Public Goods

Chicago-based podcast featuring interviews with public and non-profit leaders, social activists, and policy advocates - all working to solve local problems - and change people’s lives.

Episodes Date

Charlie Hoch, Professor of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois-Chicago, talks about the history of affordable housing - and homelessness - in Chicago.
April 26, 2017
Colleen Ahern, Executive Director of the San Miguel School, talks about providing students with a safe and supportive alternative to violence and gangs in Chicago's Back-of-the-Yards neighborhood.
April 1, 2017
Ted Dabrowski, VP of Policy, details causes of - and solutions to - the budget, pension, debt and tax policy challenges facing the State of Illinois.
March 21, 2017
Jane Mentzinger, Executive Director of Communities in Schools, explains how her organization impacts 60,000 students in 135 of Chicago's public schools by connecting them to essential support programs...
February 20, 2017
Mark Angelini, President of Mercy Housing Lakefront, talks about his organization's efforts to develop, finance and operate affordable, program-enriched housing for families, seniors and people with s...
February 15, 2017
John Culhane, legal scholar and frequent contributor to Slate, talks about the current political climate, and the growing need for local activism.
January 30, 2017
Kathy Ragnar, Executive Director of Sarah's Circle in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood, talks about her organization's efforts to provide refuge and a safe space for homeless women.
January 30, 2017
Hermilo Hinjosa, VP of Youth Development for the Chicago Boys & Girls Clubs, talks about issues facing kids and their families in Chicago's Mexican-American "Little Village" neighborhood.
January 30, 2017
Welcome to Public Goods, hosted by Tom Holmberg.
January 30, 2017