Interview

In The Studio - Escaping Persecution

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Alex Silva-Sadder hosts Hoang Chi Truong (Chi Smith), refugee from Vietnam and local author of TigerFish, a memoir.

chibeingchi.com

topics discussed include: Chi and her family's life in Vietnam before they had to flee in 1975, the journey they made down the coast of Vietnam and escaping just before the fall of Saigon, how these humbling experiences helped to shape her attitudes to life in America, and how they influenced her choice of career and desire to become an author and share her story.

Recorded 08/17/17.

In The Studio - Pathways to Employment

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Martha Teeter hosts Bill Pride, Executive Director, Davis Community Meals, and Julie Jenkins, Employee, Pathways to Employment.

employment.davispathways.org

topics discussed include: what is Pathways to Employment (hand up to individuals living homeless), what people employed are doing (downtown beautification), what it means to employees to have a job, website & how people can get involved through donations and job opportunities matched to participants in program.

Recorded 07/20/17.

In The Studio - Child Support Awareness

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Madeline Hamaguchi hosts Natalie Dillon, Director Yolo County Child Support Services.

yolocountychildsupport.org

topics discussed include: YCCSS, including establishment of paternity, collection/distribution of child support, financial audits, etc., Child Support Awareness Month, parent and employers services, spreading the word, promo video, easy application.

Recorded 07/20/17.

Populist Dialogues - Organizing for the Common Good

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Justin Kertson is a Solidarity Organizer with Jobs with Justice (JWJ). Justin talks about JWJ, campaigns he has been involved with like 15 Now (to increase the minimum wage to $15/hour) and describes current campaigns like "Bargaining for the Common Good" and "Taking Action Against the Trump Agenda", working especially with the immigrant community. ""Why Unions Matter" is another JWJ current effort. Attacks on workers, including so-called "Right to work " laws proposed both at national and states levels. Justin ends the program with a strong statement of JWJ support for public banking.

Populist Dialogues - What a Fair trade agreement would look like

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National Organizing Director of Citizens Trade Campaign, Elizabeth Swager, talks with us about corporate trade agreements, like NAFTA, CAFTA and many more. She draws the differences between these agreements and what progressive people and organizations would like. Progressives want policies which are fair and just for the people, no for multi-national corporations. She cites one specific example of how these agreements have elevated corporate rights over human rights.