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Mondays with Mike: A good, if difficult, read

September 25, 20174 CommentsPosted in Mike Knezovich, Mondays with Mike, politics, Uncategorized

Awhile back I posted about Hillbilly Elegy, a book that has gotten a lot of attention and raised a lot of hackles. Author J.D. Vance tells the story of his upbringing in Ohio, and of his forbears and other family members’ roots in Appalachia. The people Vance describes initially thrived in industrial Ohio, but eventually […]

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Mondays with Mike: Meet Rishi Agrawal, who’s running for judge.

September 18, 20177 CommentsPosted in Mike Knezovich, Mondays with Mike, politics

Earlier this year Beth gave her senior writers at the Chicago Cultural center this prompt: My Favorite Year. Anu Agrawal chose 1969, when she and her husband immigrated from India. Anu shared her reminiscences about seeing the lakefront for the first time, the museums, and Marshall Field’s here at the Safe & Sound blog back […]

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Guest post by Wanda Bridgeforth: “I wouldn’t take nothing for my journey”

August 6, 20175 CommentsPosted in guest blog, memoir writing, politics, visiting schools

Here’s a piece Ninety-five-year-old Wanda Bridgeforth wrote after her WGN Radio interview last weekend. Remembering DuSable by Wanda Bridgeforth The interview with Dave Hoekstra and Beth Finke brought back more memories of my happy days at DuSable High School. On February 1, 1935, it was a thrill to be entering a Brand-New building at the […]

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