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Laborlines

By John William Andrechak
news, music, interviews, commentary regarding today's Labor fronts; episodes are both stand-alone interviews and full-length shows which air every Tuesday night, 7:30-9:30 Pacific on krfp.org/
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Laurie King Climate Jobs PDX
Laurie King speaks of the efforts of Climate Jobs PDX, a 10 year old project with Portland Jobs with Justice, including a recent letter that Climate Jobs initiated to include sixteen Oregon environmental groups supporting living wages for 'green jobs'
27:21
February 26, 2021
Laborlines Show February 23, 2021 KRFP 90.3 FM Moscow, Idaho 1st Hour
Alexis with StarDust Diner Solidarity Diner shares her experience in the organizing effort involved at this famous Manhattan spot Play List includes Henry Fonda 'I'll Be There' form 'The Grapes of Wrath' Rise Against, Mob Job 
01:59:16
February 26, 2021
Laborlines Show, February 23, 2021 KRFP 90.3 FM Moscow, Idaho 2nd Hour
Interview with Trevor Smith, Political Director at Laborers 292 discussed the need for a Just Transition for any 'Green New Deal' Play List includes Billy Bragg, Ralph McTell, Patty Loveless, Steve Earle, The Chieftains, The Pogues and Great Big Sea 
56:36
February 26, 2021
'Can the Democratic Party become the party of labor?' With Don McIntosh & Mark Anderlik
Mark Anderlik, Co-Chair of the Western Montana DSA, life-long organizer and host of the radio show 'Voice of the People, by the People & For the 99%. And Don McIntosh, Senior Journalist with NW Labor Press join me in a panel discussion. We discuss the history of the Democratic Party and its relationship with labor, going back to FDR. Why these groups diverged, and what would bring back the DP again advocating politically for workers
01:29:50
February 25, 2021
Bargaining for the Common Good Recovery For All Connecticut
Norma and Puya discuss their organization's efforts pushing for a just society in the 'richest state in the richest nation in the history of the world.'
27:06
February 23, 2021
Laborlines Radio Show February 16, 2021 KRFP 90.3 FM Moscow, Idaho 1st Hour
Gaelan Ash Communications Chair Labor Slate discusses his organization's work to build an independent democratic party in the Bay Area Play List includes KnockOff, The Band, Rod Picottt, Drive By Truckers, Anais Mitchell, and Peter Cornouchhia  
29:46
February 18, 2021
Laborlines Radio Show February 16, 2021 KRFP 90.3 FM Moscow, Idaho 2nd Hour
Interview with Zuleyma, another graduate of the Oregon TradesWomen Pre-Apprenticeship program and now working for the Portland, Oregon Transportation Bureau, keeping the wheels under the people Play List includes Chelsea Savage, Cody Davis, Heath Sanders, Luke Huch, Billy Bragg and Joe Henry
55:50
February 18, 2021
Laborlines Radio Show KRFP 90.3 FM February 9, 2021 2nd Hour
Mark Anderlik lays out his 10 Elements for a Worker Party Play List includes: Chelsea Savage 'Pipeliner's Wife' & 'Nothin' Finer Then A Rich Pipeliner' Cody Davis 'Pipeline Trash' Heath Sanders 'Bloodline' Luke Huch covering 'Down In The Valley' Billy Bragg & Joe Henry 'John Henry'
58:19
February 10, 2021
Laborlines Radio Show KRFP 90.3 FM Moscow, Idaho February 9, 2021 1st Hour
Mark Anderlik discusses his 10 Elements for a Worker Party Play List' Mob Job 'Rockin' In The Free World' Wide Spread Panic 'None OF Us Are Free' Clyde & Milltailers 'Which Side Are You On' Dylan 'Maggie's Farm' Street Dogs 'Power In The Union' Opening with Perry Gerber Band covering 'This Is Why We Fight'
01:01:11
February 10, 2021
Trevor Smith Political Director Laborers Local #292 Bellingham, Washington State
Brother Smith addresses the need for a Just Transition from a carbon economy 
26:07
February 6, 2021
Laborlines Radio Show February 2nd, 2021 KRFP, 90.3 FM Moscow, Idaho 2nd Hour
