06 / 25 / 14
Practically Speaking 56: 100 Black Men, Expo Collective

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On this episode of Practically Speaking, host Audra Wilson talks with seven guests about the importance of mentoring, race, growing up in a city and more. She focuses on one non-traditional mentoring group here in the city, 100 Black Men of Chicago. In addition, Wilson attended a recent event in Chicago, “For the Brown Kids,” which featured pieces from 30 different Chicago artists that focused their work on showing what it is like to grow up being “brown.” She spoke with:

- Jourdan Sorrell, President and CEO of 100 Black Men of Chicago
- Jasper Hagan, volunteer at 100 Black Men of Chicago
-Christina Rodríguez, Founder of EXPO Collective
-Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria, Founder of EXPO Collective
-Eric Garcia, Founder of EXPO Collective
-Xeno Martinez, exhibitor at “For the Brown Kids”
-Teresa Magaña, exhibitor at “For the Brown Kids”

Tune in for fresh installments of Practically Speaking on Fridays at 11am on www.vocalo.org | 90.7fm (CHI) | 89.5 (NWI)

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06 / 18 / 14
Practically Speaking 55: Tiger Stripe Publishes Children's Stories For All

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On this episode of Practically Speaking, host Audra Wilson talks with three guests about the under representation of certain groups in society. One Black woman, Joy Triche, founded Tiger Stripe Publishing because she felt some groups in society; specifically African-Americans were not represented in children’s books. The three discuss representation, creating books, publishing, and more. Later in this episode, one Chicago poet reads her poem live. Wilson spoke with:
-Joy Triche, founder and owner of Tiger Stripe Publishing which features stories of under represented people.
-Isaac Perry, Chicago based writer and creative director at paradox media.
-Kristiana Colón, Chicago playwright, poet, actor, and educator.

Tune in for fresh installments of Practically Speaking on Fridays at 11am on www.vocalo.org | 90.7fm (CHI) | 89.5 (NWI)

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06 / 11 / 14
Practically Speaking 54: To be a Chicano

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On this episode of Practically Speaking, host Audra Wilson talks with three guests about the Chicano Civil Rights Movement that came forward in the late 1940’s. They discuss the different complex communities in the US, race and authenticity, Mexican immigrants, and much more. She spoke with:
-Juan Carlos Hernandez, Author, Filmmaker, and Producer
-Pancho McFarland, Associate Professor at Chicago State University
-Gaylon Alcaraz, Executive Director of the Chicago Abortion Fund

Tune in for fresh installments of Practically Speaking on Fridays at 11am on www.vocalo.org | 90.7fm (CHI) | 89.5 (NWI)

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06 / 09 / 14
Practically Speaking 53: Real Talk About Race

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On this episode of Practically Speaking, host Audra Wilson talks with four guests about race, diversity, and identity. She spoke with: 
-Elisabeth Lindsay-Ryan, Part time faculty at Depaul University’s School for New Learning
-Sunny Nakae, Director of Diversity at Northwestern’s School of Medicine 
-Yan Searcy, Interim Associate Dean of College of Arts and Sciences at Chicago State University
-David DuBois, Professor in the Division of Community Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Plus, four young men of different backgrounds sat down with Alex Thibodeau to talk about Race in Chicago. They pull no punches as they talk about invisible dividing lines, words that are “forbidden fruit”, and more.

Tune in for fresh installments of Practically Speaking on Fridays at 11am on www.vocalo.org | 90.7fm (CHI) | 89.5 (NWI)

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05 / 12 / 14
Practically Speaking 50: Harvest for the World

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This week, Practically Speaking is celebrating its 50th episode! To celebrate, host Audra Wilson checks in with the subject of one of her most talked-about episodes: Vocalo – Ps-11 
We talk to Dr. Jifunza Wright Carter of the Black Oaks Center in Pembroke Township, IL. The Carter family made a commitment to bring information to black communities about ecologically sustainable living. That means living “off-the-grid” while building healthy food systems and sustainable energy pathways.

Tune in Fridays at 11am for fresh episodes
vocalo.org/ 89.5fm & 90.7fm with a rebroadcast on Saturday at 11am, too.

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04 / 25 / 14
PS 49: Sudan and Chicago's Lost Boys

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On this episode of Practically Speaking, host Audra Wilson talks to Sean Tenner and members of Chicago’s Sudanese community to discuss to the current state of Sudan. She also discusses the tragic death of Karen Washington, founder of the website For Brown Girls, and the treatment of mental illness for people of color.

Tune in Fridays at 11am on www.vocalo.org | 89.5 (NWI) | 90.7 (CHI)

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04 / 15 / 14
Practically Speaking Episode 48: The Immigrant Advantage

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Is there truly a difference in the rates of success for the American-born children of recent immigrants versus Americans who are several generations removed from their immigrant roots? Among communities of color, this phenomenon of instilling specific cultural and ethnic values on American-born children is especially prevalent.

In this episode, we explored the distinct cultural differences between first generation children of immigrants and whether their cultural upbringing and norms have a palpable impact on their rates of academic and professional success.

Ruell Rogers, a professor at Northwestern, spoke about the differences between African American and Black Immigrant dichotomy. Alex Thibodeau conducted an interview with good friend, Harluxsh, who discussed the pressures from his Indian immigrant parents to succeed, and host Audra Wilson spoke with her Jamaican father, who shared his hopes and dreams for his two children and grandchildren.

