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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


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

Service Dogs Outside the Box

8/5/2013
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Dogs who work for people with disabilities can do much more than act as a set of eyes. Reporter Haleema Shah looks at the ways dogs provide emotional support, helping people who live with depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

"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.

Dating His High School Crush Again

5/28/2013
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And this stories comes from a live recording at Grown Folks Stories in Chicago.

Cook County Jail, The Visible And Invisible

5/6/2013
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As a native of Little Village, Vocalo Storytelling Workshop participant Maria Gaspar was interested in producing a story that reflects on what it means to live next to one of the largest pre-detention facilities in the country, and how the jail, at times, is both visible and invisible to the local community.

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. Vocalo...

Chicago's segregated nightlife: Why don't we play together?

3/18/2013
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When we think of segregation in Chicago, schools and housing are the most obvious examples. But racial divisions also are apparent when it comes to partying in the greater downtown area. This story comes from WBEZ reporter Natalie Moore for Race Out Loud series. Photo: WBEZ/Bill Healy

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...
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