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Steve Levitt, the iconoclastic University of Chicago economist and co-author of the Freakonomics book series, tracks down other high achievers and asks questions that only he would think to ask. Guests include all-time Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, WNBA champion Sue Bird, Operation Warp Speed chief Moncef Slaoui, and neuroscientist/actress Mayim Bialik. People I (Mostly) Admire is a production of the Freakonomics Radio Network.
 
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A lighthearted, laid back podcast about the public television classic, Arthur. Eli Gross and Chris Huling laugh their way through the episodes while sharing their perspectives, soaking up the nostalgia, and doing a few goofs and bits here and there. We've also improvised/pitched some of our own episode ideas called "Elwood Extras." No swears here folks, we're keeping it wholesome. New episodes every two weeks! Artwork by Tori Nelson Intro music from Arthur, performed by Ziggy Marley and The ...
 
America's Work Force Union Podcast provides a clear and unfiltered voice for the working people of America. Radio veteran Ed “Flash” Ferenc leads the discussion with a focus on topics that include the impact of labor unions in America, workers’ rights, legislative actions and labor-management relations. Featured guests include various labor leaders, politicians, journalists and more. America's Work Force Union Podcast provides updates and information from sources around the United States and ...
 
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IBEW Local 223 Business Manager and Financial Secretary Doug Nelson made his debut on today’s episode of the AWF Union Podcast. He discussed how Local 223 members are training to install electric vehicle charging stations. He also discussed other parts of the infrastructure bill and how they will help Massachusetts. Lastly, he talked about an offsh…
 
Brianna Maitland was last seen on March 19, 2004 after she clocked out of her shift at the Black Lantern Inn in Montgomery, VT. She has not been seen since. Brianna is described as a white female, 5’3”-5’5”, with brown hair and brown eyes. Her left nostril is pierced, and she has a faint scar on her left eyebrow to her forehead. She goes by Bri and…
 
Metal Trades Department President Jimmy Hart was featured on today’s episode of the AWF Union Podcast. He spoke about fixing the ongoing supply chain issues in the U.S. through the creation of a maritime highway, revitalization of U.S. ports and American companies purchasing foreign ships to replenish their U.S. fleet. He also discussed the budget …
 
Jane is in her element this week, talking about the topic closest to her heart . . . beer. She gives Sue a lesson in hops, brewing and tasting along with the experts from Cellar Head and Gadd’s. Want to know the difference between IPA, pale ale, lager and stout? What food pairings work well with beer and the difference between Kentish hops and the …
 
You may need to find your closest homie and grab their hand for this episode. And make sure you use ALL your fingers to keep that grasp strong! We talk about DARE’s unpopular attack on diseases, the prevalence of space prayer in Star Trek, and how pranks ought to be pulled. All this and more on the Magic School Bus...wait... Send us feedback! sugar…
 
In this episode we discuss a nurse charged for making fake COVID-19 Vaccine Cards, an Arizona cop who fatally shot a disabled man, and a Texas man sentenced to nine years in prison for applying for and receiving illegal PPP loans. 🌎 ATTRIBUTION: ‣ Intro/Outro Music: Jay_You on freesound (https://bit.ly/3GhLD3D) ‣ Intro Sound Effects: ‣ 1: FractalSt…
 
He’s tried to shake up the status quo — as a Democratic presidential candidate, a New York City mayoral candidate, and now the founder of the Forward party. Will his third try be the charm? Andrew talks with Steve about what it’s like to lose an election and why a third political party might be the best chance for avoiding a new civil war.…
 
AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond joined today’s episode of the AWF Union Podcast to discuss the Build Back Better budget reconciliation bill and its chances of passing. He also spoke about the recent spike in union workers going on strike. Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dorsey Ha…
 
Washington-Baltimore News Guild President Fatima Hussein was the featured guest on today’s episode of the America’s Work Force Union Podcast. She discussed how the Washington-Baltimore News Guild works to set standards when negotiating first contracts. She also explained the tactics employers are using to get workers to return to the office after w…
 
Kristen Marie Galvan was just 15 yearsold when she was last seen at her grandmother's home in Spring, Texas on January 2, 2020. Family members say she was lured out of her family’s home and has not been seen or heard from since. If you have any information regarding Kristen's disappearance, please contact the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office at 9…
 
Maritime Trades Department Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dan Duncan joined the AWF Union Podcast today to discuss the ongoing supply chain issue. He said the administration has executed and laid out future plans to further improve the situation. Cleveland Better Business Bureau President Sue McConnell was also featured on today’s episode. She warne…
 
