Tag: Austin

Take a ride on the Green-Line to compare shopping options

Does where you live determine how far you can stretch a dollar on groceries?

Photos by Latricia Polk and Michelle Kanaar.

Photo Gallery: The Peace Corner is a safe haven from the violent streets

The Peace Corner Youth Center (PCYC) is a non-profit organization in the Austin neighborhood on Chicago's West Side. It was created to provide the neighborhood youth a safe place from gang violence and drug dealing.
When Sebastian Longstreet ended up in Stateville Correctional Center for selling drugs, he started talking to the man who indirectly led him to prison in the first place: His father. Longstreet’s path to prison began when he was about 12 and his father was incarcerated on a life sentence for murder. Wanting to help pay... Read more »

Barber Shop Show Preview: The other side of the Olympics

Barber Shop Show Preview: The other side of the Olympics
The world is captivated by this summer’s Olympic Games, and why shouldn’t it be? But beyond the dazzling ceremonies and the seemingly super-human athletes, there’s another side to the games. That’s the side we’ll be taking a look at on this week’s Barber Shop Show, our weekly radio show on Vocalo. What toll does the... Read more »