Kari Lydersen & Stephen Franklin

Kari Lydersen is a Chicago-based reporter, author, and journalism instructor. She is a staff writer at Midwest Energy News, and her work has appeared in the Washington Post, the New York TimesPeople, the Christian Science Monitor, Crain's Chicago Business, and The Economist. Stephen Franklin is a former foreign correspondent and labor writer for the Chicago Tribune. A Pulitzer Prize finalist, he has reported from Afghanistan to Peru, and is the author of Three Strikes: Labor's Heartland Losses and What They Mean for Working Americans.