Vocalo's Barber Shop Show


Coming to you live from Carter's Barbershop in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood, The Barber Shop Show brings you a weekly dose of real talk, straight from the shop floor. No punches are pulled and no topic is considered off-topic. Produced in partnership with the Chicago Reporter, and hosted by WBEZ’s Richard Steele. Airs every Friday at 12pm CST on Vocalo 91.1FM, 90.7FM, 89.5 FM, and Vocalo.org. The show also airs on Sundays at 3pm on WBEZ, 91.5FM, and WBEZ.org.


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Barber Shop Show 296: New Year's Resolutions for Chicago

January 6th, 2017

This week, we helped host Richard Steele celebrate his 75th birthday. For the celebration, we were joined by music icons: • Mavis Staples • Gene Chandler… Go to Episode

Barber Shop Show 295: East Texas Hot Links

January 3rd, 2017

In “East Texas Hot Links”, a play by Eugene Lee, seven strong willed neighbors join forces to protect one of their own. The year is 1955, and times… Go to Episode

Barber Shop Show 294: Steppin in Chicago

December 28th, 2016

On this week's installment of the Barber Shop Show, we heard host Richard Steele's 2005 conversation with Sam Chatman. Sam is credited as one of the key… Go to Episode

Barber Shop Show 293: Dr. Conrad Worrill and his Transition to "Elder Hood"

December 19th, 2016

Dr. Conrad Worrill is retiring after 40 years at the Northeastern Illinois University Center for Inner City Studies. He’s spent the past 12 years as… Go to Episode