A 100 Years Ago, Socialists Dominated MOKAN Labor – History of the Socialist Party and Women Battle Sexual Harassment at Ford Chicago

A hundred years ago, Kansas and Missouri were a hotbed of socialism. Rabble rousers like Mother Jones and Kate Richards O’Hare drew large crowds. There’s a new history of the Socialist Party. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll talk to its author. Then, what do you do when your co-workers harass and grope women workers? We’ll find out what some Ford workers in Chicago are doing. All that Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.

A 100 Years Ago, Socialists Dominated MOKAN Labor – History of the Socialist Party and Women Battle Sexual Harassment at Ford Chicago

A hundred years ago, Kansas and Missouri were a hotbed of socialism. Rabble rousers like Mother Jones and Kate Richards O’Hare drew large crowds. There’s a new history of the Socialist Party. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll talk to its author. Then, what do you do when your co-workers harass and grope women workers? We’ll find out what some Ford workers in Chicago are doing. All that Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.

Adrienne Rich Remembered: A Poet Honoured And Out, Feminist And Political

Defying early canonization, Rich’s legacy is both poetry and politics. This documentary draws on interviews and readings from 1983 to 2000, to portray the late feminist writer’s history, her activism, and her poetry.

Credits:

For the audio in this program, WINGS thanks Helene Rosenbluth, Eloise Klein Healy, the Pacifica National Archive, Women on the Line, and the University of Pennsylvania online writers’ archive, writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Rich.html.

Returning Home: From War Fighter to Student Veteran

This week on Making Contact:

What is it like to be a student who has fought in a war? Producers at The Stanford Storytelling Project’s podcast, State of the Human, asked six Stanford students and recent alumni, all veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to tell their stories about Returning Home.

Featured speakers/guests:

Dustin Barfield, Chris Clark, Josh Francis, Annie Hsieh, Russ Toll, and William Treseder, military veterans, Heidi Toll, wife of veteran.

Credits:

Host: Andrew Stelzer
Producers: Laura Flynn, Jasmin Lopez, George Lavender, and Andrew Stelzer
Contributing Producers: Xandra Clark, Natacha Ruck, Eoin Callery
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Web Editor: Kwan Booth

Left Forum: Global Resistance Movements

The annual Left Forum will occur May 29th to the 31st at John Jay College in New York City. Each year, thousands of people from across the United States and the world converge in Manhattan to learn, debate, share skills, and change the world at the Left Forum.

http://www.leftforum.org/

Brooklyn-based independent journalist Peter Rugh spoke to some of the people who will be taking part in Left Forum this year, as well as those who make the Forum possible, including activists and intellectuals from ongoing resistance movements.

He spoke with Seth Adler, Left Forum’s conference coordinator, housing-rights activist Rob Robinson and labor journalist Sarah Jaffe.

The first Left Forum, formerly the Socialist Scholars Conference, was held in New York City in 1965. In the half century since, Left Forum has grown from a small meeting of academic Marxists into the largest gathering of progressives in North America.

This year, the Left Forum is bringing together makers and shakers on the cusp of social transformations, at a time of profound social upheavals.

A series of black civilian deaths at the hands of police from Ferguson, Missouri to Baltimore, Maryland has jump-started a new racial justice movement.

Workers in fast food and other low-wage industries are fighting for union recognition, respect, and higher wages with strikes and protests.

In Greece, a radical left government has ascended to power – a significant victory over austerity that could spread.

Credits:

Produced by Peter Rugh
Production Assistant:Theresa Eddins 

Tom Interviews John Kiriakou

This week on Tell Somebody, host Tom Klammer will air a conversation with whistleblower John Kiriakou, the only person sentenced to prison for anything to do with US torture practices-and released now from prison and house arrest.

March Against Monsanto

Nancy Karon Tripp, Heather Marie, and Jay Canter discuss GMOs and the local March Against Monsanto event.

2015 AMA Noms and Joe Ely Nod

Nominations for the 2015 Americana Music Association Awards were announced in Nashville last week.  Diana Linn will share a taste of what can be expected at The Ryman in September with this week’s Tasty Brew featuring nominees Sturgill Simpson, John Hiatt, Lee Ann Womack and Rhiannon Giddens.  Also in the spotlight will be Joe Ely, recently named by the State of Texas as it’s 2016 Official State Musician who will be appearing May 19 in Kansas City at Knuckleheads with KKFI’s own River Trade Radio Host, Kasey Rausch, as the opener.