WBEZ’s ‘South Side Stories’ Podcast Brings Attention to the Lives and Stories of South Siders

“Ain’t no side like the South Side ... South SIDE!” For fans of Comedy Central’s “South Side”— a show that follows two ambitious friends in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, working at a rent-to-own store — the refrain is not new. It’s reiterated in the show’s theme music every week, and for South Siders it just states something we already know: the stories that come out of the that part of the city are as unique and interesting as those who populate it.

Nerdette: "Rad Girls Who Changed The World"

These days there are more and more celebrations of women who might have otherwise been relegated to the footnotes of history. They’re finally getting their own books, movies, and streets named after them. And here at Nerdette, we’re all about that. Totally into it. Zero complaints. But what is equally as wonderful is when the spotlight also lands on accomplished young women. And that’s what author Kate Schatz and illustrator Miriam Klein Stahl have done with their book, Rad Girls Can, which tells the stories of inspiring young women who have made positive impacts on the world before turning 20.
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