02 / 20 / 13

Today on the Overdrive 2.20.13 (4-6 PM CST) Feminist Wednesday

A Stressed Generation: Millennials are the fast-paced, technologically savvy generation of humans. They also happen to be the most stressed out group of people. We discuss the details of the American Psychological Association’s new study.

Why I Don’t Say “I’m Pretty”: We talk about the word pretty and women’s relationship to the phrase "I’m Pretty" as outlined by Jezebel.com’s Tracy Moore.

Wise Woman of the Week: This week’s “wise woman” is Emily Rose. The Real Talk Avenue artist talks about how she came to perform at open mics, readings and slams across Chicago and the nation. 

6overdrive, luis, shantell, vocalo, team vocalo, feminist wednesday, pretty, beauty, standards, equality, respect, innovation, wise woman, public radio,

02 / 19 / 13

Overdrive 2.19.13 Cash Money Tuesday: Finish Your Food!

Fined for leftovers? A restaurant in Japan is making sure that every plate is clean. We talk about Hachikyo’s strict policy of fining patrons who do not finish their meals. 

Rubio Water Bottles: No matter what political party you align with, everyone agrees that Marco Rubio’s water sip during his speech after the President’s State of the Union address was kind of strange. Turns out that awkward moment of thirst-quenching has raised over $100,000 for a PAC that supports Rubio. We discuss.

Job from Around the Way:We present the latest job lead in hopes of making the search a bit easier in this tough economy. 

6overdrive, shantell, luis, team vocalo, real talk radio, cash money tuesday, money, politics, restaurants, ads, spoof, vocalo,

02 / 18 / 13

Miscellaneous Monday (2.18.13 4-6 pm CST) Watch What They Watch

Watch What They Watch: The question of whether or not violent images in media has an effect on viewers has been long-debated, but according to a new study, children who watch less aggressive television programs are more well-behaved. We discuss. 

WBEZ Bureau Check In: North side Bureau reporter Odette Yousef brings us an exclusive report on the city’s recruitment day to reel in more taxi drivers. 

Job from around the Way: We present the latest job lead in hopes of making the search a bit easier in this tough economy.

6public radio, overdrive, Luis, Shantell, violence, team vocalo, real talk central, radio, chicago, nwi, racism, influence,

02 / 15 / 13

Critic for a Minute Friday: (2.15.13 4-6 pm CST) Sweet Brown Has Time for Vocalo

Man About Town: Terrence Chappell is the nightlife and society columnist for Chicago Pride. The resident “man about town” tells us about a secret underground party that he’ll be attending this weekend.

Newborn Photos for a 13-year-old: Professional photographer Kelli Higgins is a proud new parent of an adopted son. We talk about her newborn’s photos. Did we mention that he was 13?

 Sweet Brown:What was just supposed to be a retelling of an escape from an apartment building fire has led to not just internet fame, but endorsements and roles in movies. The one and only Sweet Brown joins us on air. 

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02 / 13 / 13
Sweet Brown Has Time For Vocalo Shantell
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“Lawd all I was doing was telling them about a fire!” -Sweet Brown

By now you’ve seen the hilarious account of how Oklahoma resident Sweet Brown escaped an apartment building fire. Since going viral last year, Sweet Brown has not just become an internet sensation, but has appeared on various television outlets and celebrity endorsements. Hear Shantell’s entertaining conversation with Sweet Brown.

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

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