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What You Should Read

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What You Should Read

Kelly Hager, Julia Hall, Rachael Hall

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Friends Julia, Kelly, and Rachael discuss the newest books, trends and their never-ending TBR stacks. There will be laughs, great recommendations, and possibly (definitely) some spoilers. Tune in weekly and find out why these three have entirely ruined their dispositions with books. Want us to let you know what YOU should read? Fill out our google form and we'll recommend something to you on the podcast! https://forms.gle/QkN4uFtBTjnsGom88
 
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Earthwise

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Earthwise

Martin and Lois Griffiths

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Produced at PlainsFM. Every Earthwise programme features a discussion on conservation, environment or peace with justice. The interview might be with a local Cantabrian, with someone in a different part of the country, or a distinguished person from overseas. Broadcast on the first and third Monday evening at 9pm repeated the following Wednesday at 9:30am. The choice of topics varies considerably. Earthwise hopes that people who are especially interested in conservation will also find peace ...
 
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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Connecticut AFL-CIO President Ed Hawthorne joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed bipartisan legislation passed by the Connecticut House of Representatives to give workers the right to leave captive audience meetings. He also talked about a bill passed by the Connecticut state legislature to provide pandemic pay for essential w…
 
Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dorsey Hager made his monthly appearance on the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the impact the $20 billion Intel plant will have on Ohio’s economy. Joyce Goldstein, a Labor and Employee Benefits Lawyer at Joyce Goldstein & Associates, joine…
 
National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) Communications Manager Melissa Moriarty joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and talked about The Dirty Dozen report, which chronicles unsafe working conditions in workplaces across the U.S. She also discussed the WorkedUp initiative and efforts to chronicle COVID-19 workp…
 
UNITE HERE Local 26 President Carlos Aramayo joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and shared how his Union doubled its membership in five years and why the hotel industry has used the labor shortage as an excuse to downgrade service. Central Mississippi Labor Council President John Smith appeared on the AWF Union Podcast and talked about t…
 
Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 4 Administrative Director Frank Mathews joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed a recent White House meeting between President Biden and union organizers, the CWA’s Campaign to Organize Digital Employees and the Affordable Interconnectivity Program.…
 
Hey Should-Heads! We're discussing one of our favorite authors today and doing a deep dive into Jennifer Weiner and her backlist. We've all read her for years and we discuss our favorites, when we started reading her and, of course, where you should start if you haven't read her already. (There's no bad option there.) Look for the books mentioned i…
 
Kendall Martin, General Vice-President of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the beneficial Project Labor Agreement signed between NABTU and Ørsted to construct the company’s U.S. offshore wind farms. Jessica Podhola, Directo…
 
Josh and Kelly are joined by friend of the pod Allison Dickson to discuss the Supreme Court draft that leaked recently that will likely overturn Roe v. Wade. This is an unusual episode in that we focus on the real life horror (which, as it happens, we can't turn off). There is a lot of swearing and some crying. This is not an edited episode; you wi…
 
Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 169 Business Manager Richard “Skip” Daly and Assistant Business Manager Eloy Jara joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed how a labor shortage in parts of Nevada has encouraged more contractors to hire union workers due to the reliable workforce organized labor can prov…
 
Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bernie Burnham joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed how her state federation is building a program to elect union members to public office, financial bonuses for Minnesota’s essential workers and recent union organizing wins across the state. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined the AWF Union Podc…
 
Iron Workers Local 477 Business Manager Jeb Miles joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed his Local’s efforts to grow its apprenticeship program to help meet demand created by the current construction boom in Huntsville, Ala. United Labor Agency (ULA) Executive Director David Megenhardt joined the podcast and discussed new job o…
 
Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed two of the state AFL-CIO’s endorsements in Ohio’s Primary Election. He also provided an update on the process to approve redistricting maps in Ohio following numerous rejections by the Ohio Supreme Court due to gerrymandering. Glenn Kelly, President of the …
 
Hi, Should-Heads! Mother's Day is almost here and we've got some great books to give your mom (and a book for yourself if this is a hard day). Julia: The Midnight Library (Matt Haig) Kelly: City of Girls (Elizabeth Gilbert) and Tiny Beautiful Things (Cheryl Strayed) Rachael: The Gilded Hour and Where the Light Enters (Sara Donati) and The Four Wind…
 
Northwest Florida Federation of Labor President James Lingley joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the political divide among the working class, and how workers can find common ground through “bread and butter” issues such as financial security, healthcare and retirement. Erik Shilling, a member of Writers Guild of America Ea…
 
Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) Local 59 President Greta Callahan joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the unions success after a nearly three - week strike. Steve Rosenfled, Chief Correspondent from the Independent Media Institution, discussed how over 80 election-denying candidates are running for public office in …
 
AFL-CIO Director of Government Affairs Bill Samuel joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and explained why he thinks U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin may be willing to revisit parts of the “Build Back Better” budget resolution bill in revamped legislation. He also talked about Congress reconciling legislation to fund domestic semiconductor chip manufa…
 
Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the need to include tax incentives for mechanical insulation in revamped legislation similar to the “Build Back Better” budget reconciliation bill. Teamsters Organizer Amber Angerer was today’s …
 
Tom Buffenbarger, an Independent Labor Voice, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and talked about the Securing a Strong Retirement Act (H.R. 2954) and the need to strengthen Social Security and Medicare in order to help working class baby boomers prepare for retirement. United Auto Workers (UAW) Legislative Director Josh Nassar was today…
 
We can't believe it's almost May already, and you know what that means: most anticipated time! There are so many great books coming out, and it's going to be another Very Expensive Month. May 3 will especially be a Very Expensive Tuesday. Good luck to all of us. Look for the books mentioned in this episode on Libro.fm by using our affiliate link. W…
 
Ironworkers Local 89 Political Coordinator Joe Zahorik joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed his political run for Iowa State Senate District 39. AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department President Greg Regan was today’s second guest, and he discussed how precision scheduled railroading exacerbated the supply chain crisis and s…
 
Chris Martin, Professor of Digital Journalism at University of Northern Iowa and a contributing write to Working Class Perspectives, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed one of his recent blogs, which explored the impact of unfettered global trade on American manufacturing. United Steelworkers International Affairs Director B…
 
Malcolm Harris, a contributing writer for The Nation, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed one of his recent articles, which explores how the organizing approach for lower wage workers has found recent success, by using less traditional tactics. Pat Gallagher, President of the North Coast Area Labor Federation and United Stee…
 
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 3283 Executive Vice President Laurie Glicker joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed how cuts to Veteran Affairs care facilities will affect veteran healthcare. She also spoke about potential pay raises to federal employees under the FAIR Act. Today’s second guest was Spri…
 
Ohio Federation of Teachers (OFT) President Melissa Cropper joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the successful organizing campaign of charter school, Menlo Academy teaching staff, Ohio House Bill 616 and two OFT members running for seats on the Board of the State Teachers Retirement System. Shawn McDonnell, West Central Flor…
 
Hey Should-Heads! We're joined by author Sara Paretsky, author of the V.I. Warshawski series! Her next book, Overboard, will be out May 10; the others are available now wherever books are sold. Follow Sara Paretsky: Website: https://saraparetsky.com/ Preorder Overboard: https://saraparetsky.com/books/novels/overboard/ Twitter: @SaraParetsky Faceboo…
 
James Slevin, President of the Utility Workers Union of America joined the AWF Union Podcast and discussed why utility companies are on the lookout for cyber security threats, but more needs to be done to enhance security. International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 Business Manager Greg Lalevee also appeared on the show and discussed two …
 
Josh and Kelly discuss the new release X (available to rent across streaming platforms). Topics include aging, sex, feminism, music, body positivity and the difficulties of maintaining an honest relationship when you also have a tendency to murder people. There are spoilers throughout this episode. Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/PressPlayS…
 
Jeff Stoffer, Media and Communications Director for The American Legion, joined the America’s Work Force Union podcast and discussed the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act, the Ukraine War and the need to expedite special immigrant VISAs for Afghans who supported the U.S. during the war. Executive Director of The Alliance for Retired Ameri…
 
Laborers' International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 1776 Business Manager and Secretary-Treasurer Ben Banchs joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed Dual Status Technicians and why this status should be changed to better safeguard the rights of federal workers he represents. Ironworkers Local 92 Business Manager and Fin…
 
Scott Paul, President of The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the return of manufacturing jobs to the U.S., as many of these jobs are now union. He also talked about the Bipartisan Innovation Act and President Biden’s efforts to strengthen the Buy America Act. Laborers' Internati…
 
Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 4 Administrative Director Frank Mathews joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed a recent win by CWA Local 4502 workers in Columbus, Ohio who were awarded hero pay and a vaccine reward from the City. He also commended NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo’s recent push to make capt…
 
