Vocalo on WBEZ Ep. 39 - Gaycism, Dead Prez, Big Once
In this episode: After a long, contentious campaign, Barack Obama won re-election as president of the United States. The president delivered his victory speech to throngs of supporters at McCormick Place convention center. Team Vocalo’s Shantell Jamison was on-location for us, and she talked to several of the President’s supporters about what his re-election meant to them.
Also, Morning AMp’s Molly brings us a conversation that intern Nick Passarelli had with Nico Lang, founder of the online queer blog, In Our Words&rt; They spoke about the concept of “gaycism” on TV.
Hip hop duo Dead Prez has used their music to bring attention to many issues, including corrupt politics, race, economics, and freedom. Their new album Information Age expounds on the liberation that develops from inner consciousness. Jesse Menendez spoke with MCs M-1 and Stic.man about how their new enlightenment formed their new album and altered their sound.
Finally, Vocalo DJ Collective member Big Once has a Presidential Mix for us. Tune in!
Supporters of President Obama gather and cheer on as election results are reported at the Hyde Park Hair Salon on November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The president was once a regular customer at the hair salon when he called this community home. Photo by Lucio Villa
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That is the question that will face Cook County voters 58 times on Tuesday, as they’ll be asked whether scores of county judges should be able to keep their gavels.
Yes, that’s a lot of names to keep in mind, on top of all the other pols you’ll have kicking around in your head. But fret not: a handful of Chicago-area legal groups have compiled information on Cook County judges up for retention.
Election Insights from Gwen Ifill, Senior Correspondent for PBS NewsHour
Gwen Ifill, senior correspondent for PBS NewsHour and former moderator of two vice-presidential debates, is a little tired of election talk as Tuesday approaches. But, as a political junkie, she can never really get enough. She talks with us about what effects Hurricane Sandy and this last week of campaigning will really have on the Tuesday’s results (if we even know them that night) and what happens Wednesday morning for the losing candidate.
Have you been waiting for the debates to pick a Presidential candidate? Do you not decide on your vote until you close the booth’s curtain behind you? Our friend Alex Keefe from WBEZ is looking for undecided voters to profile over the next 6 weeks. If that’s you, email Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org to let him know you’re out there.