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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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Now displaying: March, 2019
Mar 29, 2019

Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson joins us for a lively hour of history and speculation about Chicago. On Tuesday we will elect a new mayor who takes office the end of May. Joe has been IG for a decade and we discuss the culture of corruption, the systems that facilitate the corruption and how to change it.

Mar 22, 2019

Flint Taylor is with us to discuss his new book, The Torture Machine. Racism and Police Violence in Chicago.

Mar 15, 2019

We are joined in studio by Jamie Kalven of the Invisible Institute. Kalven broke the story of the Laquan McDondald killing by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke. 

Mar 8, 2019

Jane Saks of Project& joins us to talk about art, politics and democracy.

Mar 1, 2019

Curtis Black is a long-time opinion writer and reporter for the highly regarded Chicago Reporter. In his previous visit to Hitting Left we talked police torture, forced confessions and false convictions involving the CPD. Today we talk about Tuesday's Chicago municipal elections.

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