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CHIRP Radio Podcast: Person of Interest

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Person of Interest is the personal perspectives series produced by CHIRP Radio News. As a community radio station, we feel it’s necessary to talk to you, your neighbors, your fellow Chicagoans about how news-making events affect you, about how you’re getting along, about what’s on your mind. This series is an attempt to listen to the people around us rather than to those in the headlines. Person of Interest is that person you see on the train or at a cafe or in the park that makes you wonder, “Who are you?” Person of Interest is your barista, your taxi driver, your next door neighbor. It’s not breaking news, but collectively it’s the real story of our city.

Person of Interest is the personal perspectives series produced by CHIRP Radio News. As a community radio station, we feel it’s necessary to talk to you, your neighbors, your fellow Chicagoans about how news-making events affect you, about how you’re getting along, about what’s on your mind. This series is an attempt to listen to the people around us rather than to those in the headlines. Person of Interest is that person you see on the train or at a cafe or in the park that makes you wonder, “Who are you?” Person of Interest is your barista, your taxi driver, your next door neighbor. It’s not breaking news, but collectively it’s the real story of our city.
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Chicago, IL

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CHIRP

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Person of Interest is the personal perspectives series produced by CHIRP Radio News. As a community radio station, we feel it’s necessary to talk to you, your neighbors, your fellow Chicagoans about how news-making events affect you, about how you’re getting along, about what’s on your mind. This series is an attempt to listen to the people around us rather than to those in the headlines. Person of Interest is that person you see on the train or at a cafe or in the park that makes you wonder, “Who are you?” Person of Interest is your barista, your taxi driver, your next door neighbor. It’s not breaking news, but collectively it’s the real story of our city.

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English


Episodes

Twin Peaks Interview

10/15/2018
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Features Director Amanda Roscoe Mayo caught up with Clay, Jack, and Conner of Chicago based garage rockers Twin Peaks at Riot Fest 2018. They let us in on some of their best pranks on the road, guilty pleasures, and big goals for the future of the band. produced by Amanda Roscoe Mayo

Duration:00:12:00

Bev Rage and The Drinks

10/9/2018
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DJ Alli Klein sits down with Chicago band Bev Rage and The Drinks to chat newest album, music videos, their famous snack tactic at live shows and more. Produced by Sarah Murphy

Duration:00:02:54

Okay Kaya Interview

10/1/2018
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Andrew Meriwether caught up with Kaya who records, produces, and performs her music under the moniker Okay Kaya. They talk about themes of duality on her latest release ‘Both’, her use of Norwegian language on the last song in the album, and how intimacy becomes an angle into self-reflection. Produced by Andrew Meriwether

Duration:00:12:09

First Time: First Try - Kellye Howard

9/27/2018
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Kellye Howard is a multi hyphenated performer; widely known for her stand up performances featured on Comedy Central, TBS, NBC, FOX, WGN, and Nickelodeon. She has written and performed two one woman shows, an alumni of Second City Chicago, and costarred on NBC Chicago Justice. Kellye has a Youtube VLOG centered around her life as a mother, wife, and creative and a podcast, “Kellye Talks” which highlights the struggles of up and coming artist from all over the world. IG/Twitter: @kellyehoward...

Duration:00:17:54

Fire-Toolz

9/23/2018
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This week CHIRP Volunteer, Andrew Meriwether, caught up with Angel Marcloid of Fire-Toolz. They talk about her new album Skinless X-1, her love smooth jazz, and much more. You can find Fire-Toolz on Bandcamp.

Duration:00:12:03

First Time: First Try - Seth Vanek

9/20/2018
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Seth Vanek is a musician, snack blogger, fake therapist, and DIY talk show host. As host of The Therapy Sessions, he interviews local writers and performers about their fears, disappointments, and desires in front of a drinking crowd. He is a programmer for the local non-profit Homeroom and plays drums in several Chicago rock bands including Roommate, Velvetron, and Health & Beauty. Event produced and directed by Julie Mueller with Assistant Producer Bobby Evers and Host Jenn Sodini....

Duration:00:17:16

First Time: First Try - Anna Jensen

9/13/2018
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Anna Jensen originally hails from the verdant plains of Iowa, where she majored in Linguistics and co-founded the improv troupe Paperback Rhino (consistently ranked as one of the top college improve troupes in the nation) at the University of Iowa in 2003. Since making Chicago her home, Anna has set down roots in the podcasting community as co-host of Babes Watch Buffy, an intersectional feminist discussion of the cult classic TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She's also a member of the...

Duration:00:16:17

First Time: First Try - Mike Nikolich

9/6/2018
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Mike Nikolich hosts a Friday shift on CHIRP Radio from noon to 3 pm. After working in the public relations field for 33 years, including founding, building and selling his PR firm, Tech Image, Mike retired in 2012, got bored and earned his MBA from Northern Illinois University. He currently is director of NIU's digital marketing program and is a full-time instructor. Mike has been married to Susan for 33 years and they have two daughters, Jessica and Christine, plus a Golden Doodle named...

