Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Episode 62. Brandon Johnson and Joanna Klonsky.


I am more and more convinced that I will never be at the sound board producing one of our shows without a screw-up.

Everything was going swell until the end of the show when I tried to play Going Down in Flames by our friend Matt Farmer and the Blue State Cowboys. Only I forgot to turn off my iTunes that I used to run Blues at the Border by James Armstrong so Matt ended up singing a duet of sorts with James.

Oh well. Sorry Matt. Sorry James.

Here’s Matt and the Blue State Cowboys.

Good thing we had Joanna and Brandon on. Their wisdom covered over my lack of production capacity.

Brandon was just elected Cook County Commissioner, defeating a DINO (Democrat in Name Only). It was close. My brother claims that the margin of victory closely resembles the size of our listening audience and so claims credit.

Brandon thinks it was the work of knocking on doors and talking to people.

Both Brandon and Joanna have been on our radio show and podcast often enough to be considered regulars. And we have done enough shows to describe guests as “regulars.”

Joanna works with Progressive (Big P) candidates and issue organizations to change the political landscape.

We talk about the Red State Teacher Revolt and what it means to unions in the North.

We speculate about up-coming elections in 2019 in Chicago.

You can find the podcast here.

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