David, a Chicago native, joins us on the show to talk about the history of Chicago's most famous jazz clubs.
Odette comes on the show to talk about her experience with being a journalist and immigration.
Michael, Katy and Thom discuss local happenings and news. Former Bulls player Craig Hodges also joins the show to talk about his new book.
Sophie and Amanda from Harmony, Hope and Healing join us on the show to tell us all about their work, and the significance of music therapy.
Tracy joins us on the show to introduce the upcoming women's march in Springfield, IL. She also discusses the importance of activism, and her involvement. The march will be held on April 25th, 2017.
Dr. S. Simmons of UIC comes on the show to discuss and teach gender issues. The discussion includes the importance of respecting identity, binaries, and modern perspectives on gender.
Michael and Katy discuss the "American marching season," upcoming local events, and politics.
Kelly Cassidy is a member of the Illinois House of Representatives. She was selected to represent the 14th district, on Chicago's North Side, in April 2011. She joins Michael and Katy to discuss Marijuana legalization in Illinois.
Maya Schenwar is Truthout's editor-in-chief, author of Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better, and co-editor of Who Do You Serve, Who Do you Protect? Police Violence and Resistance in the United States. Follow her on Twitter: @mayaschenwar.
Previously, she was a senior editor and reporter at Truthout, writing on US defense policy, the criminal justice system, campaign politics, and immigration reform. Prior to her work at Truthout, Maya was contributing editor at Punk Planet magazine. She has also written for the Guardian, In These Times, Ms. Magazine, AlterNet, Z Magazine, Bitch Magazine, Common Dreams, the New Jersey Star-Ledger and others. She also served as a publicity coordinator for Voices for Creative Nonviolence. Maya is on the Board of Advisors at Waging Nonviolence.
Thom Clark, Katy Hogan, and Michael James talk about various ways of being politically active.
Tom Grace, who was shot at Kent State, discusses his book, Kent State: Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties (Culture, Politics, and the Cold War)
Michael Damani and Jimmy Tillman play some tunes and discuss their work.
Alex Block is a candidate for alderman in Evanston.
Pre-show talk about Devon Target, National Politics, upcoming Live From The Heartland fundraiser and of other things...
Activist Ahmad Khan discusses immigrants and refugees.
R and B singer Leon Tripplet discusses youth and race.
Mark Brown is a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times.
Julie Gainey talks with Thom Clark and Michael James about LifeLine Theater.
Thom Clark and Michael James talk about protest and Trump and then interview Greg Hinz, of Craine's Chicago Business, and Charlie Meyerson, of Rivet Radio. Hinz and Meyerson discuss the future of journalism.
Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater is one of the most venerated living Chicago blues musicians.
Thom, Katy, and Michael are joined by Monroe Anderson to discuss 2016.
Monroe Anderson is a veteran Chicago journalist. A published author, he has worked for magazines, newspapers, television.
Michael, Katy, and Thom chat and introduce the Xmas Show.
Ken Tucker is a blues musician.
Achy Obejas is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Ruins, Days of Awe, and three other books of fiction. Her poetry chapbook, This is What Happened in Our Other Life, was both a critical favorite and a best-seller. She edited and translated, into English, Havana Noir, a collection of crime stories by Cuban writers on and off the island. Her translation, into Spanish, of Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao / La Breve y Maravillosa Vida de Óscar Wao was a finalist for Spain’s Esther Benítez Translation Prize from the national translator’s association. Her most recent translation, Papi by Rita Indiana, is forthcoming in 2016. In 2014, she was awarded a USA Ford Fellowship for her writing and translation. She is a founding member of the Creative Writing faculty at the University of Chicago, a member of the Editorial Board of In These Times and the editorial advisory board of the Great Books Foundation, and currently serves as the Distinguished Visiting Writer at Mills College in Oakland, Calif., where she lives with her wife, Megan Bayles, and their son Ilan. In summer 2016, Mills will debut its low-residency MFA in translation, a program conceived by Achy, which she will co-direct. For more information, go to http://www.mills.edu/mfa-translation or write email@example.com.