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Daily Local News: Labor Day Special – September 4, 2017

It’s labor day in America, and in lieu of our Daily Local News segment, we’ve aired two interviews about the state of labor in Indiana. In our first interview, WFHB News Director Wes Martin speaks with Andrew Bradley, a Senior Policy Analyst for the Indiana Institute for Working Families, about so-called Right to Work legislation, and the labor market across …

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Standing Room Only: The State of the American Labor Movement

From May 31 to June 3, the Working Class Studies Association held their annual conference at Indiana University. Each day, there were several rounds of panels and speakers. On June 3, the closing plenary speaker Kim Moody spoke to the present and possible futures of labor movement in the U.S. He touched on many sides of the issue, including surveillance, …

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Standing Room Only: Notches in the Rust Belt

From May 31 to June 3, the Working Class Studies Association held their annual conference at Indiana University. Each day, there were several rounds of panels and speakers. On June 1, one of the panels focused on class and labor issues in the American Rust Belt. Panelists included James Rhodes from the University of Manchester, Jackie Gabriel from Western State …

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Voices in the Street: “Should job applicants have to answer questions about their criminal background?”

Gov. Eric Holcomb issued an executive order barring the state’s executive office from including on job applications questions concerning an applicant’s criminal background. Voices in the street has asked your friends and neighbors: Is it a good idea if employers are barred from conducting a criminal background check on job applicants?

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Interchange – The Authoritarian Creep

As a follow-up to last week’s program, “The Elected Coup,” tonight we confront The Authoritarian Creep. I should note that I spoke with both of our guests last Thursday (2/2) and as mindless speed seems to be the name of Donald Trump’s game (a la Italian Futurism), this show may already be behind the times! SEGMENT ONE: Lessons from Local …

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Interchange – The Graphically Radical Paul Buhle

Our music tonight, at the suggestion of our guest, comes from The Fugs, formed in 1963 by the poets Ed Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg and Ken Weaver. And we open with, “Here Comes the Levellers,” which is from the Reagan Era release No More Slavery. Our guest is Paul Buhle, one of the foremost historians of American Radicalism and the …

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Standing Room Only – Political Economist Gar Alperovitz

On December 4, 2015, political economist, activist and author Gar Alperovitz discussed redesigning our economic future as part of Indiana University’s Fall 2015 Themester programming. Alperovitz challenged his listeners to consider ways in which communities might help to transform the current system of wealth and political power to benefit more of society than just an elite few. The event begins …

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Standing Room Only: A Discussion of Labor and Civil Rights

“Labor and Civil Rights” was the theme of a discussion on November 4, 2015, with the Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP and founder of the Moral Mondays movement, and Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO. The discussion was part of Indiana University’s College of Arts and Sciences Fall 2015 Themester programming. Now in it’s seventh year, …

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Interchange – The Wages of Labor: Bloomington’s Industrial Past

This week on Interchange, host Trish Kerle speaks with Carrol Krause, author of Showers Brothers Furniture Co: The Shared Fortunes of a Family, a City, and a University and Joe Varga, Assistant Professor of Labor Studies at Indiana University and a labor and social justice activist. Since the 1870s, Bloomington has been shaped by the ebb and flow of industrialization …

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Local GE Appliance Plant Working With Union To Eliminate 160 Production Jobs

Local management and labor at the Bloomington GE Appliance plant are currently working out how the elimination of 160 production jobs will be handled. On September 9, management announced that approximately 35 percent of the job shedding will be through early retirement provisions and the rest, around 100, will be laid off. Since then, workers at the plant held rallies …

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