Barber Shop Show Video Review: Segregation, poverty and health

Some communities in Chicago should come with a Surgeon General's warning.

That's what Steve Bogira, senior writer for the Chicago Reader, says when it comes to looking at the effect of racial segregation on the health of Chicago residents. Bogira joined us at Carter's Barber Shop in North Lawndale on Friday for our weekly radio show on Vocalo, 89.5 FM. The show was simulcast on WBEZ as part of their Race Out Loud series.

One question we tackled on the show: what's the solution to the problem of segregation? And if fixing racial segregation is a long way off, what can we do in the meantime to make communities better places to live?

Bogira had answers, but he warned they weren't simple. Take a look:

Did you miss last week's episode of the Barber Shop Show? You can listen to the archive online or download our weekly podcast, available the Tuesday after the show airs.

Video segment taped and edited by Lucio Villa.

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