Five years ago, The North Coast Music Festival entered the festival circuit and declared itself summer‘s last stand; the city’s last chance to enjoy an outdoor party before the weather drops and sends us into hibernation.
From Day one, North Coast’s philosophy on booking acts has been simple….
Chicago Indie band Brother George is busy putting the finishing touches on the follow up to their last release “Big Piney”. They join Jesse Menendez on the MusicVox to discuss the progress of their new album, and the dynamics of songwriting within a group of brothers.
The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 91.1 FM & 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) / www.vocalo.org
This week, the Jackie Robinson West Little League Team won the Little League National championships. They are the first all-black Little League team to become US Champions in over 30 years. In fact, the popularity of baseball in African-American communities have seen a pretty dramatic decline in the popularity of baseball.
On this installment of the Barber Shop Show, we revisit our 2012 look at that decline, as well as the presence of African American players in Major League Baseball. Co-Hosts Richard Steele and Kimbriell Kelly spoke with guests Evan Moore, Ben Strauss and former Negro League player M.C. Johnson.
Later in the show, we explore the lasting legacy of musician, composer, and bandleader Sun Ra, whose 100th birthday is being celebrated at this year’s Chicago Jazz Festival.
The Barber Shop Show airs on Fridays and Saturdays at Noon on 91.1FM, 90.7FM, and 89.5FM. You can also stream live at vocalo.org. The show also broadcasts on Sundays at 3pm on WBEZ.
WBEZ’s Odette Yousef brings a story about unaccompanied immigrant children to The Morning AMp. Lawyers are now calling the new unaccompanied children system the “Rocket Docket”, instead of 7-8 months to prepare for court now the dates have been moved to the immediate future. With the U.S. is dealing with record numbers of unaccompanied children have come across the southern border this topic is more serious than ever.
L.A. based pop garage rock outfit, The Singles have made a name for themselves for their catchy tunes that cut to the chase of infectious guitar melodies and themes of love and heartache.
Live From Studio 10 airs Tuesdays at 8pm CST on Vocalo 91.1 FM & 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) and Vocalo.org, and features emerging bands and music artists from Chicago and beyond. One hour of music and interview, all live. The show is hosted by Jesse Menendez, produced by Fyodor Sakhnovski and engineered by Adam Yoffe. Subscribe to the podcast here:bitly.com/vocaloLFS10
The Council of Feminist Thought with speical guests Cassandra Gaddo, Audra Wilson and Ricardo Gamboa joined The Morning AMp’sBrian Babylon and Molly Adams and discussed a new anti-date rape nail polish created by North Carolina State University students. The nail polish is said to protect women against sexual assualt by changing color when dipped in a drink containing a date-rape drug.
A recent survey from the Public Religion Research Institute showed that most white Americans have on average one Black friend. Does this effect how we relate to each other? Is there blame to assign or share? The Council of Feminist Thought weighs in. Article -http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/08/25/three-quarters-of-whites-dont-have-any-non-white-friends/
The Council of Feminist Thought with special guests Cassandra Gaddo, Audra Wilson, and Ricardo Gamboajoined The Morning AMp’sBrian Babylon and Molly Adams and discussed The Emmy Awards and how diversity in television has grown immensly in the last several years due to creators like Shonda Rhimes who have cemented the idea of creating hit shows with diverse casts.