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Afternoon Shift: Cook County same sex marriage, small business crowdfunding and Jesse De La Pena's Friday mini mix

Federal judge ruled in favor of gay couples being married and not having to wait until June. Are more neighborhood business looking to their neighbors (literally) to finance their business? DJ Jesse De La Pena from Vocalo.org 90.7fm has a special house mix for the start of your weekend.

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  1. Small business crowdfunding


    We’ve all heard the story of how hard it is for small businesses to qualify for lending, especially when it’s a traditional bank in this post-Great Recession environment.


    Are more neighborhood business looking to their neighbors - literally - to finance their business? If you’re a neighborhood and value your local business - would you do this?


    Owner of Sip and Savor Trez Pugh III joins our host in studio to unpack this issue. Later on the phone, Amanda Barbara, who is currently the  V.P. of Pubslush, a global crowdfunding platform, contributes to the conversation.

  2. Sochi Update - U.S. men's hockey team defeated by Canada


    Another day, another heartbreaking defeat for American hockey in Sochi. The US Men’s team just lost in the semifinal round to Canada - meaning Canada faces Sweden for the gold medal match on Sunday. At best, we get a bronze medal tomorrow - if we beat Finland.


    WBEZ sports reporter Cheryl Rae Stout Cheryl has the story. 
  3. DIY Canadian Cupcake Flags for Canada Day
    DIY Canadian Cupcake Flags for Canada Day
  4. Gay couples don't have to wait for Illinois law in Cook County to get married

    Federal judge ruled in favor of gay couples being married and not having to wait until June. This ruling wiped away the effective date of the Illinois law on same sex marriage. 

    FIrst, we check in with WBEZ reporter Al Keefe for the story. Then, Midwest Regional Director of Lamda Legal Jim Bennett joins us by phone to give us his reaction.
  5. Gay Marriages at SF City Hall
    Gay Marriages at SF City Hall
  6. Tune in to DJ Jesse De La Pena's Friday Mini Mix  plays today today to get us all in the mood for Friday night. Let's get this party started. Today's theme:"Jazz Funk meets Old School Disco & House Music"
  7. Tonight is Vocalo's QUEST FOR THE BEST Open Format DJ Competition, featuring Bizzon, Merk One, Geoki, Arkitek, Andrew Emil, and Eddie Riot. Live Performance by YAW & MC ADaD. 8pm show!
    Tonight is Vocalo's QUEST FOR THE BEST Open Format DJ Competition, featuring Bizzon, Merk One, Geoki, Arkitek, Andrew Emil, and Eddie Riot. Live Performance by YAW & MC ADaD. 8pm show!
  8. Just when we thought Chicago’s weather started cheering up, the polar vortex returns in full-force. National Weather Service Meteorologist Kevin Birk is on the line with a report on the continuing flood risk, return of the polar vortex and high wind warnings.
  9. Every week, hundreds of people board coach buses in Chicago and travel to Mexico.  WBEZ’s Linda Lutton used to LIVE in Mexico, and has taken that 2000 mile trip nearly a dozen times.On her most recent trip, she brought a tape recorder along and has this travelogue…

  10. Local news and updates

    President Obama met Friday with more than a dozen Democratic governors at the White House. They emerged from the meeting declaring their united support for a higher national minimum wage.


    NPR’s Scott Horsley has the story.
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