Kari Lydersen

Kari Lydersen is a staff writer out of _The Washington Post_ midwest bureau and also freelances for publications including _The Chicago Reporter_ and _The Progressive_. She is the author of three books, including “Revolt on Goose Island” (Melville House Press) released in June 2009. She also teaches Community News at Columbia College and teaches youth journalism in a non-profit program. http://www.karilydersen.com.