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Monday

06:00Monday thru Friday

Vapor Radio

Let the vapor embrace you. New moods. New attitudes. New music

Lumpen Radio Staff,

7:00Weekly

The Jams

Classic, Old School and more…these are the JAMS!

Lumpen Radio Staff,

8:00Monday thru Friday

Democracy Now

Daily national news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González.

Democracy Now on the Web

Lumpen Radio,

16:00Quarterly (5th Day Above)

planet catieo

Planet catieo is always an exciting adventure to other places in our galaxy. DJ catieo is a free form DJ & spins a wide range of eclectic of tunes including Anatolian psychedelic rock, disco, French Boogie, space rock, electronic, minimal wave, and soul. She has hosted a variety of musicians on her show from Jazz, rock n’ roll to Gypsy. DJ catieo hopes to share unexpected music and always includes a bit of whimsy.

Catie Olson,

16:00Bi-weekly (1st & 3rd Days Above)

Trqpiteca FM
TRQPITECA FM is a new radio show hosted by TRQPITECA co-founders and resident DJs, La Spacer (Natalie Murillo) & Cqqchifruit (Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero). We’re talking all things dance music and art, with DJ sets, interviews, performances, and more from us and our special guests. Tune in to catch the Rush Hour Rave, where we’ll be turning your Mondays up with our favorite new underground dance music and classic party tunes from Chicago and around the world! www.trqpiteca.club
Every 1st & 3rd Monday of the month from 4-6pm on Lumpen Radio, WLPN-LP 105.5 FM Chicago.

Trqpiteca,

18:00Bi-weekly (1st & 3rd Days Above)

Out Of Vogue

Playing a different version of punk rock each and every week. Sometimes poppier, sometimes more hardcore-ish!

Kisston G.,

18:00Bi-Weekly (2nd & 4th Days Above)

The Ponderers

The Ponderers feature global tracks, with a focus on Latin America, spinning an eclectic and dance-friendly medley of womxn-fronted sounds, in both digital and vinyl formats. The show includes musical guests, empowering interviews with womxn doing extraordinary things in arts and culture, and the freshest cuts in Latin alternative music. Hosted by Stephanie Manriquez (#FanitaBanana) and Sandra Treviño (#DJAngelfuk), members of Future Rootz. Broadcasting live 2nd/4th Mondays from 6-8PM.

The Ponderers,

20:00Weekly

Post Modern Talking

The end times are here – come celebrate the funeral of Western Civilization with fond musical memories selected by hosts Bobby Conn and DJ LeDeuce. It’s hopeless – but it doesn’t have to sound that way. Exactly the same playlist as MeTV FM but with lots of Suicide, J Dilla, Strangulated Beatoffs and Throbbing Gristle mixed in. Plus regular guest appearances by Reuben Kincaid, Bill Mummy, Stevie Wayne and Lil’ MQCL77MQXL!

Bobby Conn,

22:00Bi-Weekly (1st & 3rd Days Above)

Release The Hounds

Release The Hounds brings you Lidia Vomito spinning Metal and Hard Rock on vinyl for the first hour and Punk, Hardcore, etc. the second hour from cohort, Bryan Chump Change. Release The Hounds airs every first and third Monday of the month from 10 pm to Midnight. Tune in and howl out… Awoooo!

Lidia Vomito, Bryan Chump Change,

22:00Bi-Weekly (2nd & 4th Days Above)

Dusty Sparkles’ Spectacular Soundhouse

Enter the Soundhouse, a sanctuary for the misfits, the outsiders, and the seekers of musical transcendence. From the depths of krautrock’s hypnotic embrace to the outer reaches of heavy psych’s trippy transcendence, this show is an expedition into the untamed territories of sound. Dusty Sparkles fearlessly unearths hidden treasures from every corner of the globe, unveiling the world’s best-kept secrets in heavy rock, where obscure sonic explorations bloom into sonic revolutions.

