Kevin Coval (3/11/17)

As the artistic director Young Chicago Authors and one of the founders of Louder Than A Bomb, the largest youth poetry slam tournament in the world, our guest for today’s show has helped mentor a who’s who of Chicago’s top artists including Chance The Rapper, Noname, Mick Jenkins, Malcolm London, and Jamila Woods, Kevin Coval is one the architect’s behind Chicago’s current cultural renaissance. He is also an accomplished author and poet with acclaimed works under his name such as The BreakBeat Poets, Slingshot: A Hip-hop Poetica, and his most recent book, A People’s History of Chicago, coming out last week, his resume truly nothing short of amazing.

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