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88. FDR & The Fight for The Four Freedoms with Professor Harvey J. Kaye

88. FDR & The Fight for The Four Freedoms with Professor Harvey J. Kaye

January 19, 2021

Welcome to the Harmony of Interest series, where we will explore ideas that positively shape our world.

Harvey J. Kaye, is a Professor Emeritus of Democracy and Justice Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and he is an award-winning author, and has published sixteen books on history, politics, and revolutionary ideas.

We discuss is background in organized labor with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), FDR, and Harvey’s Book The Fight for The Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and THE Greatest Generation Truly Great.

You can follow Dr. Kaye on Twitter at https://twitter.com/harveyjkaye and you can support his work at https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/FDR-on-Democracy/Harvey-J-Kaye/9781510752160.

Empathy Media Lab is a proud member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network. Support media, authors, and journalists that fight for the working class. 

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87. FDR’s Second Bill of Rights - State of the Union - January 11, 1944

87. FDR’s Second Bill of Rights - State of the Union - January 11, 1944

January 15, 2021

The Second Bill of Rights was proposed by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt during his State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 11, 1944.[1] In his address, Roosevelt suggested that the nation had come to recognise and should now implement, a second "bill of rights". Roosevelt argued that the "political rights" guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights had "proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness". His remedy was to declare an "economic bill of rights" to guarantee these specific rights:

These rights have come to be known as economic rights, although not to be enshrined within the constitution, the hope of advocating the policy was that it would be 'encoded and guaranteed by federal law'.[2] Roosevelt stated that having such rights would guarantee American security and that the United States' place in the world depended upon how far the rights had been carried into practice. 

86. FDR’s 1941 State of the Union (Four Freedoms speech)

86. FDR’s 1941 State of the Union (Four Freedoms speech)

January 15, 2021

The Four Freedoms were goals articulated by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt on Monday, January 6, 1941. In an address known as the Four Freedoms speech (technically the 1941 State of the Union address), he proposed four fundamental freedoms that people "everywhere in the world" ought to enjoy:

  1. Freedom of speech
  2. Freedom of worship
  3. Freedom from want
  4. Freedom from fear
85. Harold Meyerson (American Prospect), John Russo (Kalmanovitz Initiative at Georgetown University), Kayla Blado (President NPEU), Nicholas Juravich (UMassBoston)

85. Harold Meyerson (American Prospect), John Russo (Kalmanovitz Initiative at Georgetown University), Kayla Blado (President NPEU), Nicholas Juravich (UMassBoston)

January 14, 2021
Labor Radio Podcast Network’s Weekly Wednesday Livestream interviews labor leaders about current labor issues with rotating hosts made up of network members.
 
Guests for January 13, 2021 of LRPN Livestream included Harold Meyerson (American Prospect), John Russo (Kalmanovitz Initiative at Georgetown University), Kayla Blado (President NPEU), Nicholas Juravich (UMassBoston).
 
LRPN Hosts: Chris Garlock (Union City Radio) & Patrick Dixon (Labor History Today). Sound engineer, broadcast producer, and editing by Evan Matthew Papp of Empathy Media Lab.
 
Additional Guests Info:
 
HAROLD MEYERSON, American Prospect Editor At Large
Recent posts:
 
JOHN RUSSO, Visiting Scholar at the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University; Associate editor, Working-Class Perspectives blog
 
KAYLA BLADO, President NPEU, Highlighting latest news in ACLU nonprofit organizing.
 
NICHOLAS JURAVICH, Assistant Professor of History and Labor Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston College of Liberal Arts. Associate Director, Labor Resource Center, discusses Marty Walsh, nominee for U.S. Secretary of Labor.
 
Additional Media:
 
Labor History:
Music:
Maryland My Maryland: The Free State Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjSUts6o2uw
 
About the Labor Radio Podcast Network
 
The Labor Radio Podcast Network is both a one-stop shop for audiences looking for labor content and a resource for labor broadcasters and podcasters. Resources include a weekly podcast summarizing shows produced by network members, marketing on social media, a website listing network shows and how audiences can find them, a database for contacting expert guests, access to a private listserv for Network members, and a weekly video call to increase solidarity and support amongst members.
 
