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The Man Who Never Died

Thursday, September 15, 2011

In 1914, Joe Hill was convicted of murder in Utah and sentenced to death by firing squad, igniting international controversy. Many believed Hill was innocent, condemned for his association with the Industrial Workers of the World—the radical Wobblies. William M. Adler gives the first full-scale biography of Joe Hill, and presents documentary evidence that comes as close as one can to exonerating him. The Man Who Never Died is Hill's story, set between the turn of the century and World War I, when the call for industrial unionism struck a chord among workers and class warfare raged.

Guests:

William M. Adler

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Comments [3]

corben

am get a life..!

Sep. 19 2011 01:04 AM
Mike from Tribeca

Looking forward to reading Mr Adler's book, which has been getting very favorable reviews.

And don't let my location fool you. There are still more than a few working class, pro-union folks here in Tribeca.

Sep. 15 2011 12:59 PM
A.M. from Manhattan

Yawn! This segment is onomatosegmentic in the sense that it is snoringly presented. It sounds bizarrely like one man talking to himself, perhaps because interviewer and interviewee have such oddly similar voices and ways of speaking. Bad choice of subject for a radio talk show.

Sep. 15 2011 12:58 PM

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