Barber Shop Show

Coming to you live from Carter's Barbershop in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood, The Barber Shop 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.

The show is hosted by WBEZ's Richard Steele (and produced by Ayana Contreras). It is produced in collaboration with The Chicago Reporter.

The Barber Shop Show airs every Friday at 12pm CST on Vocalo.org, 90.7 FM, and 89.5 FM.

The show also rebroadcasts on Saturdays at Noon on Vocalo, and on Vocalo's sister station,
WBEZ 91.5 FM on Sundays at 3pm.

The Barber Shop Show is brought to you thanks to the generous support of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the McCormick Foundation.
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On this week’s Barbershop Show we have the Mid-Month Mash-Up featuring:
• Susan Smith Richardson, Editor and Publisher of The Chicago Reporter
• Kathy Chaney, WBEZ Midday Producer
• Maria Zamudio, Reporter with The Chicago Reporter

We discuss Jabari Parker deciding to enter the NBA Draft after only one year at Duke, the closing of Nouveau Tavern, and many other interesting news topics from the last few weeks.

The Barber Shop Show airs on Fridays and Saturdays at Noon on 90.7FM and 89.5FM. You can also stream live at vocalo.org. The show also broadcasts on Sundays at 3pm on WBEZ.


On this week’s Barber Shop Show, we’ll be joined by
•             Susan Smith Richardson, Editor and Publisher of The Chicago Reporter
•             Kathy Chaney, WBEZ Midday Producer
•             Maria Zamudio, Reporter with The Chicago Reporter
In our monthly news roundup, we’ll talk about the recent news that we consider good news and that we consider bad news. We’ll also talk about some of the stories that made us say, WTF?!
Here’s one of the stories we’ll be talking about, from host Richard Steele:
“This is a really awful “sign of our times” and the down side of how technologically advanced we are as a society and how available the technology is…to everyone!  Recently, it was reported that several 8th graders who attend a middle school in northwest Suburban Barrington, have been sexting (sending inappropriate images among themselves), using their smart phones.”      
The Barber Shop Show airs on Fridays and Saturdays at Noon on 90.7FM and 89.5FM. You can also stream live at vocalo.org

 

On this week’s Barber Shop Show, we’ll be joined by

•             Susan Smith Richardson, Editor and Publisher of The Chicago Reporter

•             Kathy Chaney, WBEZ Midday Producer

•             Maria Zamudio, Reporter with The Chicago Reporter

In our monthly news roundup, we’ll talk about the recent news that we consider good news and that we consider bad news. We’ll also talk about some of the stories that made us say, WTF?!

Here’s one of the stories we’ll be talking about, from host Richard Steele:

This is a really awful “sign of our times” and the down side of how technologically advanced we are as a society and how available the technology is…to everyone!  Recently, it was reported that several 8th graders who attend a middle school in northwest Suburban Barrington, have been sexting (sending inappropriate images among themselves), using their smart phones.”     

The Barber Shop Show airs on Fridays and Saturdays at Noon on 90.7FM and 89.5FM. You can also stream live at vocalo.org

 

Anthony Dansberry has served nearly half of his life behind bars. Now, his fate might ride on something unpredictable: the gubernatorial election. On today’s show, we unpack the case, and we explore the human toll of detainment.

Our guests on the show are:
- Jane Raley of the Center for Wrongful Convictions, lead counsel on the case, as well as
- Susan Swanson (private investigator on the case) and
- Margaret Soffin (attorney on the case).
- Juliana Stratton, the Executive Director of the Cook County Justice Advisory Council

The Barber Shop Show has big news! The show, which is hosted by Chicago radio veteran Richard Steele, will be airing on WBEZ 91.5fm on Sundays at 3pm starting April 6!

Each week we ask journalists, activists, academics, and regular people alike to pull up a chair and talk about issues that impact our community.

You can still catch the Barber Shop Show live each Friday at Noon on vocalo.org, 89.5fm and 90.7fm. We broadcast each week from Carter’s Barber Shop in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood.

We also rebroadcast each Saturday at Noon on Vocalo.

On this installment of the Barber Shop Show, we got an update on the struggle in South Shore to fill their vacant Dominick’s store.
For that, we heard from:
• Allen R. Sanderson, Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Chicago.

More films and TV shows are being produced entirely in Chicago. That means more screen time for the City of Big Shoulders, as well as more jobs.

