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.