Spike Lee (L) and the Reverend Al Sharpton lead a march through the streets of Manhattan calling for an end to gun violence on December 1, 2015 in New York City. The march took place after the premiere of Lee's new film "Chi-Raq."  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images

 Spike Lee (L) and the Reverend Al Sharpton lead a march through the streets of Manhattan calling for an end to gun violence on December 1, 2015 in New York City. The march took place after the premiere of Lee's new film "Chi-Raq." (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images

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On the new Mixed Media Podcast: Local filmmaker Steven Pomerantz joins us to discuss his new project, Taking Back Oak Lawn. The doc looks at the recent spate of violent assaults in the Oak Lawn area, which sound an awful lot like hate crimes. Then, Spike Lee is back with his best film in years, the satirical Chi-Raq, which transplants an ancient Aristophanes play to modern day Chicago and its plague of gun violence. You can read Chris Vognar's interview with Lee here.  Finally, we look at Shakespeare in the Bar, a local company bringing the Bard's best to your favorite drinking establishments. 

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