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Shirley Jahad

Shirley Jahad came to KPCC from Chicago Public Radio, where she was a news correspondent, anchor, and local host of Weekend Edition. She also served as a television correspondent for WTTW, Chicago Public Television. In her spare time she's been working toward her black belt and learning to play smoky jazz and blues tunes on her saxophone.

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Shomari Kress wants to live the American Dream: start his own business, make lots of money, drive a fast car. But like many other young African-American men in his south side Chicago neighborhood, he's not sure how to realize that dream.

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