Jerry Harris, December 17th.

Jerry Harria is National Secretary of the Global Studies Association and on the International Executive Board of the Network for Critical Studies of Global Capitalism. He is the author of Global Capitalism and the Crisis of DemocracyHis research on globalization has been translated into Chinese, German, Spanish, and Czech. He is a former professor of History at DeVry University, Chicago.

Dahleen Glanton, Salome Chasnoff, and Nolan Chin

Dahleen Glanton is a columnist for the Chicago Tribune. Since coming to the Tribune from the Los Angeles Times in 1989, she has held several positions, including associate editor on the metro desk and Atlanta bureau chief.  As a reporter, she covered many important issues in Illinois and across the nation, including Hurricane Katrina, military families, the Obama Presidential Center and national gun laws. A Georgia native, she is particularly interested in issues regarding race, civil rights and neighborhood violence.

Salome Chasnoff is a Chicago-based filmmaker, installation artist, and educator dedicated to expanding the understanding and practice of social justice. From 2000 through 2001, Chasnoff was the founding executive director, teaching artist, and resident filmmaker at Beyondmedia Education, where she led workshops with people who are traditionally excluded from media production.  Chasnoff has an M.A. in Theatre and Performance Studies from Northwestern University and teaches in the Art Education department at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Nolan Chin is Live from the Heartland's studio engineer. He hosts General Anesthesia on 105.5 FM--Lumpen Radio--Monday Afternoons 2-4 PM. He also DJs Monday nights at Maria's Package Goods in Bridgeport. 

Susan Smith Richardson, Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, and Marguerite Horberg

Susan Smith Richardson is the editor and publisher of The Chicago Reporter, a non-profit investigative news organization that focuses on race, poverty and income inequality. Richardson previously worked at several publications across the country, including The Texas Observer, the Chicago Tribune, Austin American-Statesman and Sacramento Bee.

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein blogs about books and life, is a writer, a lecturer at Columbia Columbia College and the former database and investigative editor at Hoy, the Chicago Tribune's Spanish-language newspaper. He has returned to Evanston after living in Santiago, Chile, where taught as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Diego Portales.

Marguerite Horberg is an activist and music impressario, founder of the dearly missed Hot House.

Tom Rosenfeld, Rebecca Weinberg, Mike Klonsky, Ryan Herrick

Tom Rosenfeld is runs the Heartland Cafe and Earth First Farms.

Rebecca Weinberg joins us to discuss her work with Baby Wranglers and the efforts to unite Eugene Field and New Field.

Michael Klonsky is an American educator, author, and political activist. He is known for his work with the Students for a Democratic Society and, later, the small schools movement.

Ryan Herrick is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist born and raised in Central Massachusetts. Starting out primarily a guitar player, he soon threw percussive instruments into the mix after frequenting local drum and dance circles.

James Thindwa, Debra Shore, and The Cell Phones

James Thindwa is a long time labor and political activist who is currently the Great Lakes Community Engagement Coordinator for the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). Prior to that, he was the Executive Director of Chicago Jobs with Justice, a labor-community coalition.

Debra Shore was first elected to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Board of Commissioners in 2006, and she was re-elected in 2012. Before taking office in December 2006, Debra served as founding editor of Chicago Wilderness magazine. 

The Cell Phones are a three-piece Chicago Rock Band.

Sabia Rigby, Marj Halperin, and Manny Torres

Sabia Rigby is a co-cordinator for Voices for Creative Nonviolence. She has just returned from a refugee camp in Calais, France.

Marj Halperin is a strategic communications professional with more than two decades of public sector experience targeting messages to audiences. Drawing on broad and varied experience in government and campaign operations as well as award-winning broadcast and print journalism, Marj has served as WGN Democratic Analyst since 2008. Her political commentary has also been featured on WLS radio, WBEZ, and Fox TV. For more information visit Http://

Manny Torres is a singer-songwriter and an American Idol finalist.

Don Rose, Timuel Black, and David Bragman

Don Rose is a veteran Chicago journalist and an independent political consultant who specializes in progressive candidates. He writes a weekly online column for the Chicago Daily Observer ( and has published widely, including in The Nation.

Timuel Black was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on December 7, 1918, but was raised in Chicago -- a place he loves to call home. He is a revered and highly respected educator, political activist, oral historian, and philosopher. 

David Bragman teaches banjo, guitar, singing, and sound recording. He has been on the staff of the Old Town School of Folk Music for almost 20 years and started studying at the school in 1971. David performs with Bushfire, the Dime Store String Band, David & Marian, and many other bands. He runs Schu-Man Studios and is a radio host at WLUW 88.7 FM.