Violence is deeply rooted in Chicago’s history. Racial tensions contributed to that sad truth for years but in 1960s, it was a truth many young people could no longer swallow. They confronted hate with, of all things, non-violent demonstrations.
The Dave Matthews Band Caravan rolled into Chicago Friday, adding yet another festival to Chicago’s hectic summer schedule. But many people have been surprised by where they pulled up - the former site of U.S.
“Sit back, relax, and let’s swing together.” With those words Larry Smith would open his nightly jazz show on WBEZ. Smith passed away last weekend. He had a long-standing and close relationship with WBEZ, spending more than 20 years at the station, but his passion was jazz.
On Wednesday Eight Forty-Eight presented Part 1 of WBEZ’s Richard Steele’s conversation with former Chicago State University president Dr. Dolores Cross.Cross resigned from Morris Brown College in Atlanta after she was accused of embezzling millions of dollars in student financial aid.