Second part of the session with Restaurant Workers Council organizers Diego, Jesus and Eric Play List Mirell Matheau 'La Marseillaise' Aneris Mitchellcovering Dylan's 'Hard Rain' Rod Picott 'Elbow Grease' Bruce Springsteen 'My Hometown' Heath Sanders 'Bloodline' Going out with Warren Zevon 'Don't Let Us Get Sick'
54:40
February 3, 2021
Laborlines Radio Show February 2nd, 2021 KRFP, 90.3 FM Moscow, Idaho 1st Hour
Second part of the session with Restaurant Workers Council's organizer's Diego, Jesus and Eric Play List; lynyrd skynyrd 'None Of Us Are Free' Your Reckless Mind 'Owensboro' Bryan Martin 'Draggin' Up' Henry Fonda 'I'll Be There' Bruce Springsteen, Tom Morello 'Ghost Of Tom Joad' Opening with The Decemberists 'This Is Why We Fight'
01:02:52
February 3, 2021
Stardust Family United
Alexis, with IWW Stardust Family United speaks of her experience at the famous Ellen's Stardust Diner
29:39
February 3, 2021
Laborlines Radio Show January 26, 2021, Second Hour
More from Restaurant Workers Council Music includes Bruce Springsteen, 'Atlantic City' DBT '21st Century USA' Steve Earle 'John Henry' Billy Bragg, NYC Labor Chorus,  'Union Maid'
54:29
January 31, 2021
Laborlines Radio Show January 26, 2021, 1st Hour
Restaurant Workers Council members Diego, Jesus and Eric give a background to RWC, examine the Tip Wage System, and discuss future plans in organizing NYC  restaurant workers sector into a independent and democratic union. Music includes Ralph McTell 'From Clare To Here' Almost Irish 'Kilkelly' Black Irish Band '8 Irish Workers' DBT 'Bulldozers & Dirt' DropKick Murphys 'Shipping Out To Boston
56:43
January 29, 2021
Women in the Trades; Zuleyma, Oregon Trades Women graduate Member Laborers Local 483
Zulayma, a graduate from the Oregon Trades Women pre-apprentice program, now working at Portland Bureau of Transportation, keeping the wheels under the people; Shop Steward Laborers Local #483
26:08
January 27, 2021
Mark Anderlik 10 Elements for a New, Worker Party
Mark Anderlik, life-long Union and Community Organizer laser focused ten points of a way for broad party
01:22:01
January 27, 2021
Laborlines Show Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 KRFP 90.3 FM, Moscow, Idaho 2nd Hour
Laborlines Show Tuesday, January  26th,  2021 KRFP 90.3 FM, Moscow, Idaho  2nd Hour
54:29
January 26, 2021
Gaelen Ash, Bay Area Labor Slate Communications Chair
Gaelen Ash, Communications Chair with the Bay Area Labor Slate speaks of this organization's very strong foundations, noteworthy initial ballor successes, and future plans
29:46
January 24, 2021
Laborlines Radio Show KRFP 90.3 FM Moscow, Idaho Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1st Hour "Women In The Trades" Series rollout
First hour  of this show will be two interviews with graduates from the Portland based Oregon TradesWomen pre-apprentice program. Mary Ann, with the IUOE, apprenticing for a crane operator, and Crystal, with the Ironworkers Opening as since the show started two years ago with The Decemberists, This Is Why We Fight and fitting in Steve Earle's Gulf Of Mexico
01:00:10
January 20, 2021
Laborlines Radio Show Tuesday, January 19, 2021 KRFP 90.3 FM Moscow, Idaho 2nd Hour
Featuring an interview with Alicia Davila, Steward with IBEW Local 291 Music includes Utah Philips Power In A Union United Mine Workers Which Side Are You On The Chieftains School Days Over & Hard Times The Seattle Symphony with James Earle Jones performing Copeland's Lincoln Portrait Jackson Browne For Everyman and Bruce Springsteen and The Session Band Oklahoma Home
55:01
January 20, 2021
Restaurant Workers Council January 15, 2021 Full Session
More then two hour session with Diego, Eric and Jesus, NYC Restaurant Workers Council 
01:38:17
January 16, 2021
Laborlines Show Tuesday, January 12, 2021 KRFP 90.3 FM, Moscow, Idaho 1st Hour
First show after the insurrection featuring a highly engaging interview with Eric Dirnbach. Eric is a Union Organizer, Labor Researcher and contributor to organizing work and other publications. Eric covers current troubling statistics regarding the US workplace and discusses an alternative to the downward slide of organizing.
