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The Barber Shop show: Strong feelings on both sides of the gun rights debate

On the issue of gun rights, people on either side of the debate have strong feelings. Pamela Bosley takes on gun violence because it was an illegal gun that was used to kill her son on an early April evening in 2006. For Colleen Lawson, a close brush with burglars left her feeling vulnerable. But... Read more »

Fame, stereotypes and Vera Stark - Barbershop show review

Fame, stereotypes and Vera Stark - Barbershop show review
Groundbreaking fame – but at a price. That was the trade-off for Vera Stark, a fictional African-American actress who made her career in the 1930s playing roles that in some cases perpetuated negative stereotypes of people of color. Now, a new play that recently ended its run at the Goodman Theater, “By the Way, Meet... Read more »

Black History Month + Women's History Month = the muckraking Ida B. Wells

With February being Black History Month and March dubbed Women’s History Month, it’s as good a time as any to honor an African-American woman who contributed to both histories. Ida B. Wells-Barnett, the muckraking journalist, was an outspoken social campaigner, newspaper editor and political candidate in the late 1800s to early 1900s and the ideal... Read more »
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What is the state of Latino political clout in Chicago?

What is the state of Latino political clout in Chicago?
The Latino community may have some new political voices in Chicago City Council since the ward remapping, but controversy continues to bubble as to whether the rapidly growing group was short shrifted in last week’s redistricting. On Wednesday, the Latino Policy Forum released an analysis of the ward boundaries and argued that “the new maps–and... Read more »

Subsidized housing and slum landlords

What do you have if you put together a prominent landlord, $300 million in development projects and apartments without heat? Today, tune in to the  Barbershop Show on Vocalo at noon, when we’ll look into what the conditions are in subsidized housing managed by one polarizing figure on the South Sider–Leon Finney Jr. Finney is a... Read more »

Must-hear radio: "One and Done" on today's Barbershop Show

Must-hear radio: "One and Done" on today's Barbershop Show
If you’ve never tuned in to our weekly radio show, the Barbershop Show, or if you listen every single week, you simply must tune in today at noon. We’ve gathered a group of people who are sure to make one of our most memorable, most controversial and most interesting shows ever. Did you know that... Read more »
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