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‘It’s All Good’ Episode 3: The Barber And The Voice

Host Jon Hansen introduces us to David McDonald, a barber giving free haircuts in Englewood.

David McDonald lines up Brianna Snowden in Englewood for free near 63rd and Halsted streets on March 21, 2021.
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Block Club Chicago’s “It’s All Good” podcast is out with Episode 3!

The episode’s title is “The Barber and the Voice” and focuses on David McDonald, an accomplished barber who moved 1,300 miles away from the sun-kissed sands of West Palm Beach, Florida, to Chicago in 2019. He now drives around, giving free haircuts to anyone in need, though he can most frequently be found in the heart of Englewood.

The episode also features good news from across the city, including from listener Katie Yohe. She tells host Jon Hansen that A.B.L.E Ensemble, a Chicago nonprofit that creates theater projects for people with Down syndrome and other intellectual and developmental differences, is celebrating five years in a big way.

Also, reporter Alex V. Hernandez got great news from an avid reader, in the form of an unusual gift. Stories from Mina Bloom, Colin Boyle and Jake Wittich are also featured.

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New episodes of “It’s All Good” will go live every Thursday.

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