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Chicago Reporter Investigative Update

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This week on the Barber Shop Show, we caught up with two recent investigations from The Chicago Reporter. First, we heard about how the City of Chicago avoided using competitive bidding in its contract for police body cameras. We discussed how much that agreement cost taxpayers, as well as a new police reporting app. We were joined by: • Jonah Newman, investigative journalist with the Chicago Reporter • Channing Harris, creator of the app and website Excuse Me Officer Then, we heard about new public funding from the U.S. Department of Education to help students traumatized by violence in their communities. For that conversation, we were joined by: • Kalyn Belsha, investigative journalist with the Chicago Reporter Finally, we revisited Audra Wilson’s report on how homelessness is impacting our youth. The Barber Shop Show airs Sundays at 9am on Vocalo 91.1FM. You can also stream live at In addition, the show rebroadcasts on Sundays at 3pm on WBEZ 91.5FM.

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