Hey Should-Heads! We're discussing one of our favorite authors today and doing a deep dive into Marian Keyes and her backlist. We've all read her for years and we discuss our favorites, when we started reading her and, of course, where you should start if you haven't read her already. (Our first choice for you is Rachel's Holiday; our second is any…
 
Laborer's International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 324 Vice President and Business Representative Treston Shull joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed how renewable energy projects and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has created an exciting time for construction unions in California. Keith Combs, President …
 
American Federation of Teachers Mississippi (AFT-MS) President Geraldine Bender joined the America’s Work Force Union podcast and discussed the struggle to raise teacher pay in Mississippi amidst an ongoing teacher shortage across the state. Labor Lawyer Joyce Goldstein was today’s second guest and addressed a memo by Jennifer Abruzzo, National Lab…
 
Iron Workers International District Representative Vince DiDonato joined the America’s Work Force Union podcast and discussed efforts by workers in Illinois to unionize, and how their effort could lead to the reinstatement of a 1949 NLRB decision that can benefit Union organizing nationwide. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) was today’s second guest…
 
Shaun Richman, contributor to In These Times magazine, appeared on the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the successful vote by workers at a Staten Island Amazon Fulfillment Center to unionize and how it may change the labor movement. National Postal Mail Handlers Union Local 322 President Kelly Dickey was today’s second guest. She e…
 
Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and explained why Ohio’s redistricting mess will force the state to hold two Primary Elections, costing taxpayers an additional $30 million. Maine AFL-CIO President Cynthia Phinney was today’s second podcast guest and she talked about the creation of the Maine Labor Clim…
 
We're joined by our friends Ben, Keith and Brad from the Movies & a Meal podcast to discuss the horror-adjacent movie Assault on Precinct 13! It's John Carpenter's second movie and it's very fun to discuss. Follow Movies & a Meal: Subscribe to Movies & a Meal: https://t.co/DILJujXenx (they're also on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify and anywhere e…
 
Hey Should-Heads! We're joined by author Chris Holm; his new book Child Zero is out in May and you definitely need to read it. Follow Chris Holm: Website: https://chrisfholm.blogspot.com/ Preorder Child Zero: https://chrisfholm.blogspot.com/p/child-zero.html Twitter: @chrisfholm Instagram: @chrisholmbooks His cats' Instagram: @dashiellandmoxie Foll…
 
Southeastern North Carolina Central Labor Council President Herb Harton joined the America’s Work Force Union podcast and discussed how unions offer a solution to what he described as the nation’s “runaway inequality,” by providing workers a pathway to the middle class. Scott Heric was today’s second guest and spoke about his company, Unionly, and …
 
Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dorsey Hager joined the America’s Work Force Union podcast and discussed what the $20 billion Intel project will mean for Ohio’s building trades. He also talked about the need to expand the Building Futures and Driving Futures programs due to the need to st…
 
LiUNA Local 157 President and Assistant Business Manager Glenn Marek joined the America’s Work Force Union podcast and discussed how renewable energy projects and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act are creating a “Golden Age” for construction workers in the upstate New York area. Georgia AFL-CIO Business Manager Charlie Flemming also appear…
 
LiUNA Local 1095 Business Manager Matt Gonzales joined the America’s Work Force Union podcast and discussed the Build Better Program and how it positively affects contractors and creates union jobs in the City of Austin. IBEW local 903 Business Manager Brian McMurry was the second guest on today’s show and he talked about one advantage of organizin…
 
We had an absolute blast discussing Event Horizon with Chris Hanada and Tanner Kling (from Retrofit). Their series Breakwater is on Snapchat; you'll definitely want to check that out! As always, there are spoilers in this episode. (Also a discussion of actual haunted things/places we've experienced.) Also, there is a part in this where Kelly refers…
 
LaborLab Secretary-Treasurer Bob Funk joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and spoke about the organization’s efforts to create the largest and most comprehensive union-busting tracking system. Phillip Glover, District 3 National Vice President of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) was today’s second guest, and he expla…
 
We can't believe it's almost April already, and you know what that means: most anticipated time! There are so many great books coming out, and it's going to be another Very Expensive Month. Look for the books mentioned in this episode on Libro.fm by using our affiliate link. When you buy using this link, you are supporting the podcast! AND if you u…
 
LiUNA LOCAL 81 Vice-President and Field Representative Corey Campbell joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed efforts to expand the Local’s apprenticeship programs due to expected job creation from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department President Greg Regan also appeared on the show …
 
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