(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
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(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
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“What Happened?” – Merle Haggard
“America First” – Merle Haggard
“Hard Times” – Don Edwards