“...we were very excited to get the show because as a black organization, the Oregon Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, we bring union members on to address not only issues for black union members but for all union members...and so it's important to let people know that there's a place for you, there's a voice for you.”
Deborah Hall is a host of Labor Radio on KBOO FM in Portland, Oregon is a show “of the working class, by the working class and for the working class.” Deborah is a Labor Leader and Community Organizer and member of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists. KBOO is an independent, member-supported, non-commercial, volunteer-powered community radio station that embodies equitable social change, shares knowledge, and fosters creativity by delivering locally rooted and diverse music, culture, news, and opinions, with a commitment to the voices of oppressed and underserved communities.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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/
Video and audio was produced by Evan Matthew Papp of Empathy Media Lab.