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Laborvision podcast is a place to discuss the labor movement and how everyone is affected by it. You will hear from organized labor, unorganized labor, Community Activists, elected officials, faith-based organizations, Folks in leadership and you the people. Folks will be able to tell us what they believe and why they believe. We don’t have to agree but listen to their point of view.
 
This podcast tracks the audio archives for the “Heartland Labor Forum” radio show. The Heartland Labor Forum is Kansas City’s only program about the workplace. It’s radio that talks back to the boss! Whether you’re a union member or your workplace isn’t organized, Heartland Labor Forum (HLF) has stories for you, guaranteed to inspire, educate, or enrage you.
 
Solidarity Radio is a labor movement podcast brought to you by Union Underground. Recorded in Denver, CO and hosted by Ted James & Jay-Dao, we bring you an inside perspective on organized labor and the struggle for social and economic justice in the United States. Grassroots organizing. Worker uprising. Next level. #1uu
 
Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only English language labor news and current affairs radio program. “News for working people, by working people.” Our program covers issues in the labor movement locally, nationally, and internationally. The program also addresses issues of concern to working people such as housing, education, health care, immigrants rights, the environment and U.S. foreign policy, from a working class viewpoint. Labor Express Radio airs Sunday nights at 8:00 PM on Chicago's ...
 
The Listen, Organize, Act podcast focuses on the history and contemporary practice of community organizing and democratic politics. Alongside this specific focus are two others: the first is to explore how organizing connects democracy and religion, particularly at a local, congregational level; the second is to examine how organizing embodies a distinctive vision and practice of democratic politics. The name of the podcast reflects these concerns, particularly the last one. Through a series ...
 
Veteran community organizer Marie Nahikian hosts The Usable Past, where activists share their stories of past and present organizing for better housing, food, banks, jobs, environmental and social justice. A Brooklyn resident, Marie most recently worked with U.S. Housing & Urban Development under President Obama and has participated in building 5,000 affordable homes in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and New York. Marie has been a neighborhood, civil rights, housing and labor organizer, a com ...
 
Talk with Audrey is an audiocast hosted by former Essence magazine executive Audrey Adams, who has insightful conversations with celebrities, guest experts and authors from the fashion, cosmetic, health, fitness, travel entertainment and financial industries to inform, inspire and empower women.
 
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Since 2014, 30 vehicles have been added to the National Historic Vehicle Register, a program created in partnership with the U.S. Department of the Interior and Library of Congress to celebrate and catalog the world’s most significant automobiles. Joining me live from the National Mall in Washington D.C. Diane Parker, VP, Hagerty Drivers Foundation…
 
A recent UNCF survey of more than 5,000 students across 17 HBCUs found that many are dealing with difficulties such as sick family members, trouble paying bills and general stress from the ongoing pandemic and recent protests against police brutality. Support is needed now more than ever as students and institutions are faced with challenges includ…
 
From ancient to modern times, battles, war campaigns, bureaucratic decision making and the psychological makeup of the main players is explored by author Jared Knott in his Amazon Best-seller ‘Tiny Blunders, Big Disasters 39 Tiny Mistakes That Changed the World Forever.
 
This is the full 9-19-2021 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this episode of Labor Express Radio, Bill Samuel, director of government affairs at the AFL-CIO talks about the status of the PRO-Act and Luis Feliz Leon, staff writer and organizer with Labor Notes, discusses the impact of Hurricane Ida on the NYC working class. Labor Expres…
 
Workers of the World Unite! Let’s go to the movies. It’s the Workers Unite Film Festival, and this week on the Heartland Labor Forum we’ll hear all about it. Then eleven hundred coal miners have been on strike against Warrior Met since April 1. That’s right – over 5 months. We’ll talk to them and […] The post Workers Unite Film Festival and The Ala…
 
The AFL-CIO has a new president, the first woman – Liz Shuler, who got the job after the death of Richard Trumka. But elections are scheduled for next year, and already there are competing visions. So, it’s a great time to discuss the future of the US labor movement. This week on the Heartland Labor […] The post What Direction for the Post-Trumka A…
 
The economic disruption of COVID-19 has challenged small business owners and entrepreneurs to adopt fresh approaches to become more competitive in the post-pandemic marketplace. This is especially true for minority-owned and women businesses in underserved communities. To address this issue, Maggie Ference, Senior Vice President, BB Credit & Ops Di…
 
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, in Illinois wants to encourage us to learn the truth about organ and tissue donation. Most organ donations take place after the donor has died however, some organs can be donated while the donor is still alive. This can be a great alternative to waiting on the ever growing transplant list and can help save lives. Dr.…
 
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, STEM jobs are projected to grow 8.8% from now until 2029. STEM education encourages critical thinking skills, innovation and creative problem-solving. Competency in these areas is a strong indicator of future career success. Joining me to talk about the importance of STEM education as kids head back-t…
 
Kevin L. Schewe has penned another action-packed romp in his critically acclaimed Bad Love series his latest, Bad Love Medicine takes readers from the deep-space beauty of Planet Azur back to a WWII Europe riddled with danger and espionage, bringing the Bad Love Gang face-to-face with one of history’s greatest villains—Adolf Hitler himself , the Ba…
 
