Many Chicagoans know Merri Dee as a personality on WGN-TV; but her roots on Chicago Radio are undeniable.
She has overcome the odds (including abuse and attempted murder) to be a beacon of light, a trailblazer, and a role model for women of color. She joined us on this installment of the Barber Shop Show to talk about her life and her newly published memoir, titled ”Merri Dee, Life Lessons on Faith, Forgiveness & Grace”.
Glen Reedus also joined us at the shop. He is an editor at the Chicago Crusader, and also overcame an attempt on his life. He talked about picking up the pieces after tragedy strikes.
The Barber Shop Show is hosted by WBEZ’s Richard Steele, and streams on http://vocalo.org Fridays at Noon. On-air, Chicago listeners can tune into 89.5fm or 90.7fm.