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Raising workers' voices to make sure they are heard in the economic policy debate.

The State of Working America Podcast Economic Policy Institute

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Raising workers' voices to make sure they are heard in the economic policy debate.

    Democracy, Race, and Justice: The Speeches and Writings of Sadie T. M. Alexander

    Democracy, Race, and Justice: The Speeches and Writings of Sadie T. M. Alexander

    Nina Banks discusses her new book "Democracy, Race, and Justice: The Speeches and Writings of Sadie T. M. Alexander." Banks, an economist, talks about her journey to unearth the economic insights of the first Black economist, Alexander, who was unable to find work in her field when she graduated in 1921 but went on to influence economics and press for equity for black workers and their families.
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    The State of Working America Podcast is part of EPI's effort to raise workers' voices to ensure they are heard in the economic policy debate.
    Core topics include workers' rights, inequality, race, gender, labor markets, education and immigration, but we're interested in all things related to social justice.
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    • 47 min
    The Whiteness of Wealth

    The Whiteness of Wealth

    Dorothy A. Brown discusses her new book, The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans—and How We Can Fix It. Brown, a law professor and expert in tax policy, provides a cross-disciplinary analysis exposing the racism of the American tax system.

    • 32 min
    Fact-checking the labor shortage hype

    Fact-checking the labor shortage hype

    Heidi Shierholz and Josh Bivens of the Economic Policy Institute fact-check current hype around the idea that a labor shortage is holding back U.S. businesses.

    • 25 min
    Millennials Energize the U.S. Labor Movement

    Millennials Energize the U.S. Labor Movement

    Hosts Pedro da Costa and Rami Jackson talk to Kayla Blado, President of the Nonprofit Employee and Media Relations Director at EPI, and bargaining chair at The Democracy Collaborative union, Katie Parker, about millennial activism, new sources of inspiration and recent victories for nonprofit union workers.


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    The State of Working America Podcast is part of EPI’s effort to raise workers’ voices to ensure they are heard in the economic policy debate. Hosted by Pedro da Costa.


    Core topics include workers' rights, inequality, race, gender, labor markets, education and immigration, but we're interested in all things related to social justice.
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    EPI: https://www.epi.org/podcast
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    • 39 min
    America's Labor Revival

    America's Labor Revival

    As workers around the country both union and nonunion ramp up their activism, Steven Greenhouse, author of Beaten Down, Worked Up and a long-time New York Times labor reporter, chronicles the recent labor revival.


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    The State of Working America Podcast is part of EPI’s effort to raise workers’ voices to ensure they are heard in the economic policy debate. Hosted by Pedro da Costa.


    Core topics include workers' rights, inequality, race, gender, labor markets, education and immigration, but we're interested in all things related to social justice.
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    EPI: https://www.epi.org/podcast
    YouTube: https://youtu.be/byS7FA_DV34?list=PLfUJUSq1NUMBPEGWmKTI2gmXLM4sHv5Ge
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    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2aRtKp06PLbWHITBHiYvNx
    PlayerFM: https://player.fm/series/series-2555885
    TuneIn: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Podcasts/The-State-of-Working-America-Podcast-p1256669
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    • 33 min
    ‘Curb Cut-Outs’: How Black America’s Struggles Bolster U.S. Democracy

    ‘Curb Cut-Outs’: How Black America’s Struggles Bolster U.S. Democracy

    Tanya Wallace-Gobern, director of the National Black Worker Center Project, talks about all the ways in which Black Americans’ struggle for civil rights is at the core of the country’s democratic advancement.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

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18 Ratings

18 Ratings

aalleykate ,

A really informative and interesting podcast!

It’s a pleasure to listen to and I learn something new each episode. It’s also great to hear some perspectives that you don’t get to hear often. Highly recommend.

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