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UMass Dartmouth Dubin Labor Ed. Ctr

South Coast Working UMass Dartmouth Dubin Labor Ed. Ctr

By University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Arnold M. Dubin Labor Education Center
South Coast Working is a production of the Arnold M. Dubin Labor Education Center at UMass Dartmouth. From the docks to the mills to the classrooms to the roadways, working people add a voice and life to the region. Listen in every month as we explore the challenges faced and victories won through perspective of the local tradespeople, residents, political figures and others who continue to build the south Coast. We encourage listeners to recommend lively working voices and topics. Please send your podcast guest and topic suggestions to https:///www.umassd.edu/labored/
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Commuter Rail

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Commuter Rail
This month's episode chronicles the long-awaited arrival of commuter rail line infrastructure that will connect New Bedford and Fall River with Boston-and all of the economic advantages it offers. Now graduated student journalist, Liz Anusauskas speaks with prominent commuter leaders Siggy Meilus, founder of UMass Dartmouth's transportation advocacy organization, Bus Riders United and Eric Camallo, president of Fall River's Amalgamated Transit Union Local 174. These conversations take listeners on a deep dive into the complexities of public transportation and the profound impact its presence, or lack therof, can have on a population. 
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July 6, 2021
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While individuals with white collar employment worked from home during the pandemic’s most dangerous days, ride and delivery share workers continued to risk their wellbeing while making tech companies millions. This month, journalist Kortni Smyers-Jones explores efforts being made to end the injustices gig workers across the nation are facing through conversations with people in the industry. She speaks with Chicago Rideshare Advocates organizer the Lori Simmons, Boston Independent Drivers Guild members Felipe Martinez and Henry De Groot, Georgetown University’s Global Cities Initiative post-doctoral research fellow Dr. Katy J. Wells and Lyft driver Chris Swanson.
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July 5, 2021