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Radio Free Labor
Saturday - 11:00 am

Radio Free Labor airs Saturdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. It's hosted by Gus Wood, Stephanie Fortado and Bob Paleczny. The show will discuss and debate current events, historical topics and political, economic, social and cultural aspects of working people across the world.

Shows are archived in mp3 format at 192kbps for fast downloads.

July 2024 shows

  • July 06, 2024 - Supreme Court's Immunity ruling, final wrap on Roger Corman movies

June 2024 shows

  • June 29, 2024 - this week's Supreme Court decisions, Presidential debate, more Roger Corman movies
  • June 22, 2024 - various topics
  • June 15, 2024 - Orange County California judge ends University of California academics strike, Supreme Court decisions, Helen Gilbert calls in to talk about upcoming press conference in Washington D.C. "Labor takes action for Reproductive Justice, Pride month so we look at the history of the Lavender Scare in the 50's
  • June 08, 2024 - Food costs have skyrocketed, worker power on the killing floor in 1930's meat packing plants - PWOC and the CIO, DOJ files antitrust charges against Ticketmaster, more on film maker Roger Corman.
  • June 01, 2024 - Verdict in the Trump trial, on the ground reports from Mercedes vote against UAW in Alabama, more on film maker Roger Corman.

May 2024 shows

  • May 25, 2024 - University of California academic workers strike in protest to the system's response to pro-Palistine demonstrations to expand to two additional campuses, Billy Bragg to give concert in Chicago.
  • May 18, 2024 - University of California academic workers vote to strike in protest to the system's response to pro-Palistine demonstrations, UAW loses vote to unionize Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama, remembering Roger Corman
  • May 11, 2024 - previous divestment movements, Anniversary of May 11, 1941 Belgium women strike against Nazi occupation during World War II, movie review - Amityville Island.
  • May 4, 2024 - current college encampments and the history of students pushes for change, will unions step up and join in, remembering Rico Wade, movie review - Civil War.

April 2024 shows

  • April 27, 2024 - in-studio guest Theresa Dobbs of NTFC Local 6546 as the Non-Tenured Faculty enter into negotiations with the U. of I. oh and SEIU Local 73 also in negotiations, BSW workers, Labor News.
  • April 20, 2024 - Genocide in Gaza, US vetoes UN proposal, Labor News.
  • April 13, 2024 - an encore presention of a previous show, with a bit of a rough start.
  • April 06, 2024 - Study shows African-Americans get fewer kidney transplants Georgia Legislature passes anti-union bill, Michael Keaton movies, Wrestlemania Preview.

March 2024 shows

  • March 30, 2024 - Ford Stellantis Deere all layoff workers, Oliver Cromwell Cox's book "Caste, Class and Race" compared to Isabel Wilkerson's book "Caste", Wendy's talks about dymnamic pricing, author Ayn Rand, new movie coming soon "BeetleJuice, BeetleJuice".
  • March 23, 2024 - Gus in Hollywood & IATSU, Minneapolis City Council passes minimum wage for Gig workers, Lyft & Uber say they're leaving, Neo-Confederate State of Texas, Jonathon Glazer and "Zone of Interest" fallout.
  • March 16, 2024 - a rebroadcast of the 2/17/24 RFL show with slight edits.
  • March 09, 2024 - Biden's State of the Union, Labor News, Bob Marley.
  • March 02, 2024 - Gaza Flour massacre, Labor News Starbucks & Google, Movie reviews.

February 2024 shows

  • February 24, 2024 - Just the 2 of us, Stephanie & Bob (no Gus this week), Alabama & IVF, Labor News, Michigan repeals "right to work", History of NLRA & NLRB.
  • February 17, 2024 - Capitalism (AI) keeps workers underemployed, Teamsters IDOT Labor news, more Black Film history.
  • February 10, 2024 - Democrats fail on Border/Immigration Bill, UAW contract at Allison Transmissions, Oscar Micheaux & early Black Films.
  • February 03, 2024 - DeSantis sends Guard to Texas, Trader Joe's & NLRB, young Lenin, Oscar Micheaux.

January 2024 shows

  • January 27, 2024 - Texas border lawsuits, Negro Seaman Act of 1822, Bureau of Labor Statistics reports Union Membership numbers.
  • January 20, 2024 - Teamsters Pres. Sean O'Brien meets with Trump, Auto layoffs, Movies.
  • January 13, 2024 - Gus' research in Mississippi, US bombs Yemen, movie review Godzilla Minus One
  • January 06, 2024 - a rebroadcast of the September 23, 2023 show, with minor edits

December 2023 shows

  • December 30, 2023 - Maine rules Trump off 2024 ballot, Police shootings kill over 1200 in 2023
  • December 23, 2023 - a rebroadcast of the December 02, 2023 show
  • December 16, 2023 - Congress passes National Defense Authorization Act over 840 Billion dollars, Killer Santa Movies
  • December 09, 2023 - Democrats haven't supported Working Class people, Norman Lear
  • December 02, 2023 - Kissinger, Killers of the Flower Moon, Soviet Anti-War movies

November 2023 shows

  • November 25, 2023 - Rising Fascism Worldwide, UAW SAG-AFTRA agreements, Holiday movie
  • November 18, 2023 - Biden's support of Israel, UAW SAG-AFTR agreements?, Thanksgiving movies
  • November 11, 2023 - Silencing Palastinian support, SAG-AFTRA TA, Regional horror movies Part II
  • November 04, 2023 - What is Bidenomics?, UAW and the TA's with the Big 3, Regional horror movies

October 2023 shows

  • October 28, 2023 - Alienation and Oppression, UAW TA with Ford, Shocktober Korean Movies
  • October 21, 2023 - Hamas/Israeli War, SAG Strike, UAW Strike, Shocktober Movie Review "Day of Dead".
  • October 14, 2023 - UAW strike, Patrick McGinty Author of the book "Test Drive", rebroadcast of the 2nd hour of 50 Years of Hip-Hop
  • October 07, 2023 - Hamas/Isreal, UAW strike, Shocktober Movie Review

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July 2023 shows

  • July 29, 2023 - UPS/Teamsters reach Tentative Agreement, Labor News, Netanyahu
  • July 22, 2023 - Florida's revision of rascist history, Hollywood strike, Labor news
  • July 15, 2023 - Actors join Hollywood strike, Bastille Day
  • July 08, 2023 - Jenin, Teamsters/UPS, Alabama Prisons, Mutulu Shakur
  • July 01, 2023 - Supreme Court decisions, Labor issues, Peter Cushing

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