Samantha Madrid (Olivia Obineme)

This week on SSW Radio we talked about the closing of an STI clinic in Englewood, began a segment on WHPK community DJs, heard dispatches from the 2018 Women’s March Chicago, and more

An estimated 300,000 individuals marched in the Women’s March Chicago on January 20. South Side Weekly Radio’s Bridget Vaughn and Olivia Obineme went to speak with South Siders at the march about what brought them there. “I don’t want myself or other people to become desensitized to what’s going on,” said Samantha Madrid of Pilsen.

Jared Brown, host of Central Air on WHPK, joined SSW Radio hosts Sam Larsen and Olivia Obineme to talk about the show. Central Air recently celebrated its first year on WHPK, and Sam and Olivia talked with Brown about how Brown keeps the show fresh and entertaining by spotlighting members of the community doing important things.

On Tuesday, January 23rd, a new Culver’s opened in Bronzeville. Baron Waller, owner of three other Culver’s franchise restaurants, is excited to bring that Culver’s culture to Bronzeville. South Side Weekly’s Erisa Apantaku got the scoop.

The Array of Things is a project attempting to use environmental sensing data that can be used to enable more effective city planning and environmental advocacy. Writer David Unger chatted with SSW Radio hosts Sam Larsen and Olivia Obineme about the origin of the project and current concerns over having smart sensors scattered throughout the city.

The Weekly Read shared her thoughts on the H&M photoshoot.

South Side Weekly’s Bea Malsky joined SSW Radio hosts Sam Larsen and Olivia Obineme in the studio to discuss the closing of a STI clinic in Englewood. The closing came after HIV diagnoses have come down around the city, but as Malsky reports, Englewood’s rates of HIV are higher than the city average.

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