December 13, 2012, guests Sam Pizzigati and Albert Russo

Chuck and Mike welcomed Sam Pizzigati and Albert Russo to the show.
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The Rich Don't Always Win

The Rich Don’t Always Win

A veteran labor journalist, Sam Pizzigati has written widely on economic inequality, in articles, books, and online, for both popular and scholarly readers. He has edited publications for four different national American unions and directed, for twenty years, the publishing operations of America’s largest union, the 3.2 million-member National Education Association.

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Crowded World of Solitude

Crowded World of Solitude

Albert Russo is an international author making his second appearance on our show. Albert’s work crosses boundaries, be they the “real” ones of language, location, gender, race, or those less easily defined that separate the real from the surreal or the commonplace from the fabulous.

Albert read his highly amusing story New York Bonus on our show.

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