She works with teenagers and young adult students with autism. She also happens to be a comedy writer. And she moonlights on top of that as an indie musician. She says her work has been described as a "girls' night out with Kacey Musgraves and Alison Krauss." On this episode of Teachers' Lounge we talked to Cora Vasseur about how all of that happened, and how her art influences her work with special needs students -- and vice versa.
Also on the show, a conversation about student debt forgiveness; and two prominent Illinois politicians weigh in on the debt crisis.
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People Interviewed In This Episode:
Everett Westmeyer, Kishwaukee College Accounting & Economics Professor
U.S. Representative Bill Foster
U.S. Representative Lauren Underwood
Our show's theme music is from the northern Illinois-based band "Kindoves" and their songs "Popin," "Origins" and "Quiche." You can find more of their music on their Soundcloud page. You can also listen to the episode of WNIJ's own "Sessions from Studio A" where they were featured.
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