Launched in April 2020, the Labor Radio Podcast Network focuses on working class issues that are often overlooked in the corporate-controlled media. The goal of the network is to help raise the voices of working people and strengthen organized labor to demand and achieve better treatment from workplaces and elected officials.
If you are a journalist interested in learning more or if you’re a labor radio or podcast producer and want to join the network, contact us at info@laborradionetwork.org.
 
Follow the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #LaborRadioPod or visit the website at: https://www.laborradionetwork.org/.
 
WEEKLY PODCAST NETWORK SUMMARY: https://laborradiopodcastweekly.podbean.com/
 
84. Paths of Renewed Encounter - Fratelli Tutti Chapter 7 - Belief Street

84. Paths of Renewed Encounter - Fratelli Tutti Chapter 7 - Belief Street

January 10, 2021

Welcome to Empathy Media Lab’s Belief Street where we’ll be exploring religious concepts through text and scripture, interviews and profiles, and documentaries and films.  

So why do I want to explore religious concepts even though I haven’t been a practicing Catholic for over two decades?

Well, first, I’m appalled at the hypocrites who have hijacked Jesus’ teachings to love our neighbor and treat people the way we want to be treated. 

And as an outsider looking into the internal politics of the Catholic Church, it appears to me that there is civil war raging between a progressive Pope Francis and a very dangerous reactionary faction that sides with the hypocrites previously mentioned.

Ultimately, the outcome of this battle will determine whether it is fear or love that organizes the Holy See.

Fratelli Tutti

For this series of Belief Street, I’ll be reading Fratelli Tutti, which is Pope Francis’ Encyclical subtitled "on fraternity and social friendship.”

The encyclical calls for more human fraternity and solidarity, and is a plea to reject wars.

The document was signed on  October 3rd 2020, on the occasion of Pope Francis's visit to the tomb of his namesake, Saint Francis of Assisi, and was published the following day, on the saint's feast day.

The Catholic Church I went to growing up in Muskegon, Michigan was called St. Francis De Sales and it is one of the strangest concrete structures I’ve ever seen. 

The Sunday experience in that brutalist architectural design made a lasting impression on me that I plan to discuss in coming episodes.

Almost twenty years ago, I also had the pleasure of visiting the town of Assisi in Italy during a solo backpacking trip across Europe at the beginning of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

After a day of exploration, I found a modest campsite at Fontemaggio Assisi not far from the town center, ate a delicious pasta meal with some local red wine, and I still remember that night sleeping on the side a mountain on a clear evening, looking up at the sky and thinking about the deeper questions of our life.

So with an interest in getting back to my roots, for this installment, I’ll be reading Fratelli Tutti, Chapter 7 Paths of Renewed Encounter.  

83. LRPN Livestream - Kim Kelly (Teen Vogue Labor Columnist), Damon Silvers (AFL-CIO Policy Director), George Mann (Labor Folksinger & Songwriter)

83. LRPN Livestream - Kim Kelly (Teen Vogue Labor Columnist), Damon Silvers (AFL-CIO Policy Director), George Mann (Labor Folksinger & Songwriter)

January 7, 2021

Labor Radio Podcast Network’s Weekly Wednesday Livestream interviews labor leaders about current labor issues with rotating hosts made up of network members.

Guests for January 6, 2021 of LRPN Livestream included Kim Kelly (Teen Vogue Labor Columnist), Damon Silvers (AFL-CIO Policy Director), and George Mann (Labor Folksinger & Songwriter). Hosts included Jeremy Waugh of the Breaktime Breakdown Podcast and Chris Garlock of Your Rights at Work. 

Kim Kelly is a freelance journalist and organizer based in Philadelphia. Her work on labor, class, politics, and culture has appeared in the New Republic, the Washington Post, the Baffler, and Esquire, among other publications, and she is the author of FIGHT LIKE HELL, a forthcoming book of intersectional labor history. Follow her on Twitter @grimkim.

Damon A. Silvers is the director of policy and special counsel for the AFL-CIO. He joined the AFL-CIO as associate general counsel in 1997. Silvers serves on a pro bono basis as a special assistant attorney general for the state of New York. Silvers is also a member of the Investor Advisory Committee of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Treasury Department’s Financial Research Advisory Committee, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s Standing Advisory Group and its Investor Advisory Group. Follow him on Twitter @DamonSilvers.

