Author Archives: Scott Smith

About Scott Smith

Chicagoan, husband, father, writer.

Podcast: Volume 5, plus show notes

Better late than never, it’s our first anniversary show! Subscribe to us in iTunes here This is Volume 5 of the The Frunchroom from April 21st, 2016 at O’Rourke’s Office on 111th and Western Avenue – the last time we’d record there … Continue reading

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Everything you need to know about The Frunchroom at Beverly Arts Center

With the show moving from Beverly Woods to the Beverly Arts Center, we’re in uncharted territory here, which is to say we’re going to be adjusting on the fly and improv’ing as we go in a new space. But there … Continue reading

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Podcast: Volume 4, plus show notes

It took two-and-a-half-years for the first episode of The Frunchroom podcast to be released. The next came a bit quicker. Here is Volume 4 of the The Frunchroom from January 21st, 2016 at O’Rourke’s Office on 111th and Western Avenue. … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Marisa Novara

As we’ve said, this month’s theme deals with race, identity and segregation. The Metropolitan Planning Council has been looking at these issues all year long with its Cost of Segregation project. So we’re thrilled to have MPC’s vice-president Marisa Novara … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Tina Jenkins Bell

In 2017, Chicagoans of all backgrounds have celebrated the 100th anniversary of Gwendolyn Brooks, our city’s pre-eminent chronicler of African-American life. For our October show, we’re grateful to be joined by some artists who have been influenced by Miss Brooks’s … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Parneshia Jones

We’re just a few days away from our next Frunchroom event at Beverly Arts Center. And this month, we are lucky enough to have the incomparable poet Parneshia Jones with us. Parneshia Jones is the author of Vessel: Poems (Milkweed … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Francine McKenna

As regular Frunchroom fans (Frunchers?) know, we like to pull in readers from near and far to describe a wealth of South Side experiences. Though our next reader is a native South Sider, she’s definitely traveling the longest distance to … Continue reading

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