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Odette Yousef heads up WBEZ-FM Rogers Park bureau

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Chicago Public Radio WBEZ-FM (91.5) has opened its fourth community bureau at 2913 W. Devon Avenue in the Rogers Park neighborhood under the direction of newly-named north side bureau reporter Odette Yousef. With the addition of the Rogers Park bureau, WBEZ will now operate four community bureaus in Chicago and northwest Indiana. Yousef, 28, has devoted her professional career to public radio. She joins WBEZ following three years as a general assignment reporter at WABE-FM (90.1) in Atlanta. Focusing on health, education and city government, Yousef produced both daily spots and feature length stories and reported an award-winning series on systemic flaws in the Fulton County 911 Communications Center. WBEZ established the first of its community bureaus in Homboldt Park in 2007, and has sense added Englewood; Chesterton, Ind., and now Rogers Park.

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Hi this message is for odette yousef. Hey there you may remember me odette, my name is david nathan thompson and im from atlanta georgia. you were covering my banishment case and went to my court date and kept up with me. im the one that called you in may or june of 2009, any ways i recieved 18 months in prison and i have been out for a couple of months now. I wanna thank you for covering my case. My case is in the court of appeals in georgia which is the second highest court. They modified my banishment and im allowed to live in a few more counties. Please call me id love to talk with you. If you reach my voicemail please leave me a message and ill call you back just leave me your telephone number. If you really wanna make sure you rach me just call me in the afternoon,my cell is 404-805-5162. look forward to hearing from you my case is getting more and more interesting ill let you know more when you call. take care

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