George Mann is a former union organizer and activist based in Ithaca, New York, Mann sings songs from the last century of the labor and social justice movements, and his own songs are powerful and funny takes on the state of the nation. His concerts are part sing-along, part history lesson, and he can make you shout for joy, send chills down your spine or bring tears to your eyes in the same set. He also specializes in historical and educational workshops/theme concerts and presentations on folk music, labor and social history, and some of our most beloved folksingers. His music can be found at https://georgemann.org

Additional Media:

History:

Rick Smith of the Rick Smith Show reads Labor History in 2:00: January 6 - Remembering Ida Tarbell - https://laborhistoryin2.podbean.com/ 

Music:

Coronavirus Sessions by George Mann: https://georgemann.org/the-coronavirus-sessions/

Credits:

Sound engineer, broadcast producer, and editing by Evan Matthew Papp of Empathy Media Lab.

About the Labor Radio Podcast Network

The Labor Radio Podcast Network is both a one-stop shop for audiences looking for labor content and a resource for labor broadcasters and podcasters. Resources include a weekly podcast summarizing shows produced by network members, marketing on social media, a website listing network shows and how audiences can find them, a database for contacting expert guests, access to a private listserv for Network members, and a weekly video call to increase solidarity and support amongst members.

Launched in April 2020, the Labor Radio Podcast Network focuses on working class issues that are often overlooked in the corporate-controlled media. The goal of the network is to help raise the voices of working people and strengthen organized labor to demand and achieve better treatment from workplaces and elected officials.

If you are a journalist interested in learning more or if you’re a labor radio or podcast producer and want to join the network, contact us at info@laborradionetwork.org.

Follow the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #LaborRadioPod or visit the website at: https://www.laborradionetwork.org/.

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TWITTER: https://twitter.com/laborradionet

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WEEKLY PODCAST NETWORK SUMMARY: https://laborradiopodcastweekly.podbean.com/

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82. Dialogue and Friendship in Society - Fratelli Tutti Chapter 6 - Belief Street

82. Dialogue and Friendship in Society - Fratelli Tutti Chapter 6 - Belief Street

January 4, 2021

Welcome to Empathy Media Lab’s Belief Street where we’ll be exploring religious concepts through text and scripture, interviews and profiles, and documentaries and films.  

For this series of Belief Street, I’ll be reading Fratelli Tutti, which is Pope Francis’ Encyclical subtitled "on fraternity and social friendship.”

The encyclical calls for more human fraternity and solidarity, and is a plea to reject wars.

So with an interest in getting back to my roots, for this installment, I’ll be reading Fratelli Tutti, Chapter 6 Dialogue and Friendship in Society.  

#FratelliTutti

81. Alan Wierdak contributor to Labor History Today - Labor Radio Podcast Member Spotlight Series

81. Alan Wierdak contributor to Labor History Today - Labor Radio Podcast Member Spotlight Series

January 4, 2021

Alan Wierdak produces Cool Things in the Meany Archive as a contributor to Labor History Today. Alan is also an Archivist Specialist at University of Maryland George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO Archive consisting of approximately 40 million documents and other archival material that help researchers better understand pivotal social movements in this country, including those to gain rights for women, children and minorities.

 

About the Labor Radio Podcast Network

Launched in April 2020, the Labor Radio Podcast Network focuses on working class issues that are often overlooked in the corporate-controlled media. The goal of the network is to help raise the voices of working people and strengthen organized labor to demand and achieve better treatment from workplaces and elected officials.

The Labor Radio Podcast Network is both a one-stop shop for audiences looking for labor content and a resource for labor broadcasters and podcasters. Resources include a weekly podcast summarizing shows produced by network members, marketing on social media, a website listing network shows and how audiences can find them, a database for contacting expert guests, access to a private listserv for Network members, and a weekly video call to increase solidarity and support amongst members.

If you are a journalist interested in learning more or if you’re a labor radio or podcast producer and want to join the network, contact us at info@laborradionetwork.org.

Follow the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #LaborRadioPod or visit the website at: https://www.laborradionetwork.org/.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LaborRadioNet/

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/laborradionet

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/laborradionet/

WEEKLY PODCAST NETWORK SUMMARY: https://laborradiopodcastweekly.podbean.com/

#LaborRadioPod

#1U

#UnionStrong

Video and audio was produced by Evan Matthew Papp of Empathy Media Lab.

