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On this week’s Critic For A Minute Friday, Reggie “The Reel Critic” Ponder and Jill Hopkins talk about the box office numbers for the week and the new releases that are a must see.

Ness Heads is the name of the genre-blending project of Vanessa Ortiz whose mix of Electronic, Pop and Hip Hop has been catching attention in Chicago and beyond.

Ness grew up on the West Side and attributes the noise, the backyard parties and the overall chaos of the area to shaping her into an artist she is today. Her latest Single “Paper Town” explores a softer, dreamy side of the rising MC, and features gliding vocal melodies over acoustic guitar and subdued beats. Jill Hopkins spoke with Ness about her Chicago upbringing and eclectic sound.

Lois MacMillan is a Master Teacher with the Gilder Lerhman Institute of American History, a Grammy award-winning educator, and the Senior Education Fellow for the Hamilton Education Program – better known as #Eduham. #Eduham is a partnership with the producers of the hit musical Hamilton to encourage students to learn about the Founding Era in […]

Chicago musician and performance artist excavates past traumas, processes past relationship and reflects on lifestyle pre-sobriety.

On #Hastag Curtis Shaw Flagg and Jill Hopkins bring you all the news from the world of social media. This week’s show is all about the intricaciesof social media policy and how individuals choose to spend their money online. 

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