Tune in Friday at 11am on www.vocalo.org | 89.5 (NWI) | 90.7 (CHI)

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03 / 26 / 14
Practically Speaking Episode 47: Is Feminism A Dirty Word?

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On this installment of Practically Speaking, host Audra Wilson explores what feminism means to different groups. She is joined by Soheila Azadi, a graduate assistant at UIC, a native of Iran, and an artist who speaks to the role feminism plays in her life and culture. She is also joined by Shelly Conner, an instructor at UIC who teaches a course on women in literature. In addition, Vocalo contributor Ryan Bedell conducts interviews and examines pop culture to see where people stand on feminism.

Tune in Friday at 11am on www.vocalo.org | 89.5 (NWI) | 90.7 (CHI).

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03 / 19 / 14
Practically Speaking 46: After The Wars

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This episode of Practically Speaking focuses on what happens when people are released from incarceration and what rehabilitation is available to them. We discuss the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center, as well as the Safer Foundation with president emeritus Diane Williams. We hear from several people struggling to get back on their feet after incarceration. We hear a spoken word piece from an area high school student about his experience. We revisit our discussion with Bill Brown about black veterans, and finish by talking with Mark Doyle, founder of Rags of Honor, a custom silk screen company that hires exclusively veterans, and one of his employees, Dwayne Jones.

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03 / 13 / 14

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Blacks and Latinos made up 87% of inmates in the Cook County Jail in 2011, and sadly, that percentage hasn’t changed much since then.
On the next “Practically Speaking,” Audra Wilson examines how punitive policies deny formerly incarcerated people access to resources, fueling a revolving door of Blacks and Latinos in the penal system. Diane Williams, President Emeritus of the Safer Foundation, shares how the organization is removing obstacles for reintegration into society. Renata Sago reports on what’s at stake for juveniles in the system. Plus, Mark Doyle, founder of Rags for Vets, offers services and jobs to homeless vets.

Tune in Friday at 11am on http://www.vocalo.org | 89.5 (NWI) | 90.7 (CHI).

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03 / 06 / 14
Practically Speaking 45: Cultural Appreciation or Appropriation?
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On this installment of Practically Speaking, host Audra Wilson was joined by Andrew Johnson, Executive Director of the American Indian Center (a Cherokee). She was also joined by one of the founders of the Center, Susan Power (a Lakota). They break down the tendency to misappropriate what it means to be Native American, and explore the diversity and histories within Native American cultures.

(image of Sioux chief High Horse, Rosebud Sioux Reservation circa 1900)


Then, contributor Alex Thibodeau explores the motivations of non-Blacks who have dedicated their academic studies to Black culture.
Tune in for fresh installments of Practically Speaking on Fridays at 11am and Saturdays at 11am(CST) on www.vocalo.org | 90.7fm (Chi) | 89.5 (NWI)

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03 / 04 / 14
Practically Speaking 43: The Fight to Love

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On this installment of Practically Speaking, host Audra Wilson explores the groundbreaking case of Loving vs. State of Virginia. It’s the 1967 case that made it legal for Richard and Mildred Loving (and interracial couples throughout the United States) to marry.

Then, we revisit Alex Thibodeau’s story of finding identity while growing up biracial in Detroit. His father was absent, and growing up, he tried to figure out what it meant to “be black.”

We also hear audio captured by Audra from her trip to New Mexico. She talks to Chris and Bird, two people who are learning that sometimes our differences can make our relationships stronger.

Practically Speaking airs fresh episodes Fridays and Saturdays at 11am CST on vocalo.org, and over the air at 89.5fm and 90.7fm in Chicago. Visit vocalo.org and press play.

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02 / 26 / 14

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On the next Practically Speaking, we explore the motivations of non-Blacks who have dedicated their academic studies to Black culture. We also break down the tendency to misappropriate what it means to be Native American, and explore the diversity within Native American culture.

Tune in Friday at 11am on www.vocalo.org | 90.7fm (Chi) | 89.5 (Nwi)

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02 / 25 / 14
Practically Speaking 44: Black Fashion Legends and Voguing

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From James Brown’s bright colored hot pants to Kanye West’s fur-lined peacoats, African American artists have established a bold presence in the fashion world—in the U.S. and internationally.

In this episode of Practically Speaking, host Audra Wilson explores Black style icons with Joy Bivins of the Chicago History Museum. Designer and Chicagoan Alice Berry explains the contributions of Black fashion from Chicago to France. Plus, Renata Sago explores how voguing competitions create community and inspire confidence for Black LGBT youth.

Tune in to new episodes every Friday at 11am on www.vocalo.org | 90.7fm (CHI) | 89.5 (NWI)

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02 / 21 / 14

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From James Brown’s bright colored hot pants to Kanye West’s fur-lined peacoats, African American artists have established a bold presence in the fashion world—in the U.S. and internationally.

Coming up at 11am on Practically Speaking, host Audra Wilson explores Black style icons with Joy Bivins of the Chicago History Museum. Designer and Chicagoan Alice Berry explains the contributions of Black fashion from Chicago to France. Plus, Renata Sago explores how voguing competitions create community and inspire confidence for Black LGBT youth.

Tune in at 11am on www.vocalo.org | 90.7fm (CHI) | 89.5 (NWI)

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