WBEZ | Chicago Sky http://www.wbez.org/tags/chicago-sky Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: Overhaul seeks to revitalize Cook County Forest Preserves http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2014-02-05/morning-shift-overhaul-seeks-revitalize-cook-county <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Cover Photo Courtesy of Bob Callebert and Forest Preserve District of Cook County.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We learn about the proposed conservation overhaul of the Cook County Forest Preserves. Also, the acoustic Americana sounds of Kory Quinn.</p><div class="storify"><iframe src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-overhaul-seeks-to-revitalize-cook-co/embed?header=false" width="100%" height=750 frameborder=no allowtransparency=true></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-overhaul-seeks-to-revitalize-cook-co.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-overhaul-seeks-to-revitalize-cook-co" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Overhaul seeks to revitalize Cook County Forest Preserves" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 08:25:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2014-02-05/morning-shift-overhaul-seeks-revitalize-cook-county Morning Shift: Wurst Festival offers the best sausage http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-09-17/morning-shift-wurst-festival-offers-best-sausage <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Wurst Festival - flickr by Phil and Pam.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Tony Arnold tells us why Bill Daley dropped out of Illinois&#39; governor&#39;s race. And, sustainable sausage comes to the Chicago Wurst Festival.&nbsp;</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-66/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-66.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-66" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Using American consumerism as artistic muse" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 08:27:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-09-17/morning-shift-wurst-festival-offers-best-sausage Arts and culture agenda, August 27-September 4 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/alison-cuddy/2012-08/arts-and-culture-agenda-august-27-september-4-101982 <p><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/smart%20museum.jpg" style="height: 462px; width: 580px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; " title="Rock, paper, late summer art!" /></div><p><strong>The Latest</strong> <a href="http://www.lasmanosgallery.com/">Las Manos Art Gallery</a> in Chicago&rsquo;s Andersonville neighborhood says it&#39;s lost its lease and must move by the end of October. The gallery has been in the neighborhood for 18 years, 14 of them in the same building. Owner Michelle Peterson-Albandoz speculates the landlord wants more rent, which she chalks up to gentrification. The news has certainly caused a bit of a stir. Here&rsquo;s 40th Ward Ald. Patrick O&rsquo;Connor&rsquo;s statement:</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;"><em>Las Manos is exactly the kind of business that this</em><br /><em><em>community seeks out and wants to retain. One would hope that local</em><br /><em>landlords would understand that by now and be supportive of the</em><br /><em>community&#39;s vision, but every once in a while these types of battles</em><br /><em>arise and we must work to find ways to resolve the issues of</em><br /><em>displacement. The neighborhood is mobilizing and I will work with them</em><br /><em>and the Alderman of the 48th Ward, Harry Osterman, to see if we can find</em><br /><em>some common sense solution to this matter.</em></em></p><p>Listen here:&nbsp;</p><div class="mediaelement-audio"><audio class="mediaelement-formatter-identified-1346089551-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/120827%20Gallery%20web_0.mp3">&nbsp;</audio></div><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/business/book-reviewers-for-hire-meet-a-demand-for-online-raves.html?src=me&amp;ref=general"><strong>This <em>New York Times </em>article</strong></a> about author-funded book reviews is fascinating. Of course this isn&#39;t the first time alarms have been raised about the authenticity of online reviews. Who among us now ventures into Yelp, Amazon or the like without a healthy dose of skepticism? And doesn&#39;t this help spread the reviewing wealth embedded in those &ldquo;You scratch my back, I&rsquo;ll scratch yours&rdquo; blurb exchanges among &quot;legitimate&quot; authors? I&rsquo;m not sure this is evidence the self-publishing industry is any more &ldquo;corrupt&rdquo; than the traditional model, it just proves the power of opinion, and that there are ever more ways to buy influence and hype for your product. Nice local angle &ndash; University of Illinois at Chicago professor and data mining expert <a href="http://www.cs.uic.edu/~liub/">Bing Lui</a>, who recently gave a talk in Beijing about &ldquo;Detecting Fake Opinion in Social Media.&rdquo; Lui&rsquo;s definitely someone worth reading, if you&rsquo;re interested in sorting out the online spam from the substance.