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Throughout the taping, Code Switch brought several artists, actors, and reporters on stage to represent the city of Chicago. These guests included South Side’s Sultan Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle; poet José Olivarez; singer and songwriter KAINA; and WBEZ reporter, Adriana Cardona-Maguidad. In conversation with these guests, the hosts of Code Switch explored the topic of home in an interactive way.
Comments From Event Attendees
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“I loved that the show had a great variety of voices and segments, with good level of relevance to Chicago. The free cocktail was also nice!”
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