Monday, September 7, 1998

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  • Hard Hat Interview

    A Labor Day conversation with Mike Orfeldt, the editor of Hard Hat magazine.

  • Howard Fast Interview

    Continuing with our labor day special, we bring you an extended interview with acclaimed novelist and author Howard Fast. Howard Fast who in 1952 ran for congress on the labor party ticket on the platform of independence for Puerto Rico, ending racism and anti-Semitism and ending the war in Korea. He was jailed during the McCarthy era for refusing to name names during the communist witchhunts.

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