18 episodes

Brought to you by the Battle of Homestead Foundation. Bringing you stories and struggles, people and perspectives, interviews and commentaries, all on the world of work yesterday, today, and tomorrow. The program explores a wide range of social and economic topics impacting the way we work, presented through a unique historical perspective. Interviews feature local and national guests -- change agents, activists, experts, workers, researchers, and more. | Website: essentialworkpodcast.org | Listener line: 412-326-9435 | Contact us with comments, questions, & suggestions: https://bit.ly/35nMSAd | Sign up for Listener Alerts: https://bit.ly/3tZTMWn | Please support this podcast and the organization: battleofhomestead.org | Host, Producer, Program Manager: Nathan Ruggles (nathanruggles.org) | Host, Pathways to a New Economy that Works for All of Us (addressing labor, environment and health): Dr. Patricia DeMarco (patriciademarco.com) | Feature commentators: Rosemary Trump, Dr. Charles McCollester. | Production advisor: Angela Baughman (thatsoundgirl.com) | Logo design: Brittany Sheets (bsheetscreative.com) | Original Music by Jason Kendall (Jasonkendallproductions.com) | Essential Work is available on popular podcast platforms and apps.

Essential Work: Exploring the Past, Present and Future of Jobs The Battle of Homestead Foundation

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Brought to you by the Battle of Homestead Foundation. Bringing you stories and struggles, people and perspectives, interviews and commentaries, all on the world of work yesterday, today, and tomorrow. The program explores a wide range of social and economic topics impacting the way we work, presented through a unique historical perspective. Interviews feature local and national guests -- change agents, activists, experts, workers, researchers, and more. | Website: essentialworkpodcast.org | Listener line: 412-326-9435 | Contact us with comments, questions, & suggestions: https://bit.ly/35nMSAd | Sign up for Listener Alerts: https://bit.ly/3tZTMWn | Please support this podcast and the organization: battleofhomestead.org | Host, Producer, Program Manager: Nathan Ruggles (nathanruggles.org) | Host, Pathways to a New Economy that Works for All of Us (addressing labor, environment and health): Dr. Patricia DeMarco (patriciademarco.com) | Feature commentators: Rosemary Trump, Dr. Charles McCollester. | Production advisor: Angela Baughman (thatsoundgirl.com) | Logo design: Brittany Sheets (bsheetscreative.com) | Original Music by Jason Kendall (Jasonkendallproductions.com) | Essential Work is available on popular podcast platforms and apps.

    Year in Re/Pre-view (Part 2)

    Year in Re/Pre-view (Part 2)

    Episode 3-2 of Essential Work: Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of Jobs, brought to you by the Battle of Homestead Foundation.Part 2 of our Year in Review/Year in Preview with labor leader Rosemary Trump and labor historian Dr. Charles McCollester. They continue their discussion with host Nathan Ruggles on a range of issues facing workers on the job and in society today. Give us five stars and a positive review on Apple Podcasts!Support this podcast and the work of our producing s...

    • 22 min
    A Year in Work Re/Pre-view (Part 1)

    A Year in Work Re/Pre-view (Part 1)

    Episode 3-1 of Essential Work: Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of Jobs, brought to you by the Battle of Homestead Foundation.A New Year and new season on the podcast!Long-time friends of the show, labor leader Rosemary Trump and labor historian Dr. Charles McCollester join host Nathan Ruggles for a Year in Review/Year in Preview on a range of issues facing workers on the job and in society today. Film: Don't Look Up on NetflixGive us five stars and a positive review on ...

    • 45 min
    Bonus: The $10 Million “Future of Work” Prize

    Bonus: The $10 Million “Future of Work” Prize

    Episode 2-5 of Essential Work: Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of Jobs, brought to you by the Battle of Homestead Foundation.A bonus previously unreleased excerpt from our interview with entrepreneur and author Jeff Wald., in which he talks about his $10 Million “Future of Work” Prize with host Nathan Ruggles. In the last episode, they had an in-depth conversation of Jeff’s book The End of Jobs: The Rise of On-Demand Workers and Agile Corporations. Check out that in Episode 2-4 here.Y...

    • 11 min
    Industrial Revolutions and On-Demand Workers

    Industrial Revolutions and On-Demand Workers

    Episode 2-4 of Essential Work: Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of Jobs, brought to you by the Battle of Homestead Foundation.Host Nathan Ruggles discusses the book The End of Jobs: The Rise of On-Demand Workers and Agile Corporations with author Jeff Wald. A best-selling writer, tech entrepreneur, angel investor, founder of WorkMarket and Spinback, Jeff examines how companies and workers reacted to the last three industrial revolutions. They review this history of work and his analysi...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Dr. Joe Trotter and Black Labor in the Making of America

    Dr. Joe Trotter and Black Labor in the Making of America

    This is Episode 2-3 of Essential Work: Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of Jobs, brought to you by the Battle of Homestead Foundation.Nathan Ruggles hosts our feature interview Dr. Joe Trotter is the Giant Eagle University Professor of History and Social Justice and past History Department Chair at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is also the Director and Founder of Carnegie Mellon’s Center for African American Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE), Presi...

    • 43 min
    Microloans for Hidden Peoples

    Microloans for Hidden Peoples

    Season 2, Episode 2 of Essential Work: Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of Jobs, brought to you by the Battle of Homestead Foundation.Nathan Ruggles hosts our feature interview with the co-founders of ASA Social Fund for Hidden Peoples: Dr. Louis Picard and Pauline Greenlick. They discuss microloans, and how they provide financial resources and support to qualified individuals and groups -- particularly to vulnerable and fragile children and adults beset by strife, disability, or...

    • 1 hr 18 min

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