Importance of Finding Common Ground Discussed on America’s Work Force

James Hoggan, co-founder of DeSmogBlog and author of I’m Right and You’re an Idiot spoke with America’s Work Force on Aug. 30 about political parties reporting news about the political climate.

JamesHoganHoggan talked about how political parties twist stories to favor their agenda and discredit the opposing party, creating a myopic point-of-view on issues, rather than reporting an issue for what it really was. He said that political parties do not know how to properly communicate with each other or find common ground, and would rather tear down the other party’s image instead of talking through major issues and communicating properly with one another. Hoggan said that social media is another big problem when it comes to reporting accurate news stories. Social media is great in the sense that it gives anybody the ability to voice their opinion, however, there is no way to filter out what may be true or not. As a result, people could begin to believe something that is not remotely true and become outraged at a completely fabricated issue. Hoggan stressed that people need to do thorough research on issues instead of making knee-jerk reactions in order to properly form an educated opinion.

Marshall Auerback Independent Media InstituteSteve Rosenfeld, editor for the Independent Media Institute spoke with AWF on Aug. 30 about the need for the United States to improve their voting systems for the upcoming 2020 presidential election. He mentioned that with how improved technology has become, there should be a foolproof way for voters to be able to cast their ballots without any issue whatsoever. Rosenfeld said that we have the technology to accomplish this task, the political parties just need to find a process to agree on and then move from there.



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Melissa Cropper, vice president of American Federation of Teachers, featured on America’s Work Force Radio

Melissa Cropper and Steve Rosenfeld made guest appearances on America’s Work Force Radio.

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On Oct. 16, Cropper, President of the Ohio Federation of Teachers and Vice President of the American Federation of Teachers, discussed student debt. She also spoke about a class action lawsuit against Navient, who made numerous misrepresentations to steer borrowers away from public service loan forgiveness programs and into student loan repayment programs, which do not offer forgiveness after making a certain amount of payments.

Steve Rosenfeld Democracy Betrayed

Rosenfeld, author of Democracy Betrayed, has written a number of articles about the 2016 election. He talked about misinformation and false news about candidates on social media. He discussed how and why certain campaigns are being advertised to you on social media and spoke about his 2018 voter’s guide, which is meant to help connect voters to accurate, unbiased information so they can make educated votes in the upcoming General Election.

Show host Ed “Flash” Ferenc also discussed two other topics, the Women Build Nations Conference, a building trades conference promoting women in the construction workforce, and food stamp usage in Ohio.


America’s Work Force is the only daily labor-radio program in the US and has been on the air since 1993, supplying listeners with useful, relevant input into their daily lives through fact-finding features, in-depth interviews, informative news segments and practical consumer reports. America’s Work Force is committed to providing an accessible venue in which America’s workers and their families can hear discussion on important, relevant topics such as employment, healthcare, legislative action, labor-management relations, corporate practices, finances, local and national politics, consumer reports and labor issues.

AMERICA’S WORK FORCE RADIO IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY OUR SPONSORS LIUNA,COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA, UNITED STEEL WORKERS, UNITED LABOR AGENCY, INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES, UNITED AUTO WORKERS, INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS, AFL-CIO, OHIO FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, CLEVELAND FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.