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Growing Up in Englewood

On this week’s Barber Shop Show, host Richard Steele talked with Elaine Hegwood-Bowen about her new memoir “Old School Adventures from Englewood—South Side of Chicago". Joined by community activist Rashanah Baldwin, they also talk about the community, then and now. Plus, schools are, of course, a place for learning about the world around us. Sometimes, however, the biggest lessons wind up not being in books. We talk about the suburban substitute teacher who admittedly used the N-Word in a classroom. Malicious of Misguided? Lorraine Forte of Catalyst joined us for that conversation. And, lastly, we review the new film “Dear White People”. It’s a film that deals with issues of race on a fictional Ivy League campus. For that discussion, we were joined by Reggie Ponder, The Reel Critic. The Barber Shop Show airs on Fridays and Saturdays at Noon on 90.7FM, 89.5FM, and 91.1FM. You can also stream live at In addition, the show broadcasts on Sundays at 3pm on WBEZ 91.5FM.

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