Conversations With The Citizen

Lexington Betty Smokehouse- Dominique Leach

"Conversations With The Citizen", welcomes Dominique Leach owner of Lexington Betty Smokehouse. Dominique discussed with us where the restaurant got its name and that quitting was an option even after feeling she had to work hard to prove her worth to people because of her sexual preference. Dominique also shares how she started her enterprise from a Food Truck to three Brick and Mortar operations. Lexington Betty restaurant now housed in the former 111 Food Hall in the Historical Pullman District.

Alderman Pat Dowell Bid For The 1st Congressional Seat

Alderman Pat Dowell, joined "Conversations With The Citizen" today to discuss her bid for the 1st Congressional Seat. Dowell who is experienced with a proven track record in local government already and will go to work day one. Dowell says her candidacy is intentional and she will work for the people in the 1st District when elected the First Black Women to hold that seat. Listen in the hear what she says about her qualifications.

Philanise White

Philanise White, joined us for Conversations With The Citizen to discuss her run for Congresswoman in the 1st Congressional District. Philanise a Republican candidate who feels she is ready for the job. A past committeemen in the 7th Ward of Chicago for 5 years, A Criminal Justice back ground with knowledge in the Healthcare System and Knowledge about what it takes to make change in the District.

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: