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This week on SSW Radio we talked with two new artists about their new releases and got a recap of Chicago’s bond system

Negrow Disco was more of an ode to people, the queer Black and brown folks that started disco. Soul Bounce was kind of more of me coming and establishing my sound / genre. And BANBA is just people getting to know me more.”

South Side rapper Ric Wilson joined SSW’s Olivia Obineme and Chris Good in studio to talk about everything from the new EP BANBA to modeling to prison abolition.

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Born and raised in Chatham, Tracye Eileen’s musical career started in a school play when she was 8. Now, she runs her own label, has monthly shows at Buddy Guy’s Legends, and is about to drop her second CD, Why Did I Say Yes. In a conversations with South Side Weekly’s Bridget Vaughn, Eileen talks about her musical journey and her newest release.

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Last month, the Chicago Community Bond Fund hosted City Bureau’s 58th Public Newsroom. Director of Advocacy Irene Romulo and volunteer Liz Corrado talked through Cook County’s money bond system and shared findings from a 2017 courtwatching initiative led by the Coalition to End Money Bond. Here they answer questions posed by a curious audience. Read and listen to more of South Side Weekly’s coverage of bail reform.

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