Dusty Sparkles,

23:00Bi-Weekly (2nd & 4th Days Above)

Screams of Combat

SCREAMS OF COMBAT is a bilingual radio show in which the midnight chronicles by El Cardenal de Aztlan explore the intersection of sports and modern mythology incorporating music, journalism, poetry and performance art. GRITOS DE COMBATE is inspired by the XXth Century Mexican avant-garde art movement known as “movimiento estridentista”.

El Cardenal de Aztlán,

Tuesday

06:00Monday thru Friday

Vapor Radio

Let the vapor embrace you. New moods. New attitudes. New music

Lumpen Radio Staff,

8:00Monday thru Friday

Democracy Now

Daily national news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González.

Democracy Now on the Web

Lumpen Radio,

9:00AMWeekly

Groove 5

Groove 5 is a musical experience that puts the groove first, always pocket, and always going. In a world void of compassion and care, Groove 5 will make you feel some kind of way.

A wide selection of genres spanning from Hip-Hop to House with the occasional interview of creative people, this show is inspired by long car rides and cigar lounges.

Neil Gainer,

11:00Weekly

Contratiempo Radio

Contratiempo radio is a cultural program that showcases Latin American and immigrant art and thought in the United States, and Chicago in particular. Functioning as an extension of and a complement to contratiempo magazine, the program creates a conversational space featuring poetry, music, art, cinema, literature, politics, immigrant stories and much more.

Contratiempo radio is broadcast live every Tuesday from 11am – 12pm and is re-transmitted on Sundays from 9am -10am.

Contra Tiempo

Contratiempo Members,

14:00Bi-Weekly (2nd & 4th Days Above)

Mutual Aid Report

The Mutual Aid Report is a radio and live stream series that delves into the concept of mutual aid. Our hosts, Stephanie Manriquez and Mario Smith, will unpack its historical significance and its role in local communities by spotlighting individuals  who are making a real difference at the grassroots level in the city of Chicago. Our goal is to elevate the profile of mutual aid, shed light on these community-based initiatives, and motivate others to either join or back existing ventures.

Mario Smith, Stephanie Manriquez,

18:00Weekly

bel_Air presents

Music from Chicago, the Milky Way Galaxy, and beyond
A variety of studio and live musical tracks with special guests

Todd Carter,

20:00Bi-weekly (1st & 3rd Days Above)

SONORAMA

A real sonic treat traveling back through Latin America during the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s. With some contemporary surprises along the way. Our language is the music from those Vintage Latin Sounds past and present.

SONORAMA,

20:00Bi-weekly

QC

Q.C. is for listeners who are interested in how soul, jazz, r&b, funk, and hip-hop are shaping new underground music from around the world. Listeners will also enjoy interviews, guest-mixes, and in-studio performances by potent new artists.

King Hippo,

22:00Monthly (2nd Day Above)

Slice of Pie

Sounds, music, musicals mixed with interviews, collages, life synths and the occasional bit of cheese all lightly thematically linked.

Henk Bakker,

22:00Bi-weekly (1st & 3rd Days Above)

Buen Viaje

Buen Viaje Radio is an extension of our live performances where we get a chance to explore new sounds and host guests that inspire us. Our record selection aims to celebrate the essence of dance music roots to create a timeless sound. You can expect sounds ranging from expressive feel-good house, to expansive jazz-infused rhythms, to deep hypnotic zones.

Buen Viaje,

Wednesday

06:00Monday thru Friday

Vapor Radio

Let the vapor embrace you. New moods. New attitudes. New music

Lumpen Radio Staff,

7:00Weekly

Global HiFi

The Global Get Down!

Lumpen Radio Staff,

8:00Monday thru Friday

Democracy Now

Daily national news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González.

Democracy Now on the Web

Lumpen Radio,

10:00Bi-Weekly (1st & 3rd Days Above)

City Dreams

“City Dreams” is a radio show hosted by journalist, historian, and organizer Annie Howard. Paired conversations with musicians, activists, artists, community builders, and more aim to explore the many different facets of urban life, exploring how everyday Chicagoans are working to make their city better.

