Audios of Weekly WRFG Labor Forum Programs
WRFG Labor Forum programs are available to stream and download at the following links.
March 18, 2019 Spring Pledge Drive! Students from KSUnited on the struggle against racist events on campus, Jacklyn Izrael (Domestic Workers Alliance) on uplifting wages for housekeepers, nannies, and home care workers
August 20, 2018 History: Nat Turner. Update on the Anthony Hill murder trial. Us Protecting Us. Ramsey Abdullah, Ready Reserve Cargo agent for Delta, discusses the struggle for a Union.
July 02, 2018 Troy Walcott, IBEW Local #3 and Lovette Kargo-Thompson, Atlanta leader of BAJI (Black Alliance for Just Immigration)
June 4, 2018
May 28, 2018 African Liberation Day and excerpts from Baba Mukasa’s speech given during the Atlanta ceremony. Sheila Bennet, President of the Driver and Monitor Advisory Board, discusses Dekalb Bus Driver Strike.
April 16, 2018: Winnie Mandela Pt. 2 read by Dawn Oneal. Ken Mitchell and Linda Pogue from disABILITY LINK discuss the formation of US Protecting US in response to the police murder of people with disabilities. Traci Drummond, GSU Southern Labor Archives, and Andrew Reisinger, Graduate Student and Oral History archivist, discuss events for the 50th anniversary of The Great Speckled Bird.
April 09, 2018 Endless War, Imperialism and Syria. Dawn shares history of Winnie Mandela. Marshall Rancifer, Justice For All Coalition and Outreach Coordinator for Metro Atlanta Taskforce for the Homeless, discusses struggles related to homelessness in Atlanta.
April 02, 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King and the Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike. Oklahoma City teachers strike. Erica Iheme, AFSCME, calls in from Memphis for “I AM 2018” Campaign. Linda Willis, an organizer for Poor People’s Campaign, discusses the history of the campaign and the intentions moving forward.
March 26, 2018: Dawn Oneal reads an essay on police violence, Stephon Clark, and student walkout critique. Marnie Bell Ferguson discusses Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and the US’s inadequacies in providing substantial and lasting aid
March 19, 2018 His/Her/Theirstory: Marielle Franco. Neil Gluckman, IATSE #927, and his son Eric, discuss the Decatur High School Walk Out. ATU #732 member Nikita Howard, and former Senator Vincent Fort discuss developments in the expansion of public transportation in Atlanta.
March 12, 2018 His/Her/Theirstory: Iya Fulani Sunni-Ali. Yvonne Jones from Detroit, discusses conference against austerity measures. Erica Iheme, AFSCME, discusses the “I AM 2018” campaign
February 27, 2018 His/Her/Theirstory: Erica Garner and Muhiydin Moye. Stanley Smalls, ATU Local 732, discusses February 14th MARTA Mobility Strike
February 19, 2018 His/Her/Theirstory: Radical Black Peace Activism. Dante Strabino discusses Durham trials for Aug 14 Confederate statue toppling. Ebone Williams, North North Georgia Labor Council, discusses February 24th event Working Peoples Town Hall and Janus vs AFSCME
January 29, 2018 His/Her/Theirstory: Patrisse Khan-Cullors. Raymond Partolan discusses DACA. UAW #869 Executive Board member, Martha Grevatt calls in to discuss what workers should know about the fraudulent Honduran elections
January 15, 2018 His/Her/Theirstory: Dr. King and Labor Organizing. Greg Fan of AFSCME Local 3 and comrades discuss fight for wage increase in Dekalb County. Audio from prisoner and inormation of Florida prison strike, Operation PUSH.
