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02 / 12 / 14
Practically Speaking 42: Keeping Communities Healthy

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This week on Practically Speaking, we deal with the importance of Keeping Communities Healthy. We discuss the fight against food deserts in low-income communities of color, going beyond the rhetoric of Obamacare. We also talk about universal health coverage and the legacy of the War on Poverty.

We talk with Bonnie Rateree, a Harvey-based activist working to bring viable food and healthcare options to Harvey. She’s lived in Harvey her whole life, and is committed to her community’s success.

Plus, we hear from Cook County Place Matters Team Lead Jim Bloyd and John Owens, Director of Community Building for Centers for New Horizons.

They are both working towards healthier, more just neighborhoods for everyone.

Tune in to fresh installments Fridays and Saturdays at 11am (CST) on vocalo.org | 89.5FM (NWI) | 90.7FM (Chicago)

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01 / 31 / 14
Barber Shop Show 151: The Cost of Foreclosures

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What is the toll of home vacancies on communities? Which communities have been hardest hit with vacancies in recent years? What’s happening to help us bounce back?
This week, new data was published by DePaul University’s Institute of Housing Studies. The data helps us understand the impact of home vacancies in Chicago.

On this installment of The Barber Shop Show, host Richard Steele was joined at the shop by:
• Geoff Smith, Executive Director of the Institute of Housing Studies
• Katie Buitrago, Senior Policy and Communications Associate at Woodstock Institute
• Patricia Fron, Program Manager at the Tenants in Foreclosure Intervention Project, as well as the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing
We also heard the story of Sabrina Morey. She has been homeless on and off for the past 14 years. She is currently “liberating”, or living in, a formerly vacant, foreclosed home.

We also got a sports update with WBEZ’s Cheryl Rae Stout.

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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01 / 29 / 14
Practically Speaking 40: West Side vs South Side

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When Nelson Mandela came to Chicago in the early 90s, he commented on how segregated the city is, and how it reminded him of apartheid South Africa.

On this installment of Practically Speaking, we explore how Chicago has come to be known as one of the most segregated cities in the U.S. with Lincoln Quillian, assistant professor of sociology at Northwestern University.
We also take a look at the historical West Side vs. South Side divide among Blacks in Chicago. Host Audra Wilson talks to Henrietta Whitaker, who’s lived in Chicago for 40 years. She lives on the South Side, but worked for many years on the West Side.

Photo by John H. White

Tune in to fresh installments Fridays and Saturdays at 11am (CST) on vocalo.org | 89.5FM (NWI) | 90.7FM (Chicago)

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01 / 10 / 14
Barber Shop Show 148: Where are the Grocery Stores?

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On this installment of the Barber Shop Show, we take an in-depth look at food insecurity in Chicago’s South and West Side neighborhoods.

Host Richard Steele of WBEZ is joined by WBEZ’s South Side Bureau Reporter Natalie Moore. She talks about her recent report detailing the potential impact of the closure of the Dominick’s grocery chain. In addition to 6000 jobs lost, many people’s access to fresh produce and other healthy food was lost, as well. Food insecurity researcher Mari Gallagher explained what a food desert really is, and how the face of food insecurity has shifted since her 2006 groundbreaking study, “Examining the Impact of Food Deserts on Public Health in Chicago”.

Val Free, director of South Shore’s Planning Coalition, joined us by phone to talk about South Shore’s push to put a full-line grocery store in the recently-vacant former Dominick’s at 71st Street in Chicago.

For fresh installments of the Barber Shop Show, tune in at at noon (CST) on vocalo.org | 90.7fm (CHI) | 89.5fm (NWI).

 

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12 / 12 / 13

Vocalo Storytellers Workshop + Latino USA

We’re excited to partner with NPR’s Latino USA for our next Vocalo storytelling workshop.  This workshop features a special guest editor- the award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa, Executive Producer of Latino USA!!  Deets below.  Applications are due December 30th, 2013. 

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12 / 09 / 13
Barber Shop Show 145: Tribute to Bert Downing

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In this installment of the Barber Shop Show, we pay tribute to Bert Downing, owner of Carter’s Barbershop, where we’ve broadcast our show for the past five years.
Bert, like his mentor Carter before him, was a pillar of the North Lawndale community. He was a supporter of Vocalo from the beginning.

We hear from family, childhood friends, and members of the community as they share stories about the life and legacy of Bert Downing. We also share the special behind-the-scene role he played in making the Barber Shop Show happen.

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.

If you’d like to read more about Bert, Maria Zamudio of The Chicago Reporter wrote the following:

Remembering Bert Downing, ‘heart and soul,’ of ‘The Barbershop Show’

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12 / 06 / 13
Chicago's Serbian Film Festival's Zoran Golubovich Speaks with the Morning AMp

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Chicago is home to the largest Serbian community outside of Belgrade, so it’s no surprise that the First Annual Serbian Film Festival will be held here. A few movies that will premiere were even official entries for the Academy Awards’ Best Foreign Language Film from Serbia. Committee member Zoran Golubovich joined us by phone to talk about how the festival was put together, and which films from the event he recommends people to see this weekend.

