On this week’s Barber Shop Show, we’ll be joined by
• Susan Smith Richardson, Editor and Publisher of The Chicago Reporter
• Kathy Chaney, WBEZ Midday Producer
• Maria Zamudio, Reporter with The Chicago Reporter
In our monthly news roundup, we’ll talk about the recent news that we consider good news and that we consider bad news. We’ll also talk about some of the stories that made us say, WTF?!
Here’s one of the stories we’ll be talking about, from host Richard Steele:
“This is a really awful “sign of our times” and the down side of how technologically advanced we are as a society and how available the technology is…to everyone! Recently, it was reported that several 8th graders who attend a middle school in northwest Suburban Barrington, have been sexting (sending inappropriate images among themselves), using their smart phones.”
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
Anthony Dansberry has served nearly half of his life behind bars. Now, his fate might ride on something unpredictable: the gubernatorial election. On today’s show, we unpack the case, and we explore the human toll of detainment.
Our guests on the show are: - Jane Raley of the Center for Wrongful Convictions, lead counsel on the case, as well as - Susan Swanson (private investigator on the case) and - Margaret Soffin (attorney on the case). - Juliana Stratton, the Executive Director of the Cook County Justice Advisory Council
On this installment of the Barber Shop Show, we got an update on the struggle in South Shore to fill their vacant Dominick’s store. For that, we heard from: • Allen R. Sanderson, Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Chicago.
More films and TV shows are being produced entirely in Chicago. That means more screen time for the City of Big Shoulders, as well as more jobs.
On this installment, we also heard about a program that will train Chicagoans to work in the quickly growing local film industry (especially minorities). To learn more about that program, we heard from: • former Alderman Ed Smith • veteran local filmmaker Nate Grant, and • producer Delvin Molden
Tune in now for this week’s Barbershop Show. The topic of discussion is the many faces of gentrification after Spike Lee’s rant earlier this week about gentrification in Brooklyn went viral. We welcome to the show: • Christyn S. Henson, New Communities Program Director at Quad Communities Development Corporation. • J. Brian Malone, Executive Director of the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO) • Bernard Loyd, a developer in Bronzeville • Nelson Soza, Executive Director of The Pilsen Alliance and • Eric Lynch, who plays “Jackson” in the Goodman Theatre’s current production of “Buzzer”. The play runs until March 9th.
Studies say that African Americans, among other ethnicities, are less likely to get married and more likely to get divorced. The process of getting a divorce can be daunting, especially with its legal intricacies and emotional complexities.
In this installment of the Barber Shop Show, we talk about the kinds of legal challenges facing African-American divorcees, single parents and families—in and outside of the courtroom.
The following guests join host Richard Steele at Carter’s Barber Shop in North Lawndale, Chicago: • Lester Barclay, Esq., The Barclay Law Group, P.C. and author of “The African-American Guide to Divorce & Drama: Breaking Up without Breaking Down” • Modupe Sobo attorney and mediator who specializes in mediating family law disputes • Honorable William Stewart Boyd, Associate Judge in the Domestic Relations Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County • Anne Smith, Assistant Chief Deputy Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County
The “Barber Shop Show” airs on Fridays and Saturdays at Noon on 90.7FM and 89.5FM. You can also stream live at http://vocalo.org
According to studies, African Americans are less likely to get married and more likely to get divorced. This Friday on the Barber Shop Show, we’re talking about marriage and divorce rates within the Black community, and the challenges Black men and women who are divorcing face in and outside of the courtroom.
Lester Barclay, attorney and author of “The African-American Guide to Divorce & Drama: Breaking Up without Breaking Down,” will join us, along with Modupe Sobo, an attorney and mediator who handles child custody disputes. Plus, the Honorable Judge William Steward Boyd talks about what sorts of cases he’s seeing in the court.
On this episode of The Barber Shop Show’s Mid-Month Mash Up, Windy City Times’ Tracy Baims, The Chicago Sun-Times’ Adrienne Samuels Gibbs, and The Chicago Reporter’s Maria Zamudio spoke about the latest news live from Carter’s Barber Shop.
It’s almost time for the Mid-Month Mash Up on the Barber Shop Show. Tomorrow at noon, Windy City Times’ Tracy Baims, The Chicago Sun-Times’ Adrienne Samuels Gibbs, and The Chicago Reporter’s Maria Zamudio will talk about the latest news live from Carter’s Barber Shop.
On this installment of The Barber Shop Show, Host Richard Steele discussed the state of education in Chicago and the 7 new charter schools approved by the Chicago Public School board.
We were joined by Maudlyne Ihejirika, Urban Affairs Reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times. We got an education update from WBEZ’s Linda Lutton & Becky Vevea.
Then, we heard from Erica Swinney, Program Director of Manufacturing Renaissance at Austin Polytechnical Academy, as well as Jeralmiah Harmon, a 2012 graduate from Austin Polytech. He successfully transitioned into a job though the Manufacturing Renaissance program. We also heard from Angelica Alfaro, a Noble Charter School alumna from the first graduating class in 2003.
Tune in live Fridays at Noon on www.vocalo.org | 90.7fm (CHI) | 89.5fm (NWI).
This week on the Barber Shop Show, we talked about the costs of foreclosure. One of the costs is that there are fewer affordable rental units available for those who need them.
Our partners at The Chicago Reporter recorded this video of Ald. Walter Burnett at a recent press conference. He discusses the need for affordable housing. That housing is needed to fill the gap that still exists after public housing units were demolished in Chicago.
What is the toll of home vacancies on communities? Which communities have been hardest hit with vacancies in recent years? What’s happening to help us bounce back? This week, new data was published by DePaul University’s Institute of Housing Studies. The data helps us understand the impact of home vacancies in Chicago.
On this installment of The Barber Shop Show, host Richard Steele was joined at the shop by: • Geoff Smith, Executive Director of the Institute of Housing Studies • Katie Buitrago, Senior Policy and Communications Associate at Woodstock Institute • Patricia Fron, Program Manager at the Tenants in Foreclosure Intervention Project, as well as the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing We also heard the story of Sabrina Morey. She has been homeless on and off for the past 14 years. She is currently “liberating”, or living in, a formerly vacant, foreclosed home.
We also got a sports update with WBEZ’s Cheryl Rae Stout.
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
Aaron Harrison was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer in 2007. After a long fight and a lawsuit, his family received compensation from the City of Chicago last August. In this installment of The Barber Shop Show, The Chicago Reporter’s Angela Caputo reveals some disconcerting facts behind police-involved shootings.
Plus, we were joined by: activist Ashunda Harris. She was Aaron Harrison’s aunt. Tracy Siska of the Chicago Justice Project and civil rights attorney Jon Loevy.
You can catch fresh installments of The Barber Shop Show Fridays at Noon on www.vocalo.org | 90.7 (CHI) | 89.5 (NWI).
Aaron Harrison was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer in 2007. After a long fight and a lawsuit, his family received compensation from the City of Chicago last August. Tomorrow on the Barber Shop Show tomorrow, The Chicago Reporter reveals some disconcerting facts behind police-involved shootings. Plus, we’re joined by activist Ashunda Harris, aunt of Aaron Harrison and civil rights attorney Jon Loevy.