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, 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 tomorrow’s Barber Shop Show, we’re joined by Adam Poss and Rashaad Hall (who play Drew and Nicky, respectively) in the Goodman Theatre’s production of Christopher Shinn’s “Teddy Ferrara”. They are pictured above.

The play was inspired by the life and death of gay Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi. Clementi killed himself in 2010 after his roommate secretly taped him having sex with another man, and put the video online.

We’re also talking about real issues impacting LGBTQ youth, especially minority youth coming out on the South and West Sides. We’ll talk about their struggle for resources and recognition in their communities.

To that end, we’ll also be joined by Shannon Sullivan, Executive Director of the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance. The Alliance’s mission is
to promote safety, support and healthy development for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, in Illinois schools and communities.

We will also be joined by Fresco Steez, a 21 year old LGBTQ advocate/activist who works with Affinity, a South Side LGBTQ advocacy organization.

Listen in to The Barber Shop Show Fridays at Noon (CST) 89.5fm and 90.7fm in Chicago or visit Press play.
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