On this installment of the Barber Shop Show, we unpack Yana Kunichoff’s article for the Chicago Reporter’s Muckrakers Blog, “Could the Mayor’s plan to stop drinking, public urination worsen crowding at Cook County Jail?” She joined us to explain how so-called victimless crimes have much steeper consequences, thanks to a new City of Chicago Ordinance. Those consequences might even lead to overcrowding at Cook County Jail.
Plus, we talked to Maria Gaspar, Maria recently completed an audio documentary program through the Vocalo Storytellers Workshop. Her documentary unpacks the relationship between The Cook County Jail and the surrounding Little Village neighborhood. We also heard that documentary.
The Barber Shop Show airs live from Carter’s Barber Shop in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood on Fridays at Noon. vocalo.org 89.5fm (NWI/CHI) and 90.7fm (CHI).