March 29th, 2017 | Season 1 | 39 mins 19 secs
chicago, hiphop, lyrics, poetry
Kevin Coval is the Founder of Louder Than A Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival and the Artistic Director of Young Chicago Authors. He's also the author and editor of several books including The BreakBeat Poets. His latest book of poetry, A People's History of Chicago, explores the city's various neighborhoods and will be released in April 2017 by Haymarket Press. Arthur sat down with Kevin at his home on Chicago's northwest side to talk about the new book and, well, hip hop.
February 21st, 2017 | Season 1 | 44 mins 24 secs
chicago, iverson, journalism, music, race, sports
Scoop Jackson is a 25-year veteran of music and sports journalism. His byline has appeared in Slam, XXL, Wax Poetics, Vibe, the Source, and is currently an ESPN columnist and producer. Scoop sat with Arthur at his office on Chicago’s South Side to discuss his unique professional career.