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Kayla Blado, President NPEU & Timothy Sheard, Publisher of Hard Ball Press - LRPN Weekly Livestream

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Labor Radio Podcast Network’s Weekly Wednesday Livestream interviews labor leaders about current labor issues with rotating hosts made up of network members.

On December 16th, hosts Evan Papp of Empathy Media Lab and Patrick Dixon of Labor History Today interviewed Kayla Blado, President Nonprofit Professional Employees Union & Timothy Sheard, Publisher of Hard Ball Press.


Kayla Blado, President Nonprofit Professional Employees Union

Kayla discussed why white collar workers need unions, unionization efforts for nonprofit workers, and how organizing/bargaining is different during the pandemic.

Learn more at https://npeu.org/.


Timothy Sheard, Publisher of Hard Ball Press

Tim discussed a new book called A Pandemic Nurse’s Diary and why publishing labor books and supporting labor centric writers is important in building collective solidarity.

Learn more at https://hardballpress.com.


Additional Media:

News and History:

Radio Labour for Wednesday, Dec 16: Teachers are key to opening schools safely, available at radiolabour.net.

Rick Smith of the Rick Smith Show reads Labor History in 2:00: Another Hard Fought Victory



“Lullaby” by the Pandemics - https://hardballpress.com/pandemic-songs.html

“None of Us are Free” by DC Labor Chorus - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_PymAc3fog


Hosts Evan Papp of Empathy Media Lab and Patrick Dixon of Labor History Today

Executive Producer Chris Garlock of Union City Radio

Sound engineer, broadcast producer, and editing by Evan Matthew Papp of Empathy Media Lab.


About the Labor Radio Podcast Network

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.

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.

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 info@laborradionetwork.org.

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