WRFG Labor Forum program for Monday, April 16
On Monday, Ap. 16, The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM welcomes Ken Mitchell and Linda Pogue, both with Disability Link who are members of a coalition, Us Protecting Us, formed to respond the the high number of people with disabilities that are killed by police.
The shooting of Air Force veteran, Anthony Hill by officer Robert Olsen on March 9, 2015 while the young man was naked and acting erratically outside his Chamblee apartment, brought together a diverse cross-section of community members to envision another way to keep people safe.
Mitchell and Pogue will also talk about the upcoming Ap. 23 court proceedings for Robert Olsen, indicted on various charges including murder in the killing of unarmed Anthony Hill.
This interview will be conducted from 4:15-4:30.
At 4:30, Traci Drummond and Andrew Reisinger will be in the studio to inform the Labor Forum audience of events marking the 50th anniversary of the Great Speckled Bird, an Atlanta underground newspaper that reflected the changing political and cultural times. Scholars from many fields make use of the Labor Archives at GSU to research and examine the interplay of hard-hitting articles on war, police brutality and worker struggles with counterculture content and artwork that characterized the Bird.Some of the paper staff went on to help found and establish WRFG in 1973 as a progressive, community radio station.
The Labor Forum airs every Monday from 4-5pm on WRFG 89.3FM. For additional information, please see wrfglaborforum.org