Labor Heritage Power Hour

A weekly radio show celebrating the cultural heritage of the American worker. Hosted by Chris Garlock and Elise Bryant and produced by the Labor Heritage Foundation; broadcast on WPFW 89.3FM

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A mural celebrating Ben Fletcher – “The Black Wobbly” – was unveiled in Philadelphia on May 18; check out our audio postcard.On this week’s Labor History in Two: Remembering C.L.R. James
Broadcast on May 23, 2024 on WPFW 89.3FM in Washington, DC.Please support the program by pledging generously to WPFW’s spring pledge drive: call 202-588-9739 or 1-800-222-9739 or pledge online (be sure to scroll down and select “The Labor Heritage Power Hour”).Hosted by Chris Garlock and Elise Bryant; produced by Chris Garlock; engineered by Mike Nasella & Kahlia Chapman. The Labor Heritage Power Hour is a member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network.@IWW @ProfPeterCole @LaborHeritage1 @wpfwdc @aflcio #1u #unions #laborradiopod

Thursday May 16, 2024

In 1938, 600 crab pickers struck for higher wages and a union in Crisfield, Maryland; on today’s show, an audio postcard from the May 10 dedication of an official state historical marker commemorating the strike. Then, we talk with historian Peter Cole, author of Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly, whose work inspired the new Ben Fletcher mural being dedicated on May 18 in Philadelphia. Our “Story Behind the Song” feature returns today with Emily Jo Tanzey, one of our 2023 Great Labor Arts Exchange song contest winners; today she tells us the story behind her song “Solidarity is the Only Thing We Need.”  And, on Labor History in Two: The year was 1913; that was the day Philadelphia longshoremen walked off the job.

Thursday May 09, 2024

This week's show: Live from the 2024 LHF Solidarity Forever Awards honoring AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond and retiring LHF Executive Director Elise Bryant; a visit to the annual wreath-laying at the Mother Jones historical marker; clips from the DC Labor Chorus May Day Concert; host Chris Garlock visits the National Archives with photojournalist Earl Dotter to take a look at a new exhibit, "Power & Light: Russell Lee's Coal Survey". Plus, new music from the R.J. Phillips Band, and, on Labor History in Two: The Battle of Harlan & Popeye Was a Union Man. Broadcast on May 9, 2024 on WPFW 89.3FM in Washington, DC.Hosted by Chris Garlock and Elise Bryant; produced by Chris Garlock; engineered by Mike Nasella & Kahlia Chapman. The Labor Heritage Power Hour is a member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network.@AFLCIO @STRedmond @LaborHeritage1 @LaborHistoryin2 @wpfwdc #1u #unions #laborradiopod

Saturday May 04, 2024

Fred Glass on the May Day history exhibit based on the “We Mean to Make Things Over” video; Seafarers president Dave Heindel shares his favorite labor song; 2024 LHF Joe Hill Award-winner Labor Notes editor Alexandra Bradbury on why labor art matters; Metro DC DSA’s Zach Tashman on the May 11 DC Labor History Walking Tour & Happy Hour. And on Labor History in 2:00: May Day marchers attacked in Cleveland.Broadcast on May 2, 2024 on WPFW 89.3 FM in Washington, DC. Hosted by Chris Garlock and Elise Bryant; produced by Chris Garlock; engineered by Mike Nasella & Kahlia Chapman. The Labor Heritage Power Hour is a member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network.@mdc_dsa @labornotes @al_bradbury @SeafarersUnion @LaborHeritage1 @wpfwdc @aflcio #1u #unions #laborradiopod

Thursday Apr 25, 2024

Highlights from Saturday night’s concert at the Great Labor Arts Exchange in Chicago, a preview of the DC Labor FilmFest’s Opening Night screening of The Old Oak, and Elise remembers Ed Smith and Dennis Serrette. Plus: The California Spinach Riot. Get LHF’s free weekly newsletter here and subscribe the Labor Notes here.Broadcast on April 25, 2024. Hosted by Chris Garlock and Elise Bryant.Produced by Chris Garlock; engineered by Mike Nasella & Kahlia Chapman. The Labor Heritage Power Hour is a member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network.@labornotes @LaborHeritage1 @wpfwdc @aflcio #1u #unions #laborradiopod

