Indypendent Radio Hour on WBAI // 30 March 2020
John Tarleton, Editor-in-Chief of the Indypendent and the Indy's Julia Thomas interview: —Steven Wishnia, long-time reporter on the drug war and the author of 'The Cannabis Companion.' New York is on the verge of enacting historic legislation to legalize marijuana and create a legal market for it to be bought and sold. —Lauren Gurley, a labor reporter for Vice who has reported extensively on Amazon. She has been covering the labor struggle that has been unfolding in Bessemer, Alabama where nearly 6,000 Amazon workers voted on whether to form the first Amazon union shop in the US. The company has poured millions into trying to convince its workers to reject the union. —Colleen Baublitz, a PhD candidate at Columbia University and a member of the Graduate Workers of Columbia union. Thousands of students with the Graduate Workers of Columbia union have been on strike since March 15 over demands for higher pay, expanded healthcare provisions, and workplace protections after two years of stalled contract negotiations.