Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers

Bloggers, activists and brothers Mike and Fred Klonsky get together each week, often with special guests in studio and from around the country, to discuss current topics involving politics, education and social justice "from the Left side of the plate." The topics covered may be local, national or international but always with a Chicago sensibility and perspective.
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Apr 28, 2017

Mike and Fred Klonsky host episode #13 of Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. 100 days of the Trump administration. interview with TRS retiring board member Bob Lyons. Illinois pensions. Guernica. Barbara Byrd Bennett. Lucy Parsons. May Day. Logan Bay. In studio guest, Curtis Black. Chicago police. Ray Guavara. John Burge .Police torture. Curriculum. Democratic politics.

Apr 21, 2017

Brothers Mike and Fred Klonsky welcome Dr. Eve Ewing to the show this week. Also interviews with suspended CPS special education teacher Sarah Chambers and Hot House's Marguerite Holberg. Racism. Chicago schools. Black exodus from the cities. Closing schools. Two tiered school system. School funding. Rahm. DeVos. May Day. 

Apr 14, 2017

This week Mike and Fred Klonsky welcome Larry Miller and Jose Rico to Hitting Left. Milwaukee school board. Vouchers. Charters. Scott Walker. CPS. Latino Advisory Committee. Rahm. Rauner. Trump. Spicer. Graduation Requirement. DeVos. Immigration. ICE. May Day. Black/Latino alliance. Black Lives Matter. Youth Movement.

Apr 7, 2017

Mike and Fred Klonsky get together each week to talk politics, education and social justice. This week, the Trump missile attack on Syria, Rahm's new high school graduation requirements. Joined by Camille Williams from Chicago Votes and Matt Blizek from MoveOn. Election strategies, progressive politics, Illinois' governor's race, challenges to Mayor Rahm. Klan. Martin Luther King. Memphis. Black Lives Matter.