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Vocalo's Barber Shop Show

Fried Chicken Renaissance

Chicago is enjoying a Fried Chicken renaissance, of sorts. No less than half a dozen popular North Side hipster chicken offerings have popped up around town in recent years. Meanwhile, classic fried chicken restaurants like Uncle Remus’ Chicken are experiencing growth, as well. But, is “foodie culture” sometimes biased in the way it categorizes some restaurants as “the best”, and others as “bad”? For that conversation, host Richard Steele was joined by Charmaine Rickette of Uncle Remus’ Chicken And WBEZ Food Journalist Monica Eng. Then we heard about a couple of cultural workers who are carrying on the legacy of Dr. Margaret Burroughs, founder of the South Side Community Art Center and co-founder of the DuSable Museum. For that story, we were joined by Vocalo Storyteller Workshop alum Ayinde Jean-Baptiste. The Barber Shop Show airs on Fridays and Saturdays at Noon on 91.1FM. In addition, the show broadcasts on Sundays at 3pm on WBEZ 91.5FM

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