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 Labor Express Radio 
 Jerry Mead-Lucero - Labor Express Radio  
 Attribution Non-commercial (by-nc) 
This is the full 4-19-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program.

On last week’s episode of Labor Express we talked with author Jeff Biggers about the death of 29 miners at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, West Virginia. Will hear more from Biggers today including a reading from his newly released book Reckoning at Eagle Creek: The Secret Legacy of Coal in the Heartland. Will also here Biggers discuss how coal mining is not only dangerous to miners but dangerous to our environment.

In a related story will hear about a newly proposed ordinance in Chicago’s city council which will force the Fisk and Crawford coal fired power plants to dramatically reduce the pollution they produce.

A film that will be showing at this year’s Chicago Latino Film Festival is a documentary about the emergence of the contemporary immigrant rights movement in 2006 and 2007. The film is the work of local activist Esau Melendez with contributions by Labor Beat TV producer Andrew Friend. Andrew interviewed Esau about the new film and will here that interview in the second half of the program.

And will close out today’s program with some commentary on the announcement this week that Andy Stern, president of SEIU will be retiring.

Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only English language labor news and current affairs radio program. News for working people, by working people. Labor Express Radio airs every Monday morning at 10:00 AM on Chicago's Sound Alliance, WLUW, 88.7 FM. For more information, see our website at:
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