Hurricane Lessons:  Gas Stoves, Oak Trees, Power, and Climate

Ideas and Issues

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/CN10292020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS New Orleans     Storms around Labor Day get my full attention.  Betsy hit hard in the fall of 1965 right after school began and took more than a week to get everything back in gear.  Katrina in 2005 hit at the end of August …

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The Disappearance of Service Industry Safety Net Jobs

Ideas and Issues

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/CN09022020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSNew Orleans     Perhaps the most dependable host on WAMF, our low power noncommercial radio station in New Orleans, has been a product representative for a fine local distillery in the city.  Her show every Tuesday afternoon, “Road to the Ramones,” is a rocking, eclectic …

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Weather Warning Paradoxes

Ideas and Issues

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/CN08262020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSNew Orleans   No question, weather warnings are critical.  Despite the unpredictability of nature, preparation is important regardless of how eminent the danger might be.  Despite the president’s reallocation of billions from FEMA funds as fires rage in California and the Gulf Coast areas face a …

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Maintaining in the Pandemic

Ideas and Issues

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/CN04272020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSNew Orleans       I’ve got no complaints.  Regular calls around the world tell me every day how lucky we are.  We have a roof over our heads, so we in fact can shelter-in-place, and that’s not true for hundreds of millions.  We have food to …

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A Funeral Processional

ACORN

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/CN03302020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSNew Orleans       I didn’t know Rev. William Barnwell or his family well, but I knew them for a long time and in many different capacities. I first met Barnwell and some of his family when we were organizing the Household Workers Organizing Committee, a …

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