Hold that Swat – Flies Are Amazing!, How Labor Unions Changed America

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 890

  • Aug 31, 2018 9:00 pm
  • 1:42:52 mins

Hold that Swat – Flies Are Amazing! Guest: Paul Frandsen, PhD, Assistant Professor of Genetics, Genomics, and Biotechnology, Brigham Young University We often think of flies as a household pest, but do they deserve an entirely negative reputation? Biologists who study them think not. Sure flies can spread disease, but they also pollinate plants and help with decomposition and provide food lots of animals we do like.  How Labor Unions Changed America Guests: Ignacio Garcia, PhD, Professor of History, Brigham Young University; David Sims, PhD, Professor of Economics, Brigham Young University; Jessica Wilkerson, PhD, Professor of History and Southern Studies, University of Mississippi  What exactly do we even celebrate on Labor Day, besides the official end of summer? Here's just a partial list of things you can thank the labor movement for: overtime pay, minimum wage, 40-hour work week, and health benefits provided by your employer. What can we learn about the history and impact of organized labor in America?

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