01:00:10
January 13, 2021
Laborlines Show Tuesday, January 12, 2021 KRFP, 90.3 FM Moscow Idaho 2nd Hour
Second Hour of the Show, featuring an interview with Union Organizer and Labor Researcher Eric Dirnbach
53:38
January 13, 2021
Women in the Trades; Crystal Magana, NW Ironworkers Local #29 Apprentice
It was an honor to speak with this strong woman who tells of her  overcoming incredible obstacles, who speaks forthrightly, and whom I would place alongside any Champion of labor and workers
32:34
January 9, 2021
Woman In the Trades Mary Ann Adkins Bahena IUOE Local 701 Apprentice
An interview with Mary Ann Adkins Bahena, a graduate from Oregon TradesWomen, and an Operating Engineer Apprentice
15:11
January 8, 2021
Eric Dirnbach, Union Activist, Labor Researcher, 1st segment
Eric Dirnbach, Union Organizer, Labor Researcher joined me the day after a failed coup attempt at the Capitol. Eric provides great insight into the more that problematic labor statistics 
29:58
January 7, 2021
Eric Dirnbach, Union Activist, Labor Researcher
2nd segment of a great interview with Eric Dirnbach, Union Organizer and Labor Researcher joined me from NYC, the morning after the failed coup. Eric brings great insight into the story behind the more than troubling labor/ union statistics and talks of current organizing efforts.
30:28
January 7, 2021
Laborlines Show 1/5/2021 KRFP 90.3 FM Moscow, Idaho 1st Hour
Features a replay of an interview with Jessica Koski, Policy Director with Blue/Green Alliance, Washington State, & Part 1 of an interview with Restaurant Workers Council organizers Music includes Steve Earle. and The Dubliners Opening with The Decemberists "This Is Why We Fight"
59:18
January 6, 2021
Laborlines Show; 1/5/2021 KRFP 90.3 FM Moscow Hour 2nd Hour
This segment includes the last half of the replay of an interview with Restaurant Workers Council organizers Diego, Jesus and Jason Music includes Rod Picott, Elvis Costello with Mumford & Sons, The Head and The Heart Closing with Warren Zevon, Don't Let Us Get Sick
58:34
January 6, 2021
Stephen Lerner Bargaining for the Common Good
Here is an interview from last year. Looking forward to more from BCG! Stay tuned!
33:45
January 6, 2021
Laborlines Radio Show KRFP 90.3 FM Moscow, Idaho Tuesday, December 29, 2020 1st Hour
A replay of an interview with Marianne Garneau with organizing.work Music includes Darrell Scott, Bruce Springsteen, Pretenders, ad Heath Sanders Opening with The Decemberists 'This Is Why We Fight'
58:08
December 30, 2020
Laborlines Radio Show KRFP 90.3 FM Moscow, Idaho Tuesday, December 29, 2020 2nd Hour
The last portion of a replay of an interview with Marianne Garneau and another replay, Kelly Cupcak, Executive Director with Oregon Tradeswomen Music includes Townes Van Zandt, The Pogues, and Ralph McTell And closing with Warren Zevon
56:55
December 30, 2020
Laborlines Radio Show KRFP Moscow, Idaho 90.3 FM Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 First Hour
An interview with friend and comrade Dominic Shoopmann of the Palouse chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America discussing its new project, Palouse All Workers Alliance, and a replay of an interview with Stephen Lerner, with the organization, Bargaining For the Common Good Music includes Street Dogs covering 'Power In A Union'; Neil Young 'Rockin' in the New World' and the Drive By Truckers, 'The Day John Henry Died' And as always opening with The Decemberists, 'This Is Why We FIght'
01:03:47
December 24, 2020
Laborlines Radio Show KRFP Moscow, Idaho 90.3 FM Tuesday, December 22, 2020 Second Hour
This segment features a replay of the interview with Dominic Shoopmann. Music includes Woody Guthrie, Drive By Truckers, Rod Picott, Bob Dylan, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and closing with Judy Garland's cover of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
52:10
December 24, 2020
Palouse All Worker Alliance
Interview with Dominic Shoopmann, Executive Committee Member of the Palouse chapter of the Democratic Socialist of America discusses All Worker Alliance project  Palouse All Workers Alliance! PAWA works to ensure that workers in the Palouse region have dignity and respect in the workplace, and receive fair treatment from their employers. We provide an anonymous hotline for reporting labor violations on the Palouse, and offer relevant resources to help. You can reach us at either pawa_pdsa@yahoo.com or 614-908-3536.
