Dave Glowacz interviews the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on the annual Chicago Public Schools funding crisis, and the roles of the active actors: Governor Bruce Rauner, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and the General Assembly.
Dave and Ben discuss the roots of the Rauner/legislature pension-funding fray; the many meanings of "reform," including "cuts;" and the fact that the mayor wants new train projects—but who else cares? Length 7 minutes standard, 26 minutes premium.
Music: "Cindy Trauma" by Le Manque
Article: "Going for broke" or "How the Trump administration could bankrupt Chicago Public Schools" (Chicago Reader)