For this week’s installment, Audra speaks with Joe Varisco of the JRV Majesty Productions. The Chicago-based production company offers curatorial, documantation and PR resources to TQILGBA (trans, questioning, intersexed, gay, bisexual, ally) community members. He also talks about Queer…
For this installment of the Barbershop Show, Richard Steele speaks with Sheryl Abel. Abel heads H.O.P.E., an organization dedicated to helping female ex-offenders get back on their feet. Sheryl shares her story of how her past led her to helping women make better decisions. Reverend Valerie…
For this installment of The Barbershop Show, Host Richard Steele is joined by The Chicago Reporter’s Yana Kunichoff. They discuss her current feature on the Astor House, a high-rise in Rogers Park whose residents have been fighting for nearly a year to avoid eviction after a developer brought the building.
We also hear from Mark Swartz, legal director with the Lawyers Committee for Better Housing, Marc Kaplan, activist with Northside Action for Justice and Melvin Jennings a resident of the Astor House.
Earlier this week, the nation took time to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Thousands gathered on Capitol Hill the acknowledge the efforts of our heroic civil rights leaders to put an end to racism.
You ever wonder how neighborhoods transition? Not from the perspective of traditional gentrification, but more so coexisting. Host Audra Wilson takes a trip down to the Chatham neighborhood to speak to some of the local businesses there.
Host Richard Steele is joined by some of the region’s top reporters for the “Mid Month Mash Up.” WBEZ’s Mike Puente, Maudlyne Ihejirika of the Chicago Sun-Times and Gabriel Piemonte of the Hyde Park Herald share stories that they liked, disliked and some that just made them go “WTF.” Stories in the discussion include the recent purchase of the Washington Post by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and the very bizarre discover of a Millikin University professor’s dark past.
A Victory for Same-Sex Couples: In a dual ruling, the Supreme Court struck down two laws that banned gay marriage. As of today, Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act are unconstitutional. The SCOTUS also threw Proposition 8 down to a lower court. This means that same-sex couples in…
Arrested for a T-Shirt: 14-year-old Jared Marcum was suspended for wearing a t-shirt featuring a rifle that said “protect your right.” When he returned to school following his suspension, he wore the same exact shirt. This time other students wore gun-related shirts in solidarity with Marcum….
A suicide assignment sparks discussion on just how much we should be telling our kids.
A teacher at a Manhattan private school gave an assignment to her students that was viewed by some parents as inappropriate. The English class was reading “The Life of Bees” and the task was to write a letter on behalf one of the protagonists who commits suicide. While the assignment was intended to spark discussion on “seizing the day”, many parents are seeing the topic as taboo and unnecessary.
Luis and Shantell discuss the legitimacy of these claims, the intention of the assignment, and the way adults should begin sensitive discussions with youth.
“Having an intern isn’t supposed to be a benefit for your company.[…]The employer that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activity of the intern and, on occasion, it’s operations may actually be impeded.”
- George Lara, Director of Internships and Mentorships, Chicago Public Media
A recent civil action lawsuit has been filed against Fox Searchlight by two unpaid production interns claiming the work they did for the company was not appropriate for an intern and deserving of compensation. A judge has decided to allow the suit, based on a series of emails that seem to indicate irresponsibility and recognition of fault. Luis Perez and Shantell Jamison sit down with George Lara, the Director of Internships and Mentorships at Chicago Public Media, to help define what an internship is legally meant to be.