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01 / 27 / 14
Vocalo On WBEZ Ep 91 - Deno's Senior Project, Erik Griffin, Briar Rabbit
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In this episode: Vocalo Storytelling Workshoop participant Heidi Bojorges created a story about Deno, a student at North Lawndale College Prep who comes back to teachers to complete a graduation requirement and graduate.

Also, comedian Erik Griffin, who you might know as Montez on Workaholics, stopped by for some chats with MorningAMp hosts Brian and Molly.

Chicago singer/songwriter Briar Rabbit has released his new album From Your Bones, an intense look at the psyche of a man with a heavy heart and disillusioned mind, all set to Briar Rabbit’s familiar steady guitar and folk pop accompaniment. Briar Rabbit joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to talk about the experiences that lead him to write this album.

Finally, we conclude the show with an awesome set by DJ Carlos Feliciano. Tune in!

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01 / 13 / 14
Vocalo On WBEZ Ep. 89 - Shopping Aldi, Rico Sisney, Jesse De La Pena

In this episode: As we all know, shopping for quality food can take a lot out of your budget, especially if you’re trying to be heath conscious. But luckily there are some alternatives to the high priced chain stores. WBEZ’s Monica Eng recently discovered discount grocer Aldi. She joined the Vocalo hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to talk about the joys of shopping in an unpredictable way for a lot less money.

Also: For years, Chicago MC Rico Sisney has been making soulful social commentary with his musical Hip Hop projects Sidewalk Chalk and more recently, Tree House. Now, the MC is trying his hand at a solo endeavor called Crying Wolves; one that sees his socio political commentary as piercing as ever.

We close the show with a mix from Vocalo DJ collective founder Jesse De La Pena. Tune in!

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12 / 09 / 13
Vocalo On WBEZ Ep 87 - Atheism during holidays, DJ Limbs and Butter, Jesse De La Pena

In this episode: Our resident defender of justice Coya Paz is here to discuss the rise of Atheist visibility around the holidays, language bans in a country with no official language, and who we deem to be “fit” parents.

Also, DJ Limbs has been bringing eclectic and cutting edge sounds to clubs and parties around Chicago for quite some time. Aside from spinning records he’s also a talented producer. His most recent collaboration is with singer Ruth Varella aka Butter. The album features a mixture of downbeat, trip hop and electronica. The duo joined us for a live set and conversation.

Finally, we conclude the show with a DJ set - this time from our very own Jesse De La Pena. Tune in.

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6Vocalo, WBEZ, public radio, Chicago, DJ, DJ Limbs, jesse de la pena, Christianity, religion, atheism, holidays, Christmas,

11 / 20 / 13
DJ Limbs and Butter on Live From Studio 10 (aired Nov 2013)

DJ Limbs has been bringing eclectic and cutting edge sounds to clubs and parties around Chicago for quite some time. Aside from spinning records he’s also a talented producer. His most recent collaboration is with singer Ruth Varella aka Butter. The album features a mixture of downbeat, trip hop and electronica.

Live From Studio 10 airs Tuesdays at 8pm CST on Vocalo 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) and Vocalo.org, and features emerging local bands and music artists (with an occasional national act stopping by). One hour of music and interview, all live. The show is 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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11 / 19 / 13
Vocalo On WBEZ Ep 86 - They Call Me A Hero, Lee Fields, DJ John Simmons
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In this episode: Daniel Hernandez joins ‘Morning AMp’ hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon to discuss his new book “They Call Me a Hero: A Memoir of My Youth.” The book details his experiences interning for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords when she was shot at a public meet and greet in Arizona. It reflects on his life, that day, and the intense media attention following the event. His quick actions to hold her up and staunch the bleeding amidst gunfire have been credited with saving her life.

Also, For over 40 years, soul singer Lee Fields has been making music laced with his own thoughts on faith, love and respect for women. The legendary singer spoke with Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox about the origins of music, why stayed true to his own identity over the years and of course why love has always been an important theme for his personally and throughout his music career.

We conclude the show as always with music! The DJ sets is courtesy of Vocalo DJ Collective member John Simmons. Tune in!

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6Vocalo, Chicago, public radio, WBEZ, Lee Fields, The Expressions, soul, DJ, john simmons, Congress, gabrielle giffords, arizona, gunfire, music,

11 / 11 / 13

DJ Limbs and Butter on Live From Studio 10

DJ Limbs has been spinning and bringing eclectic and cutting edge sounds to clubs and parties around Chicago and beyond. His most recent collaboration is with singer Ruth Varella aka Butter - an album that features a mixture of downbeat, trip hop and electronica. We’re excited to bring this project to a live setting and experience it performed with a live band. 

