Doing The Spadework

The Progresive Radio Network

Doing the Spadework is an ongoing conversation with organizers about the work of building grass-roots movements.

  • 58 minutes 27 seconds
    03/16/10 - Youth Organizing
    Interview with Tracy Chacon of Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP) in Albuquerque, NM, about her work organizing youth for the US Social Forum in Detroit. Tracy also discusses the youth program of SWOP, especially demilitarizing the schools.
    31 March 2010, 1:41 pm
  • 1 hour 1 minute
    03/30/10 - Health Reform Organizing
    Interview with Dana Millen, outreach and education coordinator of Health Security for New Mexicans Campaign. Topics include the campaign's organizing strategies that have produced growth over 18 years, plus Dana's PhD research on why individuals become activists and what strategies they employ to stay active over years.
    30 March 2010, 1:43 pm
  • 1 hour 1 minute
    03/23/10 - Electoral Organizing
    A conversation with Maria Santelli, organizer with progressive Jerry Ortiz y Pino's electoral campaign for New Mexico Lieutenant Governor. Mark and Maria consider the intersection of community organizing and electoral politics, including historical struggles around Native American land rights and stopping uranium mining, weapons development, and waste dumping.
    23 March 2010, 1:42 pm
  • 1 hour 32 seconds
    03/09/10 - US Social forum
    A conversation with Adrienne Maree Brown, one of the national coordinators of the US Social Forum, to be held in June in Detroit. Adrienne talks about the forum as process occurring on the local, national, and global levels, and about the vast number of opportunities for learning about organizing available in Detroit this coming June. For more info, check out A second interview on the USSF will be next week, Mar. 16, with a local organizer from Albuquerque, NM.
    9 March 2010, 2:37 pm
  • 55 minutes 43 seconds
    03/02/10 - Soldier-Citizen Alliance
    The second interview with Aaron Hughes, Lead Organizer of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), joined by Lily Hughes of the Soldier-Citizen Alliance, who has been working with IVAW. They talk about IVAW's strategy, its campaigns, and aspects of the organizing model they're using, especially leadership development. Lily also describes her path to becoming an organizer.
    2 March 2010, 2:40 pm
  • 1 hour 19 seconds
    2/23/10 - Iraq Vets Against the War"
    An interview with Aaron Hughes, Lead Organizer of Iraq Veterans Against the War. Aaron talks about the program and work of IVAW, how he came to become an organizer, including his experience in Iraq, and the leadership development model of organizing IVAW has come to embrace. First of a two part interview.
    23 February 2010, 2:35 pm
  • 52 minutes 9 seconds
    2/16/10 - Organizers about organizing
    Organizers about organizing
    17 February 2010, 3:18 pm
  • 1 hour 27 seconds
    2/09/10 - Sit ins
    The 50th anniversary of the lunch sit ins
    10 February 2010, 3:38 pm
  • 55 minutes 34 seconds
    1/26/10 - Levi Romero
    Today will feature a discussion with poet, architect, teacher and researcher Levi Romero, of New Mexico, on "Sacred Public and Private Spaces."
    9 February 2010, 8:19 pm
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