Your Call: How did Richmond become a laboratory for progressive politics?

Feb 8, 2017

 

We’ll have a conversation with labor journalist Steve Early about his new book Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City.

Early chronicles the emergence and success of Richmond’s progressive movement, and how decades of grassroots organizing spawned a vibrant culture of resistance to Chevron, corporate power, and big money. Join the conversation, live at 10am, on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guest:

Steve Early, labor journalist and author of  Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City

Web Resources:

Steve Early

Salon: The city big oil built: When industrial disaster strikes, residents must “shelter in place”

Beyond Chron: RICHMOND SHOWS HOW PROGRESSIVES CAN WIN

SF Chronicle: Richmond rent control awaits court decision

LA Times: Cutting jobs, street repairs, library books to keep up with pension costs