This week on PNM Josh & Ary catch up with friend of the show Zack Quirk, a graduate student at the University of Michigan, to discuss the week-long grad student strike for COVID-19 protections, transparency, and defunding & divesting from campus and city police. We also discuss the current climate at UW Madison. Learn more: […]
Last week the Milwaukee Bucks led an NBA players’ strike in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake. This week on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster takes us through the events that led up to and followed this strike, and he looks into both its immediate results and those still yet to come.
Today on the show, Allen spends the hour putting the summer’s street protests in historical context by looking at the political valence of riots over time with Joshua Clover, author of Riot. Strike. Riot. Among other things, they talk about reclaiming the word “riot” as a response to state violence, the difference between strikes (the […]
The U.S. Postal Service is currently facing a financial crisis alongside concerns about keeping workers safe during the pandemic and preparing for the November election as more states seek to expand access to vote-by-mail programs. On today’s show, we discuss all this and more with historian Philip Rubio, author of the new book Undelivered. Over […]
Last Friday, on May Day, thousands of essential workers at large corporations like Amazon, Target, and Instacart went on a one-day strike to protest their unsafe working conditions, low wages, and lack of healthcare benefits and paid sick leave. On today’s episode, we learn more about the strikes and put them in the context of […]
The Chicago Teachers Union scored a victory for their district last week, following an eleven-day teachers strike that made national headlines. For today’s episode, guest host Richelle Wilson brings the strike into focus: how did it get started? What were the teachers’ demands? What was the outcome? And what does this all say about labor, […]