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Ep. 3 – Power, Poetry, and Politics (feat. US Sen Dick Durbin, writer/artist/scholar Eve Ewing)



Benjy and BUILD youth participants talk about voting, guns, gangs, and what they see in their communities. Also, US Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, Writer/Scholar/Cultural Organizer Dr. Eve Ewing, and original spoken word poems from youth.


Ep. 2 – Chicago Bears BUILD (Charles Tillman, Sam Acho) + youth “Hip-hopera”



BUILD sits down with past Chicago Bears star cornerback Charles Tillman, current linebacker Sam Acho, and franchise chairman George McCaskey. Also, the premiere of youth written/performed 3-part hip-hopera, “The Saga of Terrence Jenkins”.


Ep. 1 – Saving Lives with Art and Music



In our premiere episode we are introduced to BUILD, its executive director, and why such work is critical now. We also speak to a Cook County Commissioner, a reformed gang member, and hear song, story, and spoken word pieces from BUILD’s young people.