U.S. Department of Labor investigations have uncovered hundreds of cases in which oil and gas workers, many involved in dangerous jobs, are being cheated of earnings. Image: Oil and gas rig workers perform high-risk jobs for which they're often underpaid. (Photo by Lindsey G via Flickr.) Appreciate this post? Please donate & share below. Donate » T […]
New numbers on the prison population in 2013 indicate that the South is making progress on reducing its prison population. But with a history of high incarceration rates and over-capacity prisons, the South still has a long road ahead. Image: New data shows that prison populations have declined in many Southern states. But the region still ranks near the to […]
A new searchable website features 175,000 photographs collected during the New Deal era, offering a compelling portrait of life in towns across the South and country. Image: Photos collected by the Farm Security Administration, like this 1935 image of an Alabama cotton farmer by famed photographer Walker Evans, helped shape the public's views of povert […]
With voter registration deadlines looming in many states, a network of more than 2,000 groups launches an initiative to sign up voters for November. Image: With voter registration deadlines looming, a network of more than 2,000 groups kicks of National Voter Registration Day to sign up and mobilize voters for the November 2014 elections. Appreciate this pos […]
In the largest union vote in the country this year, 86 percent of passenger service agents voted in a favor of a union that will cover 14,500 workers, more than half in the South. Image: American Airlines passenger service agents Cassandra Rosenbach, Sherri Chatmon, and Lisa Cooper pose at Chicago's O'Hare Airport. The agents' pro-union vote, […]
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan Hours after 400,000 people joined in the largest climate march in history, the United States began bombing Syria, starting yet another war. The Pentagon claims that the targets were military installations of the Islamic State, in Syria and Iraq, as well a newly revealed terrorist outfit, the Khorasan group. President Barack […]
The heirs of Standard Oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller have announced they are joining the growing movement to divest from fossil fuels. At a news conference Monday, Stephen Heintz, president of the $860 million Rockefeller Brothers Fund, called divestment a “moral imperative,” as well as an economic opportunity. Other speakers at the event included Agnes Abuo […]
A day after some 400,000 people gathered in New York City for the largest climate change march in history, the United States began bombing militant targets inside Syria. In part two of our conversation, Asad Rehman, head of international climate for Friends of the Earth, discusses the connections between war and climate change. Watch Part 1 of this interview […]
As the United Nations summit on climate change takes place in New York City, we continue our conversation with three leading environmentalists who call for more action to be taken to address the climate crisis: Vandana Shiva of India, Desmond D'Sa of South Africa, and Winona LaDuke of the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota. Click here to watc […]
Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year, ending a year of uncertainty over the fate of foreign troops supporting Afghanis as they take over responsibility for the country's security.
Episode 320: BOOM! Dave is back in studio, and he’s bringing a packed showed with him. Today, Coach, Mean Mark, and Dave are joined by NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith to hear his take and response on all of the wrongdoings that have recently occurred in the NFL. They also try connect the dots between head injuries and the abuse that has put a cloud […]
Episode 319: BOOM! Dave’s writing a book on Jim Brown with the great Jim Brown, so Coach, Mark, and D.C. Dan have taken over the show once again! They debate how much criticism Jameis Winston really deserves. SLAM Senior Editor Tzvi Twersky joins the guys to discuss the 2014 FIBA World Cup and tells you why the New Orleans Pelicans could surprise a lot of pe […]
Episode 318: BOOM! Dave, Mark, and Coach cover the biggest story in sports and politics -- even bigger than the NFL itself -- the Roger Goodell denial of seeing the Ray Rice video. Dave explains what he has learned from how insensitive everyone has been to Janay Palmer to the victims of domestic violence. Super Bowl Champion and Houston Radio Host Ted Johnso […]
Episode 317: KABOOM! The NFL Season is finally here! David Steele of Sporting News and author of Silent Gesture: The Autobiography of Tommie Smith, joins Dave, Mark, and Coach to preview the entire season! From how the NFL has handled the Ray Rice ordeal to Wes Welker’s suspension and Michael Sam signing on to the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad. Finally, get […]
House ethics rules bar lawmakers from accepting travel and related expenses from registered lobbyists. The House Majority Leader has said that his expenses on a 2000 trip were paid by a nonprofit organization, and that the financial arrangements for it were proper.
Five months after President Bush launched his drive to overhaul Social Security, the difficult, if not impossible, task of drafting legislation begins Tuesday when the Senate Finance Committee holds the first hearing on options to secure Social Security's future.
Years ago, the federal government spent $117 million on an experimental "clean coal" power plant in Alaska designed to generate electricity with a minimum of air pollution -- but the project never got up and running.