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Working People

Aug 6, 2018

In this episode, we talk to Adrienne, a teacher in Michigan, single mother of three, and a grievance officer in her local union. Adrienne is an incredible person whose devotion to caring for others, and whose ability to juggle multiple full-time jobs at once, is astounding. In our conversation, we talk about many facets of Adrienne's remarkable life, including her time growing up in cooperative housing in Lansing and her lifelong love of books and reading, which have always been a refuge for her. We also discuss her family and the the tragic death of her brother, Jamie, whose undiagnosed, lifelong pain shaped Adrienne's decision to become a teacher. We talk about her union work and about why it's so important for others to get involved, now more than ever, in the fight for social and economic justice in the workplace and beyond.   


Featured Music (all songs sourced from the Free Music Archive)

- Lobo Loco, "Malte Junior - Hall"
- David Szesztay, "80s" 
- Audiobinger, "Summer Nights"
- Love Hustler, "Sinderella (Instrumental)"