Today’s show featured a close look at Governor Sununu’s “Stay-at-Home 2.0” directive, with clips from a news conference delivered by the governor and the state chief epidemiologist last Friday. Look here for links to the “guidance” documents for re-opening various economic sectors. Arnie and Maggie also discussed the latest phase in the power struggle between Democratic leaders of the legislature and the Republican governor over authority to spend federal Covid relief funds. They also touched on the Secretary of State’s new select committee to advise him on absentee ballots. Maggie gave an update on the ACLU lawsuit for release of immigrants from detention in Dover.
Organized in 1975, the Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health (PhilaPOSH) was the second organization formed in the United States by unions, health and legal professionals that focused on health and safety issues faced by workers and their unions. Barbara Rahke was their director until her recent retirement; that’s why we called on her to speak a bit about what workers need to know to stay safe on the job.
Arnie brought his recorder to Never Again’s third “car rally” at Strafford Corrections on Sunday, where activists called for release of immigrants from detention. We’ve got the voices of Eva Castillo, Isaac Grimm, Sebastian Fuentes, Laura Aronson, and Josie Pinto in the story, plus songs and chants. Next week’s rally will be on Saturday, not Sunday.
This week’s music included Anne Feeney, singing the labor classic, “We Just Come to Work Here, We Don’t Come to Die,” and Ben Grosscup’s story about Nancy the Med Surge nurse, to the tune of “Charlie and the MTA.” We also played the haunting, “Sunset on Louisiane” by Hart Rouge and the song/chant, “Circle Round for Freedom.”