ON THE SHOW IN NOVEMBER 2012:
Inside the 2012 Chicago Teachers Union Strike
For nine days, the Chicago Teachers Union gained worldwide attention for their strike over a number of issues. In this segment we hear an in-depth perspective from a Chicago teacher who served on the union's negotiation team.
Texas Pipeline Blockade
The Keystone XL Pipeline is a proposed oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico; activists have described the pipeline as the fuse to an enormous carbon bomb. Efforts to block the pipeline's construction have escalated recently in Texas, as we see in this segment.
Fracking — A Nightmare For Illinoisans?
In this segment, we learn more about the controversial oil-extraction practice known as fracking and its impacts on the environment in central and southern Illinois.
Rush Limbaugh Protest??
Last April, Chicago activists protested the radio personality Rush Limbaugh over sexist remarks he made against a women's-rights advocate. We join the protest which took place outside the Chicago radio station that airs Limbaugh's show.