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Nicole recaps last night's farce of a gubernatorial debate, including the fan-tastic idiocy of Rick Scott. Randi Weingarten, president of AFT (the 2nd largest teachers union) joins to tell about this morning's conference call on Ebola. And Amy Simon of She's History brings some fabulous female facts.

How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Part 2)

  I'm home after 10 days on the road to cover the American Federation of Teachers convention in Los Angeles and Netroots Nation '14 in Detroit. It was actually anything but a vacation, but I do thrive on the action, and there was plenty of that. To recap the trip, all you need do is listen to the shows from the past week or so. (Find them here, here, here, here and my interview with the amazing Rev. Dr. William Barber is posted as a standalone interview here) Now that I'm back home, I have the luxury of sitting back [...]

Final Day at #AFT14

  The 2014 AFT convention wraps up today, and I'm thrilled that I was able to be here to cover it. After all, our future depends on these people who, in many cases, spend more times with our children than their parents do. But it's not only teachers represented by the American Federation of Teachers. The AFT also represents nurses and other healthcare workers, school staff other than teachers, public defenders and other public sector employees. I overheard someone waiting in line the other day suggesting they change the name of the AFT to the AFP - American Federation of [...]

Saturday Afternoon Live from #AFT14

***Late afternoon update What a day! We had a wonderful show, with lots of AFT members, delegates and activists. The podcast audio is now posted above; just click the player to listen. The show will also stream in a loop tomorrow on the Radio or Not audio stream until Monday morning, when we'll do one more live show from the convention.*** Yesterday was a busy day here at the American Federation of Teachers convention in Los Angeles. From an inspirational, fiery and fierce speech from Moral Mondays' founder Reverend Dr. William Barber, to the always amazing AFT President Randi Weingarten's [...]

Good Morning from the West Coast

I awoke this morning in beautiful downtown Los Angeles. I'm here to cover the American Federation of Teachers convention before heading to Detroit for Netroots Nation. I'll find out all the details for the AFT convention later this morning, and will update this post with a working schedule. That said, there will be no live show this morning. However, since it's Friday, I thought we'd do a special double-header Flashback Friday edition. Each Friday, I dig into my radio archives and pull out an interview from my music radio days. Today, we go back to 1999 and 2000 to speak [...]

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