, and then we zoom back out for historical overviews: Thomas Frank, author of What’s the Matter with Kansas, talks with the Heartland Labor Forum about his new book about American populism and the long trail of elites who hate it, And from the Empathy Media Lab, Harvey J. Kaye talks about another moment of great crisis in American history and the effect on working people. Highlights from labor radio and podcast shows around the country, part of the international Labor Radio Podcast Network of shows focusing on working people’s issues and concerns.
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Edited by Patrick Dixon and Evan Papp; produced by Chris Garlock; social media guru: Harold Phillips