80. Chris Bangert-Drowns reporter with 89.3 WPFW - Labor Radio Podcast Member Spotlight Series

80. Chris Bangert-Drowns reporter with 89.3 WPFW - Labor Radio Podcast Member Spotlight Series

January 4, 2021

Chris Bangert-Drowns discusses his work with the Labor Radio Podcast Network and reporting for WPFW 89.3. WPFW is a talk and jazz music community radio station serving the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. It is owned by the Pacifica Foundation.

 

About the Labor Radio Podcast Network

Launched in April 2020, the Labor Radio Podcast Network focuses on working class issues that are often overlooked in the corporate-controlled media. The goal of the network is to help raise the voices of working people and strengthen organized labor to demand and achieve better treatment from workplaces and elected officials.

The Labor Radio Podcast Network is both a one-stop shop for audiences looking for labor content and a resource for labor broadcasters and podcasters. Resources include a weekly podcast summarizing shows produced by network members, marketing on social media, a website listing network shows and how audiences can find them, a database for contacting expert guests, access to a private listserv for Network members, and a weekly video call to increase solidarity and support amongst members.

If you are a journalist interested in learning more or if you’re a labor radio or podcast producer and want to join the network, contact us at info@laborradionetwork.org.

Follow the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #LaborRadioPod or visit the website at: https://www.laborradionetwork.org/.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LaborRadioNet/

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/laborradionet

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/laborradionet/

WEEKLY PODCAST NETWORK SUMMARY: https://laborradiopodcastweekly.podbean.com/

#LaborRadioPod

#1U

#UnionStrong

 

Video and audio was produced by Evan Matthew Papp of Empathy Media Lab.

79. Patrick Dixon Co-Producer of Labor History Today - Labor Radio Podcast Member Spotlight Series

79. Patrick Dixon Co-Producer of Labor History Today - Labor Radio Podcast Member Spotlight Series

January 3, 2021

Patrick Dixon is a co-producer of Labor History Today with Chris Garlock. Labor History Today is supported by the Metro Washington Council’s Union City Radio and the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University.

Patrick graduated from Georgetown University with a doctoral degree in History in 2015.  His areas of specialization and research interests include the food and restaurant industries, agribusiness, and the nature of work in rural communities. He has also carried out research on public and private sector unionism, the tech industry, and workplace safety, and is presently focused upon new models of university procurement.  

 

About the Labor Radio Podcast Network

Launched in April 2020, the Labor Radio Podcast Network focuses on working class issues that are often overlooked in the corporate-controlled media. The goal of the network is to help raise the voices of working people and strengthen organized labor to demand and achieve better treatment from workplaces and elected officials.

The Labor Radio Podcast Network is both a one-stop shop for audiences looking for labor content and a resource for labor broadcasters and podcasters. Resources include a weekly podcast summarizing shows produced by network members, marketing on social media, a website listing network shows and how audiences can find them, a database for contacting expert guests, access to a private listserv for Network members, and a weekly video call to increase solidarity and support amongst members.

If you are a journalist interested in learning more or if you’re a labor radio or podcast producer and want to join the network, contact us at info@laborradionetwork.org.

Follow the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #LaborRadioPod or visit the website at: https://www.laborradionetwork.org/.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LaborRadioNet/

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/laborradionet

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/laborradionet/

WEEKLY PODCAST NETWORK SUMMARY: https://laborradiopodcastweekly.podbean.com/

 

#LaborRadioPod

#1U

#UnionStrong

 

Video and audio was produced by Evan Matthew Papp of Empathy Media Lab.

78. Power Struggle - Episode 4 - New Years Eve Special & 2020 Recap

78. Power Struggle - Episode 4 - New Years Eve Special & 2020 Recap

January 3, 2021

Welcome to the Power Struggle Podcast where we will be discussing questions around power: Who has it? Who doesn’t? And how we can collectively organize to get it?

Hosted by Jerry Lightfoot and Evan Papp, Episode 4 was recorded on December 31st, 2020 as a New Years Eve Special & 2020 Recap discussing numerous topics including the Nashville Bomber, Runoff in Georgia Election, the Electoral College, the rescue package, presidential pardons, and the 2021 look ahead.

