117 episodes

Empathy Media Lab’s podcast explores questions around labor, political economy, art, and culture.

Producer and host @EvanMatthewPapp explores unique topics in thematic channels that include Profiles of Producers in the Labor Radio Podcast Network, Policy Dialogues with the University Of Maryland School of Public Policy, the #PowerStrugglePodcast with Jerry Lightfoot, and EML's Harmony of Interest with topical deep dives, interviews, and audio stories.

The goal is to increase solidarity by universalizing the struggles of our human condition while outlining public policy solutions that address the most intractable challenges of today through collective action for a more progressive future.

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Empathy Media Lab’s podcast explores questions around labor, political economy, art, and culture.

Producer and host @EvanMatthewPapp explores unique topics in thematic channels that include Profiles of Producers in the Labor Radio Podcast Network, Policy Dialogues with the University Of Maryland School of Public Policy, the #PowerStrugglePodcast with Jerry Lightfoot, and EML's Harmony of Interest with topical deep dives, interviews, and audio stories.

The goal is to increase solidarity by universalizing the struggles of our human condition while outlining public policy solutions that address the most intractable challenges of today through collective action for a more progressive future.

    117. David Story co-hosts The Valley Labor Report out of Huntsville, Alabama - LRPN Spotlight Series

    117. David Story co-hosts The Valley Labor Report out of Huntsville, Alabama - LRPN Spotlight Series

    David Story co-hosts The Valley Labor Report with Jacob Morrison airing on WVNN 92.5 FM in Huntsville Alabama and Russellville, Alabama, where they cover local, state, and national news for workers, by workers. The hosts hope specifically to educate the audience about the power they have through organizing and solidarity.
    David comes from a multi-generational Alabama union family and he is President and organizer of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local Lodge 44 based in Decatur, AL. The Iamaw44 are the world’s most experienced rocket builders with more than 120 consecutive launches and a 100% mission success rate. Their  workers bring the utmost precision, passion and purpose to one of the most technically complex, critical American needs: affordable, reliable access to space.
     
    About the Labor Radio Podcast Network
    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.
    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.
    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/.
    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LaborRadioNet/
    TWITTER: https://twitter.com/laborradionet
    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/laborradionet/
    WEEKLY PODCAST NETWORK SUMMARY: https://laborradiopodcastweekly.podbean.com/
    #LaborRadioPod
    #1U
    #UnionStrong
    Video and audio was produced by Evan Papp of Empathy Media Lab.
    Music by DC Labor Chorus Song “None of Us Are Free" written by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, and Brenda Russell. Album Hail to the Thieves, Volume III: Songs to Take Our Country Back! Learn more at Labor Heritage Festival.

    • 44 min
    116. Labor goes to the Movies - Stand! with Danny Schur

    116. Labor goes to the Movies - Stand! with Danny Schur

    If you like movies and are interested in the labor movement, hang out with Labor Heritage Foundation Executive Director Elise Bryant and DC Labor FilmFest Director Chris Garlock as they kick back and talk about their favorite films and chat with guests about work and workers on the silver screen.
    On this first episode, Elise remembers that her neighborhood in Southeast Detroit didn’t have a movie theater so she’d walk to one in nearby River Rouge, where the films were big and in color, in contrast to the little black-and-white television set at home. 
    Then Danny Schur – composer and producer of Stand! the musical about the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike – drops by to share his own childhood memories of going to the movies at a huge theater in his tiny hometown of Ethelbert, 200 miles north of Winnipeg, Canada. “There were only maybe 1,000 people in town and half of them could fit into the theater.” Danny also discusses music, theater, why the actor’s clothes in Stand! are so clean and why every local union should buy the Black Magic 6.  
    Includes Stand, sung by Lisa Bell. Click here to see the movie!
    Labor Goes to the Movies is produced by Chris Garlock.
    #LaborMovies
    You can listen to the podcast here: https://anchor.fm/labor-goes-to-the-movies

    • 48 min
    115. Mark Gevaart host of My Labor Radio - Labor Radio Podcast Member Spotlight Series

    115. Mark Gevaart host of My Labor Radio - Labor Radio Podcast Member Spotlight Series

    My Labor Radio is hosted by Mark Gevaart, and is broadcast on WELT 95.7 FM in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Labor Radio interviews working people and reviews data and information essential to working families. In the words of Labor Leader Walter Reuther “There's a direct relationship between the ballot box and the bread box, and what the union fights for and wins at the bargaining table can be taken away in the legislative halls.”
    Mark joined the United Auto Workers (UAW) early in his working life. He has spent the last 30 plus years as an advocate for working Americans in and outside of his own local. He understands the importance of having a voice in a workplace and the support of a labor agreement. Mark finds the idea of doing a Community Access Radio program about labor a rewarding experience. Involved in many organizing campaigns, contract negotiations, arbitration, the writing of contract language, and being on the picket line, Mark has a strong history of support for the American worker.
     