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11 / 21 / 13
Vacant Lots In Communities

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Vocalo’s Ayana Contreras speaks with Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle about the Cook County Land Bank initiative, in which Cook County purchased foreclosed land and buildings from banks. She also talks to Karen Trout and Laura Michel, friends and residents of Avers Avenue in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood. They’ve organized their block to build and maintain a community garden/playground on a vacant lot.

This piece was produced by Vocalo in partnership with the Metropolitan Planning Council.

Since 1934, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) has been dedicated to shaping a more sustainable and prosperous greater Chicago region. MPC serves communities and residents by developing, promoting and implementing solutions for sound regional growth.

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11 / 20 / 13
Practically Speaking 34: Bike Riding and Ecology

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On this installment of Practically Speaking, we talk about community building through Bike Riding and Ecology. Alex Thibodeau brings us a profile of Red Bike & Green and Major Taylor, groups that try to build community and family for bike riders of African descent. We also talk to Marcus Lumpkin, an avid bike rider. He helps us navigate safe bike riding in the city. Lastly, we hear from Kellen Marshall, a Chicago born and bred Ecologist, about people of color in Ecology.

Tune in Friday at 11am for fresh episodes of Practically Speaking on vocalo.org/player | 90.7 (CHI) | 89.5 (INDY). We rebroadcast Saturday at 11am, too….

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11 / 19 / 13
Bronzeville Public Spaces

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Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood has a long and storied history. It also has a lot of people who are imagining the future of the South Side community. Vocalo’s Renata Sago talks to community stakeholders trying to make their community a better place.

This piece was produced by Vocalo in partnership with the Metropolitan Planning Council.

Since 1934, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) has been dedicated to shaping a more sustainable and prosperous greater Chicago region. MPC serves communities and residents by developing, promoting and implementing solutions for sound regional growth.

This piece aired recently on the Barber Shop Show. Interesting profile on some Urban Planning initiatives on Chicago’s South Side.

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10 / 14 / 13
Barber Shop Show 141: West Side Chicago Legends

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George’s Music Room and Uncle Remus’ Chicken have brought legendary music and flavor to their West Side Chicago community for decades. However, both small businesses have not been immune to struggle. Charmaine Alfred and Gus Rickette of Uncle Remus’ Chicken, and George Daniels of George’s Music Room, talked about the challenges they face.

Plus, Hyde Park Herald reporter Lindsay Welbers and Hermene Hartman, publisher of N’DIGO, helped us unpack the debate about the proposed official name change for Chicago’s Stony Island Avenue (not one of those honorary brown signs… the real deal).

The “Barber Shop Show” airs on Fridays and Saturdays at Noon on 90.7FM and 89.5FM. You can also stream live at www.vocalo.org.

(Photo courtesy of George’s Music Room.)

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10 / 04 / 13
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In today’s installment of Practically Speaking we hear a story of a woman (and her child) who lost their life to the one they loved. We also hear tales of teens caught in violent relationships. Plus we hear about grassroots safe houses on the South Side of Chicago. http://vocalo.org/, or tune in to 89.5fm or 90.7fm now!
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practicallyspeaking-vocalo:

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In today’s installment of Practically Speaking we hear a story of a woman (and her child) who lost their life to the one they loved. We also hear tales of teens caught in violent relationships. Plus we hear about grassroots safe houses on the South Side of Chicago. http://vocalo.org/, or tune in to 89.5fm or 90.7fm now!

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09 / 25 / 13
Ebony Magazine's, Amy Barnett Checks In With The AMp

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To kick of “Feminist Wednesday,” hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon chat with the editor in chief of Ebony, Amy DuBois Barnett, about October’s cover stories including singer Tamar Braxton and her struggles with infertility, and recognizing and treating depression in black communities. Barnette explains, “It is an unfortunate fact that not only are African Americans disproportionately diagnosed with certain mental illnesses such as depression… but we are much less likely to seek out treatment.” They discuss efforts that are being made to change this.

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08 / 23 / 13

Barber Shop Show: The Barbershop Show 134: Neighborhood Perceptions f

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There’s a common theme when it comes to coverage of communities of color in Chicago. For the most part, major media outlets highlight stories of gun violence and crime, with little to no room for stories that portray the community in a positive light.

Members of the Englewood community cite…

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08 / 21 / 13
Practically Speaking - Mentoring the Next Generation

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In this edition of Practically Speaking, host Audra Wilson explores community mentorship for youth in Chicago by taking a closer look at three particular organizations. First Wilson speaks with Kelly Fair, the founder of Polished Pebbles, a group that works with young ladies to help polish their communication skills. She also has the opportunity to speak with Lakeisha, a Polished Pebbles student, about what the program is doing for her.

Then Vocalo’s Shantell Jamison sits down with Sherida Morrison, CEO and founder of Demoiselle 2 Femme, that provides support, programs and services to adolescent females to assist in a successful transition to womanhood.The program, which means “young ladies to women” in French, has a focus on holistic methods and works to “refine” its participants.

Finally, Wilson sits down with Jerome Dishman and Bernard Key, two mentors from Blue 1647 - a technology “incubator” that encourages and assists its participants to pursue creative entreprenuerial ventures. We also hear from a few students from the program about their experiences.

Practically Speaking airs fresh episodes Saturdays at 1pm CST on vocalo.org, and over the air at 89.5fm (NWI) and 90.7fm (CHI). Visit vocalo.org and press play.

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