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Episode 63 -- Good Jobs, Clean Jobs, and Nuclear Energy in Illinois
Recorded April 25, 2016. Tom Broderick interviews David Kraft, director and a founder of the Nuclear Energy Information Service. Kraft discusses the state of the nuclear energy industry in Illinois and the ongoing efforts by various interests to pass their own versions of a “Clean Jobs” bill. This legislation would create thousands of jobs by increasing energy efficiency, developing renewable energy sources, and meeting or exceeding EPA carbon emission standards.

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New Ground 165

March - April, 2016


  • Equal Pay Day by Bill Barclay
    On April 12, 2016, we’ll again reach the day of the year in which the typical woman (receiving median pay) in the U.S. will, when she adds the amount she was paid in 2015 to the amount she has been paid year-to-date, get the same amount of income that her male counterpart (receiving median pay) got in 2015. The National Committee on Pay Equity has designated this day for the past 20 years to call attention to the gender disparity in wages.

  • Oil, Power, Politics and Finance by Bill Barclay
    Petroleum and its products, from gasoline to bunker fuel to makeup, is the most valuable good in world trade. Oil provides almost one-third of world energy supplies, is the primary business for four of the 16 largest companies in the world (eclipsed only by the finance sectors’ seven) and is the most actively traded commodity futures contract in the world. And this year oil seems to be the driving force behind financial market volatility: the correlation between the S&P 500 and oil prices is over .75 year-to-date.

  • Dr. Quentin Young by Bob Roman
    If you live in the Chicago area or if you’re in any way involved in the ongoing struggle to bring about a universal health care system here in the States, you have got to have heard that Dr. Young has died at the age of 92.

  • Talkin' Socialism by Bob Roman
    Our more or less monthly podcast, Talkin’ Socialism, is once again available through Apple’s iTunes store, for free.

  • DSA in the News compiled by Bob Roman

  • Upcoming Events of Interest

Excited about Bernie Sanders? Want to join the political revolution? Come to our May 7th forum on movement building beyond the election! We’ll discuss the significance of the Sanders campaign, the meaning of democratic socialism, and strategies for confronting exploitation and inequality at the state and national level. We'll also offer skills training on coalition building and grassroots organizing. Together, we'll plan ways to channel the renewed interest in democratic socialism toward a sustainable movement for political transformation. There's never been a more exciting or vital time to work for change. Join us in the fight!

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New Ground 165.1 -- 03.31.2016

0. DSA News

Be a Vital Part of Reproductive Justice in Chicago by Maggie Kantor and Leah Barry
Talkin' Socialism
DSA in the News
Generation Left
Rauner's Road to Perdition

1. Politics

Trump Triumphalism
The History of Economic Inequality in Illinois
It's the Economy, Stupid

2. Democratic Socialism

What's So Democratic About Socialism?
Worker Power in the Age of Uber

3. Upcoming Events of Interest

New Ground 165.2 -- 04.15.2016

0. DSA News

Rauner's Road to Perdition
DSA Notes
DSA in the News
Hull-House Tour for DSA Members

1. Politics

Labor Notes
South Side Trauma Center
Homan Square

2. People

Timuel Black
Bogdan Denitch

3. Ars Politica

Hidden Treasures Now Online

4. Upcoming Events of Interest

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