08 / 26 / 14
Grocery Stores give insight to Chicago's development
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The rise and fall of certain grocery chains can tell us a lot about Chicago and its people. We are joined by WBEZ reporters Monica Eng and Natalie Moore who detail grocery store openings and closings as a way of tracing Chicago’s growth and gentrification.

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

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08 / 26 / 14
#TechNews: Marty Hess has news on Twitch, Uber, and Diablo III
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Marty Hess joins Molly and Brian to round up this week’s tech news, from the Uber v. Lyft rideshare wars to Amazon’s acquisition of video game platform and community Twitch. He sneaks in quick a Diablo III review in there too.

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

6themorningamp, vocalo, technews, uber, lyft, amazon, twitch, Diablo III, Molly Adams, Brian Babylon,

08 / 25 / 14

Free Ajents on Live From Studio 10 - 8/26

Chicago’s Free Ajents deliver a sound where heavy rock guitars meet turntables, hip hop beats and rhymes. We’re excited to welcome the band in our studio to hear them perform songs off the debut full-length To The Top.

Tune in Tuesday, 8/26 at 8 pm CT on 91.1 FM & 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) / www.vocalo.org/player

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08 / 25 / 14
Mick Jenkins explores water and its many manifestations on his latest mixtape
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On his latest mixtape Water[s], Chicago up-and-coming South Side artist Mick Jenkins, flexes his opinion on materialism, youth apathy, truth, and water and its many manifestations. Mick joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to talk about the themes behind this well-received project.

The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 91.1 FM & 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) / www.vocalo.org

Source: SoundCloud / Vocalo's Music Vox

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08 / 25 / 14
Barber Shop Show 178: Education Roundtable
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It’s back to school time, so we checked in with some our favorite local journalists and bloggers who focus on the topic of education.
In this podcast, we hear about the local and national education news headlines that caught their attention.
And, they talk about how some school officials in the Chicago Public Schools are quick to call the police. That leads some students to receive harsher punishments than an adult would face for the same offense.
Host Richard Steele was joined this week by:
• WBEZ’s Becky Vevea
• Sarah Karp of Catalyst Chicago
• Blogger and Educator Ray Salazar
• WBEZ Intern Marcus Blueitt. Marcus is going into his Sophomore year of College this year at Colby Sawyer College in New Hampshire. He’s also a North Lawndale Resident.

The Barber Shop Show airs on Fridays and Saturdays at Noon on 90.7FM and 89.5FM. You can also stream live at vocalo.org. The show also broadcasts on Sundays at 3pm on WBEZ.

Source: SoundCloud / Vocalo's Barber Shop Show

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08 / 22 / 14
The Boogarins Splash Down in the Midwest
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The Brazilian Psych Rock band Boogarins epitomizes the concept of a basement band, having recorded their first and only album with a single computer microphone beneath their living rooms in college. Now out in the daylight, the quartet stops by the MusicVox in the middle of their worldwide tour to discuss with Jesse Menendez their humble origins, their rise to international notoriety, and their plans for a second (studio-recorded) album.

The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI) /www.vocalo.org

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

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08 / 21 / 14
Black Harvest Film Festival: "Little White Lie" short review and discussion
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The Morning AMp discusses the film “Little White Lie” about an African-American girl raised as a middle-class Jewish girl with dark skin. Emily who also saw the film called with a defferent perspective.

Film synopnsis:
Until she was eighteen, filmmaker Lacey Schwartz grew up as a white middle-class Jewish girl whose darker skin and black hair were attributed by her parents to a mysterious olive-skinned Sicilian ancestor. In time, she uncovers the lie that haunted their marriage and made her the secret that was hiding in plain sight. Embracing her African American heritage, Schwartz begins the journey to reconcile her past and her present.

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

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08 / 21 / 14
Birthright Trips to Israel in the Midst of the Conflict
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Vocalo intern Stephanie Buffamonte joins Molly and Brian in the studio with a story about the Israel-Gaza Conflict. She interviewed a young woman who participated in Birthright—Israel’s sponsored tourism program for Jewish-Americans—in early July as the most recent conflict flared in Gaza. We talk about how Israeli culture has maintained a sense of normalcy throughout decades of conflict.

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

6Themorningmap, vocalo, Brian Babylon, Molly Adams, Israel, Gaza, conflict, trips, birthright,

08 / 21 / 14
Phone Light Up with Opinions on Protest Ferguson


The rapper, activist, and educator, FM Supreme joined Molly and Brian in the studio right as the phone lines were blowing up. Various different views on the protests in Ferguson, MO are shared. The question, “What’s the end game?” is proposed.

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

6themorningamp, vocalo, FM Supreme, Brian Babylon, Molly Adams, Ferguson, Police Brutality, law, racism,

08 / 21 / 14

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Vocalo is pleased to release its 2014-2015 partnership application. We want to partner with community-based organizations that serve youth, women, people of color & other disenfranchised communities to create programming that increases our awareness of pressing community issues and to…

Hello everyone, the deadline to apply for our partnership program is Midnight TOMORROW! That’s Friday, August 22nd. The application itself is pretty painless. So if you’ve been thinking that about how to get your community organization linked up with Vocalo, now’s your chance…

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08 / 20 / 14
Killer Moon on Live From Studio 10 (aired August 2014)
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Chicago trio Killer Moon reaches deep into 60’s rock traditions and the mind-bending guitar solos coupled with hypnotic bass grooves needed to revive a truly psychedelic musical experience.

Live From Studio 10 airs Tuesdays at 8pm CST on Vocalo 91.1 FM & 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) and Vocalo.org, and features emerging bands and music artists from Chicago and beyond. 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

Source: SoundCloud / Vocalo's LiveFromStudio10

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08 / 20 / 14
Women in men's sports: The AMp talks Mo'ne Davis
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New Council of Feminist Thought guests Elizabeth Gomez and Emily Keck joined Molly Adams and Brian Babylon on the council today, and the topic turned to Little League World Series phenom Mo’ne Davis and challenges women face playing male dominated sports. Davis, a 13 year old who throws 70 miles per hour, is the first girl to throw a shutout in the Little League World Series. Take a listen!

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

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08 / 19 / 14

The Singles on Live From Studio 10 - 8/19

L.A. based pop garage rock outfit, The Singles have made a name for themselves for their catchy tunes that cut to the chase of infectious guitar melodies and themes of love and heartache. We’re excited to hear them play songs off their latest album Look How Fast A Heart Can Break live in studio!

Tune in Tuesday, 8/19 at 8 PM CT on 91.1 FM & 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) or stream at www.vocalo.org/player 

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