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SSW Radio

September 6, 2017

Erisa Apantaku interviews Chicago’s first Youth Poet Laureate, E’Mon Lauren. Erisa Apantaku attends the first live storytelling event in the series Englewood Speaks, this one featuring the Young Men of Englewood.

Recorded live from WHPK 88.5 FM – The Pride of the South Side with your hosts Sam Larsen and Erisa Apantaku.

The Weekly Read was produced by Sam Larsen. Music heard during The Weekly Read was “The Cypher” by Audiobinger, available on www.freemusicarchive.org.

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Stories and interviews from the people of the South Side of Chicago. 

Send submissions, story ideas, comments, or questions to:

southsideweeklyradio@gmail.com 

or mail to:

Attn: South Side Weekly Radio

Experimental Station

6100 S. Blackstone Ave.

Chicago, IL 60637

Hosts: Erisa Apantaku, Andrew Koski, Sam Larsen, Lewis Page

Producers: Andrew Koski, Sam Larsen, Bridget Vaughn, Julie Xu

Editor: Erisa Apantaku

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Archive

August 30, 2017

Bridget Vaughn interviews members of the African American Legacy, an initiative of the Chicago Community Trust. Portions of this interview appeared in the Weekly’s Interview Issue. Erisa Apantaku interviews Brittany Nacole about her album Earf Gurl.

Recorded live from WHPK 88.5 FM – The Pride of the South Side with your hosts Sam Larsen and Erisa Apantaku.

The Weekly Read was produced by Sam Larsen. Music heard during The Weekly Read was “The Cypher” by Audiobinger, available on www.freemusicarchive.org.

August 23, 2017

Julie Xu covers the Resurrection Projects’ Increase the Peace Campout. Portions of these interviews appeared in the Weekly’s Interview Issue. Bridget Vaughn interviews Liz Thompson of the Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education about philanthropy in the Black community of Chicago. Portions of this interview appeared in the Weekly’s Interview Issue. Sam Larsen visits The Taste of Black Chicago.

Recorded live from WHPK 88.5 FM – The Pride of the South Side with your hosts Erisa Apantaku, Sam Larsen, and Andrew Koski.

The Weekly Read was produced by Sam Larsen. Music heard during The Weekly Read was “The Cypher” by Audiobinger, available on freemusicarchive.org.

August 16, 2017

For Black Philanthropy Month, Bridget Vaughn interviews JeNyce Boolton of US Bank about corporate giving. Portions of this interview appeared in the Weekly’s Interview Issue. Erisa Apantaku interviews Tracie Hall of Rootwork Gallery about cultivating intention within her art gallery.

The Weekly Read was produced by Sam Larsen. Music heard during the Weekly Read was “The Cypher” by Audiobinger available on freemusicarchive.org.

August 9, 2017

Bridget Vaughn interviews Jackie Copeland-Carson of Black Philanthropy Month. Portions of this interview appeared in the Weekly’s Interview Issue. Erisa Apantaku interviews Faye Edwards of Faie African Art, a gallery in Bronzeville.

The Weekly Read was produced by Sam Larsen. Music heard during the Weekly Read was “The Cypher” by Audiobinger available on freemusicarchive.org.

August 2, 2017

Erisa Apantaku reports on the LGBT protest outside the Apostolic Church of God. Christopher ThoughtPoet Brown discusses his most recent project #HeartMelanin with Erisa Apantaku. Andrew Koski interviews local historian Samantha Clark about the myth of H. H. Holmes.

The Weekly Read was produced by Sam Larsen. Music heard during the Weekly Read was “The Cypher” by Audiobinger available on freemusicarchive.org.

July 26, 2017

Erisa Apantaku reports on the July 19 Obama Library Community Benefits Agreement meeting on housing. Erisa Apantaku interviews Daniel and Damon of AirGo Radio.

Recorded live from WHPK 88.5 FM – The Pride of the South Side with your hosts Erisa Apantaku and Sam Larsen.

The Weekly Read was produced by Sam Larsen. Music heard during The Weekly Read was “Nasty” by David Szesztay, available on freemusicarchive.org.

