11 episodes

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

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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

    Exploring Leadership and Legacy (feat. Wood Harris and more) – Ep. 11

    Exploring Leadership and Legacy (feat. Wood Harris and more) – Ep. 11

    In our 11th edition, hear actor Wood Harris discuss growing up on the West Side; Michele Clark High School principal Charles Anderson sheds light on his school’s achievements; guest speakers from our Black Table event explain the importance of legacy; Chicago Bulls point guard Ryan Arcidiacono reflects on his first NBA game; one participant recounts … Continue reading Exploring Leadership and Legacy (feat. Wood Harris and more) – Ep. 11 →

    • 57 min
    Redefining The West Side (feat. Sgt. Jermaine Harris) – Ep. 10

    Redefining The West Side (feat. Sgt. Jermaine Harris) – Ep. 10

    Sgt. Jermaine Harris grew up on the west side. Unlike many that move away when they find success, Harris never left. Hear two of BUILD’s charismatic youth hosts interview Harris about his mentors, being a cop, serving his community, and hope for the future. Plus an MLK-inspired youth spoken word reflection.

    • 57 min
    An Attitude of Gratitude – Ep. 9

    An Attitude of Gratitude – Ep. 9

    In this holiday-themed episode, hear what BUILD youth are thankful for, two stellar spoken word pieces, a youth-led talk show, an improvised BUILD song, a young man honoring his late friend, and an interview with ACT executive director Darnell Shields. Donate! at bit.ly/2OFCc3G

    The Sounds of Summer! – Ep. 8

    The Sounds of Summer! – Ep. 8

    BUILD knows how to make the most of summer. In this episode we follow young people from our media program, and listen to some of the fantastic original content they created this summer. Including: Community Issue Spotlights/PSAs, summer program participant interviews, coverage from a community basketball event,  and an in-studio interview with founder of Forty … Continue reading The Sounds of Summer! – Ep. 8 →

    “People Can Change”: Latee’s Story – Ep. 7

    “People Can Change”: Latee’s Story – Ep. 7

    Police Cmdr. Ernest Cato remembers the night Latee was shot. He next saw the ‘troubled young man’ 3 years later at BUILD’s 50th Gala, as Latee told a packed ballroom about leaving the streets behind and his plans for college. Commander Cato was floored. We reunited the two for a moving in-studio discussion on gangs, … Continue reading “People Can Change”: Latee’s Story – Ep. 7 →

    BUILDing Voices: 50 Years and Counting – Ep. 6

    BUILDing Voices: 50 Years and Counting – Ep. 6

    Our 6th installment features 5 youth public speaking pieces, youth interviews with African-American leaders, an interview with a local youth hip-hop artist, plus, spoken word from a BUILD alumnus, and a short piece celebrating 50 years of BUILD.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

ButterflyK95 ,

Voices we ALL need to listen to

Every episode is packed with incredible writing, music, conversation and creativity from youth in Chicago whose voices are usually ignored and pushed aside. This podcast lets them tell their own stories, share their own creative voices - and unsurprisingly, their gifts blow me away. Love this inspirational podcast. We all need to listen to these kids more.

aibarra21 ,

Heartwarming!

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!

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