Posts tagged "The Barber Shop Show"

The Barber Shop Show: Schools closing around the shop

The Barber Shop Show: Schools closing around the shop
With 129 Chicago Public schools on the potential closings list, many are wondering if their local school is going to be shut down. Chicago’s South and West sides  are bearing the brunt of the school closure list. And in North Lawndale, in the few miles around the home of The Barber Shop Show, Carter’s Barbershop,... Read more »

The Barber Shop Show: Youth fighting violence and Chicago's black poetry scene

On last week’s Barber Shop Show, we touched on a timely topic here in Chicago: youth violence. Photographer Carlos Javier Ortiz from the Too Young To Die project joined us at Carter’s Barber Shop, along with students from the Columbia Links youth journalism program who write about the violence they see happening around them. Here’s... Read more »

The Barber Shop Show: Violence after school, on Chicago streets

We like to feature a range of issues on the Barber Shop Show–some serious, some more light-hearted. Our monthly WTF segment usually brings quite a few laughs. But lately, Chicago’s news has been serious and so have we. Last week, host Richard Steele and sports reporter Cheryl Raye Stout discussed a shooting that took the... Read more »
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The Barber Shop Show: Wrongful convictions and our holiday re-runs

This week on the Barber Shop Show, our weekly radio show broadcast live from Carter’s Barber Shop in North Lawndale, we invited local journalist to join us for our Mid-Month Mash Up, including blogger Jessica Young. Here’s Jessica giving us a run down of her favorite stories from this week’s show: We’ll be taking these... Read more »

The Barber Shop Poll: Should 17 year-olds be charged as adults or minors?

This week on the Barber Shop Show, our weekly radio on Vocalo 89.5 FM, we’re talking about 17 year-olds in the criminal justice system. Currently, if a 17-year-old commits a felony in Illinois, they’re automatically charged as adults. That means they spend time in adult jail, get adult sentences and sent to adult prison. But... Read more »

The Barber Shop Show: The Obamacare tax and segregation sickness

Looking forward to health care reform? You might end up paying a little more for your Grand Slam because of it. This week on The Barber Shop Show, WBEZ’s Don Hall brought in his news dislike for the month: businesses planning to charge customers more and cut employee hours to make up for any lost... Read more »
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The Barber Shop Show: Flaming Hot Cheetos and a fun farewell show

The Barber Shop Show: Flaming Hot Cheetos and a fun farewell show
My favorite category of stories on our mid-month mash up episode of the Barber Shop Show is always the WTF stories. Sure, we share our news likes and dislikes, and those are interesting. But the WTFs are always the ones I end up telling my husband about over dinner. Like the lady who found out... Read more »

The Barber Shop Show: Bringing abuse and discrimination to light

Last week on the Barber Shop Show, we were lucky enough to have playwright and performer Dael Orlandersmith  from the one-woman show, Black N Blue Boys/Broken Men, which just opened at the Goodman Theater. In the show, Orlandersmith portrays five very different men with one thing in common–they are all survivors of  abuse. After the... Read more »

Barber Shop Preview: Back to School

Barber Shop Preview: Back to School
This week, thousands of students across Chicago sharpened their pencils, slung backpacks over their shoulder and headed back to school. But what kinds of challenges did they face when they got there — both in and outside the classroom? This week on the Barber Shop Show, we’re putting together a few of our best segments... Read more »
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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... Read more »