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07 / 25 / 14
Barber Shop Show 174: Large Lots and Double Dutch
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On this installment of Barber Shop Show, guest host Natalie Moore got an update on the Large Lots program. The program makes city-owned vacant lots available to neighboring homeowners for only a dollar. The second application round is open to homeowners in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood until August 4th. largelots.org

We were be joined by:
• Tina Harbin, President of the Yale Harvard Homeowners Association
• Demond Drummer, Tech Organizer at Teamwork Englewood

We also heard about a group called Black Girls Jump that’s working to preserve the art of double dutch jump rope. They even jumped for us live in the barber shop.
For that we were joined by:
Ayana Haaruun, Syreeta House, and Asmahan.

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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07 / 18 / 14
Barber Shop Show 173: July Mid Month Mash Up
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This week’s Barber Shop Show was our July Mid-Month Mash-Up (our monthly news roundup). Host Richard Steel was joined by:

• Lynette Holloway of The Root
• Salim Muwakkil, Commentator and Host on WVON Radio
• Political Strategist Delmarie Cobb

We discuss the upcoming Chicago mayoral race, staggering new employment numbers, the closing of the last public high school in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago, and many other 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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07 / 11 / 14
Barber Shop Show 172: Funky Turns 40
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On this week’s Barber Shop Show, show, host Richard Steele was joined by Loreen Williamson and Pamela Thomas, co-curators of a new exhibition at the DuSable Museum called Funky Turns 40.

The exhibit celebrates the 40th anniversary of popular 1970s Saturday morning cartoons that featured positive Black characters for the first time in television history. Characters like Fat Albert empowered a generation of children, while showcasing a multicultural appeal.

We were also joined by Miguel Renteria, an alum of Free Spirit Media, a youth media program that builds media making skills for youth of color. We heard some recent work from youth who participate in the program, and we also discussed the importance of positive media portrayals to youth.

The Barber Shop Show airs on Fridays and Saturdays at Noon on 90.7FM and 89.5FM. We also air a rebroadcast on Sundays at 3pm on WBEZ 91.5fm

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07 / 03 / 14
Barber Shop Show 171: American Dreams
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On this week’s Barber Shop Show, we revisited uniquely American stories.
We heard the music and stories of the legendary Chicago Bluesman Howlin Wolf from Rick Stone, Oscar “Joose” Brown, Jr. and Billy Branch.
Then, we heard about U.S. Deportations to the dangerous Mexican border town of Matamoros from The Chicago Reporter’s Maria Zamudio.

We also hit the streets to ask people about their unique American Dreams.

The Barber Shop Show airs on Fridays and Saturdays at Noon on 90.7FM and 89.5FM. We also air a rebroadcast on Sundays at 3pm on WBEZ 91.5fm

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06 / 27 / 14
Barber Shop Show 170: Road to Recovery
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On this installment of the Barber Shop Show, we heard the stories of two men who have survived the horrors of Heroin addiction. Now, they are on the road to recovery.
We were joined by:
• Journalist Bill Healy, who helped host Richard Steele gather the stories
as well as
• Pamela Rodriguez and George Williams of Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities, or TASC
They talked about new treatment options and the changing landscape of drug treatment legislation.

Later, Richard was joined by Alex Levesque and Delbert Davis of the Automotive Mentoring Group. The Automotive Mentoring Group helps former gang members get on the road to a different kind of recovery. They learn to fix up classic cars, and also learn the soft skills they need to turn their life around.

The Barber Shop Show airs on Fridays and Saturdays at Noon on 90.7FM and 89.5FM. We also air a rebroadcast on Sundays at 3pm on WBEZ 91.5fm.

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06 / 13 / 14
Barber Shop Show 168: June Mid Month Mash Up

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Every month, we check-in with our favorite local journalists and bloggers. We get their perspectives on the recent local and national news headlines that caught their attention. They tell us what they thought was the good news, as well as the bad news.
Usually, after that they tell us about those moments that made them go WTF!?! But on this Father’s Day weekend, we also talked about the bonds between father and son professional athletes.

We were joined by:
• Managing Editor at Hoy Chicago, Fernando Diaz
• Hermene Hartman editor and publisher of N’digo, and
• Kenny McReynolds, Sports Director for WWME-TV & WCIU-TV

The Barber Shop Show airs every Friday at 12pm CST on Vocalo.org, 90.7 FM, and 89.5 FM.
The show also rebroadcasts on Saturdays at Noon on Vocalo, and on Vocalo’s sister station,
WBEZ 91.5 FM on Sundays at 3pm.

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06 / 13 / 14
Barber Shop Show: Angela Caputo on how property rehab money from the City was distributed

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On last week’s Barber Shop Show, we were joined by The Chicago Reporter’s Angela Caputo. We discussed the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, or the NSP. The NSP has provided funding for rehabbing distressed properties. We also talked about how those funds were distributed. Kevin Jackson of the Chicago Rehab Network was also with us at the shop.

Angela brought up the example of Pullman. The Pullman District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It also has had a lot of properties that were rehabbed with funds from the NSP. She suggested that rehab money went to Pullman versus nearby Roseland because Pullman is an “up and coming neighborhood”.