Duration:00:14:56

Maps & Atlases Interview

9/3/2018
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Dave from Maps & Atlases joined features Director Amanda Roscoe Mayo in the CHIRP studios on the heels of their newest release, ‘Lightlessness is Nothing New.’ Amanda shares the story of how she came to know Maps & Atlases through a falconer in very Far West Texas, which leads to a discussion of how albums can mark time periods in life. They also talk about the grief folded into the content of the record, and what Dave likes to play when he’s fiddling around on his guitar solo. produced by...

Duration:00:08:44

First Time: First Try - Damien James

8/30/2018
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Self-taught artist and writer Damien James has participated in over 80 exhibitions since 2005, and his writing has been published in New City and The Reader, on Art21.org and badatsports.com, among other places. He is an avid walker and sings in the shower regularly. Event produced and directed by Julie Mueller with Assistant Producer Bobby Evers and Host Jenn Sodini. Podcast Producer: Jenn Rourke. Recorded by Asim Ali, Melissa Karalis, and Jenn Rourke.

Duration:00:15:24

Jordanna

8/27/2018
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This week CHIRP volunteer, Jessi DiBartolomeo, sits down with Chicago R&B artist Jordanna to talk about the DIY scene in Chicago and the transition to the mainstream. You can see Jordanna at Schubas on September 2nd.

Duration:00:13:35

Run Child Run! Interview

8/20/2018
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Features interviewer Lesley caught up with Ian of Brooklyn based music project Run Child Run! at Sleeping Village to discuss the therapeutic and meditative nature of making his most recent release, the evolution of the live performance, world music, and the smattering of his favorite instruments to play. Produced by Robert Patterson

Duration:00:11:30

First Time: First Try - Sam Trump

8/16/2018
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Sam Trump is a multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter from Houston, TX, and has been a student of music from first picking up the trumpet at age 7. Since moving to Chicago in 2009 to obtain his fine arts degree in music, he has become heavily involved in Chicago's live music scene as a band leader, sideman, mentor, and show curator. Wherever he is, Sam Trump is known for creating an experience that is best described as sophisticated & soulful. The First Time is produced and directed by...

Duration:00:16:17

Desert Liminal

8/12/2018
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This week CHIRP Volunteer, Ari Mejia, caught up with Sarah Jane Quillin of Desert Liminal to talk about their records from 2017 and the unsual inspriations behind their music. Produced by Ari Mejia

Duration:00:11:43

Sea and Cake Interview

8/5/2018
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Sea and Cake are back at it with a record released this year on Thrill Jockey. Sam and Archer sat down with Features interviewer Michael Reed to talk record label history, Sam’s photography practice and how it relates to the music, and snack preferences. Sea and Cake perform at Millennium Park on August 16, 2018. Produced by Michael Reed Photo credit: Heather Cantrell

Duration:00:01:27

Cafe Racer

7/30/2018
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CHIRP volunteer, Andrew Meriwether, chats with Cafe Racer about their new release, Famous Dust, on Maximum Pelt records. Produced by Andrew Meriwether

Duration:00:11:59

Ric Wilson Interview

7/23/2018
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BANBA, Ric Wilson’s latest project stands for ‘Black Art Not Bad Art’ and like much of his work is inspired by abstract artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Ric and Features Director Amanda Roscoe Mayo met up at Mamby on the Beach to dive into themes of activism, the language surrounding Black art, and of course what Ric likes to do in his down time in Chicago. Produced by Amanda Roscoe Mayo

Duration:00:12:00

Bret Koontz

7/16/2018
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CHIRP volunteer, Ari Mejia, caught up with Chicago based singer song writer Bret Koontz at the CHIRP Studios. They talk about his most recent record, Low Light Trades, his experimentation in multiple mediums, and much more. You can check Low Light Trades on Bret's Bandcamp and see Bret play at Hungry Brain on August 8th. Produced by Ari Mejia

Duration:00:12:00

DRAMA Interview

7/8/2018
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Vocalist Via Rosa and producer Na'el Shehade are the duo known as DRAMA. Features interviewer Miranda Phelps caught up with them at Mamby on the Beach to talk shop. They got into what it’s like to collaborate as friends, whether or not they are hopeful about love, and shared some stories from the making of their current release, ‘Lies After Love.’ Produced by Amanda Roscoe Mayo

Duration:00:12:04

Emily Jane Powers

7/2/2018
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CHIRP Volunteer, Andrew Meriwether, sits down with Chicago-based musician Emily Jane Powers. They talk about her new album, Restless, the societal expectations of motherhood, and being in your 30's. You can check out Restless on Bandcamp. Produced by Andrew Meriwether

Duration:00:12:03