On this episode of the Barbershop Show, we discuss the number of vacant lots in Chicago and how these lots can be put to good use. We speak with Peter Strazzabosco, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Planning & Development about the Green Healthy Neighborhoods Plan. We also speak to community members Karen Trout and Tashera Shields who have worked to build the Avers Community Garden on a formerly vacant lot. Finally, we speak to Sidney Thomas, COO of the Near North Health Services Corporation about access to health care.
The Barber Shop Show airs on Fridays and Saturdays at Noon on 90.7FM and 89.5FM. You can also stream live at vocalo.org. The show also broadcasts on Sundays at 3pm on WBEZ.