Past Appearances & Events

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Radio/TV: Rising Up with Sonali

I joined Sonali Kolhatkar on Rising Up with Sonali to talk about Ireland’s historic vote to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Constitution and legalize abortion in some cases. “Nearly 70% of Irish voters on Friday chose to repeal their nation’s 8th amendment on abortion. The deeply Catholic nation has seen a cultural shift over […]

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Radio: Background Briefing

I was on Background Briefing with Ian Masters on May Day to talk teacher strikes. Then finally we examine further the erosion of America’s middle class with 63% of Americans one paycheck away from the street and unable to deal with a $500 emergency, while over one third are running out of food, not being […]

Event • California

Radio: KALW Your Call

I was on Your Call Radio with Rose Aguilar on May Day. On this edition of Your Call, we’ll mark May Day by talking about the labor movements that are sweeping the country. Workers in United States are more productive than ever, but since 1973, their wages haven’t kept up, according to the Economic Policy […]

Event • New York

Theorizing the Web

EXTREMELY ONLINE SOCIALISM .Moderator Sarah Jaffe .Participants Alexis Goldstein, Shuja Haider, Emma Caterine, Kevin Borden In the wake of several troubling elections, the left has looked to online spaces to play an important role in organizing and publicizing socialist movements.

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TV: The Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders gave me my start in journalism and I like to say she taught me everything I know. So it’s always an extra pleasure to be on her show. WORKERS, WILDCATS & NEW MODELS FOR LABOR ORGANIZING Laura talks to SEIU International President, Mary Kay Henry and labor journalist Sarah Jaffe about worker wins, […]

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TV: PBS NewsHour

I joined PBS NewsHour host William Brangham to talk teacher strikes. Teacher strikes and walkouts have been spreading from West Virginia to Arizona. Thousands of Kentucky educators rallied on Friday at their state Capitol, as Oklahoma’s largest teachers’ union called for an end to their nine-day walkout. William Brangham talks with Sarah Jaffe, author of […]

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Radio: WNYC News

I joined WNYC news for a quick hit on the Jersey City teachers’ strike.

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Podcast: The Dig

In West Virginia, a focal point of Trump-era liberal armchair ethnography, teachers have won a historic statewide strike just as the Supreme Court is poised to rule in Janus, a case that will mark the culmination of a long right-wing effort to gut public sector unions. It’s a scary time—but maybe, just maybe, also an […]

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Radio: On the Media

I was a guest on NPR’s On the Media to talk about the West Virginia teachers’ strike and the media’s bad coverage of working people. The episode also featured some of my favorite people: Marcy Wheeler [@emptywheel], independent investigative reporter, on decontextualized Mueller scooplets and Elizabeth Catte [@elizabethcatte], historian and writer, on the news media’s narratives […]