Steve Early was a Boston-based international representative or organizer for the Communications Workers of America for 27 years. Prior to working for CWA, he served as a headquarters staffer for the United Mine Workers and staff attorney and newspaper editor for the Professional Drivers Council (merged in 1979 into Teamsters for a Democratic Union). As a free-lance labor journalist, he has written for The Nation, The Boston Globe, Boston Herald, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, and various other publications. A collection of Early's "participatory labor journalism" was published in May, 2009, by Monthly Review Press. It's called Embedded With Organized Labor: Journalistic Reflections on the Class War at Home.
Replay of Bob's conversation with Eric Boehlert
Bob interviews Dr. Allen Kanner
Allen D. Kanner is a Berkeley child, family, couples, and adult psychologist and a co-founder of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. His work includes consulting with parents on how to counter the harmful effects of advertising on their children. Allen has co-edited two books, Psychology and Consumer Culture and Ecopsychology. In 1997, Utne Reader chose him as one of the nation's ten leading psychotherapist activists. Currently, he appears in the DVD Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood.
Mr. Lloyd was most recently the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights/ Education Fund, where he oversaw media and telecom initiatives. Mr. Lloyd was also an adjunct professor of public policy at the Georgetown University Public Policy Institute, and from 2002-2004 a visiting scholar at MIT where he conducted research and taught communications policy. Previously Mr. Lloyd has been a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, the General Counsel of the Benton Foundation, and an attorney at Dow, Lohnes & Albertson. Before becoming a communications lawyer, Mr. Lloyd had a distinguished career as a broadcast journalist, including work at NBC and CNN.