WBEZ brings you fact-based news and information. Sign up for our newsletters to stay up to date on the stories that matter.On this installment of the Barber Shop Show, we updated two local stories that are probably being talked about at barber shops all over town: pending CPS closures and local sports. This week, independent hearing officers reviewed Chicago Public Schools’ list of 54 slated closings. They oppose 13 of the proposed closings, saying those schools don’t meet state standards that warrant a shutdown. In addition to this, more and more questions are being raised about the savings CPS has projected from the closures. Joining us at the shop to update us on all this was: WBEZ’s Linda Lutton Later in the show, we got an update on what’s going on in local sports, particularly baseball and basketball. For that, we were joined by: · WBEZ Sports Analyst Cheryl Rae Stout · and Fred Mitchell of the Chicago Tribune …as well as a couple of folks at the shop getting their hair cut. Coming to you live each Friday at Noon from Carter’s Barber Shop in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood, The Barber Shop Show is your weekly dose of real talk, straight from the shop floor. No punches are pulled and no topic is considered off-topic. Hosted by WBEZ’s Richard Steele. Produced by Ayana Contreras and Engineered by Sarah Lu. The Barber Shop Show airs on Vocalo.org 89.5fm (NWI/CHI) and 90.7fm (CHI).