Last week, BYP Web Coordinator Shantell Jamison appeared on Chicago Public Media’s Vocalo 90.7FM to talk about the affects of the government shutdown. There are a lot of media outlets that continue to show us exactly why we should care about the government shutdown, but many aren’t doing the best job. If you’re not a government employee, or a lover of the Washington Monument, then it’s understandable how you can acknowledge the fact that the shutdown is happening, but not educate yourself past the fact that 800,000 employees are on furlough.

During her conversation with Music Vox host Jesse Menendez, she explained the affects of the government shutdown beyond that of closed museums and speculations of stalled mail. They talked about the issue from a local perspective, beyond those occupying Capitol Hill.

We also discuss The Black Youth Project and why we exist.