Tag Archives: North America

Scholars’ Circle – Organizing contemporary Labor unions in the US – August 6, 2023

Do High profile cases like the Teamsters, UPS workers, unionization at Starbucks and Amazon signal a new labor awakening in American politics?

Labor organizers are using a large range of issues, including women’s rights, LGBTQ representation and pride, and environmental activism to attract new members. Is this changing the conceptual divide between “culture war” issues and economic issues? [ dur: 58mins. ]

This program is produced by Ankine Aghassian, Doug Becker, Melissa Chiprin and Sudd Dongre.

Scholars’ Circle – Children of the incarcerated parents -/- Canadian Election Examined – October 27 , 2019

First, what are the life chances of children of incarcerated parents? [ dur: 10mins. ]

Then, Canadians have spoken with their ballots. What does Canada’s election mean for climate change, for the future of the Arctic, for LGTBQ rights, for ethics, and for Canada’s role in the world? What does the election mean for Canada’s future? Contributing host Doug Becker explores. [ dur: 48mins. ]

This program is produced with generous contribution from Ankine Aghassian, Melissa Chiprin, Tim Page, Mike Hurst and Sudd Dongre.