Home Care Workers’ Wage Struggle

On this Women’s Equality Week edition of Every Woman, Sharon Lockhart and Amy Bell chat with Susan Barkulis of the Missouri Home Care Union about health workers and their battle for just wages. Tune in for an informative and lively discussion on this major issue of our day.

Van McLain: Exclusive Interview!

On this week’s Friday Morning Buzz, Arjay brings you an exclusive interview with Van McLain, lead guitarist of Shooting Star. Be sure to tune in, rock fans–you won’t want to hit snooze!

Getting Out (Encore)

Nationally, American prisons release more than 650,000 people into society every year. That’s equivalent to the entire population of Memphis or Boston. On this edition, producer Aaron Mendelson followed ex-prisoner Kevin Tindall on his journey out of prison.

Special thanks to Claire Schoen and the University of California Berkeley, School of Journalism.

Featured speakers/guests:

Gordon Brown, ex-prisoner; Monta Kevin Tindall, ex-prisoner; Jerry Elster, ex-prisoner; Tom Gorham, Program Director, Options Recovery Services; Barry Krisberg, Director of Research and Policy and Lecturer in Residence at Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy, UC Berkeley; Debra Mendoza, former parole officer consultant.

Credits:

Host: George Lavender
Producers: Andrew Stelzer, Laura Flynn, George Lavender, Jasmin Lopez
Contributing Producers: Aaron Mendelson
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Web Editor: Kwan Booth
Organizational Volunteers: Barbara Barnett

Follow the Garbage (ENCORE)

What happens to the stuff we throw out? On this week’s Sprouts, a crew of KBOO news reporters interviews experts around the nation to find out more about trash and its impacts on our neighborhoods and our planet.

Jim Ivancie and Josh Childs got kicked out of the Metro Solid Waste Repository the first time they went, so they piled into Jim’s old pickup truck for a second try. Lisa Loving discuss the origins of trash collection in New York City with Elizabeth Royte, author of Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash. Katie Arrents and Ryan White speak with Portland’s deconstruction expert, Der Lovett of Lovett Deconstruction. And Dr. Marcus Erickson tells Don Wolfe about the giant plastic sheen in the Atlantic Ocean.

Featured speakers/guests:

Elizabeth Royte.

Credits:

Hosted by Lisa Loving of KBOO in Portland, Oregon.

Contributions from KBOO reporters Lisa Loving, Jim Ivancie, Josh Childs, Katie Arrents, Ryan White and Don Wolfe

Edited for Sprouts by Nico Simino of the Pacifica Outreach Office in New York City

Watts Rebellion 50th Anniversary Concert and Mixtape

Pacifica Radio Archives and From the Vault radio joined forces with the Grand Performances Summer Concert Series in Los Angeles to present a 50th Anniversary remembrance of the 1965 Watts Rebellion, in which social unrest over unemployment and police discrimination gripped this Southern California neighborhood for seven days resulting in 34 deaths and tens of millions of dollars in property damage. The evening was designed to combine poetry, music, and history in a positive way to gain an understanding and appreciation of underrepresented communities. On this episode of From the Vault, we’ll revisit the July 10th, 2015 WATTS50 concert, with its stellar lineup, including Jimetta Rose performing “America,” Watts Prophets performing “Hey World,” and Dead Prez performing “Police State.” We also debut the Watts50 Mixtape created by hip hop aficionado and Lyricist Lounge co-founder Ant Marshall using the historic audio from the Pacifica Radio Archives. Marshall blends audio from the historic 1965 recording The Fire This Time with hand selected music tracks.

Women’s Equality Week – Two Pioneer Working Women Tell Their Stories

It’s Women’s Equality Week on the Heartland Labor Forum. We’ll interview two Pioneer Working Women. First, Janet Smith organized and became President of the Faculty Union at University of Illinois Chicago. When the administration split the non-tenured and tenured faculty in two, she insisted on bargaining together.  Second, Jacki Chadwick drives a cement truck the size of a dinosaur. She’s a Teamster and says she and the guys work as a team delivering the cement. Tune in Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.

Women’s Equality Week – Two Pioneer Working Women Tell Their Stories

It’s Women’s Equality Week on the Heartland Labor Forum. We’ll interview two Pioneer Working Women. First, Janet Smith organized and became President of the Faculty Union at University of Illinois Chicago. When the administration split the non-tenured and tenured faculty in two, she insisted on bargaining together.  Second, Jacki Chadwick drives a cement truck the size of a dinosaur. She’s a Teamster and says she and the guys work as a team delivering the cement. Tune in Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays New & MidCoastal Releases + Guest Producer: Katlyn Conroy

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

More New & MidCoastal Releases
+ Guest Producer: Katlyn Conroy


Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Radkey, Dolls On Fire, Sunday Heroine, Light Music, Lauren Anderson, Holy White Hounds, PEARS, The Mynabirds, Thee Oh Sees, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Beans on Toast, The Psychedelic Furs, and more!

At 11:00 musician, singer and songwriter, and Lawrence, Kansas native, Katlyn Conroy, joins us as Guest Producer for our second hour. Katlyn is a winner of a 2013 Pitch Music Award. Katlyn Conroy was a member of the band Cowboy Indian Bear, and has been releasing and performing her own songs as La Guerre, since 2009. Playing sometimes solo, and also as a 4-piece band. La Guerre’s newest album, Sapphires, was released January 20, 2015, by The Record Machine. La Guerre plays The Bottleneck, in Lawrence on Saturday, August 29, with Pink Royal, and Not A Planet. More info at: www.katlynconroy.bandcamp.com.

La Guerre (Katlyn Conroy) photographed by Jason Dailey

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