Conversations With The Citizen

Charise Williams 1st Congressional District Candidate

1st Congressional District Candidate Charise Williams Joined "Conversations with the Citizen" to discuss her run for the soon to be vacant seat of Retiring Congressman Bobby L. Rush. Charise, a working mother and South Side native who was raised by an educator and U.S. Marine Veteran. As the elected representative for the district, Charise says she will work to bring resources to the district. She will be accountable and transparent to the people of the district. Please feel free to continue listening to Charise's plans for the district.

Jonathan Swain

Jonathan Swain is a businessman and community leader who has experience in the public and private sector. He is a candidate for 1st Congressional District.

Stephany Spaulding- 1st Congressional District Candidate

The Reverend Dr. Stephany Spaulding joined "Conversation with the Citizen", to discuss her run for the 1st Congressional District. Stephany Spaulding believes she is the person for the job. Spaulding is an author, activist and a keynote speaker. Tune in to see what Spaulding had to say about the race.

Karin Norington Reeves

"Conversations With The Citizen", kicked off it's 2022 Election Season Podcast Series with Karin Norington-Reeves. Norington-Reeves is running to fill the soon to be vacant seat of retiring Congressman Bobby L. Rush. Listen to this episode and hear why Karin feels she is the best Candidate for the Job. She says she has put in the time and the work.

Kids Off The Block -Diane Latiker

Diane Latiker, founder of Kids Off the Block, started off taking the friends of her youngest daughter on trips. Then, she opened her doors to them. Now, Kids Off the Block is an organization that helps young people with resources and Latiker provides a listening ear.

Terrell Bosley Anti Violence Association

Conversations with the Citizen welcomed Pamela Bosley, Founder of the Terrell Bosley Anti Violence Association to the show. Pamela came to discuss how she turned Pain into Purpose after loosing her son to the streets of Chicago Violence. It is Bosley's hope to be able to use her voice, her organization and their resources to help curve violence during this upcoming Summer Season.

Ernest Dawkins

Chicago's Jazz Musician Ernest Dawkins joined us in the studio to talk about how he acquired his love for the Music Genre of Jazz. He had a gift for recognizing music talents in younger musicians. Dawkins even teaching musical lessons in the City free to the residence. Dawkins encourage people to make donations to the Arts and Musical Cultural. He see's a coalition between the absence of music and arts in schools which he feels impact individual choices and creates increase crime. In other words the youth lacks alternatives. You can visit Dawkins organization's website at:

Margaret Murphy-Webb of The South Side Jazz Coalition

Margaret Murphy-Webb joined "Conversation With The Citizen" today to talk about her organizations plans to bring back a normalcy to Live Entertainment goers. Murphy- Webb is hopeful that Jazzin on the Steps and other Live shows will show up in your community this Spring and Summer. Margaret Murphy-Webb is a singer and arts agitator who is the co-founder and executive director of the South Side Jazz Coalition.

LaTanya Johsnon and the youth of Englewood

LaTanya Johnson founder of LaTanya Jonhson and the youth of Englewood joined us for "Conversations With The Citizen. LaTanya, established her organization on June 19, 2013. The organization has been established to work with youth ages 5-13 to provide after school activities including education, recreation communication skill building, social opportunities, advocacy and support. Most importantly this program provides strong relationships with capable, caring, and positive adults, a key component of helping children succeed in a dangerous and violent environment like the Englewood neighborhood in Chicago. “It takes a village to raise a kid. We lost that. I want to bring that back,” Johnson said. “If I can target 100s of kids, we can make this community, our city, a better place,” stated by Founder, LaTanya Johnson.

Greater Chatham Initiative

Greater Chatham Initiative's Mrs. Sims-Spears and Ms. Hardy joined us to discuss their latest projects and how they were able to help business in their corridor pivoted during COVID. They were excited to share what they are doing on the 9, (79th Street).