This is the full 9-5-2021 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this episode of Labor Express Radio, we examine the Trumka years of the AFL-CIO and reflect on the legacy of the late Richard Trumka - from miner to trade union leader and eventually President of the nation’s largest labor federation. Our guests are Steven Ashby, professor in …
 
Last year, under pressure from citizens, the city of Kansas City, Missouri conducted a Pay Equity Analysis Report. Did it find that women city workers have equal pay to men? Did it even ask the right questions? Find out this week on the Heartland Labor Forum when we talk to Councilwoman Ryana Parks Shaw and […] The post Women, Equal Pay, Access to …
 
Ed Asner died on August 29th. He was Kansas City born and raised, and he made it big in Hollywood, winning a bundle of Emmys for The Mary Tyler Moore Show and it’s sequel, Lou Grant. Ed was also a union leader. He was President of the Screen Actors Guild in the 1980s. Ed was […] The post Ed Asner at KKFI in 2013 – a Heartland Labor Forum Special Pr…
 
It’s almost Labor Day, and the volunteers of the Heartland Labor Forum are celebrating by sharing our recommendations of our favorite books about working people. We’ll also share some favorite labor songs and reveal the origins of our theme song, “Step by Step”. Tune in Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am. The post LABOR DAY! A Medley of our…
 
This is the full 8-22-2021 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this episode of Labor Express Radio, a brief eulogy for AFL-CIO president Rich Trumka, CTU bargains with CPS over safe return to schools and Avery Barnard, former Amazon employee and producer of the podcast called The Amazon talks about why he launched a podcast on Amazon’s i…
 
For years, New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse was one of only a couple left in the US: then, he retired. Turns out, he’s still covering labor, and this week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll talk to him about his book, Beaten Down; Worked Up. Then, we’ll ask Uniting All Workers for Democracy […] The post Steven Greenhouse, Labor Repo…
 
As the workplace changes, so does resistance by workers to increased exploitation. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll interview Robert Ovetz on his book on Global Class Struggle: its strategies, tactics and goals. Then, Jesus Chuy Negrete, folklorist, musicologist, radio producer, performer and teacher died in May. This week we’ll play C…
 
Cobra Gold is an annual multinational military exercise co-hosted by the United States and Thailand and involves 29 participant nations. PETA has exposed a dark secret: One Cobra Gold drill billed as “survival” training is in reality a gruesome macho party. Joining me with the details, Shalin Gala, Vice President, International Laboratory Methods a…
 
After four years of collecting data, the first scientifically authenticated documentation of unidentified aerial phenomena UAP’s was released by the Genesis 2 Project (G2P) and Primeau Forensics in 2020 which included images captured with infrared technology. Former Los Alamos National Labs biophysicist Dr. Jennifer van Velkinburgh and former FBI S…
 
Matt Blashaw, licensed contractor; television host on HGTV and DIY Networks joins me with a rundown of the most common summer home repair issues and how to tell when a project has become too big or dangerous for you to handle yourself and how to find qualified, vetted professionals when you need them!…
 
They don’t get much notice, but union officers are important leaders of Kansas City’s working class. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we’re catching them coming and going. We’ll talk to Michael Bell, Recording Secretary of Laborers Local 264 who is retiring and to Jason Roberts, new President of the Kansas City Federation of […] The post Two…
 
This is the full 8-8-2021 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this episode of Labor Express Radio, Dennis Kosuth - NNU nurse at Cook County hospital and member of the CTU as a school nurse discusses the new nurse's contact at Cook County and concerns regarding the coming school year. Also, a 3-week long strike at Frito-Lay in Kansas ende…
 
Now that summer is well underway, it's a great time to revisit your budget to make sure you are on track with your spending and saving goals, while still enjoying all that summer has to offer.Jason Gaughan, Consumer Card Product Executive at Bank of America, is here to discuss his top tips for keeping your spending in check.…
 
A year and a half ago, a family received a devastating diagnosis in the midst of the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, that mother is sharing her son’s experience with (SMA), a rare, devastating genetic disease that is also a leading genetic cause of infant death, and how early diagnosis and treatment transformed his life. My guests are Dr. Sa…
 
According to PETA, instead of using modern research methods to find a cure, billions of taxpayer dollars have been spent and more are set to be spent on sepsis experiments on animals, while the more than 150 medicines that have effectively treated sepsis in other species have then failed in humans. . . . joining me to discuss the very real cost to …
 
The KC Tenants Union fights to keep people housed amidst the pandemic and end of the eviction moratorium. They expose mega corporate slum lords and defend renters from being displaced. They’ll be on the Heartland Labor Forum this week to talk about their campaigns for the mobile home residents being expelled for a new jail, […] The post KC Tenants …
 
Bob is back, and this time he shares his easy to read, but challenging “thought-starters” to help spark your new found freedom in retirement and to think beyond your past career. Retirement: Your New Adventure! challenges you to move forward with creativity, joy, and great hope to seize the opportunity brought by retirement or other changes by look…
 
