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Recent Labor Hour Shows Available

Thanks for reading, everyone. Various things that have kept me quite busy have also, unfortunately, kept me away from actively blogging in the last couple weeks. That will change, however, with a spate of posts on myriad labor, economic, and political items to come today.

This one includes links for a couple recent shows. The March 19 show features an interview with Leighton Christiansen, a GEO activist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who has twice visited Madison during the height of the protests, and whose excellent, stirring observations of life in the capitol rotunda I posted here on March 1. The March 26 show featured a discussion of and materials related to the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, which occurred 100 years ago on March 25, 1911. I read a stirring, first-hand account by William Shepard. Thanks to WEFT factotum, blues mavne, and all-around good guy Bob Paleczny, Illinois World Labor Hour shows are archived at http://www.radio4all.net.

Be sure to tune in to the Illinois World Labor Hour every Saturday at 11 a.m. CT to WEFT 90.1 FM Champaign, IL, also available online at www.weft.org.

–Jason Kozlowski

 

March 12 Labor Hour Available

Thanks to Illinois World Labor Hour co-host, WEFT factotum, technical guru, blues maven, and all-around good guy Bob Paleczny, the latest edition of the Illinois World Labor Hour is now up and available at radio4all.net. It was a good show with Gloria Hays, who has been heavily active in the Wisconsin protests, calling in with a live report from the massive rally Saturday. Also, Tom Thomas read his latest poem, Bill Gorrell expressed his typically good thoughts on the possibilities of a general strike, and yours truly offered some commentary as well as a bit of labor history on the 99th anniversary of the successful conclusion of the IWW’s Lawrence, MA “Bread and Roses” strike of 1912, and the labor activist and feminist Leonora O’Reilly.

Be sure to tune in every Saturday morning at 11 a.m. CT to the Illinois World Labor Hour on WEFT 90.1 FM, Champaign, IL, also streamed online at www.weft.org, for the latest news and analysis on the labor movement, in the US and around the world.

–Jason Kozlowski

 

Illinois World Labor Hour Saturday, March 5 2011

Thanks to WEFT factotum, technical guru, and all-around good guy Bob Paleczny, the latest Illinois World Labor Hour show from Saturday, March 5 is available here at radio4all.net. In it, we discuss labor films, the political fallout from the ongoing Wisconsin protests, local efforts through GEO #6300 and other organizations showing strong solidarity to workers in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana, we played music including the great Anne Feeney, and Tom Thomas read his poem “March By the Millions.”

Be sure to tune in next week, when we will update the latest from Wisconsin and elsewhere, and also discuss women in labor as part of Women’s History Month in March. Among others, we will discuss the activist for women’s and workers’ rights, Leonora O’Reilly.

–Jason Kozlowski