Tune in Tuesday, 11/12 at 8pm CT on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) or stream at http://www.vocalo.org/player  

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09 / 30 / 13
Vocalo on WBEZ Ep 84 - Privatizing the Windy City, Bailiff, DJ Carlos Feliciano

In this episode: No other city in the US has sold off as many of its assets as Chicago. In the Daley era it was the toll road on the Skyway, the downtown parking garages, and the parking meter deal, and now Rahm Emanuel’s administration continues the tradition. Writer Micah Uetricht joined the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to discuss the impact of privatization around the country and the proposed Privatization, Transparency and Accountability Ordinance that would require more regulation of these sales in the city.

Also, Whether you consider them progressive blues or indie rock, Chicago’s Bailiff exhibit outstanding musicianship all the while delivering infectious tunes and grooves. The band joined Jesse Menendez for an interview and special live performance.

We close the show with a DJ set from Vocalo DJ collective member Carlos Feliciano. Music, stories, conversations and more. Tune in!

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09 / 24 / 13
Vocalo On WBEZ Ep 83 - Syria talk, Stop Telling Women To Smile, DJ Chicken George

In this episode: An American military strike against the Assad regime in Syria seemed imminent, and the news was filled with analysts and “experts” but not many Syrian-Americans, the people who will be affected in a couple ways by military action. Now, as things seem to have deescalated, the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams checked in with Amr Kawji, who has been advocating for military intervention, and Ramah Kudaimi, who would like to see a non-violent strategy. Both agreed that something must be done to stop the violence.

Stop Telling Women to Smile is a public art series that addresses gender based street harassment. The work consists of drawn portraits of women who have told their stories of harassment, and wheat pasting those portraits as posters with captions that speak directly to offenders on outdoor walls. The creator of the series, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, joined Music Vox host Jesse Menendez to discuss the project, gender dynamics and more.

We close the show with a DJ set from Vocalo’s DJ Collective member - Chicken George. Tune in!

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09 / 24 / 13
Vocalo On WBEZ Ep 82 - White Student Union, Willis Earl Beal, DJ Bizzon

In this episode: A Georgia State University freshman’s attempt to start a White Student Union has some people up in arms due to his affiliation with White supremacist internet forum, Stormfront. While founder Patrick Sharp claims he is only fostering pride for a shared European heritage, there remains questions about ulterior motives. Dr. Coya Paz joined Morning AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to discuss the nuances of white student unions as opposed to minority student unions, whether white student unions are too exclusionary, and they ask the age old question, is it racist or not racist?

Also, An eclectic and enigmatic artist - Willis Earl Beal first generated a buzz with his stripped down, lo-fi bed room recordings that would make up his debut, Acousmatic Sorcery. He’s also the guy who posted hand drawn flyers around the city inviting Chicagoans to call him for a song. He spoke with Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox about the new album “Nobody Knows,” his reclusive nature, his shift in sound and much much more.

We close the show with a set from the newest Vocalo DJ collective member DJ Bizzon.

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09 / 09 / 13
Vocalo On WBEZ Ep. 81 - Block To Block, Bassel and The Supernaturals, DJ Geoki

In this episode: Vocalo contributor Alex Thibodeau shares his story and his experiences about growing up bi-racial in Detroit.

Then, Chicago folk soul musician and leader of the band The Supernaturals, Bassel speaks with Jesse Menendez about his passion for soul music, burning apartments, and how his Syrian heritage influences his songwriting.

Finally, we close the show with a stellar set from DJ Geoki. Music, stories and conversations.. Tune in!

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08 / 19 / 13
Vocalo on WBEZ Ep. 79 - Quest for the Best DJ Special

We’ve got something special for you in this one. As you know Vocalo brings you some of the best music from all over Chicago and the world. But we also highlight those wax wielding wizards that help make music so popular - the DJs. Usually on this show you’d hear a mix from a local DJ in the 2nd hour of Vocalo on WBEZ, but this time we’re doing it a little different. You will hear mixes throughout the whole show. 
Multiple Mixes…
The mixes included in this show are some of the Finalists in Vocalo’s 2013 Quest for the Best DJ Competition. So tune in and enjoy the ride!

