Tune in to In the Loop tonight at 7 p.m.! This week, we discuss the 30th anniversary of Harold Washington’s historic election, and also Wrigley Field renovation discussions. #wyccintheloop
In the Loop Guests
Peter Nolan - Author of Campaign! The 1983 Election that Rocked Chicago
Award-winning journalist, playwright and former television political news reporter Peter Nolan is a native of Buffalo, New York. Nolan made his way to Chicago in 1968, was hired by NBC5, and later worked for WMAQ-TV. He spent the next 18 years of his career in Chicago.
Nolan began working on his acclaimed book Campaign! in 1983, but it kept getting pushed to the back burner until 2004, when he embarked in earnest. Interviewing scores of people, watching countless hours of video, and reading dozens of books, Nolan joined it all together with his many memories of the historic election that gave Chicago its first African-American mayor, Harold Washington. The father of six and the grandfather of 15, Nolan lives in Glenview, Ill.
Raymond Lambert - Entrepreneur
Raymond Lambert has a broad-based business background working with both publicly traded and privately held companies in entertainment, investment banking, and consumer products. The creator of All Jokes Aside(tm) comedy clubs, he has served as a consultant on comedy and talent to producers at NBC, HBO, Comedy Central, and BET. He recently earned an associate producer credit for the feature film Slow Burn and currently serves as president of All Jokes Productions, producer of the documentary film Phunny Business: A Black Comedy.
In addition to his business and creative accomplishments, Lambert devotes his charitable energies to the Chicago Public Schools “Real Men Read.”
For more information on the documentary: http://www.phunnybusinessmovie.com/video_trailer.html
Rebeccah Sanders - Executive Director, Chicago Cultural Alliance
Rebeccah Sanders is the first executive director of the Chicago Cultural Alliance (CCA), a growing consortium of community-based ethnic museums, cultural centers and historical societies partnered with many of Chicago’s larger institutions. The CCA works to promote social change and public understanding of cultural diversity of Chicago’s ethnic communities.
Read more: http://www.chicagoculturalalliance.org/about/staff.asp
Jay Goltz - Business Owner/Entrepreneur
Jay Goltz started a picture framing business right out of college, a decision that was not the conventional wisdom of the times. The business grew quickly and before long, it was 20 times the size of the average frame business, making it by far the largest in the country. Goltz wrote his first book, The Street Smart Entrepreneur: 133 Lessons I Learned the Hard Way. Now a popular speaker, he has become a voice for small business through his keynotes and his New York Times blog.
Read more: http://www.jaygoltz.com/about.php