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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.

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

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


Episodes

Professor Combines Shakespeare and Solitary Confinement

4/29/2013
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Supermax prison inmates and Shakespeare usually aren't two things that occupy the same sentence. But for Dr. Laura Bates, professor of English at Indiana State University, they go hand in hand. She goes into prisons and teaches Shakespeare to prisoners who are in solitary confinement. She found that introducing Shakespeare actually helps these prisoners understand their own character and why they may have committed crimes in the first place. Luis and Shantell talk with Bates about her...

Duration:00:11:33

Changes In Emergency Contraception Laws

4/16/2013
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A federal judge in New York has instructed the FDA to lift the age restriction on emergency contraception, to allow over the counter sale to minors below the age of 17. Luis and Shantell have a discussion about what this could mean, both realistically and morally. Many people will argue that allowing emergency contraception to minors effectively permits teen sex. Others however, argue that contraception should be provided as an effort to reduce teen pregnancy.

Sweet Brown has time for Vocalo

3/4/2013
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By now you've seen the hilarious account of how Oklahoma resident Sweet Brown escaped an apartment building fire. Since going viral last year, Sweet Brown has not just become an internet sensation, but has appeared on various television outlets and celebrity endorsements. Hear Shantell's hilarious conversation with Sweet Brown.

Body Language Could Be the Key to Power, According to Amy Cuddy

1/22/2013
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Could the key to being powerful be simply in how you stand? According to a TED Talk by social psychologist Amy Cuddy, the secret to confidence is all in body language. Shantell and Luis discuss this talk, plus how power plays into our daily lives and whether you can really "fake it until you become it" as Cuddy asserts. Image provided by Ed Yourdon. www.flickr.com/photos/yourdon

Luis's Mistaken Identity

1/7/2013
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Overdrive host Luis tells a compelling story about how his identity was mistaken and as the result he ended up helping fix cars for 3 years.... Story produced by Sarah Lu.

Wise Woman - Erin Gloria Ryan

11/26/2012
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"It started with a comment." While working as a banker in Chicago, Erin Gloria Ryan began reading and commenting on Jezebel.com until the influential feminist site offered her a job. Now, she lives in New York, working full-time as an online writer and covering events like the Republican National Convention.

Before and Afro

11/12/2012
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New Yorker Michelle Joni has sparked controversy with her blog, "Before and Afro," which chronicles her self-discovery through the daily wearing of a black afro wig. With the help of a few Vocalo listeners, Luis and Shantell discuss whether Joni's attempt is a journey of self-enlightenment or just another example of white privilege and misunderstanding.

How Pinterest Might Be Hurting Feminism

11/5/2012
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Luis and Shantell are joined by special guests Reyna Jacqueline Pena and April Scissors. They talk about whether or not Pinterest trivializes women with its materialistic content.

A Frat House Called The Rape Factory

10/29/2012
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A former student at Wesleyan University is suing the school for failing to take action after she was raped at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity in fall 2010. Due to its reputation on campus, the fraternity's Wesleyan chapter has gained the nickname "Rape Factory." When Luis and Shantell debate the responsibilities of universities in protecting their students from sexual assault, a caller chimes in to join the conversation.

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.

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