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Labor Day 2015 on Culture of Protest (Sept 3rd @ 6pm)

Labor Day 2015 on Culture of Protest (Sept 3rd @ 6pm)

The Rebel Girl by Joe Hill , via Wikimedia CommonsThis year marks the 100th anniversary of the execution of labor troubadour Joe Hill by a Utah firing squad—and the centenary observances start on labor day in Salt Lake with a major music festival. We'll join the celebration tonight on the radio—and also honor the memory of Mother Jones whose [...]

labor day program on Culture of Protest (Thursday, Sep 4)

labor day program on Culture of Protest (Thursday, Sep 4)

labor day 2014 Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters This week, a post labor day program. We take note, musically, of the national fast food strike scheduled for September 4 and the burgeoning of a movement to give low wage workers a raise. And this year marks the 100th anniversary of the Ludlow massacre—when John D Rockefeller Jr. ordered the [...]

Songs For Labor Day on “Culture of Protest” (Thursday, August 30)

Songs For Labor Day on “Culture of Protest” (Thursday, August 30)

Of his next broadcast, host Dick Flacks writes, "This week on the radio an hour of song--new songs, new versions of classic labor songs--to commemorate labor day. It's a good occasion to honor those who do the work and the struggles of the labor movement--and we're in the midst of a kind of explosion of song performance that help us pay those [...]