[act-ma] Wed 8/15/12 7:00 pm "Who is Jimmy Higgins?" with actor/writer Harlan Baker on FSU-Radio on obr.fm

David O. Knuttunen webmaster at dsaboston.org
Sun Aug 12 17:50:29 PDT 2012


Wed 8/15/12 7:00 pm on OB RADIO (http://obr.fm <http://obr.fm/> ) 
w/ rebroadcasts the following Monday 10:00 am and Wednesday 7:00 am

Who is Jimmy Higgins?

with actor and writer Harlan Baker
Author of "Jimmy Higgins: A Life in the Labor Movement"

 

Set your Internet Browser to OBR.FM.

 

The name "Jimmy Higgins" has for generations stood for the name of the
rank-and-file union and socialist activist.  Portland ME writer and actor
Harlan Baker's one-man play personifies Jimmy Higgins, and takes us on an
engaging and inspiring tour through the history of the American labor
movement, from recounts his days as a newspaper boy in Sandusky Ohio during
the first World War, his meeting with Socialist Leader and Presidential
candidate Eugene V. Debs and other radicals opposed to American
participation in the First World War, his experiences in the Lafollette
campaign for president in 1924 and his experience covering the union
organizing drives of tenant farmers and auto workers in the 1930s.  

 

In our interview with Harlan Baker, we will explore his inspiration for a
play about Jimmy Higgins, and learn a little bit about the play, and the
labor history that is behind it. 

 

We will end up the hour with a recording, by Harlan, of an excerpt from a
speech that Eugene Debs gave to the court, during his 1918 trial under the
infamous 1917 Espionage Act - the same act under which anti-Viet Nam War
activist Daniel Ellsberg was tried, at a much later date.

 

Who is Jimmy Higgins? The story of a life in the labor movement
Wednesday, 8/15/12 7:00 pm USA Eastern Time
Occupy Boston Radio - OBR.FM
with rebroadcasts the following Monday 10:00 am
and Wednesday 7:00 am

 

Information about The FSU Program and Occupy Boston Radio...

 

Occupy Boston Radio is currently available by internet only.  You can reach
us at http://www.occupyboston.org/radio/ or http://obr.fm <http://obr.fm/> ,
or by going to http://occupyboston.org <http://occupyboston.org/>  and
choosing "Radio" from the red menu bar at the top of the page.  Once on the
page, if the sound doesn't start immediately, click the "play" arrow on the
radio player control app to begin listening.   If you lose connection during
the show, try clicking the "play" button again, or using your browsers
"refresh" button.

 

Check out our Blog at  <http://fsuradio.wordpress.com>
http://fsuradio.wordpress.com.

 

FSU-RADIO is an educational series by Occupy Boston's Free School
University. Our goal is to form an autonomous zone and share skills needed
to maintain that, to entertain educate and enliven Occupiers and the general
public. Our purpose is to provide support and space for skill sharing and
sharing basic info regarding Occupy Boston and to encourage
self-organization, teaching, and learning opportunities.

 

Our Wednesday program consists of TALK radio featuring educational content
such as lectures, panel discussions and interviews.

 

Host: David Knuttunen (guest hosts from time to time)

Time: WED 7-8pm

 

To propose a guest for the program, email fsu at lists.occupyboston.org, or
call David Knuttunen 617-558-5853.

 

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