Jan Miyasaki interviews Lorrie Hurckes from the Dane County TimeBank about that group’s activities and community involvement.
Hyun Lee from Labornotes.org, author of “South Korean Organized Labor Strikes Back“, discusses the plight of South Korean farmers in light of labor market reform, free trade agreements, extreme force against labor protestors, and changes in the rice market.
“The top 20 individuals in the U.S. have more wealth than the bottom half of the population.” Jan Miyasaki interviews Chuck Collins from the Institute for Public Studies, co-author of the report “Billionaire Bonanza“, about wealth inequality and the growing gap between the very rich and the “average” U.S. citizen.
Brenda Konkel of the Tenant Resource Center describes assembly bills AB 568 and AB 583, and how these proposed bills may affect tenants’ rights. Public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, December 10, at 10:00 at room 415E in the Capital Building.
Scott Greytak, policy counsel and research analyst at Justice At Stake, discusses how funding of campaigns for so-called “independent” state court justices are becoming more political. Their report, “Bankrolling the Bench“, tracks expenditures and the influence of money for court election campaigns across the country.
Jan Miyasaki and Beau Grosscup, professor emeritus at California State University Chico and author of “Strategic Terror”, discuss the politics and funding of terrorist groups in the Middle East.