By BUILD Chicago
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Too many young kids are losing their lives to gun violence–and that needs to stop. With guests ranging from US Sen Dick Durbin and Chicago Bears legend Charles Tillman, to ex gang members and prisoners-turned-community organizers, BUILD Radio is a megaphone for BUILD Chicago, a nonprofit trailblazer in gang intervention, violence prevention and youth development. From meaningful interviews and inspiring stories, to youth written songs, poems, and spoken word pieces, BUILD Radio is a podcast for listeners looking to support a life-line in some of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods. Find out more at www.buildchicago.org Follow @BUILDChicago
||CleanEp. 4 – “Death Is Contagious”: The Max Cerda Story [Explicit Content Warning]||The debut of “Death Is Contagious”, a powerful audio-drama chronicling the true story of Street Intervention Specialist Max Cerda; also an interview with Max discussing gang life, what solitary confinement was like,||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3 – Power, Poetry, and Politics (feat. US Sen Dick Durbin, writer/artist/scholar Eve Ewing)||Benjy and BUILD youth participants talk about voting, guns, gangs, and what they see in their communities. Also, US Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, Writer/Scholar/Cultural Organizer Dr. Eve Ewing, and original spoken word poems from youth.||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2 – Chicago Bears BUILD (Charles Tillman, Sam Acho) + youth “Hip-hopera”||BUILD sits down with past Chicago Bears star cornerback Charles Tillman, current linebacker Sam Acho, and franchise chairman George McCaskey. Also, the premiere of youth written/performed 3-part hip-hopera, “The Saga of Terrence Jenkins”.||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1 – Saving Lives with Art and Music||In our premiere episode we are introduced to BUILD, its executive director, and why such work is critical now. We also speak to a Cook County Commissioner, a reformed gang member, and hear song, story, and spoken word pieces from BUILD’s young people.||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I love that this podcast focuses on all the good work being done around city! Thanks to BUILD, the future looks bright for Chicago youth!