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 Friday’s Barber Shop Show, we unpack Yana Kunichoff’s article for the Chicago Reporter’s Muckrakers Blog, “Could the Mayor’s plan to stop drinking, public urination worsen crowding at Cook County Jail?” She’ll join us to explain how so-called victimless crimes have much steeper consequences, thanks to a new City of Chicago Ordinance. Those consequences might even lead to overcrowding at Cook County Jail.
We’ll also be joined by Tracy Siska of the Chicago Justice Project. He’ll explain more about who is targeted for conviction of these crimes.
Plus, we’ll talk to Maria Gaspar, Maria recently completed an audio documentary program through the Vocalo Storytellers Workshop. Her documentary unpacks the relationship between The Cook County Jail and the surrounding Little Village neighborhood. We’ll also hear that documentary.
The Barber Shop Show airs live from Carter’s Barber Shop in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood on Fridays at Noon. vocalo.org 89.5fm (NWI/CHI) and 90.7fm (CHI).

On Friday’s Barber Shop Show, we unpack Yana Kunichoff’s article for the Chicago Reporter’s Muckrakers Blog, “Could the Mayor’s plan to stop drinking, public urination worsen crowding at Cook County Jail?” She’ll join us to explain how so-called victimless crimes have much steeper consequences, thanks to a new City of Chicago Ordinance. Those consequences might even lead to overcrowding at Cook County Jail.

We’ll also be joined by Tracy Siska of the Chicago Justice Project. He’ll explain more about who is targeted for conviction of these crimes.

Plus, we’ll talk to Maria Gaspar, Maria recently completed an audio documentary program through the Vocalo Storytellers Workshop. Her documentary unpacks the relationship between The Cook County Jail and the surrounding Little Village neighborhood. We’ll also hear that documentary.

The Barber Shop Show airs live from Carter’s Barber Shop in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood on Fridays at Noon. vocalo.org 89.5fm (NWI/CHI) and 90.7fm (CHI).