Roofers Local 65 President Taylor Nelson joined today’s edition of the America's Work Force Union Podcast. He spoke about Local 65, a jurisdictional dispute between the Roofers and Carpenters Unions and the Local’s apprenticeship program. Florida Education Association (FEA) President Andrew Spar was also featured on today’s episode. He discussed st…
 
In this episode we discuss a New Jersey cop covering up killing a pedestrian, a young boy is vomited on during a rugby game and Barbados get their first president and replace Queen Elizabeth as Head of State. 🌎 ATTRIBUTION: ‣ Intro/Outro Music: Jay_You on freesound (https://bit.ly/3GhLD3D) ‣ Intro Sound Effects: ‣ 1: FractalStudios on freesound (ht…
 
Scott Paul, Executive Director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing was today’s first guest on the AWF Union Podcast. He discussed how the bipartisan infrastructure bill could create thousands of jobs in construction, installation and manufacturing. He also spoke about a “Made in America” gift guide for the holiday season. Wisconsin Democracy…
 
Everyone agrees that massive deforestation is an environmental disaster. But most of the standard solutions — scolding the Brazilians, invoking universal morality — ignore the one solution that might actually work. Originally released on Freakonomics Radio, Steve gives an update on what’s happened in the two years since this episode first ran.…
 
United Steelworkers Rapid Response Coordinator for District 1 Tiffany McKee was the first featured guest on today's edition of the AWF Union Podcast. Also featured on the podcast today was Associate Director of the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University and contributor to Working Class Perspectives Lane Windh…
 
On April 9, 2009, Alyssa McLemore lived with her mother and grandmother in Kent, Washington when her grandmother last spoke to her on the phone at 6:30 p.m. She has never been heard from again. Alyssa is described as a black and indigenous female with black hair and brown eyes. She is 5'1" to 5'3" tall and weighs 130 pounds. Alyssa was 21 years old…
 
Government Affairs Director of the AFL-CIO Bill Samuel was the first featured guest today on the AWF Union Podcast. Also featured on the podcast today was LiUNA Minnesota and North Dakota Research Manager Lucas Franco. He discussed wage theft in Minnesota's construction industry and the negative impact of the misclassification of workers.…
 
Mechanical Insulators LMCT Executive Director Pete Ielmini joined the AWF Union Podcast to discuss how mechanical insulators improve a building’s energy efficiency by properly installing mechanical insulation. He also advocated for apprenticeship and the promotion of the trades to high school students who may not want to go to college. Internationa…
 
Tom Buffenbarger, an Independent Labor Observer, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the uptick in workers changing jobs. He linked this phenomenon to the COVID-19 pandemic and the havoc it wreaked on the job market. He also gave an update on members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 588…
 
Illinois AFL-CIO President Tim Drea was the first guest on today’s episode of the America’s Work Force Union Podcast. He spoke about the AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust and how it benefits workers. He also discussed how the recently passed infrastructure bill will benefit Illinois residents. Transportation Workers Union of America International P…
 
Bill Horan talks to Evie Brooks, founder of MY PANAMA VACATION REALTY, about how to invest in real estate. Evie will discuss how investors can achieve a positive cash flow from real estate, why she invests in Panama, what land owners and investors should look at before investing in foreign real estate and typical mistakes investors make.…
 
Vegan chocolate? Is it a thing? It certainly is. Sue and Jane are bowled over by two producers who’ve been making vegan products for decades, well before ‘plant-based’ went mainstream. Apparently, milk chocolate (and some dark chocolate) contains milk powder which means they’re unsuitable for vegans. Not these delicious bites though.…
 
ESA's senior science advisor Mark McCaughrean joins Space Boffins Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham to enthuse about the most powerful space telescope ever built. And NASA astronaut Jessica Meir discusses coming back from the ISS to a world in the grip of Covid-19, her first all women space walk, and her preparations as part of the Artemis astronau…
 
Remember that nursery rhyme about snake assassins? If it's in the chaff, grab that staff. If it's not... DON'T TOUCH IT. Enjoy our ideas on OT vampire hunters, our unique solution to political strife, and our constant love and affection for Barnes, secret agent and yo-yo master. Send us feedback! sugarbowlpod@gmail.com - @sugarbowlpod facebook.com/…
 
