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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

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 last 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

Joseph Chilliams Interview

6/24/2018
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Miranda Phelps caught up with Chicago Hip Hop artist Joseph Chilliams after his set at Mamby on the Beach. They talk in depth about collaborations and co-producing his newest release - the content of which was inspired by Tina Fey’s ‘Mean Girls’ and so much more. Produced by Amanda Roscoe Mayo Photo by Amanda Roscoe Mayo

Duration:00:12:29

Michael Serafini

6/18/2018
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CHIRP volunteer, Ari Mejia, catches up with legendary Chicago DJ Michael Serafini to talk house music in Chicago and the upcoming dance music event Red Bull Music Presents: "Queen!". Go check it out Friday, June 22nd. Produced by Ari Mejia

Duration:00:12:01

Sarah Louise

6/11/2018
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Sarah Louise lives at the end of a gravel road in North Carolina. Her twelve string guitar arrangements and poetic lyrics take the listener on a journey through the wild and weird natural world. She spoke with Features Director Amanda Roscoe Mayo about learning new instruments for her latest release ‘Deeper Woods,’ a budding obsession with bird calls, and what its like to perform this meaningful work created in isolation and solitude. Produced by Amanda Roscoe Mayo Photo by Judy Henson

Duration:00:11:47

First Time: First Strike - Saya Hillman

6/6/2018
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Saya Hillman is an Evanston, Illinois native, Boston College graduate, and Chicago resident. Since 2004, when she was fired, she’s been blissfully self-employed. Her lifestyle business, Mac & Cheese Productions℠, creates and curates experiences that encourage individuals and groups to embrace a Life of Yes℠ — positivity, self-efficacy, playfulness, & community. Mac & Cheese supports individuals in finding fulfillment and groups in creating a positive culture. Think adult summer...

Duration:00:17:19

Marantz Moon

6/4/2018
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Chicago rapper Marantz Moon talks with CHIRP Radio interviewer Lesley Gwam about his new album, "Currency Exchange" - how a hiatus from music showed him how much he wanted to pursue it, and how his dad's incarceration influenced his music. Produced by Jenn Rourke

Duration:00:11:56

First Time: First Strike - Carly Ballerini

6/1/2018
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Carly Ballerini is a working Chicago comic. She travels all over the country featuring and MCing at clubs like Comedy on State and Comedy Corner. In the last year, she has been asked to participate in Cream City Festival, Thunderfest, WICF, 10,000 Laughs, Beast Village, Let's Fest and is set to co-star in a web series in 2018. Recorded and produced by Brian Heath

Duration:00:16:13

First time: First Strike - David Manilow

5/30/2018
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David Manilow is the Creator and Executive Producer of the Emmy Award and James Beard Award-winning television series “Check, Please!”, celebrating its fifteenth season on PBS stations throughout the country. David has interviewed more than 500 chefs and restaurateurs and been named one of the top ten most important people in the Chicago restaurant scene. Recorded and produced by Brian Heath

Duration:00:11:09

SASAMI Interview

5/28/2018
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Features interviewer Josh Kessenich spoke with Sasami Ashworth, known as SASAMI on the heels of the release of her newest single ‘Callous.’ She dished to CHIRP Radio about the tour so far, how she made the shift from French horn to synthesizers further earning her nick-name of ‘Synth Queen,” and that’s not all. Tune in to get the whole scoop. Produced by Amanda Roscoe Mayo (@AmandaRMayo) Photo by Daria Kobayashi Ritch

Duration:00:08:44

First Time: First Strike - Briavael O’Reilly

5/25/2018
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Bri the Barefoot DJ can regularly be heard Monday nights at 8pm on CHIRP Radio. She can occasionally be seen onstage, but more often in the booth, with the Curious Theater Branch (29th Annual RhinoFest coming January 2018 to the Prop Thtr!). After ten years of telling people on the east coast she was "from Chicago" even though she actually grew up in Crystal Lake, Bri finally moved to Edgewater in 2011, where she still lives with her wife, Nico, and their two thumbcats. Produced and...

Duration:00:13:25

First Time: First Dream - Ashley Holman

5/23/2018
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Ashley Holman is ¼ of the local Chicago party punk band So Pretty. She also is the co-founder of Chicago-based collective The Pretty Pit Skill Share. She is a relentless seeker of inclusion and destroyer of hierarchies. She has been described as a “Professional life-changer, expert screamer, aggressively positive and affirming” by people much cooler than her. Thinks green rooms are stupid status symbols and donuts are delicious. Not a great writer of bios. Recorded and produced by Brian...

Duration:00:16:39

First Time: First Dream - Terri Hudson

5/18/2018
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Terri Lynne Hudson is an actor and performance artist living in Chicago. She has most recently appeared in an opening act for the Fly Honey show and is in the cast of the upcoming webseries "Symbiotic". She has done storytelling at The Stoop and the Sex Positive Show. Produced and recorded by Brian Heath

Duration:00:12:21

LANZ Interview

5/13/2018
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Ben Lanz is a touring member of The National, making his own music under the moniker LANZ. Features Director Amanda Roscoe Mayo caught up with him at The National’s Homecoming Festival in Cincinnati to find out more about his newest release, Hoferlanz II, a complicated album with enticing twists, turns, and earworms. Beyond the album they discuss the acquisition of double zip jumpsuits and the lauded six hour performance of ‘Sorrow’ by The National at MoMA PS1 in 2013. produced by Amanda...

Duration:00:11:59