Labor, Podcast — September 5, 2017

Episode 48 – This movement is about the soul of our country wsg SEIU Pres. Mary Kay Henry & MI-11 candidate Haley Stevens

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The show notes for Episode 48 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/09/episode-48-this-movement-is-about-the-soul-of-our-country-wsg-seiu-pres-mary-kay-henry-mi-11-candidate-haley-stevens.html

Last week we let you know that Friends of the Pod Dawn and Mike Wagner were worried they would lose their home to flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Mike is the composer of “Unclaimed”, our intro music into the Flint Water Crisis update each week. We are happy to report that they missed having their home flooded by a very tiny margin and they escaped largely unscathed.

David Nakamura at the Washington Post: Both sides gear up for political fight as Trump prepares to end immigration protections for ‘dreamers’

SEIU President Mary Kay Henry on Twitter: @MaryKayHenry

Noam Scheiber at the New York Times: Service Union Plans Big Push to Turn Midwest Political Tide

Fight for 15’s website: FightFor15.org

Haley Stevens on Twitter: @HaleyLive

Haley Stevens’ campaign website: HaleyStevensForCongress.com

Chris Savage at Eclectablog: Innovative crowdfunding platform CROWDPAC supporting Haley Stevens, potential opponent to MI-11’s GOP Rep. David Trott

Chris Savage at Eclectablog: Forget Russia, there are plenty of conservative groups pushing #FakeNews to get progressives fighting with each other

Chris Savage at Eclectablog: Koch-funded corporatist network reveals its long-term political strategy: Bust unions to defund Democrats

Chris Savage at Eclectablog: If local governments don’t screw over their retirees, Michigan Republicans may just dissolve their city

LOLGOP at Eclectablog: 6 reasons Trump can still pull off tax breaks for the rich

LOLGOP at Eclectablog: Trump’s presidency depends on his tax breaks for the rich

FLINT UPDATE
Michael Gerstein at The Detroit News: State asks judge for quick action on Flint water choice


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Music clips
Intro and Outro music: Zoolookologie by Jean-Michel Jarre
We Almost Lost Detroit by Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Detroit Vs. Everybody by Eminem, Royce da 5’9″, Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf, & Trick Trick
The Underdog by Spoon

Unclaimed by Mike Wagner/Total Strangers

  • judyms9

    I think Trott and Amash could be beaten by Independents who run enlightened campaigns. Their districts are Dem-averse, but could turn to an Independent if given the option. Anyone else agree?

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