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Ariel Mejia / Audio & Community Storytelling Producer

What do you do for Vocalo Radio?

“Producer, Audio & Community Storytelling” is my job title. I’m producing the Vocalo podcast Chi Sounds Like, and (soon to be!) organizing storytelling workshops!

What’s the best part of your job?

Vocalo is such a unique and special place in the world of public media and radio here in Chicago, I feel truly blessed to be part of a team that brings content and music to our communities, uplifts local artists and activists and connects us deeper to Chicago and each other.

What do you love about Chicago?

I love Chicago’s vast and rich history of resistance and organizing, its never-ending opportunities for meeting people, finding art, new food spots and cultural happenings. But truly, living here means I never stop feeling inspired and alive.

5 songs that would be in the soundtrack of your life:

“Let’s Go Dancing” – Joan Armatrading

“(Love Me Like Music) I’ll Be Your Song” – Heart

“Biking” – Frank Ocean, Jay-Z & Tyler, The Creator

“Rebel Girl” – Bikini Kill

“Como La Flor” – Selena