KC is all excited about new streetcars, but City Manager Troy Schulte wants them on the cheap. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we talk to Amalgamated Transit Union President JP Walker about the city’s plans to run street cars nonunion and take money out of the bus budget to do it. Then, we interview bandleader Lance Canales, in town for the Folk Alliance Convention. Lance spearheaded The Deportee Headstone Project, for the nameless deportees who died in a 1948 plane crash recounted in a song by Woody Guthrie. A video of Lance’s musical work can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeCstLTB0El#t=45 .That’s the Heartland Labor Forum, Thursday at 6PM, rebroadcast Friday at 5AM.

ON Heartland Labor Forum (Repeat) | February 21, 2014 | 5:00 am

Run the Streetcars Non-Union? & Bandleader Lance Canales

http://www.kkfi.org/wp-content/uploads/losgatos1-wpcf_250x100.jpg

KC is all excited about new streetcars, but City Manager Troy Schulte wants them on the cheap. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we talk to Amalgamated Transit Union President JP Walker about the city’s plans to run street cars nonunion and take money out of the bus budget to do it. Then, we interview bandleader Lance Canales, in town for the Folk Alliance Convention. Lance spearheaded The Deportee Headstone Project, for the nameless deportees who died in a 1948 plane crash recounted in a song by Woody Guthrie. A video of Lance’s musical work can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeCstLTB0El#t=45 .That’s the Heartland Labor Forum, Thursday at 6PM, rebroadcast Friday at 5AM.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


6 + = seven

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>