Fire on the Prairie: August 2005

[Editor’s note: Fire on the Prairie is a radio forum exploring politics and ideas with progressive writers, thinkers and activists, sponsored by In These Times. Fire on the Prairie features interviews, commentary and reporting on local and national issues, including foreign policy, labor, activism, the environment and the media. Aaron Sarver and Emily Udell produce and host each half-hour monthly show, which broadcasts on WLUW and WHPK in Chicago and is re-posted here by kind permission]

In light of the recent AFL-CIO split, this month’s episode of Fire on the Prairie focuses on the future of organized labor and the changing nature of work in the United States.

Aaron Sarver talks to In These Times senior editor David Moberg and to Jamie Daniel, labor activist and Director of Organizing and Development of the University Professionals of Illinois Local 4100.

Emily Udell interviews Chicago Public Radio’s Deputy News Director Ben Calhoun. Calhoun is curating an exhibit of photographs and audio recordings about workers in the service industry for the Peace Museum in Chicago.

Finally, you’ll hear a conversation with Gene Bruskin of the group U.S. Labor Against War.

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