Jeanneane Maxon, 41, was living the life of a “work hard, play hard” non-profit executive in Washington, D.C. However, her migraine headaches which she had suffered from since age six were becoming increasingly debilitating. A subsequent MRI revealed a lime-sized tumor in her brain which would ultimately be diagnosed as glioblastoma (GBM), a rare a…
 
More Than Words advisors Dr. Monique Gary, a board-certified fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist and medical director of the Grand View Health Penn Cancer Network cancer program and Ricki Fairley Co-Founder and CEO of TOUCH, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance and a stage 3A triple negative breast cancer survivor, and thriver. They speak wit…
 
This is the full 7-25-2021 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this episode of Labor Express Radio, The AFL-CIO ramps up the fight for the PRO-Act with a week of action including every state in the union. Meanwhile space cowboy Jeff Bezos takes a 4 minute ride to outer space, financed on the backs of hundreds of thousands of Amazon worke…
 
This is the full 6-27-2021 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. SORRY FOR THE UNEXPECTED AND UNPLANNED MONTH HIATUS OF THE PODCAST!... Chicago Teachers Union opposes more than 440 layoffs of CPS employees at the end of the school year. Cook County hospital nurses on the picket lines during their one day strike. Chicago transit workers who ar…
 
One out of four women 20 years or older will experience a pelvic floor disorder (PFDs) yet not seek treatment due to embarrassment. Are you one of them? Well, today we’re going to talk about it with My guest is, Dr. Kimberly Kenton, a board-certified in OB/GYN and Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg S…
 
The Venture Café conversation, EARTH DAY 2021-Where Are We Now is focused on how the growing levels of bad air, water, fracking and fossil fuel impacts the lives of people who live in Philadelphia & Pennsylvania. This edition is also available on YouTube, here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-VNefFO60A. This session builds on a 2020 Usable Past po…
 
Last week, the Missouri Supreme Court gave a resounding YES to Medicaid Expansion. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll ask the lawyers about the decision and when uninsured Missourians can expect to get coverage. We’ll also share some voices from the huge rally earlier this month in Jefferson City targeting Gov. Parson for […] The post Me…
 
Wyandotte County is electing a new mayor and there are a lot of contenders for the job. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll have highlights from this week’s candidate forum. Then, we’ll have voices from the picket line at Frito Lay in Topeka. Tune in Thursday at 6pm, Rebroadcast Friday at 5am. The post Unified Government of Wyandotte Coun…
 
Weight bias, it appears in every aspect of life including employment, health care, education, media and personal life. Joining me to talk about what you can do to help end this form of bullying from the Obesity Action Coalition,Joseph Nadglowski, President & CEO and Patricia Nece, J.D., Chair of OAC.…
 
Our thoughts define who we are. But for many of us, thoughts of work and the things we need to get done consume our waking hours. How can we achieve a more balanced life if we are so overwhelmed? Bob Boylan, a retired presentation skills trainer, professional landscape photographer, seasoned traveler, and the founder of Successful Presentations. Wr…
 
For childhood cancer survivors, learning to protect their health and embrace survivorship is a lifelong job. Dr. Timothy Pearman, a psychologist at Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern Medicine joins me to talk about the center’s STAR Program (Survivors Taking Action & Responsibility) and how they are addressing the psychological needs of cancer sur…
 
The coastal prairies, marshes and bays of the Gulf of Mexico are among North America's most productive wetland systems. Tragically, they are also among the most threatened, Adam Putnam, CEO of Ducks Unlimited, the leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation joins me to talk about the crucial conservation work being done along the gulf coast and h…
 
In celebration of Healthy Vision Month in May, the Focus on Diabetes™ initiative is launching The Next Step Eye Health Challenge to raise awareness of diabetes-related eye disease and the steps people can take to maintain better eye health. My guest is Dr. Robert Gabbay, the Chief Scientific and Medical Officer for the American Diabetes Association…
 
Thomas Frank, author of What’s the Matter with Kansas, Listen Liberal, and Pity the Billionaire is in town this month visiting his Dad. He’ll be on the Heartland Labor Forum this week and we’ll ask him, “What’s the matter now, Tom?” We’ll get his take on populism, the Democrats and what the Wuhan lab leak […] The post What’s the Matter with Thomas …
 
Does your back hurt? Could your back pain be something more? Perhaps, axial spondyloarthritis or axSpA, commonly known as inflammatory arthritis of the spine? My guests are, Dr. Hillary Norton a rheumatologist living with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), a form of axSpA and Jill, a patient living with non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA)…
 
In the US about 3 million people have Celiac disease, a serious genetic autoimmune disease. A gluten-free diet is currently the only available treatment, joining me with information about innovations for people living a gluten free lifestyle, the chief scientific officer and co-founder of Provention Bio, Dr. Francisco Leon.…
 
After a car accident almost claimed his life, Kenneth James Moore was overcome with a renewed sense of motivation to pursue the promise he had made to his mother at age eight—that he would unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of her youngest brother, Lt. Billy Weber, a B-29 Bomber pilot during WWII. This pledge led him to Saipan, a US-held …
 
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