Union teachers from Chicago, Reynolds and Portland school districts explain how to wage a contract battle that involves teachers, parents, classified, students and the community and winning. Beginning with Sarah Chambers, a leader in the successful 2012 Chicago Teachers Union strike, followed by Evan Selby, Emily Crum, and Jesse Reschke, leaders of the Reynolds district 2012 strike, and ending with Gwen Sullivan, president of the Portland Association of Teachers, who may face a strike this fall.
US military spokespeople announced today new restrictions on media coverage of the pretrial of army whistleblower Bradley Manning, in proceedings several reporters have called more restrictive than Guantanamo Bay military tribunals.
Language used during the announcement was perceived by some as threatening.
Manning is being charged by the military for his involvement with massive leaks of Afghan and Iraqi war reports, US diplomatic cables, and other classified videos and records to the transparency website Wikileaks.
KBOO reporter Jenn Chavez spoke with Nathan Fuller of the Bradley Manning Support Network for more information on the new rules.
That's the petition. It won't save her life; proper medical atention, timely medical atention would have saved her life. But if this petition has any effect and she is released on compasionate grounds, then at least she wil be able to die among family and friends
Tom Becker hosts this episode where we hear about the Portland Troublemakers School (April 13th) from two of its organizers, a movie review of "No", a discussion about the crises in Europe, and a book review of Jennifer Egan's "Look At Me". An error clipped the first couple minutes of this recording, and it starts right with Tom introducing Bill's interview. The list below is in order and the show is otherwise complete.
Larry Bowlden reviews an earlier work by Jennifer Egan (a Pulitzer prize-winner for her 2010 novel "The Goon Squad"), "Look at Me". Larry considers Egan's exploration of identity and how others see us affects and effects us.
Joe Clement talks with Steve McGiffen about the intersecting political, cultural and economic crises in Europe. Steve is in town to speak about these topics and facilitate a discussion at the Red and Black on April 10th at 7:00pm. From the Red and Black's site: