articles tagged "Liz DiNovella"

Steve Hiniker: 1000 Friends of Wisconsin

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 | buzz
Thousand Friends of Wisconsin

On Wednesday November 21, guest host Liz DiNovella, filling in for Jan Miyasaki, spoke with Steve Hiniker, executive director of 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, a member agency group of Community Shares of Wisconsin. 1000 Friends of Wisconsin is a state wide membership-based non-profit organization that promotes healthy communities through good land use policies and smart transportation investments.   Steve explains that a huge focus of his group is transportation: they are working towards getting the state money collected from gas taxes and car registrations to be distributed more towards local transit uses, rather than expanding freeways. Steve says that although a small part of the gasoline tax we pay goes towards fixing local …. more »

Sarah Jaffe: OUR Walmart

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 | buzz
Our Walmart

On Wednesday, November 21, guest host Liz DiNovella speaks with independent journalist Sarah Jaffe. She is covering the story of a group of Walmart workers who are planning to stage a walkout on Black Friday. The workers planning to walk out are members of a union-backed organization called Organization United for Respect at Walmart, or OUR Walmart, and will hold strikes and rallies along with their allies this Friday. Sarah says, “this is some of the most exciting labor organization I’ve seen in my career…the workers are fighting back. And it’s a few workers at each store, it’s not an entire store walking out. They’re not fighting for union representation; they’re fighting for …. more »

Boots Riley

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 | buzz
The Coup

On Wednesday October 21, guest host Liz DiNovella plays an interview she conducted with hip-hop artist and activist Boots Riley while he was touring for his new album. His musical group, The Coup, has just come out with a new album called “Sorry to Bother You.”   In the interview, they speak about the tour, the positive response received so far, and the inspiration for his new album. “There was no one thing, I think my tastes and interests are always changing over the years… [For this album] I’ve been reading a lot of Gabriel Garcia Marquez…and I had a more literary idea for the lyric writing.”   Boots Riley is a huge supporter and activist …. more »

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