Rising Up With Sonali

Colorado Teachers Continue Bold Actions

Elizabeth Garlick, a teacher at North Mor Elementary School in Northglenn, Colo., waves a placard during a rally outside the State Capitol Monday, April 16, 2018, in Denver. Teachers from around the state were on hand to demand better salaries as lawmakers under the dome were set to debate a pension reform measure to cut retirement benefits as well as take-home pay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado teachers leave their schools to congregate at their state capitol this week in an on-going protest of their working conditions. They join a growing nation-wide movement of teachers demanding better pay and benefits. On our show today we’ll speak with Kerrie Dallman, President of the Colorado Education Association. Then, after CIA head Mike Pompeo managed to win approval for his Secretary of State nomination by a Senate committee, Jon Rainwater of Peace Action will explain why he and others oppose Pompeo. Finally, investigative journalist Mary Beth Pfeiffer has written an urgent new book Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change. She’ll explain what Lyme disease is, how it is spreading more rapidly, and how little we know about its testing and treatment.

Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.

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