Julie Banuelos with Catholic Charities joins us to talk a little about Denver Public School and her run for the At Large seat for Denver public schools.
Picking up right where we left off we’re continuing our analysis of the previous weeks social media storm surrounding WDTW. Today we’re diving head first into Cliffs video he made reacting to RN Alex Wubbles who was arrested in Utah after refusing to draw blood from a patient after being ordered by law enforcement. If you’re unfamiliar with the story, take a look at the WDTW Facebook and check out Cliff’s video.
We call this episode 13.1, but that's not a douchy half marathon reference you might see adhered to every Subaru cruising through Boulder Co. In the first of a two part episode we revisit our mission statement for our huge amount of new listeners as well as delve into the details as to why we're constantly talking about socialism on a workers podcast. And of course, Jared Polis. How could we not talk about our devine congressman 1%. We mention Cliff's video regarding the RN arrested by SLC law enforcement, but we don't get to it until 13.2. Check them both out, drop us a line!!!
For 33 years, the Thoro Products dumped cancer-causing chlorinated solvents into groundwater flowing beneath the business. It created a half-mile-wide toxic plume. On March 30, 2001 - One of the longest prison sentences ever imposed for an environmental crime was sharply reduced in a ruling that may halt prosecution of certain hazardous-waste dumping. The Colorado Court of Appeals, in cutting the penalty against Arvada-based Thoro Products and its president, said the "troubling result" of its ruling on future cases could be avoided if lawmakers rewrite state law. Thoro Products was fined $950,000 and company chief Richard Newman sentenced to 14 years in prison in May 1999. However, as you'll hear, ol Dick didn't quite pay the piper, and now sits on the Board of Directors of United Power in Colorado.
As police stood by and watch as the events in Charlottesville, violence that would be blamed on “both sides”, and hate that would be defended by the president of the United States because “they had a permit”, one cannot help but to ask the question of institutional racism with in police departments around the US. Contrasting photos from Ferguson or Standing Rock North Dakota with Charlottesville and one can see a stark difference in the amount of armored vehicles not present during the KKK demonstrations in Virginia. Why is that? This week we chat with Hasira Ashemu (H-Soul) of Denver Colorado where we ask that very question.
In the light of recent events (Aug 12 2017)….We at WDTW fully condemn the attacks levied on our working class brothers and sisters in Charlottesville Va this past Saturday. WDTW stands for the unity of all races and creeds under the banner of We Make The Fucking World Go Round. Racism in any manifestation is a direct affront to all that we stand for at WDTW. And with that, we introduce this episode dealing with the discussion on whether or not police are valid members of the working class. More to come...
Today we talk to Tacoma City Council candidate Sarah Morken. We jack we jaw, it's a little lengthy, but full of great working fool information. We also take a moment in the begining of the episode to chat about one of the finest people you'll come to know, Jen Johnson and her baby Porter. Porter was recently diagnosed with Leukeia and is in the begining of what in the best case is a 3 year battle. Take a moment to get to know JJ and Porter, and if you have a bit, give a little to his Gofundme page.
If you’ve listened to a single episode of this podcast you’ve probably heard us talk about the hijacking of the labor movement by the Democratic Party. Tonight we talk at some length about Randy Bryce, and iron worker running for congress in Wisconsin. Randy WDTW has a few questions for you that we outline in this show, we’d love a chance to talk with you. Likewise we’ve got some question for Elise Jones who comes up in the second half of the show. We do say the them of this episode is business unionism, but we don’t quite get there between Bryce and Jones.
Today we continue our discussion about the fight for a $15 minimum wage. In this episode we address some of the misconceptions about a $15 minimum wage and debunk some of the myths surrounding the alleged negative effects such an increase might have. I get pretty worked up so there might be an exorbitant amount of F bombs, fair warning.
Tonight we're honored to speak to Nic Smith, a good working dude from Virginia with a lot of great insites regarding the working class.