William Lazonick, Professor of Economics at UMass-Lowell and author, talks about his most recent publication, “How the Disappearance of Unionized Jobs Obliterated an Emergent Black Middle Class” and the failures of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) over the past 50 years.
There are approximately 12,500 incarcerated persons in Wisconsin’s county jails. More than half of that number have not been convicted of a crime, but remain in jail because they are unable to post bail. Though many of those incarcerated in Wisconsin’s county jails are eligible to vote, at least 32 counties of the 72 counties […]
Jan talks with political director for Familias Unidas por la Justicia, Edgar Franks, for an update on the apple packers’ strikes for better COVID protection in Washington State.
WISPIRG and Student PIRGS have begun a New Voter Project to get out the student vote in more than 15 states. Jan Miyasaki speaks to Julia Seremba and Sofia Miller about that group’s plans and activities in advance of the 2020 elections in November.
The environmental grass roots group “Don’t Waste Michigan” is joining others to fight the consolidated high-level radioactive waste storage site in New Mexico on the grounds that the plan will require long-distance transportation of radioactive materials through much of the country. Jan talks with Michael J. Keegan from that group.
Should historical statues be removed or destroyed, if the history of the subject is offensive by today’s standards? Adam Hochschild, Author and Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley School of Journalism, talks about the recent “epidemic” of statue destruction worldwide.