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LRPN Livestream - Kim Kelly (Labor Journalist), Damon Silvers (AFL-CIO), George Mann (Labor Music)

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

Guests for January 6, 2021 of LRPN Livestream included Kim Kelly (Teen Vogue Labor Columnist), Damon Silvers (AFL-CIO Policy Director), and George Mann (Labor Folksinger & Songwriter). Hosts included Jeremy Waugh of the Breaktime Breakdown Podcast and Chris Garlock of Your Rights at Work.

Kim Kelly is a freelance journalist and organizer based in Philadelphia. Her work on labor, class, politics, and culture has appeared in the New Republic, the Washington Post, the Baffler, and Esquire, among other publications, and she is the author of FIGHT LIKE HELL, a forthcoming book of intersectional labor history. Follow her on Twitter @grimkim.

Damon A. Silvers is the director of policy and special counsel for the AFL-CIO. He joined the AFL-CIO as associate general counsel in 1997. Silvers serves on a pro bono basis as a special assistant attorney general for the state of New York. Silvers is also a member of the Investor Advisory Committee of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Treasury Department’s Financial Research Advisory Committee, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s Standing Advisory Group and its Investor Advisory Group. Follow him on Twitter @DamonSilvers.

George Mann is a former union organizer and activist based in Ithaca, New York, Mann sings songs from the last century of the labor and social justice movements, and his own songs are powerful and funny takes on the state of the nation. His concerts are part sing-along, part history lesson, and he can make you shout for joy, send chills down your spine or bring tears to your eyes in the same set. He also specializes in historical and educational workshops/theme concerts and presentations on folk music, labor and social history, and some of our most beloved folksingers. His music can be found at https://georgemann.org.

Additional Media:

News and History:

Rick Smith of the Rick Smith Show reads Labor History in 2:00: January 6 - Remembering Ida Tarbell - https://laborhistoryin2.podbean.com/


Coronavirus Sessions by George Mann: https://georgemann.org/the-coronavirus-sessions/.


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.

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/


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