Labor History


Killing for Coal: America's Deadliest Labor WarOn the Brain Labor Report we interview Thomas Andrews, author of the new book “Killing For Coal” the story of the Ludlow Massacre.

January 29, 2009 >>> Listen or Download Here

On the Brain Labor Report we interview freedom rider John Dolan.  John Dolan will be the keynote speaker at Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations in Medford Oregon.   As a Berkeley student, Dolan joined CORE in 1960 and, when the call went out for more Freedom Riders in late spring of the following year, he decided to head to the South.

 January 15, 2009 >>> Listen or Download Here

On the Brain Labor Report we interview singer, songwriter Jon Fromer about his life as a union activist.

January 13, 2009 >>> Listen Here

We are joined again in the studio with songwriter, filmmaker George Mann for a review of his album “Farewell to the Thief”

October 28, 2008 >>> Listen Here

We talk with 92-year-old Julius Margolin. Margolin has been active in the labor movement since the days of the CIO. “Working people never won anything without struggle…”

October 24, 2008 >>> Listen here

We talk with Ross Rieder with the Pacific NW Labour History Association.

September 23, 2008 >>> Listen Here

We celebrate Julius Margolin’s birthday and converse with this 92-year old labor activist and labor singer.

 August 15, 2008 >>> Listen Here

We celebrate the work of Woody Guthrie.

July 30, 2008 >>> Listen Here

We talk with Michael  Niemann about international labor law, protections for workers and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

July 15, 2008 >>> Listen Here

We talk with Gerald Cavanaugh about the continuing corporate assault on American Labor.

July 11, 2008 >>> Listen Here

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