09 / 19 / 14
Barber Shop Show 182: September Mid Month Mash Up
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This week’s Barber Shop Show was our September Mid-Month Mash-Up (our monthly news roundup featuring some of our favorite journalists and bloggers). Host Richard Steele was joined by:

Lauren Choolijan (WBEZ)
Maudlyne Iherijika (Chicago Sun-Times)
Monroe Anderson (The Root)

We discuss media portrayals of Domestic Violence, a tightrope walker’s bid to cross the Chicago River, the killer instinct of chimpanzees, and many other notable news stories from the last couple of weeks.

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.

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09 / 15 / 14
Vocalo on WBEZ Ep. 114 - Rise Against, Checkout Lines, Derrick Carter

In this episode: Tim Mcllrath is the front man of political punk rock group Rise Against. He joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to talk about their 7th studio album The Black Market, and how social justice and activism inform the band’s music. He also treated us to a special acoustic performance of “People Live Here,” and “Hero of War.”

The legendary Derrick Carter closes out the show with a special mix. This and more. Tune in!

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09 / 12 / 14
Barber Shop Show 181: Building Blocks for Children's Success

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On this installment of the Barber Shop Show, we talk about Steve Bogira’s recent report for The Chicago Reader about the impact of PTSD on Children. According to the article, “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was first studied in combat veterans, but in recent years it’s become clear that children are especially [at risk].” Steve joined host Richard Steele at the shop and helped us to look at the cost of untreated PTSD… not in The Middle East; but in our own backyard. Plus, we learn about a program training college students to serve preschool children in under-resourced communities.

We were also joined by:
Aminah Wyatt-Jones
Innovation Zone Project Development Manager
Illinois Action for Children

Melissa Frazin & Lupe Raya of
Jumpstart Chicago at DePaul University

Bryan Stokes II
Director of Programs at
Gads Hill Center

Later, we heard about the need for more trauma centers on the South Side, and the ripple effect on the whole South Suburban region.
For that conversation, we spoke with:
J. Brian Malone, Executive Director of the Kenwood Oakwood Community Organization (KOCO)
Alexis Moore, youth organizer from Fearless Leading by the Youth, (FLY)
and Park Forest, IL Mayor John Ostenburg

The Barber Shop Show airs on Fridays and Saturdays at Noon on 91.1FM, 90.7FM, and 89.5FM. You can also stream live at vocalo.org. The show also broadcasts on Sundays at 3pm on WBEZ.

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09 / 05 / 14
Barber Shop Show 180: Tale of the Two-Flat

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Most older U.S. cities have a signature kind of building. In Brooklyn it’s the brownstone, one standing shoulder-to-shoulder to the next. In Philadelphia, newcomers and visitors are struck by the distinctive row houses. What about Chicago? Here, it’s the modest Two-Flat.
Chris Bentley reported on the history of the Two-Flat for WBEZ’s Curious City. On this installment of the Barber Shop Show, we heard his report. We also talked about the future of the two flat: a 100 year old staple of Chicago architecture.
Host Richard Steele was joined by Chris, along with:
• Geoff Smith of DePaul’s Institute of Housing Studies
• Jennifer Masengarb, of the Chicago Architecture Foundation
• Bryan Hudson, an architect based in Chicago. 1/3 of his clients own old two-flats, and he knows about the variety of uses these buildings serve their owners (and how that has changed over the years).
• Dennis Rodkin, residential real estate reporter for Crain’s Chicago Business

The Barber Shop Show airs on Fridays and Saturdays at Noon on 91.1FM, 90.7FM, and 89.5FM. You can also stream live at vocalo.org. The show also broadcasts on Sundays at 3pm on WBEZ.

