The standard picture we northerners have of The South may no longer be accurate. Average working people are starting to see that the anti-union governments there are really just serving the rich. The long-thought-dormant left populist tradition of people like Huey Long is being revitalized in large part by the realities of the Covid 19 pandemic. Today’s guest, Joseph B. Atkins is a veteran writer and professor of journalism at the University of Mississippi. He says more southerners are realizing that the church, which has traditionally taken the place of government when people need help, is funded by anti-union companies. And while Trump said he’d help working people, they see he has failed. Political leadership may still be anti-union but the average people are not. Who knew: hope in the South!

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