He’s an M.I.T. cosmologist, physicist, and machine-learning expert, and once upon a time, almost an economist. Max and Steve continue their conversation about the existential threats facing humanity, and what Max is doing to mitigate our risk. The co-founder of the Future of Life Institute thinks that artificial intelligence can be the greatest thi…
 
American Legion Media and Communications Director Jeff Stoffer was the first guest on today’s episode of the AWF Union Podcast. He highlighted some of the featured stories in the December edition of the American Legion Magazine, including stories about public healthcare systems and the attack on Pearl Harbor. Alliance for Retired Americans Executiv…
 
The Nation Magazine contributing writer David Leshtz was the first featured guest on the AWF Union Podcast today. He spoke about the John Deere strike in Iowa and how members of the community and other labor unions showed support to the striking workers. Also featured on the AWF Union Podcast was United Steelworkers (USW) District Director Pat Gall…
 
Revisit the story of Trevor Michael Nichols on the four year anniversary of his disappearance. He is still actively missing and authorities need your help to bring Trevor home. Trevor Nichols was last seen on November 17, 2017 in Syracuse, New York. Trevor was 24 years old at the time of his disappearance. He is a white male with brown hair and gre…
 
Sheet Metal ITI Program Administrator Mike Harris was today’s first AWF Union Podcast guest. In the midst of National Apprenticeship Week, he spoke about the benefits of a registered apprenticeship program. He also explained how apprentices can earn college credits while completing an apprenticeship program. Plumbers Local 55 President Doreen Canno…
 
Ohio Federation of Teachers President Melissa Cropper was the first guest on today’s episode of the America’s Work Force Union Podcast. She spoke about teachers getting “May tired” in November, causing them to feel burnt out. She also discussed how well-funded campaigns dominated recent school board elections nationwide. Also featured on today’s ep…
 
Join for the final episode of our three part series on Bob Durst, the trial for the murder of Susan Berman, and possible other victims. Lynne Kathryn Schulze was last seen on December 10, 1971 in Middlebury, VT. Lynne is a white female with light brown hair and blue eyes. She was 5'3" and 115 pounds at the time of her disappearance. If you have any…
 
In this episode we discuss Austria locking down the country for the unvaccinated, Google removes inappropriate reviews of Jeffery Epstein’s private island, rock band, Brass Against frontwoman pees on fan’s face during a live show, and a cyclist sues the dad of a young girl he knocked over. 🌎 ATTRIBUTION: ‣ Intro/Outro Music: Jay_You on freesound (h…
 
United Association Veterans in Piping Program Administrator and Training Specialist Mike Hazard kicked off National Apprenticeship Week as the first guest on today’s episode of the AWF Union Podcast. He spoke about what the UA VIP Program is and how it helps military members transitioning back into civilian life learn pipe trades skills. Rhode Isla…
 
How likely is it that this conversation is happening in more than one universe? Should we worry more about Covid or about nuclear war? Is economics a form of “intellectual prostitution?” Steve discusses these questions, and more, with Max, an M.I.T cosmologist, physicist, and machine-learning expert — who was once almost an economist. He also tells…
 
AFGE District 6 National Vice President Arnold Scott was the first guest on today’s America’s Work Force Union Podcast. He spoke about President Biden rescinding Trump-era executive orders that curbed collective bargaining rights for federal employees and keeping the government operational. Also featured today on the AWF Union Podcast was United Au…
 
On today’s Veterans Day edition of the AWF Union Podcast, Union Veterans Council Executive Director Will Attig spoke about when he returned from Iraq and found a career in the building trades. He also spoke about the unfortunate circumstances in which some veterans were being deported after seeking citizenship through U.S. Military service. Interna…
 
Monique Santiago was just 11 years old when she disappeared from her apartment in Albany, NY on March 2, 1990. She has never been seen again. Monique is described as a hispanic female with black hair and brown eyes. She was 4’11” and 90 lbs at the time she disappeared. Monqiue has gaps between her teeth and has a birthmark on the back of her right …
 
Good Jobs First Communications Director Arlene Martinez was the first guest on today’s episode of AWF Union Podcast. She discussed grants being given to companies who invest in electric vehicle manufacturing done in So-Called “Right to Work” states and more. International Union of Operating Engineers Local 95 Business Manager/Financial Secretary Ke…
 
Communications Workers of America District 4 Administrative Director Frank Mathews joined today’s episode of AWF Union Podcast. He discussed how broadband infrastructure improvements could result in a resurgence in rural parts of the country. He also discussed a group of call center workers organizing for better healthcare benefits. United Steelwor…
 
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