Josh Earnest On Life After The White House, And Making Activism More Accessible

Feb 2, 2018

Where do you go job-wise when your previous position was press secretary to the president of the United States? Today, we ask someone who knows, Kansas City native and former Obama staffer Josh Earnest. Then, activist organizations pushing to improve conditions for low-wage workers face a unique challenge: Getting folks who can ill-afford time off to show up for a protest. We'll find out how groups like Stand Up KC are overcoming that hurdle.

Stand Up KC will host a celebration of five years of activism at Knuckleheads Saloon at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 3. For ticketing information, visit the event's Facebook page.

Josh Earnest fields audience questions at an event hosted by the Cockefair Chair Foundation in Pierson Auditorium on the UMKC campus at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7. The event is sold out, but guests without reservations can wait in line for open seats. Go to for more information.