Supporting Mental Health Professionals, State Of Teachers Unions With Chicago On Strike

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The professionals and community leaders we depend on for emotional support can suffer from mental health challenges themselves. We learn how healthcare workers and church leaders are addressing mental illness. Then, Chicago’s public school teachers are on strike. We get the details and hear about the state of organized labor in education.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • L. Malik Anderson Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Jonathan Singer Guest
  • Jon Shelton Guest

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