POWER OF MUSIC
NEW YORK CITY LABOR CHORUS: WE SHALL OVERCOME
The NYC Labor Chorus has been battling injustice with song since 1991, with 75 members from more than 20 unions. The chorus has traveled extensively, with performances in Wales, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and other locales. Organized labor, united with its community allies, is an irrepressible social force. This is the message of the New York City Labor Chorus. We celebrate them on this Eco-Logic episode.
Our guest Jeff Vogel is a founding member and now president of the chorus. He was inspired by the Earthrise photo of the Earth from the moon, taken by Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders on Christmas Eve 1968, to write new lyrics to the Hallelulah Chorus. Jeff aimed to bring together believers and nonbelievers in shared appreciation of the wonders of Nature.
Also joining us is Angel Román who joined the chorus several years ago. We spoke to Angel and Arturo Massol about Casa Pueblo's community solar energy on our February 11th episode. Angel was our very first 6AM-show caller, has inspired topics, and also been our guest.
Other topics we discuss are the birth of 3 endangered tortoises, the use of radioactive munitions in Ukraine, Environmental Working Group's Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists, and the proposed dumping of radioactive water from both Fukushima and Indian Point.