This morning we spent an hour with Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis on episode #5 of our radio show: Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers on lumpenradio.com 105.5FM in Chicago and live streamed.
Now our podcasts are being hosted on iTunes. Episode #4 is already there.
Karen is a friend and a hero of ours, so we couldn’t have had more fun and had a better conversation.
Karen started by declaring firmly she has had no contact with the Russian Ambassador.
She may be the only one.
We spent a good amount of time in the first half hour talking about classroom stuff since Ms Lewis was a Chicago public school chemistry teacher for over two decades.
The second half hour included more of the political stuff: Rahm, Rauner and the Grand Bargain, school funding, social justice unionism plus a break with a too short sample of the band, Jackass Magnets.