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UTL495 Straight Talk Podcast
30 minutes | Jul 26, 2020
Season 3, Episode 01: Nancy Chakarian, Exemplary Teacher, Mentor, and UTL Building Representative
The Podcast Twins chatted with exemplary educator and UTL Building Rep, Nancy Chakarian who reflects on her 50-year career in education.
16 minutes | Mar 19, 2020
Season 2, Episode 23: United Way's Response to COVID-19 With Tom Raiche
We spoke, remotely of course, with Tom Raiche about how the United Way is responding to needs of families in the Merrimack Valley during the COVID-19 pandemic.
24 minutes | Feb 19, 2020
Season 2 Episode 22: Chatting with Citizens for Public Schools' ED, Lisa Guisbond
We had the opportunity to chat with CPS ED Lisa Guisbond about the Student Opportunity Act AND to chat about an exciting event CPS is sponsoring with Diane Ravitch, Barbara Madeloni, and Maurice Cunningham.
18 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
Season 2 Episode 21: Latifah Phillips-A School Site Council FAQ
The Podcast Twins are speaking with Chief Equity and Engagement Officer, Latifah Phillips, about Lowell Public School's Site Councils.
12 minutes | Feb 5, 2020
Season 2, Episode 20: Spotlight on LHS's Indoor Track Team
We're speaking today with four terrific student athletes who are members of Lowell High's Indoor track team.
13 minutes | Jan 27, 2020
Season 2 Episode 19: Paul Georges on our Member Survey
In this Episode, we're asking Paul about the current Member Priority Survey.
21 minutes | Dec 17, 2019
Season 2 Episode 18: MVFB Operation Nourish with Amy Pessia
The Podcast Twins go on the road to the MVFB to learn how this outstanding organization addresses food insecurity throughout the Merrimack Valley, but especially in our schools.
14 minutes | Dec 11, 2019
Season 2-Episode 17: Spotlight on LHS AP Teacher Patrick Smulligan
In this episode, the Podcast Twins chat with LHS AP Teacher Pat Smulligan about his collaboration with Mass Insight Education and Research and the AP program at LHS.
16 minutes | Dec 2, 2019
Season 2-Episode 16 Member Benefits with Brant Duncan
We are speaking with AFTMA Secretary/Treasurer Brant Duncan about an upcoming Member Benefits Workshop -- and MORE!
23 minutes | Nov 20, 2019
Season 2 Episode 15: Health Mitigation Fund
The Podcast Twins chat with UTL President Paul Georges to learn how advocacy by the City Unions resulted in a fund to help lessen the impact of a switch to GIC.
10 minutes | Nov 13, 2019
Season 2-Episode 14: Email FAQs
In this episode we give a brief explanation about the UTL's email blasts and how to resolve commonly occurring issues.
9 minutes | Oct 30, 2019
Season2-Episode 13: Voices of our Retirees
The Podcast Twins asked our UTL Retirees a question: What advice would you offer to our new and active members?
17 minutes | Oct 23, 2019
Season 2 Episode 12: Meet Tom Raiche
The Podcast Twins chat with United Way Liaison Tom Raiche about the upcoming events and most importantly about the Thanksgiving Project.
19 minutes | Oct 16, 2019
Season 2-Episode 11: Funding Our Future - Updates to Student Opportunity Act with AFTMA President Beth Kontos
The Podcast Twins spoke with AFTMA President Beth Kontos about the newly passed Student Opportunity Act and what's next for this important legislation.
15 minutes | Oct 9, 2019
Season 2-Episode 10: We're Spotlighting Wang T-R-T Kathy Clark and the TIHC
The Podcast Twins learn about the LNHP's first Teacher Ranger Teacher, Wang Teacher Kathy Clark and catch up with Kristin Gallas from Tsongas Industrial History Center.
17 minutes | Oct 2, 2019
Season 2 Episode 9: Talk to Us!
In this episode the Podcast Twins talk about some of the ways we reach out to members to keep them informed.
28 minutes | Sep 25, 2019
Season 2-Episode 8: FAQ on Pay Lanes & Steps with Mickie Dumont
We're here with Marianne "Mickie" Dumont, UTL's Chief of Operations who explains Steps and Lanes or Columns and how those impact salary.
17 minutes | Sep 18, 2019
Season 2-Episode 7: Your Weingarten Rights Reminder
Each year, we remind our Members about Weingarten Rights. This podcast offers a FAQ about those rights and how to access them should a member need to do so.
13 minutes | Sep 11, 2019
Season 2-Episode 6: The Podcast Twins Go To The Statehouse
The Podcast Twins recently attended and offered testimony regarding 4 recess bills at a hearing held by the MA Joint Committee on Education.
20 minutes | Sep 4, 2019
Season 2-Episode 5: Spotlighting Lincoln School's Rachel Margaglione & Andrea Regina
The Podcast Twins had a chance to talk with Rachel Margaglione and Andrea Regina, both of the Lincoln School, about their experiences as a 21st Century School and about Lego Robotics.
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