Bob Ostertag is a lifelong musician, writer and filmmaker.
Maureen Taylor is a lifelong soldier for the poor in Detroit, Michigan.
Together, they bring you discussions of politics, environment, and culture, drawing on the social networks of an internationally touring musician and writer, with the perspective and wisdom that can only come from a life lived among those with the least.
About Maureen Taylor:
Since 1993, Maureen Taylor has served as Chair of the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, a union of public assistance recipients, low-income workers and the unemployed that organizes members to fight for their rights and to eliminate poverty in this country. Over the past several years, Maureen spearheaded several MWRO campaigns to protect low-income Detroiters against electricity, gas and water shut-offs. She participated in negotiations with the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department for the Water Affordability Plan; and she was a key consultant on two award-winning documentaries: “The Water Front,” (about water rights and water affordability in Michigan) and “A World Without Water” (on the crisis of international water affordability and access). Maureen was the Valedictorian of her undergraduate class, has a Masters of Social work, and works as a Detroit school counselor. Most recently she was appointed by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer to the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities.