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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10 / 07 / 14
Same Sex Marriage in Indiana by Mike Puente
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“(I) Never saw it coming… Not in Indiana.” - Jacqueline Castro. Mike Puente has an in depth conversation wiith the Morning Amp, after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Indiana’s case on same-sex marriages on Monday, October 6, 2014.

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10 / 07 / 14

Loyce set the bar for #teamvocalo today when he stopped by to write a personal check. But giving to us is easier than that: Go to Vocalo.org/donate right now, it just takes 3 mins to support independent, commercial-free media for everyone. (at Vocalo.org)

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10 / 07 / 14

Cash Money Tuesday, 10/7/14, 8-10am CST

morningamp:

Don’t forget: Vocalo needs you! Go to Vocalo.org/donate right now and whatever you donate, you get a pair of tickets to our Halloween Party and are entered to win a pair of tickets to any show at the beautiful Thalia Hall.

Marriage Equality: NWI reporter Michael Puente reports on the economic and emotional reactions to Indiana being cleared to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples yesterday.

Tech Time: Marty Hess joins us to see what Microsoft is doing to make competitive headlines of its own and rounds up some hot new video game releases.

Living Large: AJ Lubecker is always trying to figure out the best way to spend his hard earned cash and he shares what he learns with us on the AMp.

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10 / 06 / 14

Imagine listening to radio without commercials, with real music diversity, local voices, and with personalities that respect our communities by having intelligent conversations on issues that matter.  

That’s Vocalo.  Real Music.  Real. Talk.  Real Chicago. 

If you value that connection, then you are #teamvocalo.

We need 150 people to show us some love by the end of this week. Donate at any amount @ Vocalo.org/donate.

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10 / 05 / 14

The @vocalo pledge drive starts today!  We need 150 people to join #teamvocalo by next week.  Donate at any amount and get a pair of tickets to our Vocalo “Thriller Dance Party” this Halloween.  Hosted by DJs Jesse de la Peña, Greedy, and Charlie at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen.  

Support the station that brings you the Morning AMp, MusicVox, the Friday Night DJ Series, Domingos en Español, and so much more.

We’re commercial free.  That means we run on your support!

Donate here.

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10 / 03 / 14
Interview with Danyel Smith & Elliott Wilson creators of HRDCVR Culture Magazine
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Among other things, Danyel Smith is an editor, critic, novelist and the former editor of Billboard Magazine and Editor & Chief of Vibe Magazine. Elliott Wilson is the former Editor & Chief of XXL Magazine, the founder and CEO of Rap Radar.com, creator of the CRWN Interview Series and the the TRUTH Video Series. Now they are collaborating on a new project called HRDCVR.

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10 / 03 / 14
Barber Shop Show 184: Otis Clay & Take Me to the River
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On this installment of the Barber Shop Show, host Richard Steele was joined by soul and blues legend Otis Clay. He talked about his part in the new Memphis Soul documentary “Take Me to the River”, as well as his career. We also heard from Diana Simon, who’s currently touring with Otis as a backup singer. She’s has some deep connections to the Chicago music scene, too.

Plus, Richard takes the pulse of poverty in America with Deborah L. Shelton of the Chicago Reporter. They discuss new numbers from a recent analysis by Pew Research.

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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