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Vocalo's Barber Shop Show

Beating the Odds

It’s the beginning of baseball season, and both the Sox and the Cubs have good prospects. Meanwhile, the Blackhawks and the Bulls are focused on making the playoffs. We talked sports with Cheryl Rae Stout. Then, we heard about a young rugby team based on the West Side of Chicago that’s beating the odds. We spoke with: • head coach of the Kipp Ascend Mountain Lions Rugby team, Andy Schmitz, • 8th grader Johnari Smith, who’s a team captain, and • Patrick Ross, one of the captains from last year's team. He’s a freshman this year at Chicago Hope, and he is playing rugby for them now. Plus, we heard from the founder of the Black Women’s Expo. The Barber Shop Show airs live on Fridays at Noon on Vocalo 91.1FM. You can also stream live at In addition, the show rebroadcasts on Saturdays at 9am on 91.1FM and on Sundays at 3pm on WBEZ 91.5FM

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