Economic and Social Justice

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: http://charlierose.com/view/interview/11298. 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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03-04-2015 Economic & Social Justice

Updated about 22 days ago.

On this month's call we welcome special guests Joel Segal, a founding member of PDA, former PDA Advisory Board member, long time member of Congressman John Conyer's staff, and a principle actor in launching HR 676 - Medicare for All; plus Donald Whitehead who is a host on People Demanding Action radio and the leading national organizer of the issue of homelessness. Listen as they discuss the hidden crisis of homelessness in America, talk about who is organizing around this issue, and touch on planned federal legislation to address the problem.

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