Barber Shop Show 183: Local Actors and Filmmakers of...09/26/14
The film and television industry here in Chicago has seen a remarkable uptick in activity. Just like in Hollywood, in some areas, it can be a challenge to avoid closures caused by filming. On this week’s Barber Shop Show, we ask local filmmakers and...
Barber Shop Show 182: September Mid Month Mash Up
This week's Barber Shop Show was our September Mid-Month Mash-Up (our monthly news roundup featuring some of our favorite journalists and bloggers). Host Richard Steele was joined by: Lauren Choolijan (WBEZ) Maudlyne Iherijika (Chicago Sun-Times)...
Barber Shop Show 181: Building Blocks for Children's Success
On this installment of the Barber Shop Show, we talk about Steve Bogira’s recent report for The Chicago Reader about the impact of PTSD on Children. According to the article, “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was first studied in combat veterans, but in...
Barber Shop Show 180: Tale of the Two-Flat
Most older U.S. cities have a signature kind of building. In Brooklyn it’s the brownstone, one standing shoulder-to-shoulder to the next. In Philadelphia, newcomers and visitors are struck by the distinctive row houses. What about Chicago? Here, it's...
Barber Shop Show 179: Take Me Out to The Ball Game
This week, the Jackie Robinson West Little League Team won the Little League National championships. They are the first all-black Little League team to become US Champions in over 30 years. In fact, the popularity of baseball in African-American...
Barber Shop Show 178: Education Roundtable
It’s back to school time, so we checked in with some our favorite local journalists and bloggers who focus on the topic of education. In this podcast, we hear about the local and national education news headlines that caught their attention. And, they...
Barber Shop Show 177: Leveling the Playing Field
According to Angela Caputo’s recent cover story for the Chicago Reporter, “More than half of the $500 million dollars spent on Chicago Park District improvements since 2011 went to just 10 of the city’s 77 neighborhoods. And seven of those 10...
Barber Shop Show 176: The Marvelous Marvelettes
On this installment of the Barber Shop Show, Host Richard Steele was joined by cast members of The Marvelous Marvelettes. They filled us in on the real life Motown story behind the production, now playing at the Black Ensemble Theater. We were also...
Barber Shop Show 175: A Tale of Two Lawndales
On this week's Barber Shop Show, host Richard Steele was joined by: journalist Whet Moser. He talked about his recent Chicago Magazine article that sets up the connection between health, economics, and crime in communities. Then we heard from with...
Barber Shop Show 174: Large Lots and Double Dutch
On this installment of Barber Shop Show, guest host Natalie Moore got an update on the Large Lots program. The program makes city-owned vacant lots available to neighboring homeowners for only a dollar. The second application round is open to...
Barber Shop Show 173: July Mid Month Mash Up
This week's Barber Shop Show was our July Mid-Month Mash-Up (our monthly news roundup). Host Richard Steel was joined by: • Lynette Holloway of The Root • Salim Muwakkil, Commentator and Host on WVON Radio • Political Strategist Delmarie Cobb We...
Barber Shop Show 172: Funky Turns 40
On this week’s Barber Shop Show, show, host Richard Steele was joined by Loreen Williamson and Pamela Thomas, co-curators of a new exhibition at the DuSable Museum called Funky Turns 40. The exhibit celebrates the 40th anniversary of popular 1970s...
Barber Shop Show 171: American Dreams
On this week's Barber Shop Show, we revisited uniquely American stories. We heard the music and stories of the legendary Chicago Bluesman Howlin Wolf from Rick Stone, Oscar "Joose" Brown, Jr. and Billy Branch. Then, we heard about U.S. Deportations to...
Barber Shop Show 170: Road to Recovery
On this installment of the Barber Shop Show, we heard the stories of two men who have survived the horrors of Heroin addiction. Now, they are on the road to recovery. We were joined by: •Journalist Bill Healy, who helped host Richard Steele gather the...
October Mid Month Mash Up: Chi's New Cultural Plan, Jesse Jackson Jr.,...
Every month, we like to check-in with our favorite local journalists and bloggers for a segmentcalled, “Shop Talk.”We get their perspectives on the stories of the day. Then, they tell us about developments in local news that they liked, and ones they...
No 8s? Section 8 Voucher Discrimination in the Suburbs.
In this installment of the Barber Shop Show, WBEZ's Richard Steele and guest host Megan Cottrell of the Chicago Reporter dig into Section 8 Voucher Discrimination in the Suburbs.
Exploring the trauma of abuse using theater: A conversation with...
In this episode of the Barber Shop Show, we’re joined by playwright and performer Dael Orlandersmith. Her one-woman show, Black N Blue Boys/Broken Men opens at the Goodman Theater Sunday, October 7th.
September Shop Talk: Chicago Teachers, Chief Keef, The White Sox...and...
Every month, we like to check-in with our favorite local journalists and bloggers for a segment called, “Shop Talk.”We get their perspectives on the stories of the day. Then, they tell us about developments in local news that they liked, and ones they...
Race Out Loud: The Race Play, Our Anti-Racist Hometown Heroine, and...
In the next part of our special edition on race, we take a look back at some of the Barber Shop Show’s most interesting conversations on the subject.We feature our c
Race Out Loud: Segregation, Poverty & Health
Joining us for this special Race out Loud edition of the Barber Shop Show is theChicago Reader’sSteve Bogira.
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