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From the textile mills of Lowell, Massachusetts to the triumph of unions in the twentieth century and their waning influence today, the contest between labor and capital for their share of American bounty has shaped our national experience. But through it all there has been an uneasy feeling about the nature and mission of the unions. Al's guest this week is author and historian Philip Dray. In his new book "There Is Power In A Union" he masterfully clears away the cobwebs of time and presents a clear picture of how and why labor unions are to this day a mainstay in American life. Tune in this Sunday evening, September 5th at 10:30 pm for a spirited discussion with Philip Dray.