Interview

Populist Dialogues - 17-21 - Nuclear Power, a 28th Constitutional Amendment and Public Banking

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Departing from the usual Populist Dialogues format, today we instead watch three shorter clips. The first clip is of an interview with David Delk by Jim Lockhart on Oregon bill SB 990 which would overrule existing Oregon law which prevents the building of nuclear power sites in the state; the second clip is an advocacy piece produced by David Delk for a 28th Constitutional Amendment; and the third clip is of Walt McRee, Chair of the Public Banking institute.

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.