Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet 'Morning Shift' #37: Art for the masses October 30, 2012 By: Kate Dries Download Story [View the story "'Morning Shift' #37: Art for the masses" on Storify]'Morning Shift' #37: Art for the massesRandi Belisomo fills in for Tony Sarabia on Tuesday's Morning Shift, where we'll talk about the economics of Hurricane Sandy, power outages, the democratization of art, and Matthew Friedberger's Matricidal Sons of Bitches.Storified by · Tue, Oct 30 2012 06:35:06@ronniejoice: All of NYC now in darkness except for the Empire State Building. #Sandy #newyorkNURUL FADZIAHTUL First, Hurricane Sandy is creating problems for people on the East Coast, but the effects extend here to the Midwest, too. WBEZ’s Niala Boodhoo explains how the weather is affecting business happenings here in Chicago and around the region.RT @GovChristie: The devastation on the Jersey Shore is some of the worst we've ever seen. #SandyGino Serafica@ShedG @GiveMeMoy gas takes a 15cent hike today get to the pump! Thanks storm sandy100%ChillThen, the dangerous weather puts Com Ed in full response mode, dealing with power outages across the area. With Hurricane Sandy leaving Chicago-area homes currently unscathed, The Morning Shift talks with the utility company about how they’re helping East Coast states prepare and respond to Sandy. Home | ComEd - An Exelon CompanyAt ComEd, we strive to consistently deliver electric service you can depend on. We remain committed to helping you use less energy so we ...Next, artists played a big role in the 2008 election. They wrote raps, put on plays and made posters. In some cases, their efforts helped create a powerful identity for Barack Obama’s campaign. Four years later, things have changed. WBEZ’s Alison Cuddy reports on why, during this election cycle, artists aren’t as active.Election 2012: Where are the artists?After creating some of the most memorable images and sounds of the 2008 presidential campaign, artists are keeping a lower profile this e...Then, as the means to create and distribute art becomes increasingly more affordable and widespread, the curators of the art world are starting to fade into the background. While tastemaking was formerly the wheelhouse of gallery owners and critics, it’s becoming readily more apparent that wider swaths of the public are determining what art is and who gets the funding to create it. How has this sea-change affected the art world, and is it really a good thing for creators, sellers and the culture at large? Chicago Sun-Times art critic Margaret Hawkins, Kevin Buist, director of artist relations for Artprize, the world's largest art competition; and gallery owner Ellen Hartwell Alderman discuss the democratization of art and why it matters. To join the conversation, call312.923.9239, or tweet us at #MorningShift.Chicago arts conference looks at city lifeA single word kept bubbling up all day: democratization. It was spoken - or hinted at - by scholars and architects, artists and urban pla...Finally, former Oak Parker Matthew Friedberger has spent the better part of the past decade bending the notions of rock -- indie or otherwise -- to his will as the principal songwriting half of the band The Fiery Furnaces, fronted by sister Eleanor. Friedberg has had a prolific few years on his own, as well. He’s released some eight albums in his “Solos” series. His latest,Matricidal Sons of Bitches, is due out today (Tuesday) on Thrill Jockey Records. Friedberger, now living in Paris, created the album -- some 45 songs in total -- as a soundtrack to a nonexistent movie. Friedberger is back in Chicago for a show this Thursday at City Winery, along with label-mates The Sea and Cake. He joins to talk about his enormous body of work.Thrill JockeyCD version comes in a 4 panel mini-LP style gatefold package. Double LP version is housed in a gatefold jacket and includes a free downlo...Fiery Furnaces - Chief Inspector Blancheflowerjonanjello Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Previous post in Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia 'Morning Shift' #36: Weathering the storm Next post in Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia 'Morning Shift' #38: Something wicked this way comes View the discussion thread. Top Headlines On WBEZ.org Chewing the Fat with Monica Eng and Louisa Chu Exoneree Diaries: Antione’s pay day How do kids like the new CPS lunches? Strange Brews Podcast Woman scarred by orphanage Remembering the 'Forgotten Hoosiers' What’s street cleaning really good for? What can Englewood learn from the new Detroit Whole Foods?