Welcome to the Evanston RoundCast, the RoundTable’s new podcast series!
We’re kicking it off with episodes featuring candidates for office in Evanston’s Feb. 23 primary and April 6 general election. The RoundCast also will focus in the weeks ahead on other key areas of RoundTable coverage, including schools, arts and culture and social justice issues.
Listen to the podcast by clicking the headline of any of the episodes on this page, and then clicking the player you’ll find in the post. The RoundCast also is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher.
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We have almost two weeks to catch up on, and so much has happened. Evanston is a busy place, and sometimes it’s hard to keep up with everything. We understand that at the RoundTable and you do, too. To help us stay in touch, send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll share them with the community. Thanks to Mary Mrugalski for capturing not only a beautiful late-August skyline, but also this seagull and its graceful grounding during a sunrise near the Northwestern University lagoon. There was wind damage, downed trees and power outages in Evanston when storms cut through the…Keep reading
Evanston’s leading podcast focused on education, economic opportunity, culture and improving the community is joining forces with the RoundTable. Evanston Rules, a program that features hour-long intimate conversations with prominent Evanston families and leaders will be featured on the RoundTable website, in our email newsletter and mobile platforms. These podcasts are the partnership of – and currently produced by – Evanston natives Laurice Bell and Ron Whitmore, whom have known one another since childhood. The program features in-depth conversations with important local figures including 5th Ward City Council member Bobby Burns; Dino Robinson, founder of Shorefront Legacy Center; Nancy Glick,…Keep reading
On this episode of the RoundCast, contributor Mark Miller talks with economist Darrick Hamilton, architect of the concept of baby bonds – a plan to address the racial wealth gap with a federal program that would provide every American child with a government funded trust account at birth, starting with a $1,000 contribution. Mark also spoke with Dr. Hamilton about reparations – how they are a complimentary, but different – idea than baby bonds. Dr. Hamilton heads the Institute for the Study of Race, Stratification and Political Economy at the New School in New York City. A related story by…Keep reading
Welcome to the Evanston RoundCast – the third episode of the RoundTable’s podcast. In this episode, veteran city reporter Bob Seidenberg interviews three candidates for Eighth Ward Alderman in the February 23rd primary: Clerk Devon Reid, Shelley Ann Carrillo, and Ald. Ann Rainey. The two other candidates running for the Eighth Ward primary – Matthew Mitchell and Joshua Hall – were invited but did not participate. The lively conversation included discussion of the state of the Howard Street Business District, more inclusion of Black and Brown residents in discussion of Ward affairs, and whether Tax Increment Financing has benefited the ward. In future…Keep reading
Welcome to the Evanston RoundCast – the second episode of the RoundTable’s podcast. In this episode, veteran city reporter Bob Seidenberg interviews three candidates for Fourth Ward Alderman in the February 23rd primary: Jonathan Nieuwsma, Diane Goldring, and Don Wilson. The two other candidates running for the Fourth Ward primary, Patricia Connolly and Sari Kadison-Shapiro, did not participate. There was debate around the renovations and price of the Robert Crown Community Center, transparency and accountability of Evanston government, as well as affordable housing practices in the Fourth Ward. In the next episode, the RoundCast hosts a discussion with the candidates…Keep reading