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"
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org). 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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Music: "Americana" by Mr. Smith.