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The Union Edge leads a robust but respectful discussion on issues that affect working and middle class families – education, healthcare, voting, employment rights, community activism and more. Learn what congress is doing and why it matters in your daily life. Join Charles Showalter (Mon-Thurs) and Angela Baughman and Brittany Sheets (Fridays) as we interview economic experts, award winning reporters, union presidents, activist leaders and more. Find a station near you and get involved at www.theunionedge.com (http://www.theunionedge.com/)

The Union Edge leads a robust but respectful discussion on issues that affect working and middle class families – education, healthcare, voting, employment rights, community activism and more. Learn what congress is doing and why it matters in your daily life. Join Charles Showalter (Mon-Thurs) and Angela Baughman and Brittany Sheets (Fridays) as we interview economic experts, award winning reporters, union presidents, activist leaders and more. Find a station near you and get involved at www.theunionedge.com (http://www.theunionedge.com/)
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The Union Edge leads a robust but respectful discussion on issues that affect working and middle class families – education, healthcare, voting, employment rights, community activism and more. Learn what congress is doing and why it matters in your daily life. Join Charles Showalter (Mon-Thurs) and Angela Baughman and Brittany Sheets (Fridays) as we interview economic experts, award winning reporters, union presidents, activist leaders and more. Find a station near you and get involved at www.theunionedge.com (http://www.theunionedge.com/)

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Episodes

The New American Economy: Building Wealth if You Aren’t Rich – and doing it ethically

11/22/2017
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A rebirth of investment in manufacturing can also be part of a transition to a sustainable economy. This week, Dr. Patricia DeMarco invites Thomas Wolf from the Steel valley Authority ... The post The New American Economy: Building Wealth if You Aren’t Rich – and doing it ethically appeared first on The Union Edge: Labor's Talk Radio.

Duration: 00:52:29


The Labor Intensive

11/21/2017
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Our resident labor historians Rosemary Trump (former SEIU VP) and Charlie McCollester (labor history professor) join us for their weekly segment, The Labor Intensive. We talk about how proposed tax ... The post The Labor Intensive appeared first on The Union Edge: Labor's Talk Radio.

Duration: 00:59:25


Julie Kessel – League of Women Voters – Municipality abolishes Super PACs

11/21/2017
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Last month, St. Petersburg Florida became the FIRST municipality post-Citizens United to abolish Super PACs and limit foreign corporate spending in local elections. Money in politics is a major priority ... The post Julie Kessel – League of Women Voters – Municipality abolishes Super PACs appeared first on The Union Edge: Labor's Talk Radio.

Duration: 00:22:08


Specialized Medical Care for Veterans

11/21/2017
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Will Attig joins us from the Union Veterans Council to discuss why vets need specialized medical care. The post Specialized Medical Care for Veterans appeared first on The Union Edge: Labor's Talk Radio.

Duration: 00:12:33


Ted Hesson – Politico – Watchdog report

11/21/2017
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Ted Hesson joins us to discuss his Politico report: Watchdog says Homeland Security bottling up travel ban report The post Ted Hesson – Politico – Watchdog report appeared first on The Union Edge: Labor's Talk Radio.

Duration: 00:07:05


The failed comeback of a white supremacist

11/21/2017
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A white supremacist who got permanently banned on Twitter attempted a comeback and failed, Cristina Lopez reports for Media Matters. The post The failed comeback of a white supremacist appeared first on The Union Edge: Labor's Talk Radio.

Duration: 00:08:17


Medicare and the Tax Plan

11/21/2017
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Ernie Powell, grassroots organizer for Social Security Works discusses what the proposed tax bill will do to Medicare. The post Medicare and the Tax Plan appeared first on The Union Edge: Labor's Talk Radio.

Duration: 00:10:34


An inspirational pre-apprenticeship program

11/20/2017
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Chris Garlock joins us from the DC Labor Council to talk about a pre-apprenticeship program for low income DC residents, describing the love that instructor Rosella Scott puts into educating ... The post An inspirational pre-apprenticeship program appeared first on The Union Edge: Labor's Talk Radio.