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08 / 05 / 13
Vocalo On WBEZ Ep. 77 - Detroit files for bankruptcy, Angel Olsen, DJ Spinello

In this episode: Rumors have swirled for over a decade and last week Detroit became the largest American city to file for bankruptcy. Ed Stuart, professor of economics at NEIU, joined the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams as he explained the difference between Chapter 9 and 11 bankruptcy and the filing’s larger impact on the Midwest economy.

Also, having honed her craft by performing vocals for a number of successful touring acts, Chicago based singer / songwriter Angel Olsen has taken her solo project to new heights, generating buzz with the release of Half Way Home, a record filled with introspective lyricism delivered by disarming vocals. Angel performed an acoustic set in our performance Studio 10.

DJ Spinello concludes with an awesome set.

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06 / 24 / 13
Vocalo on WBEZ Ep 71 - Paula Deen's Racist Wedding, Kate Boy, Chicago's Unwritten Rules

In this episode: Celebrity chef and butter aficionado Paula Deen is being sued by a former employee, Lisa Jackson, who worked at Deen’s Georgia restaurant. Jackson alleges she dealt with “violent, sexist, and racist behavior” while working for her. Reportedly, she wanted to plan her brother’s wedding in true antebellum southern style, including a black waitstaff donning white tuxedos and black bow-ties. If that wasn’t outrageous enough, she referred to them as “slaves.” Our resident cultural critic Coya Paz joined MorningAMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to offer her insight.

Then, Swedish electro pop group Kate Boy is on their first US tour. The group stopped by the studio to chat with Jesse Menendez about the reception of their music in the US, their aim to mix pop music with darker monochrome aesthetics, and the origin of the androgynous Kate Boy mascot.

Then, “Never put ketchup on your Chicago-style hot dog.” “Do not talk on your phone or listen to music full-blast while taking public transit. Everyone will hate you.” “Pick a team. You can’t root for the White Sox and the Cubs. You must choose.”
These are three things from Leah Pickett’s “Chicago’s Unwritten Rules” list. 
The blogger, freelancer, and WBEZ on-air correspondent joined Shantell in studio to debate these three rules, as well as other “unwritten rules” that every Chicagoan should follow.

Finally, we close the show with a DJ set from Jeremy Sole. Tune in!

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05 / 20 / 13
Vocalo on WBEZ Ep 66 - War Baby/Love Child, Pinqy Ring, Block 2 Block

In this episode: The exhibit War Baby/Love Child at the DePaul Art Museum highlights the work of mixed race artists who share Asian heritage in their identities. Curator Laura Kina and artist Mequitta Ahuja joined AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams in the studio this morning and discussed their personal family lineage, the stereotype stamped on mixed children whose roots came from Asian countries where the United States was involved in, and how kinship is formed among “war babies” through artistic expression and exhibits.

Chicago MC Pinqy Ring joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to discuss her current release - A Beautiful Mess mixtape and the experiences that informed it, such as the near fatal car accident, and how she got away from a lifestyle of gang banging and violence and embraced a more positive lifestyle.

Every neighborhood in Chicago is as distinct as the voices it produces. Yet, if we look close enough, we’d be surprised to find the similarities between them. In this edition of our on-going series Block-2-Block, we hear from Vell Mullens, the front man of a rock band The Moses Gun, who talks about his experiences growing up in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood in Chicago.

Finally, DJ Chicken George concludes the show with his signature “Jazztronica” sound.

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05 / 06 / 13
Vocalo on WBEZ Ep. 64 - Mental Healthcare Activism, Bomba Estereo, Shazam Bangles

In this episode: Helen Morley was a complex and unsung hero in a relatively unknown battle – the grassroots fight for mental healthcare. Her deficits were often her strengths, and she brought both agitation and inspiration to those around her. Vocalo Storytelling workshop participant Grant Buhr tells her story. Later, Luis and Shantell of Vocalo Overdrive continue the discussion on mental healthcare in Chicago.

Fusing a wide array of musical genres from Tropical folk rhythms to electronic pop, to rap, Bomba Estereo is one of the most vibrant and influential bands to come out of Colombia. A few weeks back the band had a chance to stop by our performance studio to play a few songs in front of a live audience as part of Chicago Public Media’s ongoing High Fidelity series. Here’s their exclusive acoustic set and interview with Jesse Menendez

Lastly, we conclude the show as usual with a bang! Of course, this means a banging DJ set from one of Chicago’s brightest - DJ Shazam Bangles. Tune in!

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