What’s coming up on the Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers radio show and podcast.
October 20: Charles Thomas.
For 25 years Charles Thomas was a rare sight on a major media outlet: An African American reporting on Chicago and Illinois politics. He retired from ABC channel 7 this past year and is now doing independent journalism focusing on the African American community.
October 27: Floyd Webb and Peter Kuttner.
Floyd Webb is a producer and director, known for The Search for Count Dante (2015), Yasuke-San (2018) and Daughters of the Dust (1991).
For over 40 years, Peter Kuttner has worked in mainstream and alternative media. He began his career in 1965 working for WTTW, Chicago’s Public Television station. In the later 60’s he joined Newsreel, a documentary collective working with the Peace, Black Power, and Women’s Movements.
November 3: Juanita Irizarry.
Juanita is executive director of Friends of the Parks and led the successful fight against the Mayor and George Lucas when they wanted to build the Lucas Museum on the City’s lake front.
Juanita Irizarry‘s background is in community development and housing policy. She has held posts with the Hispanic Housing Development Corp., Bickerdike Redevelopment Corp. and The Resurrection Project.
Irizarry also was executive director of the advocacy group Latinos United, now known as the Latino Policy Forum.
November 10: David Stoval and Josh Radinsky.
Dr. Stovall studies the influence of race in urban education, community development, and housing. His work investigates the significance of race in the quality of schools located in communities that are changing both racially and economically. From a practical and theoretical perspective, his research draws from Critical Race Theory, educational policy analysis, sociology, urban planning, political science, community organizing, and youth culture.
In 2006, he published the book chapter “From Hunger Strike to High School: Youth Development, Social Justice and School Formation” in Beyond Resistance!: Youth and community change-Bew democratic possibilities for practice and policy for America’s youth.
Joshua Radinsky’s research applies cultural-historical activity theory to the study of teaching and learning with data visualizations, with a focus on historical and social inquiry. His research methods are design-based, using the process of designing and adapting learning environments — curriculum, instruction, software, data inscriptions — as a window through which to analyze how people learn, individually and socially.This research informs, and is informed by, professional development and teacher education in the social sciences, and studies of the social contexts of schooling in big cities like Chicago.