This week’s media-relations props go out to LaDona King, founder —and de facto leader—of the 99ers, a swelling national grass-roots movement to aid the millions of jobless Americans whose unemployment benefits have run out.
In a Christian Science Monitor report titled “When Unemployment Extensions End, a Movement Rises: The 99ers,” the paper writes of our Jobless Talk host:
“King says she became a ‘zealot for the unemployed’ as an antidote to her previous ‘deep depression’ caused by joblessness,” The Monitor writes of our hard-working host (above).
“Out of full-time work since 2006, LaDona King says she’s nearly penniless, having used up her retirement savings, exhausted unemployment benefits, and tapped relatives for as much help as possible. Before long, she may have to move in with one of her two sisters.
“But Ms. King, of Escondido, Calif., is far from giving up. Even as she spends 40 to 55 hours a week looking for work, she’s founded…the so-called 99ers.
“I felt that Jobless Talk could be a great way to impart info to the millions of unemployed Americans who are hungry for information.”
One of the shows that’s rapidly gaining momentum on the BlogTalkRadio network is Jobless Talk with LaDona King (aka Paladinette) of San Diego, Calif. Her hour-long internet radio broadcast tackles an issue that, unfortunately, more and more Americans have been forced to face these past few years: unemployment. Each episode features stories of jobless individuals, while also covering hunting tips, new resources, benefit updates and discussions on what Uncle Sam is doing help.
LaDona is no stranger when it comes to this topic. During her 35 years in the workforce, she has often worked two jobs at time. But in 2007, she lost her long-term position in the sub-prime mortgage industry, and has been struggling ever since to find another solid gig.
LaDona launched her show in April. “I felt that Jobless Talk would be a great way to impart information to the millions of unemployed Americans hungry for work, ” she tells us. LaDona also aims to give listeners a forum where they can tell their stories and have a voice.
Tune in to some great content from today on BlogTalkRadio. *Please note that all show times are listed in EST time.
Today’s Programming Highlights:
At noon Film Festival Radio host Janice Malone sits down with CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien, whose new documentary, Rescued—which focuses on the plight of Haitian children orphaned by the Januuary 12 earthquake—debuts May 8.
At 1 PM Host Robin Milling gets up close and personal with Mad Men star Bryan Batt, who reveals which leading lady he wants for the film version of his memoirs, She Ain’t Heavy, She’s My Mother: “I’m leaning toward Sandra Bullock right now to play my mother.”
Also at 1 PM Kspaz Radio channels Kathy Garver, whom Family Affair fans know as Cissy from that classic CBS show. The perennial cutie pie will assist host Richard Spasoff in giving listeners complimentary psychic readings. Continue reading →