We continue our conversation about everyday violence faced by women and girls when we are going by Sangheetha Ravichandran and Larrinita Starks, a staff member and youth leader with A Long Walk Home. ALWH uses art therapy and visual and performing arts to help girls heal from violence and to seek ends to it.
On this episode of Reclaimed Soul we dive into some groovy slow jams, by artists like The Lost Generation, Linda Jones, and Lee Charles. Plus, we hear a special 1970s Chicago Kiddie Soul mini-mix featuring the Eight Minutes, North, South, East & West, Love’s Children, and more.
For fresh episodes of Reclaimed Soul, listen in Thursdays at 8pm CST on vocalo.org, or tune in to 89.5fm (NW Indy) and 90.7fm (CHI)
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.
The annual celebration of the small, local record store is here and the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams spoke with Kevin Starke, owner of K. Starke Records in West Town/Humboldt Park about dealing, collecting, and the constant hunt for new customers.
Each week our trends expert Tim Barnes tells us what we need to be doing to be cool, and today it’s getting a pet and spending a ridiculous amount of money on it. Or STEALING a pet and re-selling it for profit. Evil!
WBEZ reporter Mike Puente checked in with hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon with his NWI report. This segment focused on the recent opposition to an immigrant detention center in Hobart, a judicial override to the legislature’s gay marriage ban, and the current status of Chicago’s own little BP oil spill.
Anthony Dansberry has served nearly half of his life behind bars. Now, his fate might ride on something unpredictable: the gubernatorial election. On today’s show, we unpack the case, and we explore the human toll of detainment.
Our guests on the show are: - Jane Raley of the Center for Wrongful Convictions, lead counsel on the case, as well as - Susan Swanson (private investigator on the case) and - Margaret Soffin (attorney on the case). - Juliana Stratton, the Executive Director of the Cook County Justice Advisory Council
Each week interns Tanna Solberg and Zach Swezy go head-to-head in a musical competition where they each bring a track to be judged. In this segment, the tables turned and hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon were put on the chopping block. Molly brought a Los Rakas track and Brian went old/new school with a Billie Holiday/Chaz Bundick remix. The pair also got a personalized and badly photoshopped photo!
Vocalo On WBEZ Ep. 100 - Life and Legacy of Frankie Knuckles
In this episode we’re going to be doing things a bit differently. We’re still going to bring you music, stories and conversations but they are all going to be focused on the life and legacy of the Godfather of House music - Frankie Knuckles, who recently passed away at the age of 59. Tune in to hear Chicago DJ Jesse De La Pena talk about Frankie’s impact on dance music, then hear his conversation with the man himself and finally we close the show with a special mix from Mr. Knuckles.
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Hosts Vivian Mikhail and Brian Babylon bring intern Kevin Garcia to discuss the buzz of Sofia Coppola taking the director’s chair for a grittier interpretation of Christian Andersen’s classic story. Also, Kevin goes through the evolution of Disney’s princesses and how Ariel played a great role in the positive turnaround for female protagonists in Disney films.
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