January 8, 2018 His/Her/Theirstory: Founding of African National Congress. Raul Jiminez of Durham discusses toppling Confederate monument and upcoming trial. Marshall Rancifer discusses homeless outreach during cold and difficult temperatures as well as the struggle to provide necessary resources
December 4, 2017 His/Her/Theirstory: Movement Against Sexual Harassment; Review of previous weeks event; Olivia (9 to 5 Working Woman) discuss Sexual Harassment and Workplace Descrimination and Nation Hot Line (1-800-522-0925)
November 20, 2017 His/Her/Theirstory: Bogalusa Labor Massacre 1919; Stanley Smalls (ATU) and Paris Baldwin (Prartransit Worker) discuss low wages in MARTA Mobility and struggle for affordable health care; Dr. Cynthia Hewitt (Morehouse University Sociology Professor) discusses educating students on contemporary labor movements while linking up students directly with movement members
November 13, 2017 His/Her/Theirstory: 1928 United Fruit Colombia Strike; Courtney Rowlings on Unionizing Emory University Graduate Students, Nolan Hack on educating the community about who their public schools are named after
August 7, 2017 His/Her/Theirstory: Black August; Monteria Robinson and the murder of her son by US Marshals; Job With Justice on the Nissan workers vote, effects of anti-union propaganda on the decision, and successes from the campaign
July 31, 2017 :: Audio Temporarily Unavailable::
July 24, 2017 History: Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill; The life and music of Joyce Brookshire
July 10, 2017 (Audio Unavailable) Please visit video link: Zan Thornton, ADAPT member, and Rita Valenti, a nurse and activist in the single-payer movement, discuss healthcare crisis in disability communities.
July 03, 2017 History: 26th of July Movement; Victor Manuel Lemagne Sanchez, Secretary General of Cuba’s Hotel and Tourism Union
June 26, 2017 (Audio Unavailable) Please visit video link: Ajamu Baraka (Black Alliance For Peace) and Taryn Fivek (International Action Center) interview about United National Anti-War Coalition Conference
June 19, 2017 His/Herstory: 1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boycott; Atlanta City Council Finance Vote, Turner Field Communities/TentCityATL/Community Benefits Agreement (CBA); MARTA Mobility Under Private Subcontractors and Paratransit Worker and Rider Struggles
April 24, 2017 (Audio Unavailable) Please visit video links: Mammal Gallery and Glory Kilanko of Women Watch Afrika on ICE Detention of Somali Immigrants
April 17, 2017 History: May Day in Mexico; Adelina Nichols of Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) ; Shelea Haskins from Roanoke, Virginia and Manzoor Cheema of N.C. ; May Day Organizing
April 10, 2017 History: Dr. King’s 1967 Riverside Speech; Unionizing Emory Graduate Students: Jonathan Basile and Anais Fern Stentson; Building Trade Unions: Randy Beall and Mitch Boyd
April 3, 2017 I-85/75 closure; Rev. Fahed Abu-Akel on Black and Palestinian Liberation Conference; Illise Cohen on Sanctuary City/Campus
March 27, 2017 (Audio Unavailable) Please visit video links: Allison Johnson and Douglas Dean on GSU/Carter Development and a fight for a Community Benefits Agreement
March 20, 2017 History: 2006 May Day; ATU Local 732 on HB 160, Transit Governance and Funding, Privatization; Black Workers for Justice, Southern Workers Assembly
March 13, 2017 History: Lucy Parsons; Violeta Hernandez and Nelly Rodriguez of The Coalition of Immokalee Workers; Fare Foods Campaign; Farm Workers
March 6, 2017 History: Internation (Working) Woman’s Day; Marilyn Lee of 9 to 5 Working Woman Atlanta
February 27, 2017 History: Trayvon Martin; Dean Steed (SNapCo) on Deaundre Phillips case; Todd Treder (UAW 9) on 9 month Honeywell lock-out
January 16, 2017 History: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; Shannon Reaz of Atlanta Jobs With Justice, Labor in the new Presidency
January 9, 2017 History: German Coast Uprising 1811; Traci Drummond (Southern Labor Archives); William Flanagan (President American Postal Workers Union Local 32); Stop Staples Campaign Victory
January 2, 2017 History: Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp; Upcoming Events; Blynne Olivieri and the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women (21 Jan ’17)
October 17, 2016 History: 1968 Olympics Tommie Smith and John Carlos; Kennesaw State University Students and Faculty against Sam Olens as University President, Harvard Workers Strike
