Episode #751: Podcast for July 6, 2013 Shows


Egypt’s dangerous celebrations…
Does education pay for black workers?…
and a live report from Cairo …

Tomorrow on a live four-hour This is Hell! beginning at 9AM (US central) on Chicago’s Sound Experiment, WNUR 89.3 FM, live online here, and podcast shortly after at this site…

Your bitter blind broke gap toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviews….

foreign policy analyst Phyllis Bennis dissects “Celebrations and dangers for Egypt’s revolutions.” Phyllis directs the New Internationalism Project at The Institute for Policy Studies which describes itself”As Washington’s first progressive multi-issue think tank.” She is also a fellow of the Transnational Institute IPS’s international program based in Amsterdam. Phyllis is the author of, most recently, 2010′s “Ending the US War in Afghanistan: A Primer. Yesterday, sheposted the column, “Celebrations and dangers for Egypt’s revolutions.”

Center for Economic Policy Research‘s research associate Janelle Jones discusses the study she co-authored, “Has Education Paid Off for Black Workers?” The study argues, “Over the past three decades, the “human capital” of the employed black workforce has increased enormously. Over the same period, the share of black workers with less than a high school degree fell from almost one-third to only about one in 20. The black workforce has also grown considerably older. Economists expect that increases in education and work experience will increase workers’ productivity and translate into higher compensation. But, the share of black workers in a “good job” – one that pays at least $19 per hour (in inflation-adjusted 2011 dollars), has employer-provided health insurance, and an employer-sponsored retirement plan – has actually declined.” This paper “looks at this trend and policies that would have a large, positive impact on the quality of jobs for black workers.” Janelle co-wrote this work with past This is Hell! guest and CEPR chief economist John Schmitt.

live from Cairo, Martin Chulov returns to This is Hell! Martin covers the Middle East for the Guardian. He has reported from the region since 2005. His most recent posts include, “Egypt’s army declares state of emergency in Suez and South Sinai” and “Egypt braces for protests after Muslim Brotherhood calls for ‘day of rejection’.”

We’ll also have a live web and tech report from LaddieO.com in the hermetically sealed clean room at URL Labs, and we’ll get a Bulletin to the Head from the editor of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting‘s publications Extra! Jim Naureckas.

Jeff Dorchen will deliver a Moment of Truth from his travels in India.

Saturday’s show will be produced by Theron Humiston and Alex Jerri.