Randomly Selected
Randomly Selected - Shaka Rawls

Randomly Selected - Shaka Rawls

September 16, 2022

For this episode of Randomly Selected, we sit down with Principal and leader of Leo High School, Shaka Rawls!

We talk about everything from the tools he uses to help guide the youth he oversees, how he made his way into being a Principal and so much more!

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Randomly Selected - Helen Shiller

Randomly Selected - Helen Shiller

September 1, 2022

For this special episode of Randomly Selected, we sit down with former Alderman of the 46th ward in Chicago, Illinois and Chicago City Council member, Helen Shiller!

She shares stories from her childhood and how she was first introduced to politics, her cross-city migration to becoming the Alderman of Uptown and so much more!

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Randomly Selected - Lisa Beasley

Randomly Selected - Lisa Beasley

August 15, 2022

For this special episode of Randomly Selected, we sit down with Actor, Writer and Comedian, Lisa Beasley! She shares stories from the early stages of her career as a graphic designer and how an opportunity to share her poetry lead to her being a dominant force in the industry. Lisa was a writer for "Cards Against Humanity" and currently holds a monthly residency at the legendary Laugh Factory in Chicago.

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Randomly Selected - Ron Trent & Eric Williams

Randomly Selected - Ron Trent & Eric Williams

July 1, 2022

For this special episode of Randomly Selected, we sit down with Ron Trent and Eric Williams! We talk to Ron about his new album, "What do the stars say to you", his long-term friendship with Eric and how all of that led into the build out of Bronzeville Winery. We also talk to Eric about how the Sound System Block Party started and what it has become for both of these gentlemen throughout the years of hosting it.

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Randomly Selected - Christopher LeMark

Randomly Selected - Christopher LeMark

June 1, 2022

For this episode of Randomly Selected, we sit down with Christopher LeMark!

Christopher is the CEO & Founder of Coffee, Hip-Hop & Mental Health here in Chicago. We talk about everything from his career as a Jay-Z impersonator and why he chose not to continue that path all the way to the launch and continued success of Coffee, Hip-Hop & Mental Health, an organization that seeks to Normalize the physical, emotional and mental well-being in the black and brown community.

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Randomly Selected - Natalie Y. Moore

Randomly Selected - Natalie Y. Moore

May 15, 2022

For this episode of Randomly Selected, we sit down with Natalie Y. Moore!

Natalie is an award-winning journalist based in Chicago. Her reporting tackles race, housing, economic development, food injustice, and violence. We talk about everything from growing up as a Chicago native and her inspirations for becoming a journalist all the way to her current endeavors as a writer and so much more.

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Randomly Selected - Dave Jeff

Randomly Selected - Dave Jeff

May 1, 2022

For this episode of Randomly Selected, we sit down with Dave Jeff!

A cultural architect, a builder of brands, the creator of PHLI and the overall voice to many communities including his home base, Hyde Park! We talk about everything from growing up as a Hyde Park native and building up PHLI all the way to his current endeavors including Hyde Park Summer Fest and so much more!

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Randomly Selected - Dr Tara Betts

Randomly Selected - Dr Tara Betts

April 15, 2022

For this episode, we sit down with Dr Tara Betts to discuss her beginnings as a poet and how that lead into a legacy that continues to grow through teaching, writing and so much more!

Dr. Tara Betts is the author of Break the Habit, Arc & Hue, and the forthcoming Refuse to Disappear. In addition to working as an editor, a teaching artist, and a mentor for other writers, she has taught at several universities. She is the Inaugural Poet for the People Practitioner Fellow at University of Chicago, an Artist in Residence at Northwestern University's English Department, and founder of Whirlwind Learning Center. Tara can be found on Twitter a @TaraBetts. Her Poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, including The Breakbeat Poets, Essence Magazine, and Poetry Magazine.

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Randomly Selected - Bronzeville Winery

Randomly Selected - Bronzeville Winery

April 1, 2022

Wanna know when Bronzeville Winery is opening??? 

Get the answer EXCLUSIVELY in the next episode of Randomly Selected! Episode 26 brings in Bronzeville Winery owners, Eric Williams & Cecilia Cuff, to discuss the grand opening, the journey, the details and so much more.

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Randomly Selected - Jonathan Swain

Randomly Selected - Jonathan Swain

March 15, 2022

For this episode of Randomly Selected, we sit down with Jonathan Swain.

Father, small business owner, and community leader running for Congress to serve the South Side of Chicago - Get to know the man, his motives and the plan!

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