A Labor Perspective on the State of the Union; The Jobs Report


(00:00) The State of the Union address was also notable for what it didn’t say. The President didn’t address trade issues, worker rights, or jobs programs. As a result, says Frank Emspak of LaborRadio.org, he’s giving it mixed reviews.

Guest: Frank Emspak
Learn more at: Worker Independent News

(29:00) The employment numbers were cruising along fine and a good December report was expected. All of a sudden, the bombshell was dropped and we only created 74,000 new jobs. It was so bad that there was even a decline in health care jobs. Economist Sharon Post of the Chicago Political Economy Group explains.

Guest: Sharon Post
Learn more at: Chicago Political Economy Group

Music Featured:
“What Happened?” – Merle Haggard
“America First” – Merle Haggard
“Hard Times” – Don Edwards

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The Tim Danahey Show started in July, 2010 at internet station Castle Rock Radio. It started as a one-day-per week endeavor and quickly grew to five days per week. The show discusses economics, government, social issues, history, and non-fiction books in a magazine format featuring in-depth conversations with guests. Politics and inflammatory conversations are discouraged as they are divisive and counter-productive. Instead, the show seeks under-reported topics and delves into facts, different perspectives, and ramifications of each perspective.