School cash crisis tips Rauner's hand, marks Rahm's brand

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

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Article: "Going for broke" or "How the Trump administration could bankrupt Chicago Public Schools" (Chicago Reader)