The Return of John Brown

Thursday Apr 18, 2024

Thursday Apr 18, 2024

Abolitionist John Brown is mistaken for a Black Lives Matter activist in Gene Bruskin’s latest labor musical, Matewan and Office Space return to the DC Labor FilmFest, and a tour guide keeps Black worker history alive.   Broadcast on April 18, 2024 on WPFW 89.3 FM in Washington DC. Hosted by Chris Garlock and Elise Bryant; produced by Chris Garlock; engineered by Mike Nasella & Kahlia Chapman. The Labor Heritage Power Hour is a member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network.@AFISilver @librarycongress @LaborHeritage1 @wpfwdc @aflcio #1u #unions #laborradiopod

Thursday Apr 11, 2024

This week's show: Previewing the 2024 DC Labor FilmFest, winners of the IBEW’s annual photo contest, Si Kahn on Coal Mining Woman. Plus: celebrating the UFW’s Dolores HuertaBroadcast on April 11, 2024; Hosted by Chris Garlock and Elise BryantProduced by Chris Garlock; engineered by Mike Nasella & Kahlia Chapman. The Labor Heritage Power Hour is a member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network.@AFISilver @IBEW @UFWupdates @DoloresHuertaFD
#SiSePuede @LaborHeritage1 @wpfwdc @aflcio #1u #unions #laborradiopod

Making room for solidarity

Thursday Apr 04, 2024

Thursday Apr 04, 2024

Last year the AFL-CIO changed the name of its main meeting room at the federation’s headquarters from the Gompers Room to the Solidarity Room; CBTU president Terry Melvin tells us why. PLUS: Part 1 of our DC Labor FilmFest preview; Terry’s favorite labor song; MLK’s “Mountaintop” speech; latest labor arts news briefs.
Broadcast on April 4, 2024 on WPFW 89.3 FM in Washington DC. Hosted by Chris Garlock and Elise Bryant; produced by Chris Garlock; engineered by Mike Nasella & Kahlia Chapman. The Labor Heritage Power Hour is a member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network.@AFISilver @LaborHeritage1 @wpfwdc @aflcio #1u #unions #laborradiopod

Changing Lives, Changing L.A.

Thursday Mar 28, 2024

Thursday Mar 28, 2024

“Changing Lives, Changing L.A.” a play created from transcripts from the UNITE HERE Local 11 Oral History Project; four members of UNITE HERE Local 11 share their stories of becoming leaders in their union, and fighting for a better life while helping transform Los Angeles. From our colleagues at the Re:Work podcast.In her own words: Rosemarie Francis-Primo, a Home Healthcare Aide from Brooklyn and a proud member of Domestic Workers United; from the America Works podcast. Free speech for who? The ACLU defends the NRA at the Supreme Court: labor historian Joe McCartin on why this case matters to American union members. On Labor History in 2:00: the day Centralia Coal Mine #5 exploded, killing 111 miners. NEW! Get your hot-off-the-presses LHF merch here now!
Broadcast on March 28, 2024 on WPFW 89.3 FM in Washington DC. Hosted by Chris Garlock and Elise Bryant; produced by Chris Garlock; engineered by Mike Nasella & Kahlia Chapman. The Labor Heritage Power Hour is a member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network.@rework_radio @librarycongress @LaborHeritage1 @wpfwdc @aflcio #1u #unions #laborradiopod

Our labor sheroes

Thursday Mar 21, 2024

Thursday Mar 21, 2024

Broadcast on March 21, 2024Hosted by Chris Garlock and Elise Bryant
This week's show: Labor leaders share their favorite sheroes, an REI worker writes a play and the Coalition of Labor Union Women celebrates 50 years. Plus music from Nina Simone, Rose City Kings and The Detroit Diva. Produced by Chris Garlock; engineered by Mike Nasella & Kahlia Chapman. The Labor Heritage Power Hour is a member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network.@LizShuler @CLUWNational @reiunionsoho @LaborHeritage1 @wpfwdc @aflcio #1u #unions #laborradiopod

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Labor Heritage Power Hour

A weekly radio show celebrating the cultural heritage of the American worker.
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Elise Bryant and produced by the Labor Heritage Foundation; broadcast on WPFW 89.3FM

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