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People United - February 2, 2018

People United features Bo Delp of the Workers Defense Project on the case for paid sick leave for all workers.  (On February 16, 2018, the Austin City Council voted 9 to 2 in favor of an ordinance requiring all private employers to grant an hour of paid sick leave for every thirty hours a worker has spent on the job, capped at eight full sick days per year.  Ora Houston of Council District 1 and Ellen Troxclair of Council District 8 were the dissenters.)

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People United - January 26, 2018

People United features organizer Lisa Fithian on the role of nonviolent civil disobedience in movements for change.

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People United - January 19, 2018

People United presents coverage of a panel discussion of CodeNEXT, the proposed revision to Austin's Land Development Code, in the context of gentrification and displacement on the city's east side.  Moderated by Alberta Phillips, the panel also featured Susana Almanza, Fred McGhee, Carmen Llanes Pulido, Jane Rivera, and Eric Tang.

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People United - January 12, 2018

People United features the second in a two-part episode with Fred L. McGhee on his book The Black Crop: Slavery and Slave Trading in Nineteenth Century Texas.  This episode covers questions and answers, following the previous episode's lecture.

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(A commentary by Mumia Abu-Jamal, "Capital Strikes Back," broadcast at the conclusion of the episode, can be heard at PrisonRadio.org.)

People United - January 5, 2018

People United features the first in a two-part episode with Fred L. McGhee on his book The Black Crop: Slavery and Slave Trading in Nineteenth Century Texas.  This episode features him lecturing, while the next episode has him taking questions from those in attendance.

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People United - December 29, 2017

People United features geographer Eliot Tretter on the branding of Austin as "The Live Music Capital of the World" and its relation to race and the politics of urban development.

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People United - December 22, 2017

People United features Noelle George, the executive director of Foundation Beyond Belief, talking about her coming out as both atheist and queer as well as about her involvement with a humanist charity.

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People United - December 15, 2017

People United features Michael Davis, a founding member of the Jewish Voice for Peace Rabbinical Council, on Jewish identification, Palestinian solidarity, and human rights.

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People United - December 8, 2017

People United features Bree Williams, who directs community housing for ECHO (End Community Homelessness Coalition), on how to end homelessness in Austin.

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People United - December 1, 2017

People United talks about the 2017 Women and Fair Trade Festival with Josefina Castillo, a co-founder of Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera, the festival's sponsor; Mauricio Callejas, a musician scheduled to perform there; and Lata Karna, the owner of the Austin store Marigold - Gateway to India, one of the vendors at the event.  The annual festival is being held in 2017 on Friday, December 1, from 6 pm until 9 pm, and Saturday, December 2, from 9 am until 7 pm, at St. James' Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Rd. in East Austin.

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