Tag Archives: Ben Joravsky

CN January 17 2019

  Ben Joravsky’s not on the radio any more. He lost his popular radio show on WCPT in, let’s just say, an abrupt fashion. “About eight days before I was fired this fellow Pinsky called me in for a delicious … Continue reading

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CN September 1 2016

    Troy LaRaviere resigned this week from his position as principal at Blaine Elementary. That’s not big news, since he had already won election as the president of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association. But his resignation cleared the … Continue reading

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CN May 26 2016

  Karen Lewis takes us inside the bargaining sessions this week, and rejoices over the election of troy LaRaviere. She also explains why the CTU isn’t wildly enthusiastic about joining CPS in a united front against Bruce Rauner. It’s a … Continue reading

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CN Feb 25 2016

    If Bruce Sagan has anything to do with it, the Sun-Times and the Reader will be around for a long time. Sagan started in journalism in 1951. He bought the Hyde Park Herald in 1953 for $2,500. He … Continue reading

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CN Jan 28, 2016

As we post this show we’re hearing that the CTU and CPS may have come to some sort of tentative agreement that could, among other things, avert a teachers’ strike. On today’s show we talked with CPS finance expert Rod … Continue reading

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CN Oct. 15, 2015

  Ben Joravsky’s our guest this week, And when Ben’s at the table the discussion has to include criticism of the TIF program. As it happens, Budget Director Alex Holt was our guest last week, and Ben had some reactions to several … Continue reading

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CN April 2, 2015 Part 2

Mick  Dumke and Ben Joravsky of the Reader are joined by special guest Cliff Kelley, the Governor of Talk Radio (and afternoon host on WVON) for our final wrap-up discussion before election day.  We also talk ward politics, this week … Continue reading

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CN Feb. 12, 2015

  It’s just possible that as of this date, Mayor Rahm Emanuel still hasn’t garnered enough support to avoid a runoff after the Feb. 24 election. The Reader’s Ben Joravsky is sticking with his prediction that the four other candidates will … Continue reading

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CN Sep 4, 2014

  Our panel on this, our fourth anniversary broadcast, spent some time kicking around the upcoming big elections – U.S. Senator and Governor. But there’s a sense that the 2014 mid-terms, so critical for the country, are little more than a warm-up … Continue reading

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July 10, 2014

  There was a big announcement this week. Mayor Emanuel’s Commission has come back with its recommendation. It has green-lighted a $13 per hour minimum wage in Chicago, and the Mayor apparently supports it. But there’s a catch. “It’s clear … Continue reading

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