Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers episode #27. The threat of nuclear war and the fight for pensions.


We have planned to have Jay C. Rehak, John Dillon and Glen Brown on this episode for a while.

Live radio is a funny thing. As CTU President Karen Lewis once reminded me, “Tell God your plans and he laughs.”

First, Glen had a death in the family and, of course, had to attend to that.

My brother was feeling under the weather, so I had to fly solo as host.

And were we really going to just talk about pensions and budgets when DT started talking about being “locked and loaded” and “fire and fury?”

But Jay and John were terrific guests. Jay is a veteran teacher at Whitney Young High School in Chicago and elected representative on the Chicago Teachers Retirement Fund board of trustees. He also serves as president of the board

John is a retired teacher from the western suburbs and, along with Glen are pension warriors and bloggers. They were christened “Roamin’ Dudes,” by State Senator Daniel Biss back in the day when they visited nearly three dozen Illinois legislators inquiring about how the legislators viewed pension reform.

Don’t miss John’s hilarious stories about these encounters.

Jamie is back as producer and joined in the conversation with his usual insightful observations.

Moving from talking about the threat of nuclear war to pensions may seem like a tough road to travel.

But we did it.

Next Friday’s episode includes the Chicago Teachers Union’s political organizer, Brandon Johnson.

3 Replies to “Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers episode #27. The threat of nuclear war and the fight for pensions.”

  1. When are the Republicans in Congress going to get ‘enough’ of the blatherings of Trump? I’m tired of his bullying and lying. He is ignorant, reckless and dangerous.

    Donald Trump Claims U.S. Military ‘Locked And Loaded’ For North Korea
    President Donald Trump tweeted a dire new warning to North Korea on Friday, saying the U.S. military is “locked and loaded” in case the country’s merc…

    …Foreign policy experts have criticized the president’s language as “reckless” and “dangerous.”

    “That is about the stupidest and most dangerous statement I have ever heard an American president make,” John Mecklin, editor-in-chief of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, told HuffPost following Trump’s “fire and fury” remark.

    “It increases the likelihood of nuclear war,” Mecklin added. “And those kind of threats are just not something an American president should make.”…

    Read the entire article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-north-korea-military_us_598d9749e4b0909642964244

  2. Thanks, Fred. Had fun and you and dear Anne made me feel so welcome. Thanks so much. You are quite an adept interviewer, my friend.

    For Anne: one of our first born (male) who stopped on the hemlock in the back before catching his breath disappearing over a distant tree.

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