This week’s Barber Shop Show was our September Mid-Month Mash-Up (our monthly news roundup featuring some of our favorite journalists and bloggers). Host Richard Steele was joined by:
Lauren Choolijan (WBEZ) Maudlyne Iherijika (Chicago Sun-Times) Monroe Anderson (The Root)
We discuss media portrayals of Domestic Violence, a tightrope walker’s bid to cross the Chicago River, the killer instinct of chimpanzees, and many other notable news stories from the last couple of weeks.
The Barber Shop Show airs on Fridays and Saturdays at Noon on 90.7FM and 89.5FM. You can also stream live at vocalo.org. The show also broadcasts on Sundays at 3pm on WBEZ.
New Orleans artist Big Freedia is the undisputed queen of Bounce music. On her new album Just Be Free, she looks to change the sound of traditional Bounce and move it into a more progressive direction. The Queen Diva joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to talk about the album, Bounce and being an ambassador to the LGBTQ community.
Big Freedia performs in Chicago on Oct. 10th at The Concord Hall.
The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 91.1 FM & 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) / www.vocalo.org
Esso Afrojam Funkbeat on Live From Studio 10 (Sept. 2014)
You may think Chicago’s Esso is just about having a good time and getting people on their feet. That’s partially true. But beneath the Latin rhythms, jazz saxophones and funk grooves lies a socio-political dialogue.
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
WBEZ’s Yolanda Perdomo brings us a couple of stories around the impending legalization of marijuana for medical use. One story is about a local parent who wants medical marijuana to help her child cope with epilepsy. The other story is about the potential fraud that Yolanda discovered in the burgeoning medical marijuana industry.
"Chewing The Fat" podcast hosts Monica Eng and Louisa Chu join Molly and Brian for a heated discussion on raw milk. Believe it or not people have very strong opinions on the consumption of raw milk and the Morning AMp helped capture it on live radio.
Update: a previous version of this post only included Monica’s report. The full segment is now posted.
Curtis Shaw Flagg joins the AMp to talk about trends on social media and inadvertently began a huge conversation about Adrian Peterson and corporal punishment.
Peterson has been indicted in Texas for the physical abuse of his 4 year-old child with a ‘switch’. News outlets have reported that Peterson has admitted he was excessive, but was disciplining his child the same way he was disciplined. Photos of the child’s purported injuries were released over the weekend showing welts and broken skin on the child’s legs.