Episode 76: Oklahoma Uprising, Secrets of the NY Fed, Colorado Progressive On the March

In Audio, Economy, Labor, Podcast, Politics by Jonathan Tasini0 Comments

Now it’s the turn of teachers in Oklahoma to rise up. I chat with Alicia Priest, the president of the Oklahoma Education Association, and Jennifer Thornton, a third-grade teacher in Tulsa, after the state’s teachers walked off the job to push for higher pay so they don’t have to go to a food pantry to feed their families.

I, then, discuss with EPI’s John Bivens how unemployment is tied to a too-secret search for the new head of the Federal Reserve Board of New York, one of the most powerful jobs in the system.

Lastly, I visits with Levi Tilleman, a progressive candidate running for the Democratic nomination in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District.

Our Robber Barons of the week are Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and her mindlessly, ideologically-dumb, Republican-ruled Legislature.

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