If you like what you hear hit the like button, leave a review, and subscribe to hear future episodes. You can follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #PowerStrugglePodcast and you can find us on all the podcast and social media platforms at empathy media lab.

And we would love to hear from you, whether you agree or disagree, or if we missed something, or suggestions for futures topics of discussion.

77. Simon Sapper of the Union Dues - Labor Radio Podcast Member Spotlight Series

77. Simon Sapper of the Union Dues - Labor Radio Podcast Member Spotlight Series

December 31, 2020

Launched in April 2020, the UnionDues podcast is the UK’s only all-things-union podcast, aimed at not only union reps and activists, but anyone for whom unions are a big part of their lives or the just plain interested.

Host Simon Sapper has extensive industrial relations and employee relations experience as a senior national trade union official for 30 years, with a portfolio of other roles. 

 

About the Labor Radio Podcast Network

Launched in April 2020, the Labor Radio Podcast Network focuses on working class issues that are often overlooked in the corporate-controlled media. The goal of the network is to help raise the voices of working people and strengthen organized labor to demand and achieve better treatment from workplaces and elected officials.

The Labor Radio Podcast Network is both a one-stop shop for audiences looking for labor content and a resource for labor broadcasters and podcasters. Resources include a weekly podcast summarizing shows produced by network members, marketing on social media, a website listing network shows and how audiences can find them, a database for contacting expert guests, access to a private listserv for Network members, and a weekly video call to increase solidarity and support amongst members.

If you are a journalist interested in learning more or if you’re a labor radio or podcast producer and want to join the network, contact us at info@laborradionetwork.org.

Follow the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #LaborRadioPod or visit the website at: https://www.laborradionetwork.org/.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LaborRadioNet/

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/laborradionet

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/laborradionet/

WEEKLY PODCAST NETWORK SUMMARY: https://laborradiopodcastweekly.podbean.com/

 

#LaborRadioPod

#1U

#UnionStrong

 

Video and audio was produced by Evan Matthew Papp of Empathy Media Lab.

76. Jacob Morrison of The Valley Labor Report - Labor Radio Podcast Member Spotlight Series

76. Jacob Morrison of The Valley Labor Report - Labor Radio Podcast Member Spotlight Series

December 30, 2020

The Valley Labor Report, Alabama's ONLY union talk radio show, is a weekly talk radio show airing Saturdays from 9:30AM – 11AM Eastern on WVNN 92.5 FM in Huntsville, Alabama and from 8:00AM – 9:30AM Eastern Sundays on WGOL 920 AM in Russellville, Alabama.

Hosts Jacob Morrison and David Story cover local, state, and national news for workers, by workers. The hosts hope to educate the audience about the power they have through organizing and solidarity.

 

About the Labor Radio Podcast Network

Launched in April 2020, the Labor Radio Podcast Network focuses on working class issues that are often overlooked in the corporate-controlled media. The goal of the network is to help raise the voices of working people and strengthen organized labor to demand and achieve better treatment from workplaces and elected officials.

The Labor Radio Podcast Network is both a one-stop shop for audiences looking for labor content and a resource for labor broadcasters and podcasters. Resources include a weekly podcast summarizing shows produced by network members, marketing on social media, a website listing network shows and how audiences can find them, a database for contacting expert guests, access to a private listserv for Network members, and a weekly video call to increase solidarity and support amongst members.

If you are a journalist interested in learning more or if you’re a labor radio or podcast producer and want to join the network, contact us at info@laborradionetwork.org.

Follow the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #LaborRadioPod or visit the website at: https://www.laborradionetwork.org/.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LaborRadioNet/

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/laborradionet

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/laborradionet/

WEEKLY PODCAST NETWORK SUMMARY: https://laborradiopodcastweekly.podbean.com/

#LaborRadioPod

#1U

#UnionStrong

Video and audio was produced by Evan Matthew Papp of Empathy Media Lab.

