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Working Class Heroes Podcast

Socialist reporters from New York City

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Working Class Heroes is a narrative investigative journalism podcast exploring the lives, history, politics and culture of working class “New YorQuinos.” We will showcase their struggles and stories by highlighting their identities, experiences, interests, and working conditions.Working Class Heroes is produced by The Muckrakers' Union Local 718. Episodes will be crafted through interviews, historical research and presented in a bilingual format.Your co-hosts are Julian Guerrero, Brianda Guzman, Carlos Perez, Lupita Romero and Lea Ramirez.Why the working class?We believe that in this political moment, what we need more than ever is to relate the experience of the most resilient communities in New York City. Amidst a housing crisis, record mass incarceration, militarized policing, raids and deportations, high prices and lowering wages and longer hours, regular working people are the ones fighting for more, standing against politicians and corporations' efforts to exploit more of workers for less.The Muckrakers' Union (Local 718) is a dues paying collective for creatives in New York City who are interested in using their talent and skills to highlight working class issues, culture, art and protest. We are made up of journalists, writers, photographers, graphic designers, researchers, artists, activists, etc.If you are interested in joining or collaborating, please contact us at muckrakersunion@gmail.com

Latest Episodes

Episode Two: When Immigrants Drive The City

EIn episode one, Carlos and Julian reported on the crisis in the New York City Taxi Industry. They told us about what taxi drivers consider a war over the future of the industry. This is a war between Taxi drivers and app companies like Uber and Lyft. Immigrant communities are on the forefront of this war making up a majority of the driver workforce. On October 1st of 2018, another immigrant driver committed suicide. Fausto Luna, was the first Uber driver to commit suicide following the suicides of several black and yellow car drivers. Luna was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and an Uber driver since 2013. New York City Taxi drivers haven’t always been immigrants but beginning in the 1980’s, the taxi labor force dramatically shifted from a largely native born workforce to one where less than 10% are native born. Even though New York City has always had a large immigrant community, they have largely been seen by the city’s elite as a community to exploit, scapegoat or use and abuse for their own selfish gains. In this episode, Carlos and Julian are reporting back on the challenges these immigrant Taxi drivers face in their fight against Uber, Lyft, and the TLC. Music Credit: Respiration - BlackStar Fuck the Police - NWA New York State of Mind - Nas Road to Zion - Damian Marley & Nas Ballad Of the Black Gold - Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek

45 MINJUN 14
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Episode Two: When Immigrants Drive The City

Episode One: Taxi Wars - Part One

EWelcome, everyone, to the Working Class Heroes Podcast. I’m your host Lupita Romero and this is Episode One. “In 1984 I joined the Air-force and went through basic training. My basic training photo I had given to Douglas, as soon I had left basic I sent a 5x7 copy of my photo. He had kept it with him and had it displayed on a fireplace mantle piece all the time. All this time...During that last week of spending time with him packing his home. Amongst our conversations after telling him it’s not too late. I said listen Doug, you’re going to go through this experience but I don’t want you to do it alone I want you to have me with you. During the process of packing the fireplace where he kept a few other photos of family members, I had packed those photos in a box and left him just that one and I said this one, I want you to keep. I want you to keep it with you so that you know you’re not alone. That I’m there with you and I’ll always be with you. He did.” That was George Schi...

40 MIN2018 SEP 2
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Episode One: Taxi Wars - Part One

Episode Zero

EWelcome to Episode Zero of the new, narrative-investigative podcast series - Working Class Heroes. Lupita Romero and Julian Guerrero, of the Muckrakers Union, speak about the upcoming Working Class Heroes podcast in an interview with Lea Ramirez. Subscribe to our soundcloud or itunes podcasts accounts and take quick look of our sample website before it goes live with the first episode mid-July 2018 (https://bit.ly/2lWZJz7) Music: The Guillotine by The Coup

28 MIN2018 JUL 4
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Episode Zero
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Latest Episodes

Episode Two: When Immigrants Drive The City

EIn episode one, Carlos and Julian reported on the crisis in the New York City Taxi Industry. They told us about what taxi drivers consider a war over the future of the industry. This is a war between Taxi drivers and app companies like Uber and Lyft. Immigrant communities are on the forefront of this war making up a majority of the driver workforce. On October 1st of 2018, another immigrant driver committed suicide. Fausto Luna, was the first Uber driver to commit suicide following the suicides of several black and yellow car drivers. Luna was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and an Uber driver since 2013. New York City Taxi drivers haven’t always been immigrants but beginning in the 1980’s, the taxi labor force dramatically shifted from a largely native born workforce to one where less than 10% are native born. Even though New York City has always had a large immigrant community, they have largely been seen by the city’s elite as a community to exploit, scapegoat or use and abuse for their own selfish gains. In this episode, Carlos and Julian are reporting back on the challenges these immigrant Taxi drivers face in their fight against Uber, Lyft, and the TLC. Music Credit: Respiration - BlackStar Fuck the Police - NWA New York State of Mind - Nas Road to Zion - Damian Marley & Nas Ballad Of the Black Gold - Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek

45 MINJUN 14
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Episode Two: When Immigrants Drive The City

Episode One: Taxi Wars - Part One

EWelcome, everyone, to the Working Class Heroes Podcast. I’m your host Lupita Romero and this is Episode One. “In 1984 I joined the Air-force and went through basic training. My basic training photo I had given to Douglas, as soon I had left basic I sent a 5x7 copy of my photo. He had kept it with him and had it displayed on a fireplace mantle piece all the time. All this time...During that last week of spending time with him packing his home. Amongst our conversations after telling him it’s not too late. I said listen Doug, you’re going to go through this experience but I don’t want you to do it alone I want you to have me with you. During the process of packing the fireplace where he kept a few other photos of family members, I had packed those photos in a box and left him just that one and I said this one, I want you to keep. I want you to keep it with you so that you know you’re not alone. That I’m there with you and I’ll always be with you. He did.” That was George Schi...

40 MIN2018 SEP 2
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Episode One: Taxi Wars - Part One

Episode Zero

EWelcome to Episode Zero of the new, narrative-investigative podcast series - Working Class Heroes. Lupita Romero and Julian Guerrero, of the Muckrakers Union, speak about the upcoming Working Class Heroes podcast in an interview with Lea Ramirez. Subscribe to our soundcloud or itunes podcasts accounts and take quick look of our sample website before it goes live with the first episode mid-July 2018 (https://bit.ly/2lWZJz7) Music: The Guillotine by The Coup

28 MIN2018 JUL 4
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Episode Zero
the END
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