A radical Black woman playwright found her excellent work embraced as an enduring artistic format that encourages dialogues on inequity and justice in cities across the world. The late Lorraine Hansberry’s narrative serves as the RAISIN inspiration, as well as a departure point for exploring a multiplicity of experiences and conversations.
Welcome to the broadcast platform of an eponymous visual arts exhibition featuring dialogues between visual artists, theater scholars, fair-housing advocates, global migration advocates, and more. The exhibition project is led by curator Asha Iman Veal, Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow 2021. Veal also produces this radio cast.
RAISIN offers a dynamic slate of conversations that explore local and global perspectives on “home.”
Featured artworks above Black Woman Why? (2020) and ACT 2 SCENE 2 (2021) by RAISIN artists Kierah Kiki King.
Weekly Day Above
BeerDownload is the only podcast and radio show that pits beers head to head in a tournament style competition to find out which beer reigns supreme.
Lumpen Radio Twitch Live is the Community of the Future, streaming today. Weekly programming is curated by Lumpen Radio, PMI, ESS Chicago, International Anthem, Neobeat, LA Experimental, and more. Concerts feature artists and musician from all of over the world, together. Check the schedule often for updated concert information and follow us at twitch.tv/lumpenradio.
Wattz Up! is a youth produced and hosted variety talk show that reflects their culture and their communities. After Wattz Up! listeners can enjoy the sweet sounds of La Mesita, bringing independent and upcoming musicians to Yollocalli Studio Y, for a concert live performance and interview. Broadcasting live from Studio Y in the heart of Little Village, youth ages 13 to 24 take over the airwaves with unique stories, cool jams, and lots of lolz.
Bi-Weekly(2nd & 4th Days Above)
Radio’s Greatest Program™, The Don’t Call Me Sweetheart! Show is dedicated to preserving the heritage of audio entertainment while using the tools for a progressive and inclusive agenda. Employing classic “show within a show” comedy, and thoughtful radio plays across all genres, Sweetheart also drives firmly into the future with biting social satire, and the creation of new audio formats. It is original radio for independent minds.
Catch The Minimal Beat, your home for brand new independent music, on Lumpen Radio every Saturday 5-7PM CST. TMB is hosted & curated by resident DJs Caitlin Rose Mahoney & Bill Ocean, and features lively interviews & guest DJ sets by independent artists.
Monthly (3rd Day Above)
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“A slice for all, even Joey Ramone”
Thanks for listening and sharing this pop punk pizza party with us. We’ll cherish this moment forever!
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Monthy (1st Day Above)
Buildings on Air is a show that demystifies architecture through wild speculation, good conversation, a healthy dose of lefty political perspective, and lots of skepticism about the ‘power of design.’ Each show features guests from the many different facets of the architecture world in Chicago and beyond.