Annie Howard,

11:00Bi-Weekly (1st & 3rd Days Above)

Bad @ Sports Center

Contemporary art talk without the ego. The Midwest’s largest independent contemporary art talk show.

Dana Bassett, Brian Andrews, Jesse Malmed, Ryan Peter Miller,

11:00Bi-Weekly (2nd & 4th Days Above)

Art Design Chicago Talk Series

The Art Design Chicago Talk Series by Lumpen Radio is set to explore and celebrate Chicago’s rich artistic heritage and its diverse creative communities. This series will examine the intersections of art, design, and activism and the city’s relationship with indigeneity, migration, and displacement.

Through a series of broadcasted conversations in Spanish and English with the artists, curators and cultural organizers behind the exhibitions featured as part of Art Design Chicago, Lumpen Radio hosts will highlight the evolution and impacts of these projects. This initiative promises an extensive exploration of Chicago’s cultural and artistic identity, broadening the narratives of American art.

The Art Design Chicago Talk Series is part of Art Design Chicago, a citywide collaboration initiated by the Terra Foundation for American Art that highlights the city’s artistic heritage and creative communities.

*Art Design Chicago Talk Series is an original production of Lumpen Radio. Produced by Stephanie Manriquez, Charly García, Nick Wylie, SY Lim and Ariandy Luna.

Lumpen Radio Staff,

16:00Weekly

Country, My Way

Underplayed classics, and small-label gems, spanning all eras of honky tonk, bluegrass, outlaw, western swing, country soul/funk, Ameripolitan. Stubbornly curated by Chicago’s country-est mofo: singer & songwriter Lawrence Peters.

Lawrence Peters,

18:00Bi-weekly (1st & 3rd Day Above)

Gómez-Peña’s Mex Files: Audio Art & Strange Poetry from the US/Mexico Border

Gómez-Peña’s Mex Files: Audio Art & Strange Poetry from the US/Mexico Border offers multilingual live radio and archival audio programs addressing “the multiple pandemics of racism, sexism, xenophobia and neo-colonialism on steroids in the Trump Era.” Throughout his life, Gómez-Peña has worked in audio art and radio across multiple genres, from poetic journalism to Spanglish spoken word, and from radical storytelling to collaborations with musicians, poets, and activists. This ongoing series will present samples of his previous work (1980–2015) and newly recorded material created in the last two years and during lock-down.

 

In a first-ever partnership, Jane Addams Hull-House MuseumPublic Media Institute, and the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art present a year-long series of experimental audio performances from Guillermo Gómez-Peña, a performance artist, writer, activist, and MacArthur Fellow, class of 1991. The series is an initiative of Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Changeand the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40, a multi-venue exhibition and program series organized by the Smart Museum to mark the 40th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows program throughout 2021.

Guillermo Gómez-Peña,

18:00Bi-Weekly (2nd & 4th Days Above)

Halftone Radio Supershow

Chicago Printer Guild present Halftone Radio Supershow

Join your pal Dud Lawson and Manny of the Chicago Printers Guild & your favorite printmakers from across the city to chat inky paper and play funky jams!

Chicago Printers Guild,

19:00Weekly

CoAmp en Español

Communities Amplified presents original Spanish content as part of the expanded multilingual programming on the WLPN airwaves each week.

This project is supported by major funding from The Field Foundation and additional support from The McCormick Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts and the Chicago Learning Exchange.

CoAmp Team,

20:00Bi-Weekly (2nd & 4th Days Above)

InBetween Radio/ Stations

InbetweenRadio/Stations
Glenn Russell

InbetweenRadio/Stations is Chicago’s only show for and about DJs, Music, Vinyl collecting and Sound Manipulation.
Host DJ Glenn discusses and plays hidden gems of all musical types from all decades. He share tracks from recent vinyl finds and favorites from their DJ events. This show often features a guest DJ set and new tracks by local artists.

Show Archives

Find us on Facebook.

