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.
The new season of Radio Lab debuts on Chicago Public Radio THIS Sunday at 6p. Its like Christmas for me when Radio Lab releases a new season. I count down the days, use it as an excuse to eat a ton of carbs, wear my big comfy holiday sweater and curl up on the couch with a cup of coco to listen.
After months of electoral bribes and ballot stuffing, The Reader's Best of Chicago 2008 issue hits newsstands today.
Readers voted WBEZ 91.5 FM Best Radio Station and Best News Source.
Thanks for showing your public radio love!
I've been around long enough to remember when a weekly trip to the neighborhood supermarket was kind of an adventure.As a kid growing up in the '50s, A&P was the dominant supermarket chain in the black community.These stores were fully stocked with all kinds of fresh