Bill Ayers & Ryan Alexander-Tanner - from the Archive

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Bill Ayers and Ryan Alexander-Tanner, co-authors of To Teach: The Journey in Comics, talk to S.W. Conser on Words and Pictures
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Bill Ayers and Ryan Alexander-Tanner, co-authors of To Teach: The Journey in Comics, talk to S.W. Conser on Words and Pictures
Bill Ayers and Ryan Alexander-Tanner, co-authors of To Teach: The Journey in Comics, talk to S.W. Conser on Words and Pictures
Radical educator Bill Ayers transforms his textbook into comics form with the aid of Ryan Alexander-Tanner

 

During the presidential campaign of 2008, Weather Underground co-founder and Distinguished Professor of Education Bill Ayers teamed up with cartoonist Ryan Alexander-Tanner to adapt Bill's groundbreaking education textbook into comics form.  The result is To Teach: The Journey, in Comics.

Host S.W. Conser sat down with Bill and Ryan to talk about their artistic collaboration; their adventures on the streets of Chicago avoiding Fox News cameras; Bill's work with then-senator Barack Obama and Chicago mayor Richie Daley to reimagine education policy; and Ryan's transformation of Bill's infamous mug shot into a cartoon icon.

 

This episode first aired on KBOO on 8 July 2010.

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