Shades of the City

Shades of the City

Shades of the City

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'Shades of the City' will focus on telling the stories of the people. From the south and west sides to the suburbs, this podcast will highlight the stories of those changemakers, educators, and historians who are fighting for change, providing resources for their communities and preserving the history of their beloved home, Chicago.
  1. April 08, 2022
    25 min
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    The Historic Chinatown
    In this episode, Lauren talks with two community members and organizers in the Chinatown neighborhood about its history, the possibility of an Asian majority ward, and how important it is to have community orga…
  2. March 25, 2022
    27 min
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    The Legacy of Johnson Publishing Company
    In this episode we take a trip down memory lane. One of the most influential Black media companies was created right here in Chicago. Johnson Publishing Company is best known for JET and EBONY magazines. Both m…
  3. March 11, 2022
    21 min
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    Shermann "Dilla" Thomas: Teaching Civic Pride Through Social Media
    In our first episode, Lauren sits down with viral Tik Tok Chicago historian Shermann "Dilla" Thomas in his Auburn Gresham home to talk about his love for Chicago history and how he is educating the next generat…
  4. February 11, 2022
    2 min
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    Trailer: This is Chicago
    Shades of the City is a new podcast hosted by WBBM's Lauren Brown. It focuses on telling the stories of the people, their communities, and their love for the city that made them. In our This is Chicago trailer…

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