Posts tagged "mid-month mash up"

Barber Shop Show review: Mid-Month Mash Up on gay marriage, demographic changes, and more

Each month, the Barber Shop Show features local journalists, bloggers and media personalities to get their take on the news of the month. For June’s Mid-Month Mash Up, the guests were Yolanda Perdomo, a host and producer with WBEZ; Jen Sabella, senior Chicago editor at DNAinfo Chicago; and myself representing The Chicago Reporter. The conversation... Read more »

The Barber Shop Show: Looking at gay marriage through the lens of racism and this month's news

You might not think about the connection between racism and gay marriage, but our guest on last week’s Barber Shop Show, Vernita Gray, shows us the ties. As she points out, laws banning interracial marriage were only overturned in 1967 with the U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia. “I think, ‘OK, America changed,'” said... Read more »

The Barber Shop Show: the power of the Latino vote and this month's news

We may not have heard very much about immigration in the presidential debates or even the election, but hold on to your seats, America. Just hours after President Obama was re-elected, Republicans started talking about how we have to find a real solution to the problem of immigration, one that may even involve a path... Read more »

The Barber Shop Show: Section 8 vouchers and analyzing this month's news

On our last episode of the Barber Shop Show, we talked about our latest investigation into discrimination against Section 8 subsidized housing voucher holders in suburban Cook County. Joining us in the studio was a tenant who chose to remain anonymous in name, but agreed to talk on video about the triumphs and pitfalls of... Read more »

Barber Shop Video Review: A September #WTF

The Chicago Teachers’ strike dominated most of September’s news and most of our monthly news-in-review segment on the Barber Shop Show. But every month, we make room for some WTF stories – those that really stopped us in our tracks and had us wondering. This month, Lorraine Forte shared a WTF story she heard that... Read more »