It's a busy Thursday. Cliff Schecter wrote a NY Times op-ed about Sinclair Broadcasting and why they shouldn't be allowed to purchase the Tribune group of stations and joins us to discuss it. Jeff Bryant writes about education at ourfuture.org and is the director of the Education Opportunity Network and is our guest to talk about the current spate of teacher strikes and what's happening with our public schools.
I decided to cut the show back to one hour a day today and, of course, forgot to start the recorder going. On top of that, I forgot to start the YouTube stream! So today's show begins already in progress... It just shows how scattered I've been lately. The one thing I haven't been scattered about is the cancer. I keep all the doctors appointments straight and, for the most part, have stayed on top of the stupid, unnecessary, bullshit referrals. I did my research and met with three surgeons, and made a decision. And now my surgery is scheduled [...]
Fifty years later, we're still marching. Fifty years (and six months) ago, 200,00-300,ooo people turned out for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. This past Saturday 80,00-100,0o0 showed up in Raleigh North Carolina for the Moral March , something that has actually been happening in Raleigh every February since 2007 as part of the HKonJ -Historic Thousands on Jones Street (where the legislature meets). Writing about the march for RH Reality Check, PFAW's Peter Montgomery explains Last year’s merciless legislative assault on voting rights, public education, health care, and poor families gave progressive organizing a renewed urgency. Multimillionaire [...]