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Coming to you live from Carter's Barbershop in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood, The Barbershop Show brings you a weekly dose of real talk, straight from the shop floor. No punches are pulled and no topic is considered off-topic. Hosted by WBEZ's Richard Steele. Airs every Friday on Vocalo.org and 89.5 FM. Podcast updates every Tues.

Coming to you live from Carter's Barbershop in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood, The Barbershop Show brings you a weekly dose of real talk, straight from the shop floor. No punches are pulled and no topic is considered off-topic. Hosted by WBEZ's Richard Steele. Airs every Friday on Vocalo.org and 89.5 FM. Podcast updates every Tues.
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Chicago, IL

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Coming to you live from Carter's Barbershop in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood, The Barbershop Show brings you a weekly dose of real talk, straight from the shop floor. No punches are pulled and no topic is considered off-topic. Hosted by WBEZ's Richard Steele. Airs every Friday on Vocalo.org and 89.5 FM. Podcast updates every Tues.

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@vocalo

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English

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848 East Grand Ave. Navy Pier Chicago, IL 60611 888-635-1112


Episodes

October Mid Month Mash Up: Chi's New Cultural Plan, Jesse Jackson Jr., and

10/22/2012
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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 disliked.

Duration:00:47:41

No 8s? Section 8 Voucher Discrimination in the Suburbs.

10/16/2012
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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.

Duration:00:49:52

Race Out Loud: The Race Play, Our Anti-Racist Hometown Heroine, and Racial

9/4/2012
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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

Duration:00:54:52

Race Out Loud: Segregation, Poverty & Health

9/4/2012
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Joining us for this special Race out Loud edition of the Barber Shop Show is theChicago Reader’sSteve Bogira.

Duration:00:48:24

Literacy and Adult Ed in North Lawndale

8/27/2012
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North Lawndale is the Barber Shop Show’s home. When hard times hit the region, North Lawndale is hit harder. The unemployment rate in this neighborhood is about three times the city’s average.

Duration:00:45:29

Our #likes, #dislikes, and #WTFs in recent local news

8/20/2012
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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 disliked.

Duration:00:48:08

Programmers, Actors, and Filmmakers of the Black Harvest Film Festival

8/13/2012
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This week on the Barber Shop Show, theBlack Harvest Film Festivaloffers us a bounty.We'll kick things off with film critic Sergio Mims. A co-founder of the festival, he helped program this year's lineup.Next, we'll hear from actress Irma P. Hall.

Duration:00:50:22

Faster, Higher, Stronger...and More Just

8/6/2012
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The whole world is watching the 2012 Olympic games in London. We’re calling this show: Faster, Higher, Stronger…and more just. It's a mash-up of the Olympic motto and our motto.The Olympics elevate the best athletes in the world.

Duration:00:50:39

Why are we Seeing Fewer Black Folks on the Baseball Field?

7/30/2012
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It's baseball season.In this episode of the Barber Shop Show, we look at the role of African American players in America's favorite past time.As all star players, coaches, and general managers, African Americans have made significant contributions to baseball.In recent years, their pre

Duration:00:47:31

The Stories Behind Hats

7/16/2012
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Every hat has a story.This episode of the Barber Shop Show is all about the stories hats can tell us.Joining us at the shop is Jasondra Johnson and Laura walls, cast members from the musical:

Duration:00:45:41

Lessons from Lord Nation: How Gangs can Bring Peace

7/2/2012
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North Lawndale is the Barber Shop Show’s home. In this episode, we delve into an untold chapter of Lawndale history.In the 1960s, a group of young men rose up to fight for North Lawndale. They organized youth to clean up the neighborhood. They fought for peace and racial equality.

Duration:00:51:36

Undocumented life: Obama, the DREAM Act, deportations, and dead end jobs

6/25/2012
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This week the Chicago Reporter's Maria Zamudio fills in for Richard Steele.Earlier this month, President Obama announced that his administration will stop deporting undocumented immigrants who are under 30, immigrated when they were 16 or younger, have lived in the U.S.

Duration:00:48:01

Da Bulls, Plastic Bags, and Station Closures: Our #likes, #dislikes, and #W

6/18/2012
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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 disliked.

Duration:00:49:03

Would Expanding Gambling in Illinois Make Us Winners or Losers?

6/14/2012
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This month, for the second time in two years,Illinois legislators approved a bill to greatly expand legal gambling in the state. Governor Pat Quinn says he’ll won’t sign it, but now the issue seems to be a seasonal recurrence.

Duration:00:55:06

North Lawndale Rising

6/4/2012
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North Lawndale is the Barber Shop Show’s home.

Duration:00:52:32

Our #likes, #dislikes, and #WTFs in recent local news

5/29/2012
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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.

Duration:00:51:26

An Evolution in Thinking + NATO

5/22/2012
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In this episode of the Barber Shop Show, we'll discuss President Obama's support of same-sex marriage, and try to gaugeBlack constituents' support for Obama leading up to the election.In the week since Obama made his big announcement, Jay-Z and the Reverend Jesse Jackson have

Duration:00:50:32

Mom Policies, Real Talk on Being a Mother, and What I Learned from my Mom

5/14/2012
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In this episode, we delve into the economics and politics of motherhood.Sylvia Ewing and Coya Paz join us at the shop to reflect on parenting, and what their Moms taught them.Here are the recent recent developments in policies affecting pregnant women, moms and families on the docket for discu

Duration:00:49:30

A small but costly group of Chicago police officers racks up misconduct con

5/7/2012
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There's a small, but costly, group of Chicago police officers working on the city's streets who have a problem--serious accusations of misconduct and not just a single offense.No, these "repeaters," as they're called, are named in multiple misconduct lawsuits where the city paid out taxpayer d

Duration:00:52:19

Teen Reporters in the House, plus the Funeral Director's Perspective on Chi

5/1/2012
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In this episode of the Barber Shop Show, we are joined by Noe Gil and Terrance Rogers of the Teen Reporter.

Duration:00:47:55