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Working Class Heroes is a narrative investigative journalism podcast exploring the lives, history, politics and culture of working class “New YorQuinos.” We will showcase their struggles and stories by highlighting their identities, experiences, interests, and working conditions. Working Class Heroes is produced by The Muckrakers' Union Local 718. Episodes will be crafted through interviews, historical research and presented in a bilingual format. Your co-hosts are Julian Guerrero, Brianda G ...
 
The world is changing... this is obvious. With higher concentrations of people in big cities, and the steeper competition and higher real estate prices that go along with this, smaller cities and towns naturally lose attention. It's time to reclaim that attention. There is untapped beauty in smaller populations. Small town voices will now come to the forefront, allowing us to gain perspective and emotional intelligence in the process. From business and community leaders to entrepreneurs to h ...
 
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From budget cuts to Trump's attempts to the sabotage mail-in voting system, Postal workers are fighting to save the US Postal Service. On this week's show of Working Class Heroes Radio, Julian Guerrero speaks with city letter carrier, Frank Couget, about the struggles that Postal workers have been fighting throughout the Trump administration. Khadi…
 
On this week’s show of Working Class Heroes Radio, we speak with Chris Smalls, a former Amazon worker who was fired after organizing a walkout to protest the violation of COVID-19 safety standards in the warehouse by Amazon management. Lea Ramirez and Danny Katch talk with Chris about his experience, what conditions were like for Amazon workers, an…
 
On this week's episode of Working Class Heroes Radio, we discussed the ongoing hunger strike of over 140 people across immigrant detention centers in New Jersey, who are fighting for their lives, demanding immediate release from indefinite detention as Covid19 cases rise in prisons.Lupita Romero spoke with Marcial Morales, who was formerly detained…
 
On this week's episode of Working Class Heroes Radio, we speak with organizers from the Frack Outta Brooklyn Coalition and the No North Brooklyn Pipeline campaign about their efforts to stop the construction of a liquefied natural gas pipeline under Brooklyn by National Grid, a London based energy company that is asking New York State to help pay f…
 
On this week's show, we speak with members of the revolutionary indigenous organization, The Red Nation as well as a member of the Shinnecock Nation about the struggles of indigenous people in New York, focusing specifically on the struggle waged by the Shinnecock Nation against the settler state of New York.Mel and Julian discuss the plan by a fra…
 
On this week's show, Mel Gonzalez speaks with NYC delivery worker, Miguel, about their job conditions, treatment from the employer and the recent hit and run deaths of delivery workers. Lupita Romero and Julian Guerrero also discuss another segment of the informal labor force, the NYC Street Vendors, and their struggle to address police harassment …
 
In this week's episode, Danny Katch speaks with Victor Pate, a formally incarcerated organizer with the campaign for alternatives to isolated confinement about the fight to end the horrific practice of solitary confinement inside New York prisons. Mel Gonzalez and Julian Guerrero discuss some of the election results and bring you some local headlin…
 
On this week’s show of Working Class Heroes Radio, we continue our story of Prakash Churaman, a young man locked up for six years without a fair trial or a guilty verdict, who’s fighting to prove his innocence from within the Rikers Island Jail Complex. In part two, Julian talks about how Prakash has built his support group, his issues with the jud…
 
On this week’s show of Working Class Heroes Radio, we report on the story of Prakash Churaman, a young man locked up for six years without a fair trial or a guilty verdict, who’s fighting to prove his innocence from within the Rikers Island Jail Complex. Locked up since he was 15 years old, Churaman has spent six years growing up behind bars. Julia…
 
On this week's show, Lupita and Mel host, Khadija and Danny bring us a special edition of our weekly headlines, given Trump's diagnosis of Covid19, Lupita and Mel break down some of Puerto Rico's most recent events. Finally, Julian speaks with Paul Figueroa, a San Juan City Council candidate and member of the Puerto Rican Independence Party, about …
 
On this week's show - school is back in session and the city’s failure to address health and safety concerns has already propelled the spread of Covid infections in school buildings. Bill de Blasio has insisted that schools will reopen without giving them funding for ventilation or enough teachers. This week Khadija and Mel host the show and break …
 
On this week's show, we focus on the anti-displacement work against the large scale developments of Industry City in Sunset Park and the waterfront in Flushing. Khadija and Lupita host and address NYC's richest residents, Yanny and Danny lay out some of the latest headlines and Mel spoke with organizers Kimberly Morales and Seonae Byeon on their ef…
 
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