Thom Clark, Katy Hogan, and Michael James host this long-running community affairs program bringing together Chicago politics, community organizing, music, and culture.  From the left end of the radio dial.

Brandon Smith, blogger filed suit to get Laquan video

Rus Bradburd coach, author activist, Documentary on Sean Harrington

Connie Voisine, poet, New Mexico State, recently in New Yorker, schools

Jay B. Ross—The Rapping Lawyer

Barbara Kensey—Publicist,  35th Chicago Music Awards

Director and actor Richard Cotovsky (Mary-Arrchie Theater) and writer and artist Dmitry Samarov (Hack; Where To: A Hack Memoir) talk about their work, and about being artists in Chicago.  (Dan Kugler hosting.) 

Richard Cotovsky: (http://maryarrchie.com/wordpress/company/)

Dmitry Samarov: http://www.dmitrysamarov.com/


Old Town School of Folk Music's Matt Brown, one of the top old-time musicians around, chats and play the fiddle.

www.brownsdream.us

Justin Reifert (Big Rapids) and Rafie Drencheva (Friends for Sale), documentary filmmakers.

Dr. Janice Monti of Dominican university talks about women in the blues.

Peter Hurley, photographer, art curator, and muralist talks about blues photography.

Liz Mandeville, guitar, Ellen Miller, harmonica, Holle Thee Maxwell vocals, gives an energetic and exciting talk about themselves and the blues, closing with "Sweet Home Chicago."


Our guests are RICK KOGAN, author RANA B. KOURY (As Ohio Goes: Life in the Post-Recession Nation), and MELODY GILBERT, Director of "The Summer Help."


Michael James talks with Nolan Chin about the new expansion at Maria's in Bridgeport, with and with Cook County Commissioner Larry Sufferdin and Progressive Political Publicist Joanna Klonsky about Chicago politics.


Intro: *Police Accountability Task force report: https://chicagopatf.org/ systemic racism/morale of force *Lucas museum *BP early voting & online Network 49 May 9 Loyola *Springfield progressive income tax? *Cannabis arrests *Bernie

Segment one: Artist, writer, actor Tony Fitzpatrick and Max Fitzpatrick of Adventureland Gallery

Segment two: Freddie Dixon and Dr. Tillman talk blues, community, and about Willie Dixon.

Tony Fitzpatrick talks about Chicago politics, his artwork, birds, his friend Studs Terkel.  Max Fitzpatrick talks about the Adventureland Gallery and Michael James' photography exhibit.

Two blues men talk about the Legacy of Freddy's father, Willie Dixon, about the Chicago Blues All-Stars, and about the need for a Chicago cultural center dedicated to the blues.

Video of intro segment.


Intro: Thom, Katy, and Michael discuss the Fight for 15, Trump's election law issues, Sanders delegates, and the passing of some friends.

First segment (starting 8:15):  A fascinating media panel discussing issues around methods of news consumption now and in the future featuring John Bracken, Vice President of Media Innovation at John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Charlie Meyerson of Rivet Radio News; and Lorraine Forte, Interim Editor at Catalyst Magazine

Second segment (starting 40:15): Toby Hubner, writer-director of We are Kings with actor/musicians Sammy Blue and Rita Graham, who also play "I Got News" live in the studio.

A fascinating media panel discussing issues around methods of news consumption now and in the future featuring John Bracken, Vice President of Media Innovation at John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Charlie Meyerson of Rivet Radio News; and Lorraine Forte, Interim Editor at Catalyst Magazine

Toby Hubner, writer-director of We are Kings with actor/musicians Sammy Blue and Rita Graham, who also play "I Got News" live in the studio.


Intro: Peace Vigil by Benedictines of St. Scholastica & neighbors, Bernie victory in Wisconsin, Participatory Budgeting in 49th Ward.

First Segment: Patrick Barry, Chicago Farm Report

Second Segement: Antonio Lopez, Little Village Environmental Justice Association

Third Segment: Dave Moore, Executive Director, CIMMFEST; Lynn Orman Weiss, "Six Generations of Blues;" Musicians from Afro-Beat Project

Intro: Victory talk about Chicago booting Trump from his own rally.  Rahm Emmanuel and the proposed Lucas Museum.  The April 1st CTU action. The Illinois primary.  RIP Anthony Boatman.

First Guest:  Marissa Graciosa Planned Parenthood                                                           

Second Guest: Theresa Mah candidate for State Rep, 2nd district

Third Guest: Susan O’Halloran storyteller


Folksinger Bill Brickie starts the show, followed by a post-election discussion featuring Delmarie Cobb, Marilyn Katz, Michael James, Katy Hogan, and Thom Clarke.