WPFW to Broadcast Special on "Salt of the Earth"

Friday, April 25, 2014

WPFW to Broadcast Special on (Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)

The classic labor film “Salt of the Earth” will be the focus of a special hour-long program Monday on WPFW Radio (89.3 FM) from 11a to 12 noon on April 28. “Salt of the Earth” is celebrating it’s 60th anniversary this year and screens May 5 – 7:30p at AFI in Silver Spring -- as part of the 14th annual DC Labor FilmFest. Professor Gerald Horne, a labor historian who has written extensively about the film industry, including a book "Class Struggle in Hollywood: 1930-1950" will be joined on-air by DC Labor FilmFest Director Chris Garlock and host Joni Eisenberg to discuss the film, the DC Labor FilmFest and the first annual DC LaborFest, a month-long celebration of labor arts that kicks off on May 1 with a wreath-laying in honor of labor icon Mother Jones.


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