July 19, 2017

Erisa Apantaku visits a No Shots Fired community meeting. Sam Larsen spends the afternoon with authors and readers at the Soulful Chicago Book Fair. Visual artist Alexandra Antoine talks with Erisa Apantaku about her recent exhibition Diaspora/Dyaspora. A short clip of an interview between Erisa Apantaku and Daniel and Damon of AirGo Radio.

Recorded live from WHPK 88.5 FM – The Pride of the South Side with your hosts Sam Larsen, Andrew Koski, and Erisa Apantaku.

July 12, 2017

Erisa Apantaku visits the first annual Black Women and Youth Mental Health Expo. Erisa Apantaku follows up with the Pilsen community on the painting over of the Casa Aztlan murals.

The Casa Aztlan piece was edited by Sam Larsen. The Weekly Read was produced by Erisa Apantaku. Music heard during The Weekly Read was “Nasty” by David Szesztay, available on freemusicarchive.org.

July 5, 2017

Erisa Apantaku interviews rapper Jorge Mikell on the release of his new album Souliloquy. At the 61st St. Farmer’s Market, Erisa Apantaku talks with Franny Billingsley and sits in on a wonderful storytime. As part of the Chicago Home Theater Festival in May, Erisa Apantaku tags along with the Fly Girls from Black Girls Can Fly for a tour of Bronzeville.

The Weekly Read was produced by Erisa Apantaku. Music heard during The Weekly Read was “Nasty” by David Szesztay, available on freemusicarchive.org.

June 28, 2017

Erisa Apantaku interviews the organizers of the first Black Women and Youth Mental Health Expo. Erisa Apantaku covers the Plant’s closed loop system and farmers market in Back of the Yards. At the Growing Home Summer Block party, Erisa Apantaku talks with community members and Growing Home interns about the impact Growing Home has in their community. Build Coffee finally opens in the Experimental Station and Erisa Apantaku gets the scoop, or the pour!

The Weekly Read was produced by Erisa Apantaku. Music heard during the Weekly Read was “Nasty” by David Szesztay available on freemusicarchive.org.

June 21, 2017

Erisa Apantaku covers the June 20th PMG open house for the proposed luxury apartments development in Pilsen. Erisa Apantaku interviews Malafacha, a local ska band. Find their music at malafachaska.com. Thoughts on El Muelle, a seafood restaurant in Archer Heights.

The Weekly Read was produced by Erisa Apantaku. Music heard during the Weekly Read was “Nasty” by David Szesztay available on freemusicarchive.org.

June 14, 2017

Erisa Apantaku covers Brooksday at Nite, the event celebrating Gwendolyn Brooks’ 100th birthday. Also live storytelling from Will Hindmarch at Bridgeport’s Story Club South Side and James Gordon in Englewood’s Do Not Submit: Live Storytelling.

The Weekly Read was produced by Erisa Apantaku. Music heard during the Weekly Read was “Nasty” by David Szesztay available on freemusicarchive.org.

Episode 3: Inside the Youth/Police Project (January 2016)

Lewis Page interviews Chaclyn Hunt of the Youth/Police Project. Once a week, a group of students, lawyers, law students, and academics meet with a media production class at Hyde Park Academy to talk about policing. They call this the Youth/Police project. This isn’t an activist organization, though. Their mission is a little harder to describe.

Episode 2: RaceMan, RapperChick (October 2015)

Lowell “RaceMan” Thompson, who was born in Bronzeville in 1947 and became one of the first residents of the Robert Taylor Homes, discusses his past as a rare black face in the advertising industry. Angel Davanport, hip-hop musician of the Skigh Mob and Rapper Chicks collectives, talks about her unorthodox musical background and the glass ceiling for women in hip-hop.

Episode 1: Pilot (2015)

SSW Radio launches our podcast with three interviews from locals of the South Side, as featured in our newsprint counterpart, the South Side Weekly. Includes interviews with rapper Psalm One, youth development director Robyn Delahousay, and an uber driver.

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