America’s Work Force Radio Discussion: Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin Threatens Teachers Union

Kris LaGrange, head of UCOMM Communications, discussed Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin threatening the state’s teachers union during his Nov. 29 appearance on America’s Work Force Radio.

Kris LaGrange UCOMM BlogEarlier this year, LaGrange said Gov. Bevin’s called the Kentucky Education Association (KEA) thugs, in response to Kentucky teachers protesting changes to the state’s pension system. He also claimed the protests would lead to an increase in children being sexually abused in the state. LaGrange called Bevin’s remarks inappropriate and unprofessional. On Nov. 14, Bevin spoke to the Kentucky Association of County Officials and said, “… Breaking the backs of the teachers union in this state as the controlling interest in Frankfort is going to be one of the best things that ever happened for Kentucky.” LaGrange also talked about Rep. John Faso (R-N.Y.), who is pressuring the Transportation Department to withhold funds from big projects in New York until the Scaffold Law is repealed.

Jvonne Hubbard White Sheets to Brown BabiesThe second guest on America’s Work Force Radio was Jvonne Hubbard, author of White Sheets to Brown Babies. Hubbard spoke about growing up with a father who was heavily involved in the Ku Klux Klan. Her father was a Grand Dragon and tried to force his lifestyle and hateful activities on her. Hubbard talked about her brave journey, how she separated herself from her father and the Klan and how it shaped her into the strong woman she is today.

Ed “Flash” Ferenc, AWF host, discussed General Motors shuttering their Lordstown, OH plant and the tariffs on China.


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