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Empathy Media Lab’s is a multi-brand podcast exploring labor, political economy, art, and culture. Producer and host Evan Papp seeks to build solidarity by universalizing the struggles of our human condition while outlining policy solutions that address the most intractable challenges of today.

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Empathy Media Lab’s is a multi-brand podcast exploring labor, political economy, art, and culture. Producer and host Evan Papp seeks to build solidarity by universalizing the struggles of our human condition while outlining policy solutions that address the most intractable challenges of today.

Union Solidarity Forever.

    19. Power Struggle Podcast - Episode 3 - Breonna Taylor, Debate Debacle, Financial Inequality

    19. Power Struggle Podcast - Episode 3 - Breonna Taylor, Debate Debacle, Financial Inequality

    Topics:

    Breonna Taylor and Systemic Change
    Debate Debacle
    Presidential Policy Platform for Country & Minorities
    Financial Inequality & Non-opportunity
    Empower, Educate, Organize & Mobilize

    Featuring Jerry Lightfoot and Evan Papp with special guest Jasmine Clemons.

    Join the conversation using the hashtag #PowerStrugglePodcast.

    Fight the power and create a brighter future!

    • 59 min
    13. Henry Ford Hunger March and Massacre - Detroit 1932

    13. Henry Ford Hunger March and Massacre - Detroit 1932

    As part of our labor series that stretches from Pittsburgh to Chicago through Cleveland, and Benton Harbor, I visited hallowed ground on the Fort Street Bridge and the Woodmere Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan to pay respect to the men and women who fought for our rights against the Ford Motor Company.

    The brutality they faced enshrined this labor battle known as the Ford Hunger March and Massacre, which became a major catalyst for the unionization of the U.S. auto industry.

    • 8 min
    1. The Power Struggle Podcast - Episode 1

    1. The Power Struggle Podcast - Episode 1

    In the inaugural episode of The Power Struggle Podcast, Jerry Lightfoot and Evan Papp discuss the mass protests that have erupted in the wake of the murder of George Floyd and the need for demands and organization to challenge the systematic imbalances of power.

    The episode includes discussions on:

    Statements by James Baldwin, MLK Jr., Nelson Mandela, Reverend Barber, Tupac Shakur, Kwame Toure, Killer Mike, and Fred Hampton
    What gives power legitimacy?
    Reparations
    Confederate Statues

    • 1 hr 3 min
    2. Labor Winning Strategies with Chicago Teachers Union

    2. Labor Winning Strategies with Chicago Teachers Union

    As part of our labor series that stretches from Pittsburgh to Chicago through Cleveland, Detroit, and Benton Harbor, I met with Alison Eichhorn, who is a Chicago Public School teacher at Lindblom High School. Alison is on the bargaining team for the Chicago Teachers Union and discusses the struggles teachers face to educate our youth. 

    Alison discusses:

    -The 2012 and 2019 teacher strikes

    -Neoliberal education reform

    -The importance of unions

    -Winning union strategies

    • 17 min
    3. Battle of Homestead Strike with labor reporter Mike Elk - Part 1

    3. Battle of Homestead Strike with labor reporter Mike Elk - Part 1

    As part of our labor series that stretches from Pittsburgh to Chicago through Cleveland, Detroit, and Benton Harbor...

    I met with labor journalist Mike elk in his hometown of Pittsburgh. 

    Mike is founder of Paydayreport.com, which is a labor publication based in Pittsburgh, that is elevating a national conversation about workers.

    In part 1, Mike talks about Pittsburgh labor history as we visit the sites of the 1892 Battle of Homestead, the Henry K. Frick Car Museum, and Carnegie Mellon University.

    • 11 min
    4. Labor Journalist Mike Elk of Payday Report Discusses the State of Labor - Part 2

    4. Labor Journalist Mike Elk of Payday Report Discusses the State of Labor - Part 2

    “When it came time to figure out what I wanted to do, I really wanted to report on worker struggles, which isn’t that easy to do in this country, apparently.”

    In Part 2, we sit down with Mike Elk, famed labor reporter and founder of Payday Report, as he discusses his experience with unions and labor reporting and the future of labor organizing.

    Music by Pete Seeger - Homestead Strike Song

    You can learn more about Mike’s work at www.paydayreport.com

    Watch Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPA8tYSkmaY&t=1s

    • 16 min

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