Today’s show 2-29-12

Today was our LEAP year show! Our first guest was a guest we have had on before and his name is Michael Yates. He works for the Monthly Review Press and he talked about the labor uprising in Wisconsin, what caused it and what the consequences are…Our second guest was Alexandria Ruden of the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and she talked about the Legal aid society’s mission and about protection orders and  the lack of consistent enforcement. For more on these interviews, go to our website and listen to the archived shows! www.awfradio.com

Today’s show 2-28-12

Today on the show we had Jeff Stoffer of American Legion Magazine and he talked about the VA budget, the USDA hiring program, Vet homelessness and Teddy Roosevelt IV. Our second guest on the program was Safeyyah Edwards of the Teamsters local 507 and she talked about the on-going strike at Red Cross. For more on these interviews, go to the Listen/Archive tab on our website. www.awfradio.com

Today’s show 2-27-12

Today on the show we had two of our regular guests…First up was Keith Ervin of Union Plus and he talked about a program similar to AAA roadside assistance but at a much lower price. He also talked about a used car purchase program through Hertz. Our second guest was Ed Wytkind, General President of the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department, and he talked about why we need Congress to pass a bi-partisan surface transportation bill and why it is critical to our nation’s infrastructure! For more on these interviews, go to our website, www.awfradio.com!

Today’s show 2-24-12

Today on the show we had Professor John Russo from Youngstown University Labor Studies and he talked about the GOP agenda with regards to the upcoming election. he also talked about right to work and what it REALLY means! We also had Leo Gerard, General President of the United Steel Workers Union and he talked about the Cooper Tire lockout and rising oil prices. for more on these interviews, go to our website. www.awfradio.com.

Today’s show 2-23-12

Today on the show we had two of our regular guests…First up was Bill Samuel, legislative director of the AFL-CIO, and he talked about Payroll tax, the Highway Bill and Obama’s budget. Next was the Editor of the Washington Spectator Lou Dubose and he talked about the GOP’s attempts to suppress the vote.

Today’s show 2-22-12

Today we had 3 guests! Our first guest was Mark Naymik of the Plain Dealer and he talked about Cuyahoga County Prosecutor race and the race between Marcy Kaptur and Dennis Kucinich. Our next guest was Tula Connell of the AFL-CIO and she talked about foxxcom, the company in China that produces Apple products,etc. Our third guest was David Leopold and he talked about “Linsanity” and anti-immigration groups. For more on these interviews, got to our website, www.awfradio.com.

Today’s show 2-21-12

Today on the show we had Luke Tonachel from the Natural Resources Defense Council and he talked about vehicles available that already meet the 2017 standard for MPG! He also talked about how we could save billions on oil by upping the MPG to 54.5! Next on the program was Pat Gallagher from USW and North Coast Labor Federation and he talked about the Cooper Tire lockout and the Journey to Justice rally. He also talked about the Keystone pipeline and the use of USA made materials. For more on the interviews, visit our website www.awfradio.com.

Today’s show 2-20-12

Today on the show we had Ohio State Representative Ken Yuko. He talked about several issues including right to work legislation, keeping work in Ohio and his battle with MS. Also on the show was Economists Tom Mackell Jr. and he talked about pension funds…For more on these interviews visit the “Listen/Archive tab on our website. www.awfradio.com

Today’s show 2-17-12

Today on the show we had 3 guests. Our first guest was Rich McCormack of Manufacturing & Technology News, and he talked about China and manufacturing. Next up was Chuck Kozlowski of Union Eye Care and he talked about digital lenses and the eye care program they have. Finally we had Patricia DeGennaro and she talked about Iran and the War of words with them and Israel. For more on these interviews go to our website. www.awfradio.com.

Today’s show 2-16-12

Today on the radio show we had a new guest, Jim Lacey, who is a professor at the Marine Corps War College and he spoke about outsource US military machine…also on the program was Peter Colavito from SEIU and he talked about the importance of extending unemployment benefits and Congressional action or inaction on tax fairness! To hear more of these interviews go to the Listen/Archive tab on our website. www.awfradio.com