08 / 01 / 14
Visual is Doing Much Better than You: An Interview with Chicago's Logan Square MC


On his new EP Supreme Science, Chicago MC Visual addresses his critics, talks about the struggles between good and evil, and stresses the importance of hard work and positivity. Visual and the EP’s producer, Loose Cannon, sit down with Jesse Menendez of the MusicVox to talk about the new release, Visual’s journey to Hip Hop, and “spiritual science”.

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

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04 / 29 / 13
"Rocket Man" Author Talks American Dream and Fiction


How does a professor of English end up writing a book about the recession and the American dream? That’s the case for William Hazelgrove, adjunct professor of English at Elmhurst College, and author of Rocket Man. The novel follows a writer who deals with how to attain a happy life while handling a house and lifestyle he can’t afford. Luis, Shantell and William Hazelgrove discuss his novel plus how tough economic times have shifted the American dream.

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04 / 29 / 13
Wise Women: Stephanie King-Meyers & Nancy Bigley of Bottle & Bottega


After getting laid off from her corporate job, Stephanie King-Meyers decided to go into business for herself. Opening up her first business with the help of co-owner Nancy Bigley, “Bottle & Bottega” has become a recognizable name in Chicago for those who like art and wine. They tell their story.

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04 / 15 / 13

Overdrive (Weekdays 4-6 PM): Miscellaneous Monday f


Voices from Around the Way:Today is the last day to file your state and federal tax returns. A couple of weeks ago, we heard some useful advice from Charles Schwab’s Brennan Miller on how to make the most of your refund. Today voices from around the way tell us what they will do with the…

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02 / 27 / 13
Jan Lewis Jewelry Designer and Shantell - Wise Woman of the Week: Jan Ramsey


For this week’s segment, Shantell spoke with internationally-known jewelry maker Jan Lewis. lewis shares the story of how her bangles ended up in the gift bags of this year’s Oscar nominees, how she met and fell in love with famed jazz/radio legend Ramsey Lewis and offers advice for aspiring jewelry makers and dreamers.

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11 / 16 / 12
Dreams and Nostalgia: Our Early Bird chat with Tommy Ford


“When you’re doing a piece such as Dream, that really talks about some real life adventures. So many of our young people who walk around with so much pain, who are walking around with so many circumstances in their lives, and we assume that every  kid walk around frowning has attitude but we have no idea the pain this child might have been going through. We have no idea about the journey of that child […] we are functionally dysfunctional. we spend so much time wearing masks trying to trick the world about how wonderful life is.”

Tommy Ford on why he chose to do Dream

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