10 / 15 / 14
Livin' Large with AJ Lubecker: Fishing as a Hobby, $20 Soup
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AJ Lubecker wore his suit to the studio and shares his most recent ill advised purchase $20 worth of soup. AJ also discusses the costs of fishing as a hobby.

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10 / 15 / 14
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Women have also been threatened by the near collapse of the fragile health infrastructure: medical facilities are overwhelmed and under-resourced, many private hospitals are closed and public hospitals are no longer dealing with non-Ebola cases. Consequently, there is little in the way of healthcare provision for more common conditions such as malaria or typhoid.
Sierra Leone has one of the world’s highest maternal mortality rates: 890 of every 100,000 women die from pregnancy-related causes. Thanks to the national free healthcare initiative (for pregnant women, lactating mothers and children under five), we had made some strides in getting pregnant women to move away from using traditional birth attendants.

Sadly, there is now a huge decrease in the numbers of women going to clinics for antenatal care and deliveries. Statistics are hard to come by, due to limitations on movement, but there is a real risk that women who are too afraid to seek medical care are instead dying at home from complications in childbirth. Meanwhile, access to family planning services is limited. This means that the meagre gains are being further eroded.

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10 / 15 / 14

Feminist Wednesday, 10/15/14, 8-10am CST

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What’s Your Damage?: The AMp pulls together two seemingly disparate stories, the death threats associated with #GamerGate and the resistance to marriage equality in conservative circles, and looks at the ways people fight a losing ideological battle and why desperate times call for desperate measures.

Milk: Monica Eng reports on the USDA’s decision to only provide skim or 1% milk as part of WIC, the food program focused on mothers and children. This follows the same change in the National School Lunch program last year. Eng asks whether a low-fat diet is the best solution to combatting childhood obesity.

Council of Feminist Thought: The inimitable Mikki Kendall is here to ask why the h-e-double hockey sticks upskirt photos are an expression of free speech, why we are sooooo freaked out by Ebola, , and why tech companies would offer to freeze eggs to facilitate family care when they could maybe provide on-site daycare?

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10 / 13 / 14
Social Media with Curtis Shaw Flagg: "You won't believe why this teacher quit her job!" #Clickbait

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Curtis Shaw Flagg joins the AMp to talk about the news through a social media lens. Today they discuss Facebooks apology to lgbTQ performers for making them change their stage names, social media censorship amid protests in Hong Kong, and the teacher who quit her job to make money making online videos.

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10 / 13 / 14
Open House Chicago Finds Architectural Treasures in Your Neighborhoods

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This weekend, October 18 and 19, the Chicago Architecture Foundation activates Open House Chicago, where people are invited into usually off-limits buildings and private homes throughout the city’s neighborhoods. Garrett Karp, program manager of OHC, joined Molly Adams and Luis Antonio Perez to share some highlights, especially for those who think buildings are boring.

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10 / 13 / 14

Baby Sparkles dropping out and tuning inton his day off! (Thanks for coming by @weekendgabe!) (at Vocalo.org)

10 / 13 / 14

Miscellaneous Monday, 10/13/14, 8-10 am CST

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Chicago Architecture: This weekend the CHicago Architecture Foundation activates Open House Chicago, where people are invited into usually off-limits buildings thourghout the cities neighborhoods. Garrett Karp, program manager of OHC, joins us to share some highlights, especially for those who think buildings are boring.

Week in Social Media: Curtis Shaw Flagg gives us an update on social media business, trends, and hoaxes, from the corporate reaction to #OccupyHongKong to Facebook’s “real name” policy faux pas.

Moneyball: All right all right, the Bears pulled out a W yesterday! Now tied up at 3-3, LaToya Smith takes on teh haterz and tells us that yes, we are only in Week 6.

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10 / 10 / 14
Barber Shop Show 185: Investing in our Communities
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On this week’s Barber Shop Show, we revisited a few memorable conversations about investment (or lack of investment) in communities. Host Richard Steele was joined by:
- Journalist Whet Moser. He talked about  the history of North and South Lawndale, and talk about how those very different histories impact life for present day residents.

Then Richard talked to Angela Caputo. According to Angela’s recent blogpost on the Chicago Reporter’s website, Chicago “has collected 169 million dollars to address the vacant properties left in the wake of the foreclosure crisis”; but, “the city spent money on buildings with luxury finishes in gentrifying areas while distressed properties in some of the city’s hardest hit neighborhoods were left to languish.”

They were also joined by:
- Kevin Jackson, Executive Director of the Chicago Rehab Network , and
- Ghian Foreman, the executive director of Chicago’s Greater Southwest Development Corporation.
They also talked about the impact of just one vacant property on a block, as well as how community engagement can tip the scales in the right direction.

Lastly we talked to Linsey Robinson, a 5th grade teacher whose class wrote an editorial to the Tribune in defense of their South Shore neighborhood.
We also heard from two of her students, Damiontaye and Rondayle.

The Barber Shop Show airs on Fridays and Saturdays at Noon on 90.7FM, 89.5FM, and 91.1FM. You can also stream live at vocalo.org. In addition, the show broadcasts on Sundays at 3pm on WBEZ 91.5FM.

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10 / 09 / 14

The Empty Bottle put together an incredible, one-of-a-kind carrot for our donors today: One of you will get a pass to every show in 2015 at The Empty Bottle in Wicker Park, Thalia Hall in Pilsen, The Promontory in Hyde Park, and SPACE in Evanston. We can’t even calculate the value of that! But even if you don’t win that, ALL donors get two tickets to our Thriller Dance Party on Halloween, so come on! Donate!

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10 / 09 / 14

Peace Prize Thursday, 10/9/14, 8-10am CST

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Don’t forget: Vocalo.org/donate is a crucial website to visit and take action at today! All donors receive two tickets to our Halloween party, generous donors get t-shirts and pint glasses as well. Go now! VOCALO.ORG/DONATE

Mexico: Mexico has the second largest economy in Latin America, a rich cultural heritage, and is truly the US’s more interesting and volatile neighbor: Since 2008, estimates have put the numbers of people murdered or disappeared in relation to Mexico’s drug wars at over 100,000. Alfredo Corchado, Mexico correspondent for the Dallas Morning News and author of Midnight in Mexico, joins us to talk about his years of experience (and death threats) reporting from there.

Coya Paz: The doctor is in to helps us figure out whether great apes should have the same rights as humans and just how important it is to know your neighbors—so you don’t call the police on them and have them killed.

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