A Different Lens

A bimonthly podcast produced by the Hampton Institute. Copyright 2013 the Hampton Institute. All rights reserved

Tag: Labor

Unions, Now and Then with Dan Welch and Gregory Lucero

We chat with indie political analyst Dan Welch and union worker Gregory Lucero to discuss the current state of unions today, unions historically, and if anything can be done in the present to aid the union fight.

The show can be downloaded here.


Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31

Supreme Court takes case posing a threat to unions


Surplus Capital and Electoral Politics with Stephanie McMillan and Sarah Cruz

Today I talk to Stephanie McMillan, an author and cartoonist, who we have had previously on the program to discuss her book Why Capitalism Must Die, to discuss an article she wrote for Skewednews.Net entitled “What Is Surplus Value and Why Should Anti-Capitalists Care?”

We also have on Sarah Cruz of the organization One Struggle [Onestruggle.net], where she co-wrote an article, along with Jorge Quintana and Matthew Daiagi, entitled “A Few Points on Electoral Politics.”

The show can be downloaded here.

The Question of Middle Class with Nick Partyka

Today we sit down with Labor Chair Nick Partyka to discuss an article he wrote in March entitled “On The Meaning of ‘Middle Class’ and the State of the Middle Class.” In the article, he explores the idea of the meaning middle class throughout Western and US history.

Happy May Day.

The show can be downloaded here.

Manual Labor and Nature Religions with Joseph M. Kramp


Today we sit down with writer, researcher, academic, and manual laborer Joseph M. Kramp to discuss manual labor and society’s view of those who engage in it. We also discuss his article entitled “Call of the Wild: The Negative Tendency in the Nature Religions of American Youth,” that was published in 2013 in the Journal of Religious Health.


The file can be downloaded here.