12:36
December 21, 2020
Laborlines Show KRFP 90.3 FM Moscow, Idaho 12/7/2020 1st Hour
Part One of an interview with Restaurant Workers Council members Diego, Jesus and Jason, laying out the fundamentals behind their efforts to Sectoral organizing NYC's restaurant workers i a democratic and independent Union Play List; Opening Song This Is Why We Fight, The Decemberists; Tex Williams, Teamsters Power; Little Feat, Willin'; Molly Tuttle, White Freightliner; DropKick Murphys, Shipping Out To Boston; Steve Earle, Gulf of Mexico and Alan Jackson, Hard Hat and A Hammer
01:00:30
December 6, 2020
Laborlines Radio Show KRFP Moscow, Idaho 90.3 FM Tuesday, December 7, 2020 Second Hour
Second part of the interview with Diego, Jason and Jesus with the Restaurant Workers Council Play List: Michael O'Neal, 7-12s. The Dubliners, Springhill Mine Disaster Great Big Sea, Chemical Workers; The Head and The Heart, Down in the Valley and Alan Lomax, I'll Be So Glad... and closing with Warren Zevon, Don't Let Us Get Sick
57:27
December 6, 2020
Dan McCrory Interview
Dan McCrory, lifelong Union and Political Leader shares his insight on the recent ballot initiatives in California, potential impact nation-wide, and the outlook for workers 
26:38
December 5, 2020
Nick Dreiger Canadian Union Organizer
Nick Drieger, life-long Canadian Union Organizer talks about the Ten Common Mistakes of Workplace organizing
41:14
December 4, 2020
Restaurant Workers Council Interview, Part 1 11/27/2020
Organizers Diego, Jesus, and Jason speak of the background and current efforts in democratic and independent sectoral organizing restaurant workers i New York City
29:43
November 27, 2020
Restaurant Workers Council Interview, Part 2 11/27/2020
Diego, Jason and Jesus continue on various points that come out of the RWC's first General Assembly, and cover the history of food service tipping and reveal the fallacy of workers looking to the bosses  
33:04
November 27, 2020
Keri Steneck Post Election Take; Part One
outstanding Idaho citizen Keri Steneck gave me a generous portion of her time, providing her insights in the Idaho and national political landscape
29:48
November 21, 2020
Keri Steneck Post Election Take; Part Two
Keri, campaign manager for recent races for both the Federal House and Idaho Senate, gives us a great insight into the political landscape
28:01
November 21, 2020
Laborlines Show November 17th, Hour One
Mark Anderlik looks at the 2020 Election, both in his home state of Montana, and national, from the worker perspective
58:22
November 20, 2020
Laborlines Show November 17th, Hour Two
Mark Anderlik, lifelong Union and Community Organizer gives his take on the Election 
56:15
November 20, 2020
Don McIntosh Election Take
Labor Journalist Don McIntosh offers his insight into the Election, both regionally and nationally, based on his decades of experience
44:48
November 19, 2020
Mark Anderlik Post Election Take Part One
Mark Anderlik Life-long Community and Labor Organizer takes a hard look at the recent election, how both the Democratic Party and Labor could react for a better future for workers
29:38
November 5, 2020
Mark Anderlik Post Election Take Part Two
Mark Anderlik, life-long Community and Labor Organizer once again provides great insight, this time post '11/3'
21:22
November 5, 2020
Laborlines Radio Show Ocotober 27th, 2nd Hour
Remaining interview with Mark Anderlik 'Neoliberal Capitalism Austerity' Music includes CSN, 'Long Time Gone'; Great Big Sea, 'Chemical Workers Song' Going out with Warren Zevon, 'Don't Let Us Get Sick'
57:12
October 29, 2020
Laborlines Show October 27th, KRFP 90.3 FM Moscow Idaho 1st Hour
Interview with Jen Estremera, President of Bay Area Labor Slate, discusses her group's effort to elect labor/ worker candidates to Bay Area positions Second half is the start of an interview with Mark Anderlik, covering Neoliberal Capitalism, and i particular, one of its pillars, Austerity Music includes Street Dogs
01:00:38
October 29, 2020
Part 2 Interview with Mark Anderlik
Second segment of a recent session discussing Neoliberal Capitalism's Austerity with Mark Anderlik; very timely with risk of a call for 'belt tightening' and 'everyone must sacrifice' in response to stimulus spending
25:13
October 26, 2020
Laborlines Show 10/20/2020 KRFP 90.3 FM Moscow Idaho 2nd Hour
Interview with Marianne Garneau, with Organize Work, discussing the difficulty of gaining support for boycotts; music includes Drive By Truckers, Tom Morello and Jackson Browne