Glenn Russell,

20:00Bi-Weekly (1st & 3rd Days Above)

The Butter Hours

The butter boys hit the airwaves every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month as they play their favorite underground electronic and dance music as well as deep cuts from all genres.

Scott Bufis,

22:00Bi-weekly (1st & 3rd Days Above)

Spiritworld

Spiritworld is a showcase of sounds that are designed to transport you to another world. A communication with an ethereal, spiritual and psychedelic world that we cannot see, but feel. A world that is happening around us all of the time and all we have to do is listen.

DJ Heaven,

Thursday

06:00Monday thru Friday

Vapor Radio

Let the vapor embrace you. New moods. New attitudes. New music

Lumpen Radio Staff,

7:00Weekly

Numero Group Radio Archive

A selection of music from the Numero Group Archives…..

Numero Group,

8:00Monday thru Friday

Democracy Now

Daily national news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González.

Democracy Now on the Web

Lumpen Radio,

9:00Bi-weekly (1st & 3rd Day Above)

Pocket Guide to Hell

Pocket Guide to Hell explores the intersections of art, politics, and culture as illuminated by Chicago’s past. Along the way, hosts Paul Durica and Elliot Heilman talk with fine folks doing the work of keeping the past present and show you the places where the city’s history resides today.

Paul Durica, Elliot Heilman,

11:00Weekly

Eye 94

Lumpen Radio’s books and literature show

Jamie Trecker, Mike Sack, Jeremy Kitchen,

12:00Weekly

Mashed Potato Time

Mashed Potato Time is all about the glory days of the recording culture that left us with stacks and stacks of forgotten 45s. Karin dusts off her favorite ’50s & ’60s singles for an all-vinyl show filled with carefree soul grooves, early R&B movers, dance crazes that never were, scuzzy garage gems, and much more!

Karin Fjellman,

14:00Weekly

News From the Service Entrance with Mario

Music, interviews and people from all walks of life. Famous and infamous. Radio with a purpose.

Mario Smith,

16:00Bi-Weekly (1st & 3rd Days Above)

Skerd To Dance

Skerd To Dance is mixed live by Jimmy Kaps, featuring special guest local DJs and producers who take over the FM airwaves with vinyl/digital DJ sets and/or live gear performances.

Jimmy Kaps,

16:00Monthly (2nd Day Above)

Idiot Business

Primarily experimental electronic music, Idiot Business includes but is not limited to IDM, techno, bass, jungle, rave, ambient, electro-acoustic, noise, hip hop, rock, and pop. The show aims to provide good music to bob your head to or space out to (or both), irrespective of format or (sub-)genre.

Mike Esposito,

16:00Monthly (4th Day Above)

Mutant Hit Parade

The Mutant Hit Parade is a selection of classic power-pop and rock that would have been big hits had only anyone given it a chance. Lawrence Peters does.

Lawrence Peters,

18:00Monthly (2nd & 4th Day Above)

Bi-Lengua Radio

Bi-Lengua radio bridges the gap of the Americas with themed episodes that explore the collision of culture. Expect an eclectic tour of music and conversation in English and Spanish.

Osvaldo Cuevas,

20:00Bi-Weekly (1st, 3rd & 5th Days Above)

Beer Temple Insiders Roundtable

Chris Quinn, owner of the Beer Temple, sits down with craft beer insiders to discuss the topics that matter most to them. Each week features different guests sharing their insights and giving you a insider’s view of the evolving craft beer scene.

Chris Quinn,

20:00Bi-Weekly (2nd & 4th Days Above)

Lumpen FC
A Rondo on the world’s most popular sport. Full of opinionated insights, humorous perspectives, and highly debatable points of view. From the 4-4-2 to VAR (and sometimes rampant bribery), we cover the Beautiful Game in full.
Lumpen FC- the world’s game brought to you by Lumpen Radio and Barra Brava Brewing Co.

