On October 9, The Fest Presents: Intercepted, a podcast hosted by reporter and The Intercept co-founder Jeremy Scahill, recorded live in Chicago. On Intercepted, Scahill examines the critical issues of our time with leading thinkers, writers, historians, artists, and activists. For this event, Scahill will be joined by writer Dr. Eve L. Ewing and Invisible Institute founder Jamie Kalven. More guests to be announced.
Jeremy Scahill is one of the three founding editors of The Intercept. He is an investigative reporter, war correspondent, Oscar-nominated filmmaker, and author of the international bestselling books Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield and Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army.
Dr. Eve L. Ewing
Dr. Eve L. Ewing is a sociologist of education and a writer from Chicago. She is the author of Electric Arches. Her most recent book, Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side examines school closures and the vital role these public institutions play in communities. Dr. Ewing is also an assistant professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.
Jamie Kalven is the author of Working With Available Light: A Family’s World After Violence. Kalven has reported extensively on police abuse in Chicago and was the plaintiff in Kalven v. Chicago, in which the Illinois appellate court ruled that police misconduct files are public information. His reporting first brought the police shooting of Laquan McDonald to public attention.