CHICAGO — Need good news?
We’re here to help. Block Club Chicago’s “It’s All Good” podcast, which focuses on the people who make our neighborhoods great, launches Thursday.
South Side chef Mike Airhart founded Taste for the Homeless after he saw a Taste of Chicago vendor throwing away pizza rather than give it to someone asking for a slice. On “It’s All Good,” Airhart talks about how he’s made it his mission to feed others since he was a kid and how his work to fill hundreds of stomachs and share love continues.
Miriam Franchi was a swimmer at Humboldt Park’s Roberto Clemente Academy before becoming a Park District lifeguard and swimming teacher. After returning to work at the school, she was stunned to learn the swim program that made such an impact on her life was gone.
On the podcast, Franchi details the many hoops she had to jump through to bring boys swimming back to the school — and why she thinks her role as coach could change the lives of Clemente swimmers.
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We can’t wait to share the first episode with you Thursday. Until then, listen to all of the “It’s All Good” trailers here:
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