75. Gene Lantz of Workers Beat - Labor Radio Podcast Member Spotlight Series

75. Gene Lantz of Workers Beat - Labor Radio Podcast Member Spotlight Series

December 29, 2020

Gene Lantz hosts Workers Beat radio on 89.3fm in Dallas, Texas. Almost everything you see and hear comes from the bosses, or was approved by them. Employees don’t control the movies, the book publishers, TV, or the radio stations. Bosses do. The outlook and opinions of the bosses are expressed, everywhere and all the time. The outlook and opinions of workers get almost no expression. KNON “Workers Beat” talk show is the exception. 

 

About the Labor Radio Podcast Network

Launched in April 2020, the Labor Radio Podcast Network focuses on working class issues that are often overlooked in the corporate-controlled media. The goal of the network is to help raise the voices of working people and strengthen organized labor to demand and achieve better treatment from workplaces and elected officials.

The Labor Radio Podcast Network is both a one-stop shop for audiences looking for labor content and a resource for labor broadcasters and podcasters. Resources include a weekly podcast summarizing shows produced by network members, marketing on social media, a website listing network shows and how audiences can find them, a database for contacting expert guests, access to a private listserv for Network members, and a weekly video call to increase solidarity and support amongst members.

If you are a journalist interested in learning more or if you’re a labor radio or podcast producer and want to join the network, contact us at info@laborradionetwork.org.

Follow the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #LaborRadioPod or visit the website at: https://www.laborradionetwork.org/.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LaborRadioNet/

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/laborradionet

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/laborradionet/

WEEKLY PODCAST NETWORK SUMMARY: https://laborradiopodcastweekly.podbean.com/

#LaborRadioPod

#1U

#UnionStrong

Video and audio was produced by Evan Matthew Papp of Empathy Media Lab.

74. A Better Kind of Politics - Fratelli Tutti Chapter 5 - Belief Street

74. A Better Kind of Politics - Fratelli Tutti Chapter 5 - Belief Street

December 28, 2020

Welcome to Empathy Media Lab’s Belief Street where we’ll be exploring religious concepts through text and scripture, interviews and profiles, and documentaries and films.  

So why do I want to explore religious concepts even though I haven’t been a practicing Catholic for over two decades?

Well, first, I’m appalled at the hypocrites who have hijacked Jesus’ teachings to love our neighbor and treat people the way we want to be treated. 

And as an outsider looking into the internal politics of the Catholic Church, it appears to me that there is civil war raging between a progressive Pope Francis and a very dangerous reactionary faction that sides with the hypocrites previously mentioned.

Ultimately, the outcome of this battle will determine whether it is fear or love that organizes the Holy See.

Fratelli Tutti

For this series of Belief Street, I’ll be reading Fratelli Tutti, which is Pope Francis’ Encyclical subtitled "on fraternity and social friendship.”

The encyclical calls for more human fraternity and solidarity, and is a plea to reject wars.

The document was signed on  October 3rd 2020, on the occasion of Pope Francis's visit to the tomb of his namesake, Saint Francis of Assisi, and was published the following day, on the saint's feast day.

The Catholic Church I went to growing up in Muskegon, Michigan was called St. Francis De Sales and it is one of the strangest concrete structures I’ve ever seen. 

The Sunday experience in that brutalist architectural design made a lasting impression on me that I plan to discuss in coming episodes.

Almost twenty years ago, I also had the pleasure of visiting the town of Assisi in Italy during a solo backpacking trip across Europe at the beginning of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

After a day of exploration, I found a modest campsite at Fontemaggio Assisi not far from the town center, ate a delicious pasta meal with some local red wine, and I still remember that night sleeping on the side a mountain on a clear evening, looking up at the sky and thinking about the deeper questions of our life.

So with an interest in getting back to my roots, for this installment, I’ll be reading Fratelli Tutti, Chapter 5 A Better Kind of Politics. 

73. Marc Bélanger of RadioLabour - Labor Radio Podcast Member Spotlight Series

73. Marc Bélanger of RadioLabour - Labor Radio Podcast Member Spotlight Series

December 28, 2020

Marc Bélanger is the producer and host of RadioLabour with the goal of promoting global communication between labour organizations. The news service is especially focussed on building North-South dialogue by audiocasting reports from and about developing countries, but it also reports on events in developed countries.

 

About the Labor Radio Podcast Network

Launched in April 2020, the Labor Radio Podcast Network focuses on working class issues that are often overlooked in the corporate-controlled media. The goal of the network is to help raise the voices of working people and strengthen organized labor to demand and achieve better treatment from workplaces and elected officials.

