Blair WV

The Battle of Blair Mountain

The Rick Smith Show People's Tour For America was in to Blair West Virginia on June 9, 2013

The first show from the People's Tour For America!
 
We started the tour at the LAWCHA Conference in NYC and there we were joined by Melissa Young of "Shift Change" and award winning internationally known author Barbara Garson on her new book "'Down the Up Escalator"
 
As we left New York City we stopped by Silver Spring, MD and Elise Bryant talked to us about Mother Jones
 

The first major historic stop on the tour was Blair Mountain West Virginia where we talked to CB Bella, retired miner now having his health care stolen by Patriot Coal, Jesse Johnson on the battle itself and Brandon Nida on the modern organizing efforts