Labor Radio Podcast Network’s Member Spotlight Series pays homage to radio and podcast producers who are focusing on working class issues.
In May 2020, En Masse was launched with the mission to build working-class unity in our struggles for economic and social justice by examining the dynamics of class and work using social theory, history, and personal experience.
En Masse is a storytelling podcast about working-class life by oral historian and labor activist, Liz Medina. In each episode, we hear and discuss individual testimonies to the human costs of economic processes as well as working-class resistance. Each season reveals universal aspects of class and work through the personal experiences of the workers interviewed.
Liz Medina is also the co-chair of the Goddard College Staff Union, UAW 2322, and the Acting Director of the Vermont State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. She spent her childhood around Syracuse and Binghamton, in New York’s rust belt. When she moved to Central Vermont 4 years ago, she was drawn to Barre, VT. It reminded her of home. Barre is a distinctly working-class town that underwent an economic transformation that is recognizable in deindustrialized towns all across the United States.
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.
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WEEKLY PODCAST NETWORK SUMMARY: https://laborradiopodcastweekly.podbean.com/
Video and audio was produced by Evan Matthew Papp of Empathy Media Lab.