Brook Brantly, one of the stars of the theater production of Sweat, was a featured guest on America’s Work Force Radio.
Brantly discussed his character and the plot of the Tony award-nominated drama, which is a compelling portrait of pride and survival in the Rust Belt. Running at the Cleveland Play House now until Nov. 4, Sweat portrays the effects of union lockouts, massive layoffs and jobs going overseas on friends in a small town.
Andrew Burt was also featured on the Oct. 30 show and discussed 40 Gavels, a three-volume biography on Reuben Soderstrom that he co-authored. In 40 Gavels, Burt chronicles Soderstrom’s life, including his rise to power as the President of the Chicago AFL-CIO and the triumphs and troubles with organized labor that come with the position. The book series details how Soderstrom improved the quality of lives of the working class in Illinois and the rest of the country. As a thank you for listening to the show and reading this blog, Burt is offering our listeners a discount on his books. Just enter discount code Flash or Ferenc at check out.
With a week to go before November’s General Election, America’s Work Force Radio host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about recent polls that showed Ohio’s governor’s race is tied. He also talked about the Teamsters Union approving their UPS labor contract despite a 54 percent ‘No’ vote and illegal immigration.