September 06, 2020

HMM Labor Day Special 9-7-20

Hello Capital Region! This is the Hudson Mohawk Magazine on WOOC-LP 105.3 FM Troy and WOOS-LP 98.9 FM Schenectady broadcasting from The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY.

Today’s show is a bit different from our normal programming. In honor of the federal holiday celebrated to recognize the Labor movement, and to honor the contributions of laborers, and their unions, this show has been curated by HMM Roaming Labor Correspondent Willie Terry. We have four stories from the labor movement, beginning with the 2019 James Connelly Forum, “Working Class Heroes.”

Then, we look back on the 2018 Capital Region Solidarity committee annual labor day picnic and celebration.

After that, Erin Blanc, author of Red State Revolt, discusses the teacher’s strike wave and working class politics, from a forum hosted by the Democratic Socialist of America in May of 2019.

And we close out the show with the 2020 Black history month program, “Year of Return: A celebration of African Ancestry,” with remarks from Terry Melvin, President of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists.

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