54:29
October 22, 2020
Laborlines Show 10/20/2020 KRFP 90.3 FM, Moscow, Idaho 1st Hour
Opening as always with The Decemberists, 'This Is Why We Fight' and more music; Tyler Childers, Rod Picott, Heath Sanders, Steve Earle...then an interview with Dave Nelson, running for re-election for Idaho Senate District #5; we discuss what faces workers in the Gem State; RTW, Workplace safety
01:04:40
October 22, 2020
Laborlines Show, Tuesday October 13 2nd Hour
Interview with Kim Griffin, candidate with Bay Area Labor Slate for the Redwood City Sequoia Health District Music will range from Patty Loveless-The Chieftains-Warren Zevon 
57:53
October 15, 2020
Laborlines Show, October 13 KRFP FM Moscow, Idaho 90.3
First Segment includes a great time talking Union with Dave Geregani, Field Rep with IBEW Local 77, Spokane, Washington
59:45
October 15, 2020
Mark Anderlik Neolib Austerity Part One
Part One of a three part discussion with Mark Anderlik,  life-long Community and Labor Organizer, discussing Neoliberal Capitalism and one of its particular facets, Austerity
28:58
October 13, 2020
Laborlines October 6th Show
October 6th Laborlines Show is now available on the podcast platforms on this RSS Link; Show includes all three parts of an interview with Restaurant Workers Council organizers out of NYC Music ranges from Dylan, Billy Bragg, Drive By Truckers, Rod Picot
01:51:44
October 7, 2020
Laborlines Show September 29, 2020 2nd Hour
Aired on KRFP, 90.3 FM, Moscow, Idaho, this segment features an interview with Ellen Spencer, discussing her stands on workers, labor, and this issues that they face in Idaho; Ellen is an independent candidate for Idaho Senate, District #14 Music includes songs from Rod Picott, and Heath Sanders
57:32
October 1, 2020
Laborlines Show, Tuesday September 2th
1st hour of Laborlines, aired 9/29/2020 on KRFP 90.3 FM Moscow, Idaho will feature an interview with Kelly Kupcak, Executive Director of Oregon Tradeswomen. Kelly will discuss her background in construction, and her organization's efforts to foster women into the Trades. Music will range from Brad Paisley to to Steve Earle to Judy Collins covering Woody Guthrie
01:00:09
October 1, 2020
September 22nd Show, 2nd Hour
All music second hour; from Chelsea Savage's 'Nothing Finer Then A Rich Pipeliner' Smokey Stover, Tex Williams, The Head and the Heart
48:07
September 25, 2020
September 22nd Show, 1st Hour
Replay of the 8/21 interview with NWLaborPress Journalist Don McIntosh Music includes Pretenders, The Pogues, Patty Loveless
01:10:31
September 24, 2020
September 22nd Show, 2nd Hour
Featuring a replay of an interview with Steven Lehrer with Bargaining for the Common Good, based out of Georgetown University' music includes Uncle Lucius, The Chieftains, Rise Against, and from Grapes of Wrath, Henry Fonda, 'Look for me'
58:09
September 23, 2020
September 22nd Show, 1st Hour
Aired on September 15th, the first hour featured Tyler, on-the-ground organizer in Boise, Idaho; music includes Tyler Childers, Bryan Martin, Heath Sanders, and the Drive By Truckers
59:53
September 23, 2020
Interview with Ellen Spencer, Independent Candidate for Idaho Senate District #14
Ellen articulates her strong support for Labor, Unions, worker safety
32:28
September 20, 2020
Interview with Oregon Tradeswomen Executive Director Kelly Cupcak
A great discussion with Kelly Cupcak regarding the work of her organization, Oregon Tradeswomen is doing in bringing women into the Trades
29:15
September 20, 2020
Kelly Cupcak, Executive Director, Oregon Tradeswomen
Fantastic interview with Kelly, a passionate life-long activist in Labor, speaks of Oregon Tradeswomen's program to give women a chance at fulfilling careers in the Trades
29:15
September 19, 2020
Interview with NWLaborPress Journalist Don McIntosh
1st Hour has an interview with Don McIntosh, ranging from the nuts and bolts of Project labor and Community benefits Agreements to the current President's labor record Music varies from Pretenders, The Pogues, Rod Picott, Patty Loveless, Tex Williams
01:58:37
September 17, 2020
Interview with Rudy Soto, Democratic Candidate for Idaho Congressional District #1
Talking Labor, Unions, Work with Rudy Soto
38:08
September 8, 2020
Interview with Labor Journalist Don McIntosh
Don McIntosh, Senior Journalist with NWLaborPress gives a wide-ranging interview, going into nuts&bolts labor issues of Project Labor Agreements and other matters to labor politics
42:28
September 8, 2020