On tomorrow’s installment of Practically Speaking, we talk about community building through Bike Riding and Ecology. Alex Thibodeau brings us a profile of Red Bike & Green, a group that tries to build community and family for bike riders of African descent. We also talk to Marcus Lumpkin, an avid bike rider. He helps us navigate safe bike riding in the city. Lastly, we hear from Kellen Marshall, a Chicago born and bred Ecologist, about people of color in Ecology.
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Environmentally conscious LA-based band Trapdoor Social create music inspired by the challenge of the changing climate. Though they care about the climate, the music isn’t about preaching, but it is about raising the awareness and rocking out to some damn catchy pop rock tunes! Jesse Menendez spoke with Skylar of Trapdoor Social on The MusicVox.
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For this installment of Practically Speaking, Host Audra Wilson digs into the topic of Health Disparities. It’s no secret that communities of color face unique obstacles when trying to stay healthy. Audra speaks with Michael Howard of Eden’s Place and Claudia Ayala of the Little Village Environmental Justice League.
Both Michael and Claudia work to create healthy environments in their communities. Little Village was home to a coal plant believed to be responsible for the high number of respiratory illnesses in the community’s residents. Fuller Park had the highest levels of lead in the entire city. The two discuss their work.
Then, Audra speaks with Dr. Adam B. Murphy, Instructor of Urology at Northwestern University. He talks about medical conditions and disparities that particularly affect people of color as well as ways to prevent illness and Sandra Jamison shares her personal story of dealing with and overcoming breast cancer without health insurance.
Tune in to Vocalo on 89.5fm, 90.7fm or online at vocalo.org Fridays at 11am for all new installments of Practically Speaking.
A weekend protest against the Keystone Pipeline expansion leads to mixed feelings about cheap fuel, environmental hazards, indigenous rights, and oil independence on the AMp.
“Which is worse or more dangerous? Yes, when you’re dealing with oil there is always going to be an environmental hazard but is it less hazardous to have a spill on land or is it less hazardous to have tankers filling up on the coast and jetting around and potentially leak there which could ruin a whole ecosystem?”