GUESTS
01/12/2017

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DOMETI (Doe-Muh-TEE ) PONGO
REPORTER – WVON AM 1690
TWITTER: @Dometi_

Dometi Pongo
(pronounced Doe-Muh-TEE) is the morning news anchor for talk station WVON 1690AM where he also writes and produces radio features spurring thoughtful dialogue on social, political and economic issues relevant to under-served communities. His 2015 feature chronicling the coverage of the Laquan McDonald shooting was a finalist for the National Association of Black Journalists’ Salute to Excellence Award. Pongo’s work as a speaker and analyst has been covered in the Chicago Tribune, New York Times, the Huffington Post and several local publications. Pongo also hosts the Brainstorm With Dometi Podcast available on iTunes and all other podcasting applications. Meet him live at the historic South Side Community Art Center where he hosts live art exhibitions and poetry readings every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. Learn more at dometipongo.com

For more information: http://dometi.net/bio/ AND http://www.wvon.com/wvon-personalities/news-team/



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KATHLEEN MURPHY
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
ILLINOIS OPPORTUNITY PROJECT
TWITTER:  @ILOpportunity


As Director of Communication for IOP, Kathleen helps the organization frame policy positions, as well as advance liberty leaders and free-market policy solutions.

Before joining the team at The Illinois Opportunity Project, Kathleen served as a legislative aide to state representative and political reformer Jeanne Ives. Having composed commentaries and op-eds on a wide range of major policy and political issues in Illinois since 2012, whether Right-to-Work, Tax and Budget, School Reform, EDGE Credits, Pension Reform or Elections, Kathleen has become experienced in telling the story of Illinois State Government.

Prior to her career in politics, Kathleen worked in fundraising and enrollment marketing for Catholic Schools, and served on the Junior Board of Family Shelter Service, an organization that provides help, hope and healing to victims of domestic violence.

Source:  http://illinoisopportunity.org/our-blog/



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CHRISTINE SVENSON
PRINCIPAL
SVENSON LAW OFFICES


Ms. Svenson, a fourth generation lawyer, is a highly experienced civil litigator who has successfully represented her clients before federal and state tribunals and agencies.  She represents employers and individual defendants in all types of workplace litigation, including sexual harassment, discrimination on the basis of sex, race, age, religion, disability and retaliation, wrongful termination, and workers’ compensation. She also provides advice and counsel to small and medium sized businesses related to employment issues.

In addition, Ms. Svenson represents both women and men in family law and divorce matters. When handling issues of a highly sensitive nature, she is always mindful of the “intangibles” while formulating litigation strategies. In addition to being a formidable advocate in the courtroom, she is a compassionate supporter and friend to her client through the difficult ordeal and beyond.

Finally, Christine is well-known for her political law expertise.  She regularly represents candidates, campaign committees, and PACs before local, state and federal boards of election.  Common issues include ballot access and accompanying litigation, political strategies, and compliance with campaign finance disclosure laws.

For more information:  http://www.svensonlawoffices.com/attorneys.htm