Duration: 00:07:20


Doug Cunningham

11/20/2017
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Labor reporter Doug Cunningham discusses why unions are vital to our democratic rights. The post Doug Cunningham appeared first on The Union Edge: Labor's Talk Radio.

Duration: 00:10:32


Bill Londrigan – KY AFL-CIO – Protecting the American Dream

11/20/2017
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Bill Londrigan, President of the Kentucky AFL-CIO, discusses why it’s vitally important that retired workers are able to collect the pensions that they earned while they were working. (Wait – ... The post Bill Londrigan – KY AFL-CIO – Protecting the American Dream appeared first on The Union Edge: Labor's Talk Radio.

Duration: 00:24:27


Breaking Through by MomsRising: #StandUpSpeakOut

11/20/2017
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On the radio show this week we talk about the destructive GOP tax plan and what you can do to fight back; gun safety policies and why they are needed; ... The post Breaking Through by MomsRising: #StandUpSpeakOut appeared first on The Union Edge: Labor's Talk Radio.

Duration: 00:59:25


How can we solve the opioid crisis?

11/20/2017
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How can we solve the opioid crisis? Sarah Karlin-Smith, health care reporter for POLITICO explains the opioid crisis, and how America can change it’s practices and policies to help bring ... The post How can we solve the opioid crisis? appeared first on The Union Edge: Labor's Talk Radio.

Duration: 00:07:11


Sunday Lies

11/20/2017
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Trump administration officials use Sunday news shows to lie about GOP tax bills, Katie Sullivan reports for Media Matters. The post Sunday Lies appeared first on The Union Edge: Labor's Talk Radio.

Duration: 00:10:26


American Federation of Government Employees District Report – Episode 10

11/20/2017
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Trump’s proposed budget for the Social Security Administration was anemic, and the senate wants to cut it even further than that. But all is not lost! Witold Skwierczynski, President of ... The post American Federation of Government Employees District Report – Episode 10 appeared first on The Union Edge: Labor's Talk Radio.

Duration: 00:24:49


Jim Dean – Democracy for America – November 15, 2017

11/15/2017
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Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America, talks about recent recent and upcoming political races. The post Jim Dean – Democracy for America – November 15, 2017 appeared first on The Union Edge: Labor's Talk Radio.

Duration: 00:12:00


Katie Schneider – Appletree Media Works – November 15, 2017

11/15/2017
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Visual web content continues to be on the rise, this makes sense as people are more likely to remember what they see compared to what they read. Katie Schneider from ... The post Katie Schneider – Appletree Media Works – November 15, 2017 appeared first on The Union Edge: Labor's Talk Radio.

Duration: 00:09:50


Craig Harrington – Media Matters – Shep Smith Debunks Fox News Fake Story

11/15/2017
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Shep Smith stepped out of the Fox News box and debunked his own network’s Uranium One lie, Media Matters’ Craig Harrington reports. The post Craig Harrington – Media Matters – Shep Smith Debunks Fox News Fake Story appeared first on The Union Edge: Labor's Talk Radio.

Duration: 00:10:51


Berry Craig – KY AFL-CIO – KY Governor Is Ready To Destroy The Public Pension System

11/15/2017
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Berry Craig joins us from the KY Labor Institute to discuss what how their governor wants to address underfunded pensions. The post Berry Craig – KY AFL-CIO – KY Governor Is Ready To Destroy The Public Pension System appeared first on The Union Edge: Labor's Talk Radio.

Duration: 00:10:41


Doug Cunningham – WIN – The State Policy Network Is Trying to Destroy Unions

11/15/2017
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The State Policy Network is a think tank active in 49 states that wants to deal a death blow to unions, reports Doug Cunningham joins us from Workers Independent News ... The post Doug Cunningham – WIN – The State Policy Network Is Trying to Destroy Unions appeared first on The Union Edge: Labor's Talk Radio.

Duration: 00:10:49


Voices of Westmoreland – November 14, 2017

11/15/2017
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Ellen Rosenburger joins us for The Voices Of Westmoreland to talk about the recent elections and events going on in Westmoreland County The post Voices of Westmoreland – November 14, 2017 appeared first on The Union Edge: Labor's Talk Radio.

Duration: 00:26:09

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