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Vocalo's Barber Shop Show

Schools of Soul

A number of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (or HBCUs) are seeing an uptick in enrollment after years of decline. On this installment of the Barber Shop Show, we heard about some theories regarding the student increases Then, Reclaimed Soul’s Ayana Contreras joined host Richard Steele to discuss some of the former HBCU students that have made an impact on the music scene. Plus, we revisited the story of a young rugby team based on the West Side of Chicago that’s beating the odds. For that conversation, we were joined by: • Andy Schmitz • Brandon Hellwig • Johnari Smith, and • Patrick Ross from the KIPP Ascend Mountain Lion Rugby team. The Barber Shop Show airs live on Fridays at Noon on Vocalo 91.1FM. You can also stream live at In addition, the show rebroadcasts on Saturdays at 9am on 91.1FM and on Sundays at 3pm on WBEZ 91.5FM

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