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Date: March 2nd, 2011 On this we had: Dean Baker, Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, joins us for a discussion of Rep. John Conyers' 21st Century Full Employment and Training Act, and the issue of the extended and unacceptable unemployment rate in the United States. Dean Baker is an expert on housing, consumer prices, Social Security, Medicare, trade, and unemployment. (Learn more about Dean Baker here.) An interview with Dean Baker and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky regarding the recommendations of the Deficit Commission and their views on the economy can be found at can be found at: Julie Kerksick, former administrator of Wisconsin's Division of Family and Economic Security, will also join the call. She has spent her entire professional career working with, and on behalf of, unemployed and low-income workers. Kerksick has helped design public policies, but has also shared in the responsibility of translating those policies into effective operating programs and procedures. She also serves on the Steering Committee of the National Transitional Jobs Network.

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04-02-2014 Economic and Social Justice

Listen to this call as we discuss the need for a government-subsidized jobs program, in order to create an economy where there is a job for everyone who needs one. Melissa Young, Director of the Heartland Alliance National Initiatives on Poverty and Economic Opportunity, speaks about HR 2770: Pathways Back to Work Act of 2013. The relationship of HR 2770 to economic legislation which PDA already endorses, such as HR 2000: The Humphrey-Hawkins 21st Century Full Employment Act and the 2014 “Better Off Budget” of the Progressive Caucus, is also covered.