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Chicago Public Media

Vocalo's Overdrive is the best afternoon call-in talk program around Lake Michigan! Hosts Luis Perez and Shantell Jamison discuss current events and social justice issues, talk with local who's whos, and share stories. Luis and Shantell's 'real talk' and enthusiastic style coupled with a focus on personal narratives lead to engaging and frank conversations with callers and guests.

Vocalo's Overdrive is the best afternoon call-in talk program around Lake Michigan! Hosts Luis Perez and Shantell Jamison discuss current events and social justice issues, talk with local who's whos, and share stories. Luis and Shantell's 'real talk' and enthusiastic style coupled with a focus on personal narratives lead to engaging and frank conversations with callers and guests.
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Chicago, IL

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Vocalo's Overdrive is the best afternoon call-in talk program around Lake Michigan! Hosts Luis Perez and Shantell Jamison discuss current events and social justice issues, talk with local who's whos, and share stories. Luis and Shantell's 'real talk' and enthusiastic style coupled with a focus on personal narratives lead to engaging and frank conversations with callers and guests.

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English

Contact:

848 East Grand Ave Navy Pier Chicago, Illinois 60611 (888) 635-1112


Episodes

Yellowface in Cloud Atlas and Throughout Film History

10/22/2012
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The multimillion-dollar blockbuster "Cloud Atlas"--written and directed by the creators of The Matrix trilogy--has stirred up some controversy with its use of yellowface, a racist practice in which white actors dress up to look Asian.

Writing and Storytelling With Writer JW Baz

10/16/2012
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Local writer/slam poet/humorist J.W. Basilo joins Luis and Shantell for a conversation on how he got into the slam poetry and storytelling scenes in Chicago and how to engage audiences in an open mic setting.

Writing and Storytelling With Writer JW Baz

10/16/2012
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Local writer/slam poet/humorist J.W. Basilo joins Luis and Shantell for a conversation on how he got into the slam poetry and storytelling scenes in Chicago and how to engage audiences in an open mic setting.

Duration:00:13:56

Ray Coming Out Story

10/8/2012
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Shantell talks to Ray about her experience of coming out.

Adultery Can Actually Save Your Marriage...?!

9/10/2012
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Reyna Jacqueline Pea joins Luis and Shantell for a conversation that explores adultery in marriage, and specifically the ideas of author Catherine Hakim, that adultery can actually save your marriage.

Duration:00:15:16

The Legacy of Helen Gurley Brown

8/31/2012
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Helen Gurley Brown, the veteran editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine and author of Sex and the Single Girl, died on August 14, 2012, at the age of 90. Luis and Shantell discuss her legacy and effect on womens sexuality in popular culture.

Duration:00:06:49

Saving for College in Tough Times

8/27/2012
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Brennan Miller, financial consultant at Charles Schwab, joined Luis on Overdrive to share some tips for how to make paying for college more manageable in todays financial market.

Broken American Dreams and Re-Patriation

8/13/2012
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According to a new poll, children of immigrants are leaving America for better opportunities. Shantell and Luis discuss in further detail why theyre leaving along with potential factors for the departure.

Discovering the Cahokia Mounds with Miguel Guevara

8/6/2012
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Shantell talks with Miguel Guevara, the director of the "Cahokia Project," about how the documentary explores the connection between the Cohokia Mounds in Collinsville, Illinois and northeastern Mexico.

The Naked Protest

7/31/2012
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Luis and Shantell talk about the bare essentials of the American ability to protest. John Brennan stripped down to his bare skin when airport security was searching him, showing them that he did not have a bomb.

Duration:00:06:52

Wonder Clock

7/23/2012
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Luis andShantell discuss the Wonder Clock App created by MiraKaddoura. This app is designed to count down to the minute when the woman will become infertile. Kaddouracreated this app she says, "to face her own fears" about her biological clock.

US Government Declares Mermaids Aren't Real

7/17/2012
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It's official, mermaids aren't real says the United States Government. Right before the 4th of July, a United States Government Agency posted an article on its website explaining that mermaids are not real.

The Effect of Ads on Children's Diet

7/9/2012
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Dr. Lisa Powell is a health economist and Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Health Research and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Duration:00:05:11

Cussing Fine

6/25/2012
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Luis and Shantell go at it over language and decency after hearing about a Massachussetts town that approved a city regulation imposing a $20 fine for citizens who use cuss words.

Friend Pushed Her to Come Out

6/18/2012
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Paris tells Shantell a personal story about coming out in high school.

Dangerous Curves Ahead

6/11/2012
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Shantell and Luis spoke with Tamika Martell-Price. She's the founder of the A-Line Foundation, a non-profit that seeks to provide adequate services for homeless women.

Luis and Shantell discuss "Don't Re-Nig 2012" bumper sticker

3/26/2012
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A bumper sticker stating not to "Re-Nig" and vote for President Obama has been criticized for being incredibly racist towards African Americans. Luis and Shantell discuss the offensive, and grammatically flawed bumper sticker.