    About the Labor Radio Podcast Network
    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.
    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.
    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/.
    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LaborRadioNet/
    TWITTER: https://twitter.com/laborradionet
    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/laborradionet/
    WEEKLY PODCAST NETWORK SUMMARY: https://laborradiopodcastweekly.podbean.com
     
    #LaborRadioPod
    #1U
    #UnionStrong
     
    Video and audio was produced by Evan Papp of Empathy Media Lab.
     
    Music by DC Labor Chorus Song “None of Us Are Free" written by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, and Brenda Russell. Album Hail to the Thieves, Volume III: Songs to Take Our Country Back! Learn more at Labor Heritage Festival. 

    • 20 min
    114. Steven Pitts host of Black Work Talk - LRPN Spotlight Series

    114. Steven Pitts host of Black Work Talk - LRPN Spotlight Series

    Black Work Talk is an Organizing Upgrade podcast created by host Steven Pitts where he focuses on building the collective power of Black workers. Across his platform, he features conversations with union and worker center leaders, organizers, rank-and-file worker activists, and advocates about their fight against the intertwined evils of racism and capitalism. 
    Steven Pitts retired from the UC Berkeley Labor Center in 2020 where he focused on leadership development and Black worker issues. While there, he produced several reports on Black workers and job quality; launched a Black union leadership school; and co-founded the National Black Worker Center – a network of Black worker centers around the country.  
    Steven Pitts came to the Labor Center in August of 2001 from Houston, Texas. Steven received his Ph.D. in economics with an emphasis on urban economics from the University of Houston in 1994. His master’s degree is also from the University of Houston and he holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University. 
     
    About the Labor Radio Podcast Network
    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.
    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.
    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/.
    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LaborRadioNet/
    TWITTER: https://twitter.com/laborradionet
    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/laborradionet/
    WEEKLY PODCAST NETWORK SUMMARY: https://laborradiopodcastweekly.podbean.com/
    #LaborRadioPod
    #1U
    #UnionStrong
    Video and audio was produced by Evan Papp of Empathy Media Lab.

    • 24 min
    113. Maryland Delegate Jazz Lewis discusses the Internet Tax, Relief Act, and the Juvenile Restoration Act - Policy Dialogues Ep.15

    113. Maryland Delegate Jazz Lewis discusses the Internet Tax, Relief Act, and the Juvenile Restoration Act - Policy Dialogues Ep.15

    The University of Maryland School of Public Policy Alumni Board's video and podcast series called Policy Dialogues discusses current events through a policy lens.


     


    Episode 15 focuses on Maryland politics with Delegate Jazz Lewis (UMD SPP ‘14). Participants also included Evan Papp (UMD SPP ‘11).


     


    We discussed his background and why he became interested in public policy and why he wanted to become a State Delegate and what was his experience running for elected office. We also discuss policies in Annapolis as a State Delegate and House Dem Caucus Chair, including:


    Maryland “Internet Tax” on online ads;


    Juvenile Restoration Act;


    Relief Act of 202; and


    #HB32 applicable to a certain civil offense of use or possession of cannabis.


    Delegate Jazz Lewis is Maryland’s 24th Legislative District and is the Chair of the Maryland House Democratic Caucus. Jazz is also the Senior Policy Advisor for Majority Leader Congressman Steny Hoyer, previously serving as Executive Director of Hoyer’s Maryland political organization


     


    Jazz’s core philosophy is that organized and active communities produce better outcomes for their children’s education, their local economies, and their public safety. Jazz represents Maryland’s 24th Legislative District, currently serves on the House Judiciary Committee as Chair of the Family Law Subcommittee, and is the Chair of the Maryland House Democratic Caucus.


     


    The views expressed do not represent official positions of the school or alumni network.

    • 25 min
    112. EXCERPT - Organizing Amazon in Alabama and the Role of the UAW and Unions - LRPN Livestream

    112. EXCERPT - Organizing Amazon in Alabama and the Role of the UAW and Unions - LRPN Livestream

    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 February 17th, 2021 of LRPN Livestream included Josh Brewer (Lead organizer for RWDSU, BAmazonUnion) and Wayne Blanchard (UAW 2B Ohio and Indiana Regional Director).
    LRPN Co-Hosts: Mark Gevaart (My Labor Radio) and David Story (Valley Labor Report)
    Topics Discussed:
    Organizing Amazon in Alabama
    The size of the UAW in the US & Region 2B
    The diversity of UAW represented workers
    Why are politics so important for Union members to be involved in? 
    Why do we give back to our communities, donating time serving, mentoring, fundraising?
    Additional Credits: Produced by Chris Garlock (Union City Radio); Producer, engineer, and editor is Evan Matthew Papp (Empathy Media Lab). 
    Additional Links
    Labor History in 2 - February 17, 1936 Rubber workers sat down in Akron, Ohio
     
    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/.
    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LaborRadioNet/
    TWITTER: https://twitter.com/laborradionet
    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/laborradionet/
    WEEKLY PODCAST NETWORK SUMMARY: https://laborradiopodcastweekly.podbean.com/
     
    #LaborRadioPod
    #1U
    #UnionStrong

    • 22 min

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