Ako Essan Emile is from Cote d’Ivoire and is currently based in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as a Senior Project Manager for Search For Common Ground. Ako was a 2019 Obama Foundation Leader for Africa. He was also a 2019 Institute for Economics and Peace Ambassador, and a 2015 Young African Leaders Initiative Washington Fellow. I met Ako around the 2015 elections in Cote d’Ivoire to document Ako’s work around a community radio station promoting peaceful messages ah
Brian Carome is Chief Executive Officer of Street Sense Media. Street Sense produces journalism, film, theater, photography, audio, illustration, and more, all for the purpose of providing economic opportunity for and elevating the voices of people experiencing homelessness. The mission of Street Sense is to end homelessness in the Washington, D.C. area by empowering people in need with the skills, tools, and confidence to succeed, using a range of media platforms to raise aw
Dr. James C. Benton is the Director of the Race and Economic Empowerment Project at the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University. We highlight a multi-day virtual conference open to the public scheduled starting this Wednesday, April 28 to Saturday, May 1st called Constructing a New Social Compact: A Public Forum on Empowering the Post-Pandemic Working Class. Sign up here: https://lwp.georgetown.edu/virtual-gathering-constructing-a-new-so
Overview of Down on James Street James Street is alive with the sound of jazz! In 1930‘s Pittsburgh, Dorothy wants to dance the Lindy Hop. She finds the perfect partner in a young boy named George. They are having the time of their life…until the police storm the dance hall and shut it down for interracial dancing...with their bully clubs. Dorothy has faced racial prejudice all her life, and she’s not giving up on the dance, while George comes face to face with his own white
“Roosevelt came into office in 1933...unemployment is getting up in the direction of 25%...so you have basically every element of the united states economy is broken at this point and this global catastrophe has seen the rise of right-wing parties throughout the world and particularly in Europe and of course most notably in Germany where Adolf Hitler will become chancellor during this period between the election and inauguration.” Dr. Eric Rauchway is author of Why The New De
“The private equity model is inherently at odds with providing good quality patient care and providing good jobs.” Excerpt Welcome to the Harmony of Interest series where we explore ideas that positively shape our world. For this recording, we are focusing on Private Equity’s role in the U.S. healthcare system. Joining me from the Private Equity Stakeholder Project is Virginia Rodino, who is the Director Of Communications, and Eileen O'Grady, Director of Healthcare Research.
“The private sector will never be able to absorb every worker who wants a job, good times or bad times, it'll never happen. So my theory and the theory of my colleagues of the new deal descendants believe that the government has to be the employer of last resort and that's why the jobs programs are such an important part of Biden's administration.” Welcome to the Harmony of Interest series where we explore ideas that positively shape our world. Dr. June Hopkins is author of H
“If you're doing it right as a leader you should have at least five people behind you, not one, not your favorite, but at least five people you can say, ‘I know this person's been trained. I see what they do’...you have to be able to pass the baton and let go.” Welcome to the Harmony of Interest series where we explore ideas that positively shape our world. Elise Bryant is Executive Director of the Labor Heritage Foundation and President of the Coalition of Labor Union Women.
“Bringing nuclear to other countries would necessarily put us in competition with Russia and China...we know that competitive global markets can help with deployment innovation, development of advanced fuels, and technologies and I just see no reason why it shouldn't be American industry, American manufacturing, American jobs that are delivering on the economic and environmental benefits of nuclear worldwide. I think it should be us.” Welcome to the Harmony of Interest series
Peter Rachleff Author of Black Labor in Richmond, Virginia 1865-1890 and Co-Executive Director of East Side Freedom Library Welcome to the Harmony of Interest series where we explore ideas that positively shape our world. Professor Peter Rachleff is a retired Professor of History at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota specializing in United States labor, immigration, and African American history. He is the author of BLACK LABOR IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, 1865-1890, and HARD
Welcome to the Harmony of Interest series where we will explore ideas that positively shape our world. Eric Meyer is the founder and executive director of Generation Atomic with a mission to energize and empower today’s generation to advocate for a nuclear future. We discussed Eric’s background growing up in Minnesota, training as a classical singer, founding Generation Atomic, and what we need to do to expand the use of the cleanest, most energy dense fuel human history has
Welcome to the Harmony of Interest series where we will explore ideas that positively shape our world. Harvey J. Kaye, is a Professor Emeritus of Democracy and Justice Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and he is an award-winning author, and has published sixteen books on history, politics, and revolutionary ideas. We discuss his background in organized labor with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), his interest in FDR, and his book The Fight for The Four