 

The Labor Radio Podcast Network is both a one-stop shop for audiences looking for labor content and a resource for labor broadcasters and podcasters. Resources include a weekly podcast summarizing shows produced by network members, marketing on social media, a website listing network shows and how audiences can find them, a database for contacting expert guests, access to a private listserv for Network members, and a weekly video call to increase solidarity and support amongst members.

 

If you are a journalist interested in learning more or if you’re a labor radio or podcast producer and want to join the network, contact us at info@laborradionetwork.org.

 

Follow the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #LaborRadioPod or visit the website at: https://www.laborradionetwork.org/.

 

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LaborRadioNet/

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/laborradionet

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/laborradionet/

WEEKLY PODCAST NETWORK SUMMARY: https://laborradiopodcastweekly.podbean.com/

 

#LaborRadioPod

#1U

#UnionStrong

 

Video and audio was produced by Evan Matthew Papp of Empathy Media Lab.

72. John Andrechak of Laborlines - Labor Radio Podcast Member Spotlight Series

72. John Andrechak of Laborlines - Labor Radio Podcast Member Spotlight Series

December 21, 2020

John William Andrechak hosts Laborlines that focuses on 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/

 

About the Labor Radio Podcast Network

Launched in April 2020, the Labor Radio Podcast Network focuses on working class issues that are often overlooked in the corporate-controlled media. The goal of the network is to help raise the voices of working people and strengthen organized labor to demand and achieve better treatment from workplaces and elected officials.

The Labor Radio Podcast Network is both a one-stop shop for audiences looking for labor content and a resource for labor broadcasters and podcasters. Resources include a weekly podcast summarizing shows produced by network members, marketing on social media, a website listing network shows and how audiences can find them, a database for contacting expert guests, access to a private listserv for Network members, and a weekly video call to increase solidarity and support amongst members.

If you are a journalist interested in learning more or if you’re a labor radio or podcast producer and want to join the network, contact us at info@laborradionetwork.org.

Follow the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #LaborRadioPod or visit the website at: https://www.laborradionetwork.org/.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LaborRadioNet/

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/laborradionet

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/laborradionet/

WEEKLY PODCAST NETWORK SUMMARY: https://laborradiopodcastweekly.podbean.com/

#LaborRadioPod

#1U

#UnionStrong

Video and audio was produced by Evan Matthew Papp of Empathy Media Lab.

71. A Heart Open to the Whole World - Fratelli Tutti Chapter 4 - Belief Street

71. A Heart Open to the Whole World - Fratelli Tutti Chapter 4 - Belief Street

December 21, 2020

“...no one people, culture or individual can achieve everything on its own: to attain fulfillment in life we need others. An awareness of our own limitations and incompleteness, far from being a threat, becomes the key to envisaging and pursuing a common project. For man is a limited being who is himself limitless.”

Welcome to Empathy Media Lab’s Belief Street where we’ll be exploring religious concepts through text and scripture, interviews and profiles, and documentaries and films.  

So why do I want to explore religious concepts even though I haven’t been a practicing Catholic for over two decades?

Well, first, I’m appalled at the hypocrites who have hijacked Jesus’ teachings to love our neighbor and treat people the way we want to be treated. 

And as an outsider looking into the internal politics of the Catholic Church, it appears to me that there is civil war raging between a progressive Pope Francis and a very dangerous reactionary faction that sides with the hypocrites previously mentioned.

Ultimately, the outcome of this battle will determine whether it is fear or love that organizes the Holy See.

Fratelli Tutti

For this series of Belief Street, I’ll be reading Fratelli Tutti, which is Pope Francis’ Encyclical subtitled "on fraternity and social friendship.”

The encyclical calls for more human fraternity and solidarity, and is a plea to reject wars.

The document was signed on  October 3rd 2020, on the occasion of Pope Francis's visit to the tomb of his namesake, Saint Francis of Assisi, and was published the following day, on the saint's feast day.

The Catholic Church I went to growing up in Muskegon, Michigan was called St. Francis De Sales and it is one of the strangest concrete structures I’ve ever seen. 

The Sunday experience in that brutalist architectural design made a lasting impression on me that I plan to discuss in coming episodes.

