This January 3, 2022 edition, is the final edition of “Digging Out.” This program was launched in October 2020, to offer means for getting us past the general election November 3, 2020. Then we needed to get past 1/6/21. So much debris to clear from what were the last 4 hours, 4 days, 4 weeks, 4 years, 4 centuries. The most vast piles were heaped over several millennia. This program closes out appropriately with the last guest, Terri Gerstein, director of the State and Local Enforcement Project at the Harvard Law School, Labor and Worklife Program and a senior fellow at the Economic Policy Institute. She writes, researches, and advocates about the “powerful connection between work life and broader public welfare.” The leaping off point is the editorial she penned in the New York Times: “Other People’s Rotten Jobs Are Bad For Them. And Bad for You,” https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/06/opinion/labor-workers-rights.html. Another article also raised in the interview is penned by Heather Rust: https://jacobinmag.com/2021/12/nurse-shortage-labor-crisis-health-care-workers-hospital-corporations.
Music credits: The Comet is Coming, “New Age,” Channel The Spirits album; Nadine Sierra performs Villa-Lobos’, “Cantilena,” from Bacianas Brasileiras No. 5 W.389, A Place for Us – album.