Mary Santana, The Miracle Center discusses how they use the Arts as a catalyst for personal growth, leadership development, academic advancement and community engagement. This program instills confidence & stimulates social change.
Hosted by: Paul LisnekProduced by: Greater Chicago Newsmakers Team
Cher might not be able to turn back time but she can certainly give her blessing on a musical that will tell the story of her life, career, and how she became one of America's most treasured stars. We meet some of the stars and creatives to see what it took to put this one-of-kind show together.
In June 2008, Reps. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and Barney Frank, D-Mass., established the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus. That same year, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., was elected to Congress, becoming the first openly gay male elected as a freshman congressman.
Rep. Polis, co-chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus joins Paul Lisnek to reflect on what sparked his run for office a decade ago, and the work of the Caucus today.
Joe Podlasek, CEO of Trickster Art Gallery, talks about the history and untold stories of American Indian Veterans. American Indians in the military is the subject of the new documentary which is necessary to share with the next generation.
Gilbert Villegas, Chicago City Council discusses being the new chairman of the Latino Caucus, & his focus on bringing resources back to the community. Also discussed is helping students entering college by offering scholarships.
David Byrd, Destination Destiny discusses Destination Destiny has a goal of changing the narrative for south side students by creating ladders to economic mobility. Their work with at risk youth includes leadership building mentoring.