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09 / 05 / 14
Comedians Bridget Everett and Dave Hill discuss their upcoming show at the Up Comedy Club
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09 / 05 / 14
Critic For a Day: AMp hosts and "Reel-Critic" Reggie Ponder tackle some issues of race
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The Morning AMp’s Molly Adams and Luis Antonio Perez, with the help of “The Reel Critic,” Reggie Ponder tackle some issues of race including: interracial relationships and the recent study by the Public Religion Research Institute that broke down the percentage of people that have friends of other races.

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09 / 03 / 14
The Council of Feminist Thought tackles interracial couples and more!
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Britt Julious of “This Recording” and “Hello Giggles” joined The Morning AMp’s Brian Babylon and Molly Adams for the Council of Feminist Thought. Today on Feminist Wednesday, the Council tackled the social significance of interracial couples in today’s society, as well as a new Lifetime reality show entitled “Girlfriend Intervention” that aims to prove the theory that “trapped inside every white girl is a strong black woman ready to bust out.” Take a listen to what Britt and our hosts had to say!

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09 / 02 / 14

Misconduct allegation dogs Chicago Police Department, but will it change it? f

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A couple of weeks ago, we were joined by WBEZ’s Chip Mitchell and Angela Caputo of The Chicago Reporter. They brought us up to speed on the ongoing case against Chicago Police Commander Glenn Evans, accused of over 40 instances of police misconduct. Here is an update on that story, posted by Angela to The Chicago Reporter’s website.

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08 / 29 / 14
Barber Shop Show 179: Take Me Out to The Ball Game

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This week, the Jackie Robinson West Little League Team won the Little League National championships. They are the first all-black Little League team to become US Champions in over 30 years. In fact, the popularity of baseball in African-American communities have seen a pretty dramatic decline in the popularity of baseball.

On this installment of the Barber Shop Show, we revisit our 2012 look at that decline, as well as the presence of African American players in Major League Baseball. Co-Hosts Richard Steele and Kimbriell Kelly spoke with guests Evan Moore, Ben Strauss and former Negro League player M.C. Johnson.

Later in the show, we explore the lasting legacy of musician, composer, and bandleader Sun Ra, whose 100th birthday is being celebrated at this year’s Chicago Jazz Festival.

The Barber Shop Show airs on Fridays and Saturdays at Noon on 91.1FM, 90.7FM, and 89.5FM. You can also stream live at vocalo.org. The show also broadcasts on Sundays at 3pm on WBEZ.

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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
and
• 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.

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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!

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08 / 19 / 14
Student debt: an impending crisis?
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Morning AMp hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon had a roundtable discussion with intern Tony Buitrago and his sister Katie Buitrago about the growing student debt crisis in America, which has quadrupled in the last ten years to over 1.2 trillion dollars. Katie happens to be the Sr. Policy and Communications Associate at the Woodstock Institute, a nonprofit organization that advocates action against unethical practices of for-profit colleges when it comes to student loans. Tony dove into the issue to find out how student debt affects students, how it affects the economy and what’s being done to solve the issue. Take a listen.

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08 / 18 / 14
Vocalo On WBEZ Ep. 112 - Jamie Masada talks Richard Pryor, Atmosphere, DJ Charlie

In this episode: Jamie Masada, the founder of The Laugh Factory in Chicago and Los Angeles, joined The Morning AMp hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon to discuss how he started his famous comedy club when he was only 16 years old. Masada also shared some of his fondest memories of the late Richard Pryor.

On their new album Southsiders, Atmosphere find themselves in familiar waters. The album has Slug rapping candidly about his relationships, maturity, mortality and more. Slug joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to talk about the new album, how he got into the Hip Hop culture, and what informs his lyricism these days.

Lastly, DJ Charlie, concludes the show with an awesome mix!. Tune in!

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08 / 18 / 14
How to report police misconduct
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We Charge Genocide’s and Black Youth Project’s Jasson Perez joined Morning Amp hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon to talk about police brutality and how to properly document and report instances of police misconduct. We Charge Genocide is hosting a training session and recording and reporting police misconduct on August 21st at Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health and police brutality can be reported at https://reportencounter.wechargegenocide.org/

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