Vocalo On WBEZ Ep 87 - Atheism during holidays, DJ Limbs and Butter, Jesse De La Pena
In this episode: Our resident defender of justice Coya Paz is here to discuss the rise of Atheist visibility around the holidays, language bans in a country with no official language, and who we deem to be “fit” parents.
Also, DJ Limbs has been bringing eclectic and cutting edge sounds to clubs and parties around Chicago for quite some time. Aside from spinning records he’s also a talented producer. His most recent collaboration is with singer Ruth Varella aka Butter. The album features a mixture of downbeat, trip hop and electronica. The duo joined us for a live set and conversation.
Finally, we conclude the show with a DJ set - this time from our very own Jesse De La Pena. Tune in.
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:
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.
Since the beginning of his Papacy in March, Pope Francis has made international headlines with his unconventional messages of hope and compassion for the poor. He’s been praised as the key to progress for the Catholic Church while exploding the heads of conservative critics who have labeled him a Marxist. Graziano Marcheschi, executive director of ministry at Saint Xavier University, talked with Morning AMp hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon about whether or not this shift in the Catholic church is legitimate or a PR stunt.
Writer Britt Julious drops in to talk about whether white men can be discriminated against as a class, what makes a “fit” parent, and what exactly it mean when scientific studies say men and women are “wired differently.”
This week a short film of young Muslim women skating, fencing, and hanging around New York City set to Jay-Z’s Somewhere in America created a wave of chatter on the Muslim Internet: What do the lyrics mean compare to the images? Are the women showing off? Or do they just naturally look cool? What is a “mipster?” Mariam Sobh, WBEZ news ancho and proprietor of Hijab Trendz fills us in.
Since the release of 1991’s “I Wish My Brother George Was Here,” Del The Funky Homosapien has been on of the most clever MC’s. Jesse Menendez spoke with Del about the orogins of his style as well as the impetus for his sci-fi themed Deltron 3030 project.
The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI) /www.vocalo.org
The Noise FM on Live From Studio 10 (aired Nov 2013)
One band that always has the moves and the grooves is Chicago’s dance rock trio The Noise FM. We’re excited to have them back on the show to talk about and play songs off of their new album Attraction.
Live From Studio 10 airs Tuesdays at 8pm CST on Vocalo 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) and Vocalo.org, and features emerging local bands and music artists (with an occasional national act stopping by). One hour of music and interview, all live. The show is hosted by Jesse Menendez, produced by Fyodor Sakhnovski and engineered by Adam Yoffe. Subscribe to the podcast here: bitly.com/vocaloLFS10
"When people were asking for pain medications overall 27% of white children recieved pain meds, while only 15.8% of black children, 18.9 of latinos, and 7% of kids of other races […] If you’re Asian in the ER watch out." - Molly Adams
Looking at a study published in the October issue of Pediatrics, Molly Adams, Brian Babylon, and Coya Paz ask whether statistics about disparate care received by minors in the ER for stomach pain pointed to racist hospital practices or to disparities between hospitals in low-income areas and how families from different economic backgrounds might ask for more.
Adeline Michele of Escort on disco, dancing, and debauchery on the MusicVox
Adeline Michele, frontwoman of New York disco-band Escort, chats with host Jesse Menendez about singing professionally at age 5, leaving her native Paris, and the influence of New York nightlife on Escort’s new single, “Cabaret”.
The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI)