Jesse Thorn is best known as the host of the podcast/public radio program The Sound of Young America. He's made a name for himself by interviewing everyone from Bob Edwards to Bill Withers in his apartment in Los Angeles. But instead of conforming to the stereotypical podcasting look (i.e.
Practically every news organization, including Chicago Public Radio, cites foreclosure statistics from RealtyTrac.‚ And if you are like me, you have probably wondered Just who are these RealtyTrac people?
A few years back, we shot a little short promo for the pledge drive. Our filmmaker bud Steve Delahoyde put it together and our main actor was WBEZ's own GM Torey Malatia. He does his best Alec Baldwin impression from Mamet's great Glengarry Glen Ross.
We caught up with Chicago icon and legendary photographer Art Shay this week. Shay is famous for (among other things) his photographs with Nelson Algren. Those photos gave us some of the best documentation of the city of Chicago to date.
As some of you may have read or heard, our colleagues at American Public Media informed us on Friday that they're ceasing production of "Weekend America". The final broadcast is scheduled for January 31st, 2009.