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Real. Life. Radio. — That's Vocalo. Vocalo features a fresh mix of music, stories, and conversations. Vocalo is a next generation public media service that connects with younger, culturally diverse audiences through music, stories, and training.

Real. Life. Radio. — That's Vocalo. Vocalo features a fresh mix of music, stories, and conversations. Vocalo is a next generation public media service that connects with younger, culturally diverse audiences through music, stories, and training.
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Chicago, IL

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Real. Life. Radio. — That's Vocalo. Vocalo features a fresh mix of music, stories, and conversations. Vocalo is a next generation public media service that connects with younger, culturally diverse audiences through music, stories, and training.

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@Vocalo

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English

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848 E. Grand Ave. Navy Pier Chicago, IL 60611 (888) 635-1112


Episodes

From Smoking Gun to Mysteries: Jim Padar on Being a Homicide Detective

6/16/2014
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This interview was produced by Vocalo host Luis Perez.

Duration:00:15:21

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

Online Privacy

5/19/2014
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Vocalo's Story Telling Workshop participant Hana Worku explores online privacy through the voices of her peers.

Duration:00:08:07

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

Bopping, Art in the Making from the West Side

9/27/2013
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What are the origins this dance? How did it begin? Who are the rising talents of this subculture in the west side of Chicago? Visual artist Phil Jackson brings us on a few video shoots and introduces us to Dlow and Lil Kemo, the kings of bopping. -Tariq Weaver for Vocalo

Teacher brings library close to home for her Little Village neighbors

4/29/2013
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The enclosed porch behind Rachel Perveiler’s Little Village apartment is crammed with shelves stuffed with books and games. It’s also filled with children from her neighborhood. Perveiler’s porch is the meeting place for “La Biblioteca del Personas,” or the People’s Library. Meeting here has become a weekly ritual for Perveiler and the children in her neighborhood. Rebecca Kruth is a WBEZ Arts and Culture Desk intern.

Sneakers R US

4/22/2013
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This story come from Vocalo Storytelling Workshop alumni Alexis Thompson. It's all about the sneaker obsessions.

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/

My Neighborhood by Tia Dunlap

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/

Louder Than A Bomb 2013 highlights

4/1/2013
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Louder Than A Bomb is the largest youth poetry slam festival in the world, that takes place annually right here in Chicago! We selected 4 of our favorite poems to highlight in this podcast. The poems are by Kuumba Linx (group piece), Hannah Schrier, Malcolm London, and Natalie Richardson.

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....

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.

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.

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.

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.