Carlyle, now playing at the Goodman Theatre, digs into the path a young black man took to become a conservative insider. The play also deals with issues of race and class. Host Richard Steele was joined by:
• James Earl Jones II, who plays Carlyle Meyers
• Thomas Bradshaw, the playwright behind Carlyle
Then, we heard about a new report with recommendations for improving the success rate at Chicago Public Schools.
For that discussion, Richard was joined by:
• Beatriz Ponce de Leon, Generation All's executive director, and
• David Castro, who is a program coordinator at Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP)
The Barber Shop Show airs live on Fridays at Noon on Vocalo 91.1FM. You can also stream live at vocalo.org. In addition, the show rebroadcasts on Saturdays at 9am on 91.1FM and on Sundays at 3pm on WBEZ 91.5FM