Almost twenty years ago, I also had the pleasure of visiting the town of Assisi in Italy during a solo backpacking trip across Europe at the beginning of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

After a day of exploration, I found a modest campsite at Fontemaggio Assisi not far from the town center, ate a delicious pasta meal with some local red wine, and I still remember that night sleeping on the side a mountain on a clear evening, looking up at the sky and thinking about the deeper questions of our life.

So with an interest in getting back to my roots, for this installment, I’ll be reading Fratelli Tutti, Chapter 4 A Heart Open to the Whole World

70. Dan Golodner of Tales from the Reuther Library - Labor Radio Podcast Member Spotlight Series

70. Dan Golodner of Tales from the Reuther Library - Labor Radio Podcast Member Spotlight Series

December 20, 2020

“...the klan almost took over Detroit..not only was Detroit a mecca for industrialists who wanted to keep power to themselves and one way to keep power is to produce hate but you have so many immigrants coming in the [19] 20s and 30s that they mistrust each other and to mistrust each other you use hate against each other. And one thing to use is also terrorism…”

Tales from the Reuther Library is a production of the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Host, Dan Golodner is an Archivist at the Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University. 

The Reuther Library is the largest labor archives in North America and is home to the collections of numerous unions and labor-related organizations. Its collection strengths extend to the political and community life of urban and metropolitan Detroit, the civil rights movement in Michigan and nationally, and women’s struggles in the workplace. 

The Reuther Library is also the home of the Wayne State University Archives, established by the Board of Governors in 1958 in recognition of the importance and permanent value of the University’s official files, records, and documents.

The Reuther Library was established as the Labor History Archives at Wayne State University in 1960, with the goal of collecting and preserving original source materials relating to the development of the American labor movement. In 1975, the Walter P. Reuther Library was constructed with funds given to Wayne State University by the United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, and through a supplementary grant from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. A later gift from the UAW funded the construction of the library’s Leonard Woodcock Wing, completed in 1991.

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69. Envisaging and Engendering an Open World - Fratelli Tutti Chapter 3 - Belief Street

69. Envisaging and Engendering an Open World - Fratelli Tutti Chapter 3 - Belief Street

December 20, 2020

"...the story of a man assaulted by thieves and lying injured on the wayside. Several persons passed him by, but failed to stop. These were people holding important social positions, yet lacking in real concern for the common good."

Welcome to Empathy Media Lab’s Belief Street where we’ll be exploring religious concepts through text and scripture, interviews and profiles, and documentaries and films.  

So why do I want to explore religious concepts even though I haven’t been a practicing Catholic for over two decades?

Well, first, I’m appalled at the hypocrites who have hijacked Jesus’ teachings to love our neighbor and treat people the way we want to be treated. 

And as an outsider looking into the internal politics of the Catholic Church, it appears to me that there is civil war raging between a progressive Pope Francis and a very dangerous reactionary faction that sides with the hypocrites previously mentioned.

Ultimately, the outcome of this battle will determine whether it is fear or love that organizes the Holy See.

Fratelli Tutti

For this series of Belief Street, I’ll be reading Fratelli Tutti, which is Pope Francis’ Encyclical subtitled "on fraternity and social friendship.”

The encyclical calls for more human fraternity and solidarity, and is a plea to reject wars.

The document was signed on  October 3rd 2020, on the occasion of Pope Francis's visit to the tomb of his namesake, Saint Francis of Assisi, and was published the following day, on the saint's feast day.

The Catholic Church I went to growing up in Muskegon, Michigan was called St. Francis De Sales and it is one of the strangest concrete structures I’ve ever seen. 

The Sunday experience in that brutalist architectural design made a lasting impression on me that I plan to discuss in coming episodes.

Almost twenty years ago, I also had the pleasure of visiting the town of Assisi in Italy during a solo backpacking trip across Europe at the beginning of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

After a day of exploration, I found a modest campsite at Fontemaggio Assisi not far from the town center, ate a delicious pasta meal with some local red wine, and I still remember that night sleeping on the side a mountain on a clear evening, looking up at the sky and thinking about the deeper questions of our life.

So with an interest in getting back to my roots, for this installment, I’ll be reading Fratelli Tutti, Chapter 3 Envisaging and Engendering an Open World.

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