On this installment, we also heard about a program that will train Chicagoans to work in the quickly growing local film industry (especially minorities). To learn more about that program, we heard from:
• former Alderman Ed Smith
• veteran local filmmaker Nate Grant, and
• producer Delvin Molden

Chicago public schools have been in turmoil. On this week’s Barber Shop Show we discuss what’s been going on between the recent school closings and other CPS changes.
We’re joined by:

• Austin Community Activist Dwayne Truss. He’s a “self-appointed watchdog of Austin High School”. He’s been watching it closely since the original community school was closed and reopened as three smaller schools.
• Lorraine Forte (of Catalyst Chicago) will also be joining us to catch us up on a couple of the recent CPS bombshells.
• WBEZ’s Education reporter Linda Lutton will be joining us, too. She’ll also bring some of her stellar radio journalism.

The Barber Shop Show airs on Fridays and Saturdays at Noon on 90.7FM and 89.5FM. You can also stream live at http://vocalo.org

On this episode of the Barbershop Show, we discuss the many faces of gentrification after Spike Lee’s rant earlier this week about gentrification in Brooklyn went viral. We welcome to the show:
• Christyn S. Henson, New Communities Program Director at Quad Communities Development Corporation.
• J. Brian Malone, Executive Director of the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO)
• Bernard Loyd, a developer in Bronzeville
• Nelson Soza, Executive Director of The Pilsen Alliance
and
• Eric Lynch, who plays “Jackson” in the Goodman Theatre’s current production of “Buzzer”. The play runs until March 9th.

Tune in Fridays at noon on www.vocalo.org | 90.7fm (Chi) | 89.5fm (Nwi).

Tune in now for this week’s Barbershop Show. The topic of discussion is the many faces of gentrification after Spike Lee’s rant earlier this week about gentrification in Brooklyn went viral. We welcome to the show: • Christyn S. Henson, New Communities Program Director at Quad Communities Development Corporation.• J. Brian Malone, Executive Director of the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO)• Bernard Loyd, a developer in Bronzeville• Nelson Soza, Executive Director of The Pilsen Allianceand• Eric Lynch, who plays “Jackson” in the Goodman Theatre’s current production of “Buzzer”. The play runs until March 9th.
Tune in on www.vocalo.org | 90.7fm (Chi) | 89.5fm (Nwi).

Tune in now for this week’s Barbershop Show. The topic of discussion is the many faces of gentrification after Spike Lee’s rant earlier this week about gentrification in Brooklyn went viral. We welcome to the show: 
• Christyn S. Henson, New Communities Program Director at Quad Communities Development Corporation.
• J. Brian Malone, Executive Director of the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO)
• Bernard Loyd, a developer in Bronzeville
• Nelson Soza, Executive Director of The Pilsen Alliance
and
• Eric Lynch, who plays “Jackson” in the Goodman Theatre’s current production of “Buzzer”. The play runs until March 9th.

Tune in on www.vocalo.org | 90.7fm (Chi) | 89.5fm (Nwi).

When whites move into a poor community and develop it, it’s called gentrification. But what happens when it’s Blacks who are moving into a poor community and developing it? 

Tomorrow on the Barber Shop Show, we’re talking about Black gentrifiers in Bronzevelle and ways that activists in Pilsen are preserving community in the face of change.

Tune in tomorrow at noon on www.vocalo.org | 90.7fm (Chi) | 89.5fm (Nwi).

When whites move into a poor community and develop it, it’s called gentrification. But what happens when it’s Blacks who are moving into a poor community and developing it?

Tomorrow on the Barber Shop Show, we’re talking about Black gentrifiers in Bronzevelle and ways that activists in Pilsen are preserving community in the face of change.

Tune in tomorrow at noon on www.vocalo.org | 90.7fm (Chi) | 89.5fm (Nwi).

Studies say that African Americans, among other ethnicities, are less likely to get married and more likely to get divorced. The process of getting a divorce can be daunting, especially with its legal intricacies and emotional complexities.

In this installment of the Barber Shop Show, we talk about the kinds of legal challenges facing African-American divorcees, single parents and families—in and outside of the courtroom.

The following guests join host Richard Steele at Carter’s Barber Shop in North Lawndale, Chicago:
• Lester Barclay, Esq., The Barclay Law Group, P.C. and author of “The African-American Guide to Divorce & Drama: Breaking Up without Breaking Down”
• Modupe Sobo attorney and mediator who specializes in mediating family law disputes
• Honorable William Stewart Boyd, Associate Judge in the Domestic Relations Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County
• Anne Smith, Assistant Chief Deputy Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County

The “Barber Shop Show” airs on Fridays and Saturdays at Noon on 90.7FM and 89.5FM. You can also stream live at http://vocalo.org