West Virginia

‘I’d Rather Be Teaching’ Arizona and Colorado Teachers Join Wave of Revolts to Defend Public Ed

April 27, 2018

Arizona High School Counselor Annie Conway says education advocates are fighting back against draconian budget cuts and the privatization of public schools

Wildcat Teacher Strikes Spread to Kentucky and Oklahoma

April 2, 2018

Educators are prepared to do “whatever it takes” to defend public education, says Kentucky public school teacher Blossom Brosi

Delinquent $13.8 Billion Pipeline Company Receives Minor Fine For Major Oil Spill

March 31, 2018

In the last 12 years, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, who manage one of the largest petroleum pipeline networks in the U.S., has had 61 incidents, 12 of which have been in Indiana, including recent spill of 42,000 gallons of diesel. In the same week they had to pay fine of $300 thousand for spill last year…

Democracy in Crisis: Take Note

March 21, 2018

Talk of more wildcat teacher strikes put public education at the vanguard of protest.

West Virginia Teachers Offer a Lesson in Organizing

March 6, 2018

With a deal reached in the West Virginia teachers strike, there is talk of revived labor activism nationwide. But is the deal fair to all, and will anti-union forces push back? We speak to West Virginia teacher Brendan Muckian-Bates and education scholar Dr. Curry Malott.

Defying Union Leadership, West Virginia Teachers Return to the Picket Lines

March 1, 2018

Striking teacher Jay O’Neal says the rank and file rejected a deal struck between union leaders and governor Jim Justice because it lacked concrete action on skyrocketing healthcare costs

West Virginia Teachers Strike Redefines Teacher Unionism

February 27, 2018

Every public school in the state is closed for a fourth day as thousands of teachers demand better pay, pensions, and healthcare. TRNN speaks to Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association, and union activist Lois Weiner

What Happened to Trump’s Trade War With China?

November 14, 2017

Despite all his posturing, President Donald Trump’s maiden trip to China was mostly just symbolic, says author and scholar Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Trump Pushes Coal and Wants the Public to Pay For It

October 3, 2017

Mary Anne Hitt, Director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, says Secretary of Energy Rick Perry’s new proposal would change US energy landscape for the worse

The Nina Turner Show

June 22, 2017
At the 2017 People’s Summit, Nina Turner talks to organizers from West Virginia and Ohio about the challenges of living and affecting change in rural America