Adrian Aguirre, Jaime J, Sebastian Aguirre,

22:00Weekly

CHANDO RADIO

Chando Radio combines underground and rare electronic, experimental, and progressive dance music hand picked by Chicago synth ensemble Chandeliers (Lisa Armstrong, Harry Brenner, Chris Kalis, Scott McGaughey) and special guests.

 

Listen to past shows

Chandeliers,

Friday

06:00Monday thru Friday

Vapor Radio

Let the vapor embrace you. New moods. New attitudes. New music

Lumpen Radio Staff,

7:00Weekly

The Jams

Classic, Old School and more…these are the JAMS!

Lumpen Radio Staff,

8:00Monday thru Friday

Democracy Now

Daily national news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González.

Democracy Now on the Web

Lumpen Radio,

9:00Weekly

Live from the Heartland

Live from the Heartland is a weekly political news & entertainment show that has broadcast out of Chicago for over 30 years, with new episodes broadcast every Friday at 9AM.

Michael James,

11:00Weekly

Hitting Left with the Mike Klonsky & Friends

A one hour conversation with guests from Chicago and around the country on education, political and social justice issues.

Mike Klonsky,

16:00Bi-Weekly (1st & 3rd Days Above)

Gridlock Soundlab

This is Sadie Woods, and I’m bringing you Gridlock Soundlab, rush hour radio featuring House, Afro Latin Rhythms, Worldbeat, Disco, Funk, Soul, Electro, and Indie Dance music. Gridlock Soundlab, first and third Fridays at 4, only on 105.5 FM, Lumpen Radio.

Sadie Woods,

16:00Bi-Weekly (2nd & 4th Days Above)

Enchúfate

Enchúfate explores the dynamic culture surrounding alternative sounds and artistry from across the Latine diaspora. Guided by music journalist Sandra Treviño, the live broadcast features new music, artist interviews, community projects, and conversations in support of independent cultural endeavors.

For more, visit: enchufate.com

Sandra Treviño,

18:00weekly

Lumpen Week in Review

Welcome to Lumpen Week in Review the show that covers the past week of news, happenings and programs presented on Lumpen Radio.

Lumpen Radio Staff,

19:00Bi-weekly (1st & 3rd Days Above)

Weird Lady Music

Host Baltazark (Jodie Baltazar) brings you WEIRD MUSIC made by ladies and music made by WEIRD LADIES spanning genres, geographies, and generations. This show is about finding and celebrating the curious ways in which women confront social or artistic banality with sonic self-expression.

Baltazark,

20:00Weekly

Star Creature Vibes Radio

Star Creature Vibes Radio is a penetrative exploration into the alternative world of Disco. The show begs to answer one of the defining questions of the last 1000 years: “What is Boogie?” Host Tim Zawada alongside notable guests from across the globe, play an assortment of underrepresented and left leaning with a large focus on the later 70s to early 80s Boogie Phenomenon with a healthy dose of contemporary Boogie Styles, House and Spaced Out Modern Funk.

Tim Zawada,

Saturday

6:00Daily

Soothing Sounds

Soothing Sounds is curated by the fine folks at UNCANNEDmusic. This series aims to present calming tones for our stressed-out times. UNCANNED curates extra-ordinary sound experiences for the hospitality industry, creating unique designs to enhance any situation through music. Lumpen Radio and UNCANNED hope that this special programming helps you find your center.

UNCANNEDmusic,

11:00Bi-Weekly (2nd & 4th Days Above)

Perceptions of the Real

Perceptions of the Real is an exploration of what swims beneath our consciousness and how it surfaces through writing. Every 2nd and 4th Saturday @ 11AM, hosts Sarah Conway and Eli Ramirez are joined by a guest who produces a piece of writing live on-air. Together we will detangle the question of why we make what we make.

Sarah Conway and Eli Ramirez,

12:00Weekly

Wattz Up! and La Mesita

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.

Yollocalli Arts Reach,

14:00Bi-weekly (1st & 3rd Days Above)

Sala

Sala: A living room of ideas

Sala invites artists, cultural workers, and civically minded people to discuss liberation, education, organizing, community, and practices toward healing, from the perspective of Artists’ and their artistic process. 

