The Chicago South Asian Film Festival kicks off Thursday, September 18 and the AMp invited Deepti D’Cunha, the international film curator and Shalini Trivedi, a festival director, to get the scoop on the best films to catch. Luis Antonio Perez filled in for Brian Babylon today and Molly Adams was glad because Luis is not afraid to indulge a little fawning over a hot dude like Sendhil Ramamurthy.
(Photo is of Roshan Seth and Sendhil Ramamurthy in a still from Brahmin Bulls, screening 6:30 on Saturday, the 20th.)
Trauma Centers: The AMp has discussed how not having a trauma center on the south side affects Chicago residents, but this also affects residents of Northwest Indiana. Two weeks ago a Merrillville police officer died of a gunshot wound possibly because of the travel time to the nearest Level 1 in Oak Lawn. WBEZ reporter Mike Puente tells us how NWI wants and could get their own fully equipped ER.
Chicago South Asian Film Festival: The CSAFF kicks off today and we will be joined by Deepti D’Cunha, the international film curator and Shalini Trivedi, a festival director, to get the scoop on the best films to catch.
Coya Paz: The doctor is in to figure out whether the sun will set on the British Empire today as Scotland votes for independence and whether it’s GOOD or BAD that Humboldt Park has become a destination neighborhood in Chicago.
Parenting and Entrepreneurship: Starting businesses doesn’t have to stop when you start a family. We’ll get advice from Jill Salzman host of the podcast Breaking Down Your Business and founder of FoundingMoms.com, a network of small business owners who also have to juggle a family.
Council of Feminist Thought: We are joined by Cassandra Gaddo of the Step Up Women’s Network to talk about the most UN-Feminist Wednesday week in the NFL’s history, an ever elusive paycheck fairness law, and dress codes for teenagers,
Medical Marijuana: Medical marijuana should be available in Illinois within the next year and our colleagues at WBEZ are covering the many issues the new policies could raise. Yolanda Perdomo shares one story about a family looking to treat an epileptic child with cannibidiols and another about a new opportunity for medical fraud.
Chewing the Fat: Unpasteurized milk is a delicacy, contraband, and a part of some people’s daily diet. Monica Eng and Louisa Chu chat with us about raw milk recipes and regulation.
Nicky Hilton: Hilton hotel heiress and author of the new book 365 Style, Nicky Hilton talks with 1833.fm editor Zach Swezy about New York Fashion Week, what a crazy party is like when you’re crazy rich, and whether pencil skirts and health goth are in or out.
Living Large: AJ Lubecker shares his personal spending woes and we all try to get better at buying dumb things at stupid prices.
Vocalo on WBEZ Ep. 114 - Rise Against, Checkout Lines, Derrick Carter
In this episode: Tim Mcllrath is the front man of political punk rock group Rise Against. He joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to talk about their 7th studio album The Black Market, and how social justice and activism inform the band’s music. He also treated us to a special acoustic performance of “People Live Here,” and “Hero of War.”
The legendary Derrick Carter closes out the show with a special mix. This and more. Tune in!
Since they started, Chicago’s Empires have been committed to a DIY approach to music. That, and their hard work ethic has nurtured their impressive output of anthemic rock albums. It’s these factors that have been the key to the band’s steady climb to success. In a short time they’ve played at Lollapalooza, and made an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. The band’s new album is called Orphan (out this month). We’re excited to welcome the guys back in our studio to hear some of the new songs and talk about the new release.
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. The show features emerging bands and music artists from Chicago and beyond. One hour of music and interview, all live. Hosted by Jesse Menendez, produced by Fyodor Sakhnovski and engineered by Adam Yoffe. Subscribe to the podcast here: bitly.com/vocaloLFS10
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