Indypendent Radio Hour on WBAI 13 April 2021
John Tarleton, Editor-in-Chief of The Indypendent newspaper, and Julia Thomas interview: —NY State Senator Jessica Ramos of Queens about the newly enacted state budget which includes higher taxes on the rich for the first time in a decade, a $2.1 billion excluded workers fund, aid for distressed tenants, her thoughts on the NYC mayoral race and much more. —Jake Jacobs, a middle school art teacher in the Bronx and a member of the Movement of Rank and File Educators, the leftwing social justice caucus in the United Federation of Teachers. They talk about what's happening in New York City's classrooms as public schools struggle to continue teaching 1.1 million students. —Eileen Myles about, poet and community activist, about how residents of the Lower East Side are fighting to save the 58-acre East River Park from being demolished by the de Blasio administration.