We’ve received listener feedback requesting more context regarding what’s happening in Pullman. So here’s some links.

residential development in Pullman:

Curbed Chicago, Oct. 28, 2013
"Three Pullman Rehabs List on Same Block for Less Than $100K"

Curbed Chicago, Dec. 15, 2011
"City Initiative Seeks to Buy and Restore Forlorn Pullman Homes

commercial development in Pullman:

Curbed Chicago, Mar. 5, 2014
"Behold! Renderings Of Method’s New Pullman Factory"

Crain’s Chicago Business, Nov. 14th 2012
"Panel approves TIF for Pullman project next to Walmart Supercenter"


The Barber Shop Show airs on Fridays and Saturdays at Noon on Vocalo 90.7FM and 89.5FM. We also air a rebroadcast on Sundays at 3pm on WBEZ 91.5FM

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05 / 30 / 14
Barber Shop Show 166: The New Black
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Recently, music producer and singer Pharrell appeared on “Oprah’s Life Lessons”.  One statement Pharrell made during the interview drew a lot of attention. He stated:
"The ‘new black’ doesn’t blame other races for our issues, The ‘new black’ dreams and realizes that it’s not pigmentation, it’s a mentality; and it’s either going to work for you, or it’s going to work against you. And you’ve got to pick the side you’re going to be on."

On this show we were joined by:
• Freelance journalist Lenox Magee, who wrote an editorial for RedEye about Pharrell’s comments
• Quaraysh Ali Lansana, Author and Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Chicago State University, and
• avery r. young; poet, singer, and visual artist

We also talked about the lasting legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou, and our host, Richard Steele shared excerpts from his interview with her.

The Barber Shop Show airs on Fridays and Saturdays at Noon on 90.7FM and 89.5FM. We also air a rebroadcast on Sundays at 3pm on WBEZ 91.5fm.

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05 / 16 / 14
Barber Shop Show 164: May Mid Month Mash-Up
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On this week’s Barber Shop Show we have the Mid-Month Mash-Up featuring:
• Blogger and Educator Ray Salazar
• WBEZ Host/Producer Yolanda Perdomo

Host Richard Steele talks with our guests about recently released Chicago school suspension statistics, CPS principals who’ve been speaking out, Donald Sterling, and more.

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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05 / 09 / 14
Barber Shop Show 163: Mothers' Stories of Recovery and Hope
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On Chicago’s Near West Side, there’s a place where drug-addicted mothers can attempt to get clean sober while still living with their children.
The Women’s Treatment Center opened in 1991 in response to the crack epidemic, but now caters to a wide variety of addicted women.
On this installment of the Barber Shop Show, we heard stories from mothers attempting to get clean and sober. We also talked about how the Treatment Center has grown over the past twenty three years.
Host Richard Steele was joined by Bill Healy, independent producer for WBEZ, and Dr. Jewell Oates, the first Executive Director of The Center.

Later, we heard about a new photo gallery on The Chicago Reporter’s website. You can check it out here.
It documents mothers from all walks of life, and asks them what motherhood means to them. The Chicago Reporter’s Photojournalism Fellow Sophia Nahli Allison was at the shop to talk about the project.

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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05 / 02 / 14
Barber Shop Show 162: Kahil El'Zabar - Be Known

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On this installment of the Barber Shop Show, host Richard Steele sits down with Kahil El’Zabar. Kahil is a Chicago-based percussionist who has played around the world for decades. He’s also the subject of a recent documentary, titled “Be Known”.

But first, we get caught up with news stories on the radar of Mary Mitchell of the Chicago Sun-Times, including the ongoing saga of so-called “rogue” Harold’s Chicken Shacks encroaching on the local institution’s livelihood.

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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04 / 26 / 14
Barber Shop Show 161: Green Heathy Neighborhoods Plan

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On this episode of the Barber Shop Show, we discuss the number of vacant lots in Chicago and how these lots can be put to good use. We speak with Peter Strazzabosco, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Planning & Development about the Green Healthy Neighborhoods Plan. We also speak to community members Karen Trout and Tashera Shields who have worked to build the Avers Community Garden on a formerly vacant lot. Finally, we speak to Sidney Thomas, COO of the Near North Health Services Corporation about access to health care.

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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04 / 17 / 14

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On this week’s Barber Shop Show, we’ll be joined by

•             Susan Smith Richardson, Editor and Publisher of The Chicago Reporter

•             Kathy Chaney, WBEZ Midday Producer

•             Maria Zamudio, Reporter with The Chicago Reporter

In our monthly news roundup, we’ll talk about the recent news that we consider good news and that we consider bad news. We’ll also talk about some of the stories that made us say, WTF?!

Here’s one of the stories we’ll be talking about, from host Richard Steele:

This is a really awful “sign of our times” and the down side of how technologically advanced we are as a society and how available the technology is…to everyone!  Recently, it was reported that several 8th graders who attend a middle school in northwest Suburban Barrington, have been sexting (sending inappropriate images among themselves), using their smart phones.”     

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

 

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04 / 11 / 14
BSS 159: Anthony Dansberry & The Human Cost Of Detainment

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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

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04 / 02 / 14
Barber Shop Show, Now on Vocalo and on WBEZ!

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The Barber Shop Show has big news! The show, which is hosted by Chicago radio veteran Richard Steele, will be airing on WBEZ 91.5fm on Sundays at 3pm starting April 6!

Each week we ask journalists, activists, academics, and regular people alike to pull up a chair and talk about issues that impact our community.

You can still catch the Barber Shop Show live each Friday at Noon on vocalo.org, 89.5fm and 90.7fm. We broadcast each week from Carter’s Barber Shop in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood.

We also rebroadcast each Saturday at Noon on Vocalo.

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