This month “The Public Square” takes a look at the impact of the economy on workers and efforts by labor unions during the current recession.

The show includes interviews with people impacted in different ways by the economic downturn and a discussion on the role unions play with Steve Early, a labor organizer, lawyer and journalist who spent 27 years working for the Communication Workers of America, and Jennifer Doe, an organizer with Jobs with Justice, a national organization that advocates for workers rights. Early is the author of several articles and books, including the recently released, “Embedded with Organized Labor,” a collection of essays and articles on the labor movement.

The Public Square is hosted by Jeff Thielman, produced by Josh Lobel, and edited by Joanne Morreale. This and other episodes of “The Public Square” can be downloaded by visiting publicsquaretv.com.

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