October 10, 2016 History: Leonard Peltier
October 3, 2016 History: Joe Hill; Many Rivers To Cross, Students and Community work for GSU Community Benefits Agreement, Fight For 15, Upcoming Events
September 26, 2016 MidnightInAmerica March and Solidarity with Charlotte Resistance, Housing Justice (Renters Crisis), Task Force For the Homeless (Peachtree and Pine)
September 19, 2016 History: Standing Rock Sioux; IATSE #927 Union Victory, Interviews From Dakota Access Pipeline Resistance
September 12, 2016 History: Christiana Resistance of 1852; ATU Local 732, MARTA Expansions and Privatization; ATL Raise Up, National Moral Day of Action; A Song from Standing Rock
September 5, 2016 :::AUDIO TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE:: Music and Audio clips from 24-hour community gathering to indict former APD officer, James Burns, who killed unarmed black youth, Caine Rogers
August 29, 2016 History: Luisa Moreno; September 9th Prisoners Strike, United Students Against Sweatshops at Georgia State University
August 22, 2016 9 to 5 Working Women, Women’s Equal Pay Day, ATL For All and the Opportunity School District (School Takeover) Bill
August 15, 2016 History: 1997 UPS Strike; Fight For $15 and a Union Conference (Richmond, VA); AFL-CIO and the Relationships Between Economics and Social Justice
August 8, 2016 History: Lamar Smith; Operation Whiplash; Arts and Resistance
August 1, 2016 History: Bombing Of Hiroshima; “Quality Of Life” Arrests/Minor Drug Offenses/Excessive Court and Probation Fees; Democratic Convention
July 25, 2016 History: 1898 Invasion of Puerto Rico; “Da Kink In My Hair,” performing at Horizon Theatre, interview with Actor Equity members and actresses Maiesha McQueen & Minka Wiltz
July 18, 2016 Importance of Community Radio & Independent Media (WRFG), Labor Resolution on BLM and Police Accountability, #ATLisREADY and Atlanta Protests for Police Accountability
July 11, 2016 History: Ida B Wells; Importance of Community Radio & Independent Media, Protests against Police/State Violence after Alton Sterling/Philando Castile murders, Housing Justice League and the Atlanta Renter’s Crisis #RenterCrisisATL
July 4, 2016 History: Fredrick Douglas speech on the 4th of July; Importance of Independent Media, Music of Revolution/Rebellion/Liberation, WRFG Summer Pledge Drive
June 27, 2016 History: Domestic Workers Bill of Rights
June 20, 2016 History: 1943 Detroit Riot; White House Women’s Summit, French Protest and Strikes For Workers Rights
June 13, 2016 History: Juneteenth; Orlando Massacre at Pulse Night Club, Jasmine Richards Case, Felony Lynching, Emancipation and Today’s Struggles/Movements
June 6, 2016 History: 1968 Dagenham Strike For Equal Pay; Muhammad Ali, Rise Up Activists discuss Anthony Hill and Robert Olsen’s arraignment, Verizon Strike Victory
May 30, 2016 History: Memorial Day; Interfaith Protest at ICE Field Office, Immigration raids/detention and its effects on families, McDonalds Stockholder Meeting and Fight For $15
May 23, 2016 History: Yuri Kochiyama; Faculty Forward: Duke University adjunct professors and living wage/union; Civil Rights and Criminal Defense Attorney discuss School To Prison Pipeline
May 16, 2016 History: Diane Nash; Freedom University student and allies discuss their protest and arrest at Georgia Board of Regents meeting on May 10th
May 9, 2016 Detroit Teacher 2-day Sick Out for full payment; National Association Of Letter Carriers, community role of Postal Workers and Stamp Out Hunger Campaign
May 2, 2016 OSHA and worker’s health and safety; NYC May Day March
April 25, 2016 Information on Upcoming May Day Festival; Rise Up Georgia members discuss mobilization against the Stone Mountain Klan rally
April 18, 2016 CWA Local 2204 and the Verizon Worker Strike; Impact of state violence and displacement of Palestinians by Israel and police murders and gentrification in the US
April 11, 2016 Duke Students and Workers in Solidarity(DSWS) and their occupation of the University Presidents Office; ATL Raise Up and Strike Day for Fight For $15
April 4, 2016 Discussion on the value of Community Radio and Independent Media
March 28, 2016 Motivation & Consequences of Religious Liberty legislation in Georgia; Opportunity School District in the context of equality and democratic participation
March 21, 2016 GLAHR, Rally In Defense of Our Families and Communities; resistance to Opportunity School District
March 14, 2016 Fight against MARTA Mobility privatization; Southern Workers School (Raleigh, North Carolina)