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By the way, did you know that Vocalo collaborates with community partners to bring you voices and conversations you cannot hear anywhere else on public radio? Well, we do. We curate the best of these collaborations and present them to you here, as part of the ‘By the Way’ series on Vocalo 89.5 FM. Podcast updates every Tues.

By the way, did you know that Vocalo collaborates with community partners to bring you voices and conversations you cannot hear anywhere else on public radio? Well, we do. We curate the best of these collaborations and present them to you here, as part of the ‘By the Way’ series on Vocalo 89.5 FM. Podcast updates every Tues.
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By the way, did you know that Vocalo collaborates with community partners to bring you voices and conversations you cannot hear anywhere else on public radio? Well, we do. We curate the best of these collaborations and present them to you here, as part of the ‘By the Way’ series on Vocalo 89.5 FM. Podcast updates every Tues.

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A New Past at Su Casa

5/28/2014
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Su Casa is a home for Latino families in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Those living there include recent immigrants struggling with poverty and homelessness as well as longtime Chicago residents escaping domestic abuse. I visit the house and witness the community they’ve formed. Story by Vocalo Storytelling Workshop participant - Justyna Bicz.

Duration:00:05:46

My Aunt's Mental Health Story

5/5/2014
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Vocalo Storytelling Workshop participant, Blas Diaz, explores mental health issues through talking with his Aunt who candidly shares her experiences struggling with mental health.

Duration:00:07:35

"An Interaction with a Bus Driver " by Joceline Calderon of Teatro Americano

6/10/2013
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Joceline's monologue talks about the behind-the-scenes life of a person that many commuters see everyday... their bus driver. With an interview conducted by Martha Razo. This monologue is a part of Latinos Progresando's Teatro Americano program.

Loyola Students Use the Hijab to Start Conversation

4/16/2013
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There are many misconceptions about women wearing the hijab, according to Saadia Gaziuddin, a junior at Loyola University Chicago and member of Loyola's Muslim Student Organization (MSA). From being oppressed to not fully integrating in American culture to hating men, the headscarf is one misunderstood piece of cloth. But students at Loyola MSA set out to help others understand the hijab, as well as reflect on their own identities through the hijab, through two events: "Walk a mile in her...

Oak Park by Willie Pirtle

4/10/2013
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This piece was adapted from an audio slide show created by a student at Street Level Youth Media in Chicago. It was for a digital photography program called Exposures. for more on Street Level Youth Media, visit: www.street-level.org/

Family by Erica N Contreras

4/10/2013
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This piece was adapted from an audio slide show created by a student at Street Level Youth Media in Chicago. It was for a digital photography program called Exposures. for more on Street Level Youth Media, visit: www.street-level.org/

Education Equals Success by LaQuesha Coleman

4/10/2013
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This piece was adapted from an audio slide show created by a student at Street Level Youth Media in Chicago. It was for a digital photography program called Exposures. for more on Street Level Youth Media, visit: www.street-level.org/

Eric Deggans on Race-Baiting and the Media

3/26/2013
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When Bill O'Reilly called Eric Deggans a "race-baiter" on The O'Reilly Factor, Deggans decided to embrace the title: "Okay I'm a race-baiter, but I'm a race-baiter my way," he says. That led to Deggans, TV and Media critic for the Tampa Bay Times, authoring "Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide A Nation". His book covers news, scripted TV and reality TV, and how the fight for an audience has fostered prejudice and made conversations about race harder than ever....

How one blind woman sees race

3/4/2013
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This story comes from writer Beth Finke for Race Out Loud series.

Knowing Not Knowing: An Awkward Love Story

2/25/2013
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This is a story about explorations of love and self. It'll make you smile, and it even includes a Billy Joel song. Ames Hawkins and Lott Hill read their collaborative story, "Knowing and Not Knowing", that they performed together at a 2nd Story event called Awkward Love Stories: Let's Make Out. Ames Hakwins is an Associate Professor of English at Columbia College Chicago, where Lott Hill also teaches in the Fiction Writing Department. To find out more about 2nd Story events go to...

Los Crudos Pt. 2

2/18/2013
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Alex Rojas is back with a second installment of his profile of influential Pilsen (Chicago) - based punk band Los Crudos (1991 to 1998). Being all Latinos, they paved the way for later Spanish-speaking punk bands and helped to increase the presence of Latinos in the predominantly white punk subculture. This segment focuses on the band's impact abroad.

Race Out Loud: The Name Game

2/11/2013
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It’s been almost a decade since economists showed that resumes with names like Greg and Emily generated more job interviews than resumes from Lakisha and Jamal. And since then there’s been the trend of people “whitening” their resumes by using initials instead of a full name. So the name game matters. But how accurate are the perceptions? Afi-Odelia Scruggs has the story

Interview with Jessica Karbowiak, Author of "These Things I Know"

1/28/2013
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Jessica Karbowiak, author of "These Things I Know," discusses her understanding of the woman's body as both object and subject through personal experience. Interview by Mia Warren.

Love in the Time of Aqua Net and Crushed Cherries

1/22/2013
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This story comes from Irasema Gonzalez. It's about love and growing up in Little Village/La Villita, Chicago. Scored by DJ Jesse De La Pena.

A conversation with Alsarah of The Nubatones

1/7/2013
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Alsarah and The Nubatones is a NY based group that brings Sudanese folk sounds into the realm of pop. Gozamoz.com contributing writer Claudia Garcia-Rojas spoke with Alsarah about her migration from Sudan to US, early life activism and the groups new EP and upcoming album. Produced and edited by Fyodor Sakhnovski.

The Power of Music Therapy

12/24/2012
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Vocalo intern Liz Griewe wanted to learn more about music therapy, so she visited the Institute for Therapy Through the Arts in Evanston. There she spoke with therapist Jeffrey Wolf and a patient’s family member about music therapy and the different ways it can be used to help patients.

Khaled M - Hip Hop Artist and Son of Libyan Exiles

12/18/2012
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Claudia Garcia-Rojas, a contributing writer with Gozamos.com, interviews Chicago-based hip hop artist Khaled M. Khaled describes how growing up the son of Libyan exiles influenced his outlook on life and his music. He also explains how the controversial music video about Libyan resistance, "Can't Take Our Freedom" came to be. Produced by Sarah Lu.

Fixing the Revolving Door

12/10/2012
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Dina Rasor, who writes the Solutions: Making Government Work column on Truth-Out.org, describes the conflict of interest that can arise when retired generals work for defense contractors, and offers a solution. Produced by Sarah Lu, with help from Sam Sherman. Mixed with music by Patrick Lee. Thanks to Maya Schenwar and Sari Gelzer at Truth-out.org

Ruben's Book of Rubenisms

12/3/2012
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Ruben Aguilar is a character, he is real. Ruben narrates life lessons gathered from a lifetime of learning and loving. This story came from Vocalo Workshop participant Amanda Cortez.

Chicago's Aternative Healing Methods

11/26/2012
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Exploring some of the alternative healing methods in Chicago: Curanderismo, Acupuncture, Reiki and Chakra Balancing. Story by Vocalo Workshop participant Mayra Witron.

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