Conversations With The Citizen

Emmy Award Winning Journalist Adrienne Bankert

Emmy Award Winning Journalist, Adrienne Bankert join us in studio today for another episode of "Conversations With The Citizen". Adrienne is the o-host of NewsNation's Morning in America and the author of "Your Hidden Superpower."

Nicole Hunter

Nicole Hunter joined Conversation with the Citizen to talk about the program she started to teach and to engage children with special needs. Nicole is the founder of Limes Smiles for Miles, a pilot program that she launched this year, which is an outdoor gardening program for children with Autism and Down Syndrome.

Juan Calixto-CCLF

Conversations with the Citizen welcomes Juan Calixto, V.P. of External Relations for The Chicago Community Loan Fund. Juan shared with the audience how CCLF is making it happen for entrepreneurs and individuals in the Black and Brown community by saying yes to the loan process and are doing away with redlining for loans and making the process of owning that business and property a reality. If you are interested in making your dreams of home ownership, or becoming a business owner and have a dream that you want to see come alive check out CCLF by contacting them at: Chicago Community Loan Fund (312) 252-0440.

Stitch Me Apparel

Conversations with the Citizen, welcomes Brenda Nelson to today's episode. Nelson is the owner of Stitch Me Apparel, a company she founded in 2010. Stitch Me Apparel helps company's and individuals promote their brands to signature items such as T-shirt's and other signage type items. Brenda thanked JP Morgan Chase Founders for the opportunity of being a part of their 2023 cohort initiative. For more information visit:

Dr. Romona E. Jackson-James

Conversations with the Citizen welcomes Dr. Ramona E. Jackson-James. James is the President of the National Council of Negro Women Chicago Central Section. The National Council of Negro Women was founded in 1935 by Dr. Mary McLeod-Bethune. The Chicago Central Section was founded in 2010.

Grant A Wsh

Conversation with the Citizen welcomes Vital Thomas is President of Grant A Wish, to the show. Vital runs GAW an organization that his mother, Anne Blair, founded in 1981. GAW is making a difference in the community, feeding over 150 thousands family. Outside of feeding the needy they provide service for Mother's. GAW is a resourceful organization and they can always use donation and in-kind gifts. Get involved, visit their website for more information:

In His Hands-Nyko Farmer

Conversations with the Citizen welcomed Nykoa Farmer, Founder of "In His Hands Resource Center. With only 3 years in existent IHH Resource Center has made an impact on families across the State of Illinois by providing meals and resources to keep whole and as a unit. If its been help with utilities to rent and food, IHH Resource Center have been that vital connection for families especially during the height of the Pandemic. In His Hands Resource Center Inc. is a Charitable Organization headquartered in Calumet City with resources that are not limited to once section of town or zip code. Visit their webiste at:, and see how you can make a donation or get help during hardship.

Cardiac Jump Starters

Joining us today in our studio is Christina Bolton Taylor. Taylor the CEO of Cardiac Jump Starters, a mobile CPR and First Aid Training business, started in 2021. Christina have 24 yrs of Nursing under her belt, after a personal experience she found that need to teach as many people as possible about the importance of knowing how to perform CPR. Cardiac Jump Starters brings the training service to you. Reach them by visiting

County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle join us today for "Conversations with the Citizen". President Preckwinkle talks to us about her start in politics and how the Cook County Board are providing resources for its residents but not limited to just providing quality healthcare.

Yani Mason Girls Inc. Chicago

Yani Mason Join us for this week's episode of "Conversations With The Citizen". Yani is the CEO of Girls Inc of Chicago, founded in 2017 as part of Girls Inc, a national organization that helps young girls to embrace their higher potential. Girls Inc. connects young girls current experiences to their future life goals. Girls Inc of Chicago has programs in six schools throughout the city of Chicago during school and after school. If you are looking for something for your daughter during the Summer Break, connect with GIC by visiting their website at: