She uses just the one name, but don’t be fooled by that brevity. Dessa, a rapper from Minneapolis, has earned a following with her song-writing skills and her work with the hip hop collective Doomtree.
Jonathan David created a lucrative career for himself shooting prime-time TV commercials for companies like Pepsi and Adidas. He grew up poor and his father instilled a mantra in him to work hard for a better future. Jonathan says that's what he did, and then some. But when he got divorce and the recession followed, Jonathan found himself paying out more than he made. He talks to Dick Gordon about how he's reevaluating his relationship with money. Also: a story from our series about when politicsa becomes personal. This one is about meeting Richard J. Daley.