WBEZ's John Schmidt last quizzed listeners on the White Sox and the Cubs for the start of baseball season for Eight Forty-Eight. Today, he tries to stump us with facts from Chicago's very early history.
Poet Allen Frank McNair of Lincoln Park wrote his piece to honor the fellowship he found at a community church poetry slam. Allen shares that he “found [his] voice in poetry” and this workshop taught him to use even more poetic license in telling his stories.
Poet Emmoretta Jones knew immediately what she wanted to write about when instructor Quraysh Ali Lansana prompted her to think of a news story she wanted to explore. The Borders on 95th Street in Chicago had been a favorite spot of hers for years and today its abandoned state serves her as a reminder of what “used-to-be.”
Poet Nicole Bond of Hyde Park was personally affected by the closing of Michael Reese Hospital. A close family member had worked there over forty years and died shortly after the hospital closed its doors.
Shyam Benegal is one of India’s most prolific filmmakers. He’s known for his important role in the new wave of Indian cinema and for creating films that are sensitive to the role of women in Indian society.
Funny Ha-Ha: Live ForeverDate: Tuesday, April 10, 2012Time: 7-8:30 PMPlace: The Hideout1354 W Wabansia AveChicago, IL 60622(773) 227-4433Featuring readings and performances from:The AV Club's Marcus GilmerEssay Fiesta host Keith EckerBeloved comedian Cameron EspositoChica