Silvia Ines Gonzalez,

17:00Weekly

The Minimal Beat

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.

Listen to past episodes: The Minimal Beat Archive
Stay up-to-date on upcoming guests: @theminimalbeat
Email TMB

Bill Ocean, Caitlin Rose Mahoney,

20:00Weekly

EurekaCast NOW
ECN! is a New Media collaboration between Tech Brothers New Media Labs and the Simon Amy Institute of Spirit Science. Each week, join Media Disruption Developer Kai Hubris and Professor Rowan Meadowlark as they bring you the latest breakthroughs in science and technology.
Find more information at www.awcyfm.com/eurekacast/
INSPIRE CURIOSITY, IMAGINE SCIENCE!

Rowan Meadowlark, Kai Hubris,

21:00pop up

Lumpen Radio Twitch Live

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.

Lumpen Radio Staff,

Sunday

6:00Daily

Soothing Sounds

Soothing Sounds is curated by the fine folks at UNCANNEDmusic. This series aims to present calming tones for our stressed-out times. UNCANNED curates extra-ordinary sound experiences for the hospitality industry, creating unique designs to enhance any situation through music. Lumpen Radio and UNCANNED hope that this special programming helps you find your center.

UNCANNEDmusic,

10:00Weekly

This Is Hell!

This is Hell is a weekly longform political interview program broadcast in Chicago since 1996.

This is Hell!

Chuck Mertz,

11:00Weekly

Eye 94

Lumpen Radio’s books and literature show

Jamie Trecker, Mike Sack, Jeremy Kitchen,

12:00Monthly (2nd Day Above)

The Eastern Block/Wschodni Blok

Music of all genres from Poland ( and other Eastern block countries )

Andrea Jablonski,

12:00Monthly (4th Day Above)

Foreign Accents

Dedicated to the pure enjoyment of home listening. The show aims to juxtapose various genres together from different parts of the world, both past and present.

Maria Tzeka,

12:00Monthly (3rd Day Above)

Sunday Record Club

Sunday Record Club is a show about records—the music, and the collectors and DJs playing them.
 Special guests join in-studio to dig deep, sharing their most beloved records. No frills and no fillers, SRC is just about playing great records on a Sunday.

Kevin Hsia,

12:00Monthly (1st Day Above)

Radio Muévelo

“Radio Muévelo” is a bilingual show carefully curated to showcase the most exciting and cutting-edge music from Latin American artists on the rise. Hosted by a vibrant Latina producer for the show and DJ, Janesita.

Join us monthly as we take you on a captivating journey through the vibrant world of emerging global and Latin American music, the stories of the people behind it, while we also explore genres like Electronic, R&B, Indie, Juke, House, Afrobeats, Club Latino and more.

Find us @radiomuevelo

Janesita,

15:00Weekly

Tete A Tete

A Cantonese talk show hosted by Anita Luk, covering news and current affairs from Chicago and beyond

Lumpen Radio Staff,

16:00Bi-Weekly (2nd & 4th Days Above)

Who Gives A Shit?

Is it a commentary of the Sisyphean task of life in late-capitalism as exemplified by the internet emoji ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ or a question we answer every show with guests such as heavy metal musicians, elected officials, union activists, comic book creators, and other oddballs? Who gives a shit? Either way WGAS is a rollicking 2 hours of surrealist fun, deep conversations, and musical mayhem!

Matt Muchowski,

16:00Monthly (1st & 3rd Day Above)

DIVISIVE

DIVISIVE explores the intersections and interactivity between politics and cultural work

admin,

17:00Bi-Weekly (1st & 3rd Days Above)

Paid Time Off

The crew behind Chicago-based dance music label Leisure Records doesn’t slack off when it comes to leisure time. Ease out of the weekend with smooth grooves and chilled out floor fillers courtesy of the Paid Time Off DJs. Sleazy yet sophisticated, like a party in your cool uncle’s rec room. Tune in 1st and 3rd Sundays for some PTO. It’s the real deal — keep it locked, y’all.

