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Artist Interviews Michael Serafini

CHIRP volunteer, Ari Mejia, catches up with legendary Chicago DJ Michael Serafini to talk house music in Chicago and the upcoming dance music event Red Bull Music Presents: "Queen!". Go check it out Friday, June 22nd. 

Produced by Ari Mejia

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Topics: chicago house, chirp, michael serafini, queen

Artist Interviews Sarah Louise

Sarah Louise lives at the end of a gravel road in North Carolina. Her twelve string guitar arrangements and poetic lyrics take the listener on a journey through the wild and weird natural world. She spoke with Features Director Amanda Roscoe Mayo about learning new instruments for her latest release ‘Deeper Woods,’ a budding obsession with bird calls, and what its like to perform this meaningful work created in isolation and solitude.

Produced by Amanda Roscoe Mayo

Photo by Judy Henson

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Topics: amanda roscoe mayo, interviews, sarah louise

First Time: First Strike - Saya Hillman

Saya Hillman is an Evanston, Illinois native, Boston College graduate, and Chicago resident. Since 2004, when she was fired, she’s been blissfully self-employed.

Her lifestyle business, Mac & Cheese Productions℠, creates and curates experiences that encourage individuals and groups to embrace a Life of Yes℠ — positivity, self-efficacy, playfulness, & community. Mac & Cheese supports individuals in finding fulfillment and groups in creating a positive culture. Think adult summer camp.

Saya was one of Brazen Careerist’s Top Twenty Young Professionals to Watch, has been featured in Forbes, SELF, and the New York Times, and is a TEDx speaker. She’s married to someone she met at one of her own events and they pulled off an almost 100% bartered wedding, as featured in the Chicago Tribune and Huffington Post.

Recorded and produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: first time, first time three band, live lit, storytelling

Marantz Moon

Chicago rapper Marantz Moon talks with CHIRP Radio interviewer Lesley Gwam about his new album, "Currency Exchange" - how a hiatus from music showed him how much he wanted to pursue it, and how his dad's incarceration influenced his music.

Produced by Jenn Rourke

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Topics: chicago rap, interview, interviews, jenn rourke, lesley gwam, maranta moon, rap

First Time: First Strike - Carly Ballerini

Carly Ballerini is a working Chicago comic.  She travels all over the country featuring and MCing at clubs like Comedy on State and Comedy Corner.  In the last year, she has been asked to participate in Cream City Festival, Thunderfest, WICF, 10,000 Laughs, Beast Village, Let's Fest and is set to co-star in a web series in 2018.

Recorded and produced by Brian Heath

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Topics: first time, first time three band, live lit, storytelling

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