Sandy LeonVest observes Juneteenth, kicking off the show with a 2008 audio clip of then-presidential hopeful Barack Obama's "More Perfect Union" speech, delivered in March of that year. She follows with excerpts from civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael’s Black Power Address, delivered at UC Berkeley in 1966. Next up, labor economist Sylvia Allegretto talks about increasing income and wealth disparities in the US -- and how those disparities disproportionately impact Blacks and Hispanics.
Later in the hour, SLV talks to award-winning black comedian, civil rights activist and social commentator W. Kamau Bell about Juneteenth – its significance -- and how far American Blacks have really come in their struggle for equality.
On this week's Political Analysis: Can This Democracy Be Saved?
Guest host Karyn Strickler interviews Gregory Vickrey, founder of GV Consulting. They discuss: Shell drilling for oil in the Arctic; and then talk about a mechanism for non-profits to use to account for climate change when formulating policies, projects and programs. Gregory Vickrey has worked as an advocate for nonprofits and small business across the U.S. for over 10 years. In addition to founding GVC, Gregory served as Executive Director of a progressive environmental group in Alaska, and as an advocate for environmental and consumer causes in Oregon and Tennessee.