Andrew Joseph, Laura Caringella,

20:00Weekly

Labor Express Radio

For almost 25 years, Labor Express Radio has been the only English language labor news and current affairs radio program in Chicago… “News for working people, by working people.” The program covers issues in the labor movement locally, nationally, and internationally. The program also addresses issues of concern to working people such as housing, education, health care, immigrants rights, the environment and U.S. foreign policy, from a working class viewpoint. Labor Express Radio is a member of the Committee for Labor Access, a non-profit entity which is also responsible for the production of the Labor Beat TV program on cable access television in Chicago.

Labor Express Archives

Jerry Mead-Lucero,

Special Programs

9:00Monthly (2nd Day Above)

Out of the Archives!

Out of the Archives! share a diverse range of stories told by public housing residents, as well as those working in the field, from our Oral History Archive. The stories in our archive lift the voices of an oftentimes marginalized community and create a space for important conversations to happen. Each episode features a different theme that responds to our mission to preserve, promote, and propel the right of all people to a place where they can live and prosper.

National Public Housing Museum,

9:00Friday

Open AirWaves
Open Air(waves) is an annual open call to the SAIC community looking to showcase their work through Free Radio SAIC. Free Radio SAIC is the student-run Internet radio station of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Members develop shows according to their interests. Examples include: curated mixes, traditional and experimental sound art, narratives, informative or news-oriented talk shows, interviews and live performances. Station membership is open to any SAIC student, faculty, staff or alumni. It is our goal to encourage the SAIC community to play and expand upon traditional broadcast and to produce original radio experiences.

Free Radio SAIC,

11:00Bi-Weekly (2nd & 4th Days Above)

Art Design Chicago Talk Series

The Art Design Chicago Talk Series by Lumpen Radio is set to explore and celebrate Chicago’s rich artistic heritage and its diverse creative communities. This series will examine the intersections of art, design, and activism and the city’s relationship with indigeneity, migration, and displacement.

Through a series of broadcasted conversations in Spanish and English with the artists, curators and cultural organizers behind the exhibitions featured as part of Art Design Chicago, Lumpen Radio hosts will highlight the evolution and impacts of these projects. This initiative promises an extensive exploration of Chicago’s cultural and artistic identity, broadening the narratives of American art.

The Art Design Chicago Talk Series is part of Art Design Chicago, a citywide collaboration initiated by the Terra Foundation for American Art that highlights the city’s artistic heritage and creative communities.

*Art Design Chicago Talk Series is an original production of Lumpen Radio. Produced by Stephanie Manriquez, Charly García, Nick Wylie, SY Lim and Ariandy Luna.

Lumpen Radio Staff,

18:00Bi-weekly (1st & 3rd Day Above)

Gómez-Peña’s Mex Files: Audio Art & Strange Poetry from the US/Mexico Border

Gómez-Peña’s Mex Files: Audio Art & Strange Poetry from the US/Mexico Border offers multilingual live radio and archival audio programs addressing “the multiple pandemics of racism, sexism, xenophobia and neo-colonialism on steroids in the Trump Era.” Throughout his life, Gómez-Peña has worked in audio art and radio across multiple genres, from poetic journalism to Spanglish spoken word, and from radical storytelling to collaborations with musicians, poets, and activists. This ongoing series will present samples of his previous work (1980–2015) and newly recorded material created in the last two years and during lock-down.

 

In a first-ever partnership, Jane Addams Hull-House MuseumPublic Media Institute, and the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art present a year-long series of experimental audio performances from Guillermo Gómez-Peña, a performance artist, writer, activist, and MacArthur Fellow, class of 1991. The series is an initiative of Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Changeand the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40, a multi-venue exhibition and program series organized by the Smart Museum to mark the 40th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows program throughout 2021.

Guillermo Gómez-Peña,