Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Bases are Loaded: Joanna Klonsky, Brian Sleet, Bill Iacullo, Kevin Coval and Diane Ravitch. Coming up on Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. | Fred Klonsky

Joanna Klonsky, Brian Sleet, Bill Iacullo, Kevin Coval and Diane Ravitch. Coming up on Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. | Fred Klonsky:
Joanna Klonsky, Brian Sleet, Bill Iacullo, Kevin Coval and Diane Ravitch. Coming up on Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers.


Over the next two weeks Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers has a heavy line up.
Friday, March 17th our guests will be Chicago progressive political activists and strategists Joanna Klonsky and Brian Sleet along with Bill Iacullo, President of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 143-143b and Chief Engineer at Lincoln Park High School in Chicago.
On March 24th we will be talking with poet Kevin Coval. Kevin’s book, A People’s History of Chicago, has just been released.
Also on March 24th my brother Mike Klonsky will have a conversation with education historian and corporate education reform critic Diane Ravitch.
Hitting Left can be heard live on Fridays at 11AM on www.lumpenradio.comon 105.5FM and live streaming.
A few hours later it is available on MixCloud.
You can download the podcast version of each show from Liberated Syndication and iTunes.

Past guests have included the head of the Chicago Principals Association Troy LaRaviere, Israeli peace activist Yonatan Shipira, Progressive Alderman and dean of the city council’s Hispanic Caucus Ricardo Munoz, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, singer, songwriter, lawyer and activist Matt Farmer and 10th Ward Alderman Susan Sadlowski Garza.
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Teacher union collective bargaining is about the money and so much more.
Aspira charter teachers recently settled a contract. When CTU President Karen Lewis and former CTU leader – now Chicago alderman – Sue Sadlowski Garza appeared on our radio show, Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers, the conversation inevitably turned to the current upsurge in charter union drives and collective bargaining. Noble, Aspira and UNO are the three huge charter school chains in our c

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