Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers #11.


Just because you missed the live version of Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers episode #11 doesn’t mean you can’t hear it.

Downloadable podcast here.


Our in-studio guest was long-time education and immigration activist from Chicago, Jose Rico.

Jose Rico worked with my brother back in the day on small schools, went to D.C. to work in the Obama White House as an advisor on Latino affairs and is now back in Chicago.

A member of the Latino Advisory Committee to CPS, Jose and the other members of the committee resigned to protest that lack of attention Forrest Claypool, Rahm and the board pay to this issue.

Jose joins us in talking about a wide range of issues, including conversation about Sean Spicer’s Hitler remarks, Rahm’s new high school graduation requirements and the future of politics characterized by what Jose thinks are significant developments in the unity of young people, Latino, African American and women finding common ground.

We are also joined on a scratch telephone line by Larry Miller. Larry just won another term to the Milwaukee school board.

He is another old friend. We go back decades.

Wisconsin is the home of Scott Walker who has all but destroyed public sector unionism and so Larry has some important lessons to share about what his victory and the victory of those he ran with for the fight against Trumpism.

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