Essential Work: Exploring the Past, Present and Future of Jobs

Investing in Communities to Build a New Economy: A Marshall Plan for Middle America

December 05, 2020 The Battle of Homestead Foundation Season 1 Episode 10
Essential Work: Exploring the Past, Present and Future of Jobs
Investing in Communities to Build a New Economy: A Marshall Plan for Middle America
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This is Episode 10 of Essential Work: Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of Jobs, brought to you by the Battle of Homestead Foundation.

"Investing in Communities to Build a New Economy: A Marshall Plan for Middle America"

Includes:

1.  A feature interview from host Patricia DeMarco (https://patriciademarco.com), this time with Tom Croft, Managing Director of Heartland Capital Strategies (www.heartlandnetwork.org) and Executive Director of the Steel Valley Authority (www.steelvalley.org).  They discuss the Marshall Plan for Middle America Roadmap along with responsible investing and its impact on economies and communities.  They also delve into layoff aversion, innovative economic policy, and investment in sustainable energy, and what it all means for jobs in the Appalachian region and beyond.

  • Reimagine Appalachia: https://reimagineappalachia.org
  • “Pathways to a New Economy that Works for All of Us”: With her thirty-year career in energy and environmental policy in both the private and public sector, Dr. DeMarco regularly addresses labor, environment and health considerations as she explores Re-Imagining America with her guests -- all amazing experts and change agents -- who are building those positive pathways toward a sustainable future.

2.  Larry McCullough takes a look at recent episodes and previews upcoming stories in the YouTube series “Charlie’s Monday Marker” with host Nathan Ruggles.  He also invites listeners to contribute their ideas for future programming by the Battle of Homestead Foundation (email [email protected]).  As with each episode, it wraps with a music selection from Larry.  This time, it’s a historic folk song composed by Slovakian immigrant Andrew Kovaly, and recorded by Vivian Richman, preserved as part of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress:


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Intro
Feature Interivew: Patricia DeMarco with Tom Croft
Event Updates & Song Selection with Larry McCullough