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This week's radio program observes the centenary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire--the sweatshop catastrophe that killed 146 young Jewish and Italian women. The fire had a transformative effect on public attitudes toward workers, working conditions and government regulation. That hundreds of commemorative events are happening across the country to mark the March 25 anniversary is a testament to the growing feeling that the gains of this past century in worker rights are deeply threatened. We'll hear some moving narrative about the event, and some songs, old and new, relevant to the observance. And we'll also provide some details about the important antiwar action taking place Saturday in Santa Barbara.
culture of protest thurs 3/17/11 6-7pm pdt kcsb 91.9fm www.kcsb.org