On the Brain Labor Report for May 5th we discuss some of the inequalities in labor. We play labor songs from Bill Lawson, George Mann and Anne Feeney.

May 5, 2009 >>> Listen or Download Here

On the Brain Labor Report for April 2 we talk with Liana Foxvog with SweatFree Communities. She is part of a tour of sweatshop workers who are bringing attention to the sweatfree communities campaign.

April 2, 2009 >>> Listen or Download Here

Ashland to be a sweat-free community “Calling on Ashland to Pass a Strong Sweatshop-Free Purchasing Policy and to Help Build an Economy Based on Good Jobs”

The Ashland SweatFree Campaign and Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice present:
Fighting sweatshops and building an economy based on good jobs

Saturday, April 4, 4:00-5:30 pm
Southern Oregon University
Stevenson Union (student union), Rogue River Room
1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR 97520

The tour schedule is at and we’re posting photos online at

On the Brain Labor Report for March 11, we talk with Liana Foxvog, national organizer with Sweatfree Communities about how our tax dollars subsidize a downward pressure on labor rights.

March 11, 2009 >>> Listen or Download Here

On the Brain Labor Report for Feb. 6, 2009 we talk with Debbie Brudevold a teacher with Eagle Point School District. Debbie is barganing chair of their union with includes teachers and support staff (400 employees). They have been struggling for a new contract for almost a year. Debbie discusses some of the issues of that stuggle.

February  6, 2009 >>>Listen or Download Here

On the Brain Labor Report we interview Victor Pierce Sr. who was recently laid off from Freightliner and now is developing a system to track the people laid off because of NAFTA. Peirce plans to study over 10 years to see what happens to these people and if NAFTA makes life better or worse.

February 3, 2009 >>> Listen or Download Here

On the Brain Labor Report, guest host Gerry Cavaunaugh interviews Author/Photojournalist David Bacon

January 27, 2009 >>>listen or download here

Author David Bacon brings his northwest book tour to Southern Oregon “Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants”
Monday, February 2, 2009
7:00 p.m.
Medford Public Library
Large Conference Room
205 S Central
Medford, Oregon

 On the Brain Labor Report we talk about alternative economies with guest host The Real Joe.

January 26, 2009 >>> Listen or Download Here


We interview Charles Showalter of “The Union Edge“, a progressive, labor talk-radio program.

Charles Showalter is nationally recognized as the former President of the National Homeland Security Council, labor advocate and lobbyist. With current local and national media and legislative contacts Charles is building “The Union Edge” into a powerful force within the movement.

January 8, 2009 >>> Listen or Download Here

We talk with Rich Rohde, director of Oregon Action about grassroots organizing in Oregon and changing the relation of power.

For every nineteen job seekers, there is only one available job that pays a living wage of $26.70 for a family of three. This, according to the 2008 Job Gap, Tough Times for Northwest Families compiled by the Northwest Federation of Community Organizations.

 December 23, 2008 >>> Listen or Download Here

Colette WashingtonOn the Brain Labor Report we talk with Colette Washington about HR 676,the Single Payer Healthcare Plan. Colette does online communications for the CNA/NNOC. She has used media including rap to get labor’s message out and is an accomplished musician. She also helped spearhead the production of a video in the fight to reopen the New Orleans Charity Hospital.

December 19, 2008 >>> Listen or Download Here

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