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Studs Terkel Made Oral History

Peter Dreier The Nation
Ten years after his death, Terkel’s voice is still a vivid part of our shared experience.

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After ICE Raid, A Shortage Of Welders In Tigertown, Texas

John Burnett NPR
On the one hand, Texas is a staunch law-and-order state where conservatives support Trump's immigration agenda; on the other hand, if ICE is too successful, employers are wondering where they're going to find people to man their businesses.

Friday Nite Videos | Sept 7, 2018

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'Job Shaming' Actor Geoffrey Owens Totally Backfired. Skin Deep | Buddy Guy. Rudy Giuliani Defends Trump | Our Cartoon President. Obama Rebukes Trump Ahead of Midterm Elections. Inside the Trauma of Family Separation.

'Job Shaming' Actor Geoffrey Owens Totally Backfired

Actor Geoffrey Owens (“The Cosby Show”) speaks out after articles from Fox News and other media outlets attempted to “job shame” him for working at Trader Joe’s. Owens says the Fox News article about him was “an attempt to make someone feel small about what they do for a living” but it has “totally backfired”.

Who Wants to Join a Union? A Growing Number of Americans

Thomas Kochan, Duanyi Yang, Erin L. Kelly, Will Kimball The Conversation
U.S. workers have not given up on unions-a survey of the workforce found interest in joining unions to be at a four-decade high. But few workers who don’t belong to unions will get to join one, since fewer than 1% will experience an organizing drive.
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