Anne and I have been on the road for the past two weeks.
If you can imagine “the road” as a flight to Boston and then to the Portuguese archipelago of islands in the middle of the Atlantic called the Azores.
There are nine islands and we got to see three of them: Sao Miguel, Faial and Terceira.
They are magical.
But it has meant I have missed co-hosting a couple of episodes of Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers.
I’m back this Friday.
Our in-studio guests on Hitting Left:
John Daley, who helped create Lumpen Radio and is host of Radio Free Bridgeport. He will be joined by Niketa Brar and Elisabeth Greer.
Niketa and Elisabeth will bring us up to date on the struggle to save National Teachers Academy, the South Loop elementary school now on the mayor’s chopping block.
Niketa Brar is the founder of Chicagoans United for Equity, a community group that promotes equitable education and community development by building power across ward lines, race lines, and class lines in our city.
Elisabeth Greer is is the chair of the local school council at National Teachers Academy. She has a rising second grader and a child who will be starting kindergarten in September 2018. Elisabeth has been involved in the fight for NTA’s existence since first learning about CPS’ proposal to destroy the school.
When she’s not attending Board of Ed meetings, marching in protests, or talking to the media about NTA, Elisabeth is a professor of English at the City Colleges.
I’m flying home to Chicago on Wednesday, weather permitting,
I will be happy being back with my bro.