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>This week </strong>The women who rock the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/RedPumpProject">Red Pump Project </a>will be honored for their community activism. The group uses the allure of fashion and the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc13WSaiRMM&amp;feature=fvwrel">&quot;statement&quot; </a>power embedded in a bright red pump to promote awareness around HIV/AIDS, especially among women and girls. Their annual fashion shows are always fun and uplifting, and feature clothing both cutting edge and slightly off the cuff. Other honorees at the <a href="http://fashionfetishfete.org/awards/tickets/">Fashion and Arts Humanity Fete</a> include Kevin Coval, founder of <a href="http://www.wbez.org/ltab">Louder than a Bomb</a>,&nbsp;friend of WBEZ, and a man who&rsquo;s definitely got a way with words.<br /><em>Fashion Arts and Humanity Fete, Thursday Aug. 30, Beverly Arts Center</em></p><p>A group of women rocking a different uniform are also hosting an event this week. <a href="http://www.wnba.com/sky/index_main.html">The Chicago Sky </a>return home to play the Connecticut Sun Tuesday. The Sun currently lead the WNBA&#39;s Eastern Conference, but Sunday night they got their shirt (jersey) handed to them by the Sky. So Tuesday&#39;s game is bound to have some great action - Sky point guard <a href="http://chicagosidesports.com/chicagos-league-leading-point-guard-is-back-and-its-not-d-rose/">Epiphanny Prince</a> racked up 15 points in the Sky&#39;s 82-70 win over the Sun. The team is locally owned and Tuesday&#39;s game is also a tribute to other independent businesses in the area.&nbsp;<br /><em>Chicago Sky vs. Connecticut Sun, Tuesday, Rosemont Arena &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</em></p><p><strong>Look ahead </strong>This is your last week to see the <a href="http://roy.artic.edu/">Roy Lichtenstein retrospective</a> at the Art Institute of Chicago &ndash; the show closes Sept. 3. But along with the arrival of the Labor Day weekend come some of the big shows of the fall season. I&rsquo;m particularly excited by the Smart Museum of Art&#39;s <a href="http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/exhibitions/renewal-and-revision-japanese-prints-of-the-1950s-and-60s/">Renewal and Revision: Japanese Prints of the 1950s and 60s</a>. Curated by the Smart&#39;s Richard A. Born, the show tracks the transition from collaborative (the &ldquo;floating world&rdquo; period) to individual-based practices. Our area has an incredibly rich and diverse print-making scene, but this exhibition is sure to provide new inspiration for local artists.<br /><em>Lichtenstein closes Sept. 3, Renewal and Revision opens Sept. 4</em></p><p><strong>Mea culpa&nbsp;</strong>Last week on <em>Eight Forty-Eight </em>Tony Sarabia and I had <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/alison-cuddy/2012-08/drive-can-old-school-movie-experience-survive-digital-age-101919">a fun conversation</a> about the future of that American classic, the drive-in movie. As an alternative for carless urbanites I mentioned the <a href="http://www.hideoutchicago.com/event/153941/">Bike-in Movie Theater</a>, but lamented that its season was done. Well, I spoke too soon! Michael Slaboch of the Hideout &nbsp;reached out to let me know there is one final screening on Sunday, Sept. 9th, and fittingly, it&rsquo;s <em>The Last Waltz.&nbsp;</em></p></p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 11:37:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/alison-cuddy/2012-08/arts-and-culture-agenda-august-27-september-4-101982 Flash mobs, flash floods...what's next? News about Flash Taco? http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/2011-06-09/flash-mobs-flash-floodswhats-next-news-about-flash-taco-87635 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-June/2011-06-09/blueline-division.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Flash mobs to flash floods? What's next, Flash Taco is going to close?The biggest (not) secret about rain during rush hour is not how slow the car goes in front of you, but how messy, nasty, cluttered and disorganized the trains get. Metra has some problems when things break, but the subway and the "L" just get so out of whack. Case in point, <a href="http://twitter.com/memugi/statuses/78821288772239360%20">this picture of the Blue Line stop at Division</a>:</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-June/2011-06-09/blueline-division.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 375px; margin: 5px;" title=""></p><p>That, people, is the right use of the phrase "hot mess." Come on, CTA.</p><p><strong>B story</strong>: We might get a few verdicts today. Blagojevich is going into deliberations. Rana is already deliberating. And <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2001201/Ja-Rule-jail-Rapper-sentenced-2-years-New-York-prison-gun-case.html?ito=feeds-newsxml">Ja Rule went to jail yesterday</a>. Wait, that one wasn't in town, but still. Tough loss for the early 00's pop-rap fan. Also, this press release just crossed my desk:&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>A former federal prison chaplain who ministered to convicted killer Frank Calabrese, Sr., was indicted for allegedly illegally passing messages from Calabrese and plotting with him and others to recover a hidden violin from a residence Calabrese once owned in Williams Bay, Wis., federal law enforcement officials announced today.</p></blockquote><p>Yeah, that's pretty awesome.</p><p><strong>C story</strong>: Finally, <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-chicago-city-council-0609-20110608,0,4255152.story">someone agrees with me</a>. It happens to be the police chief and mayor, but still, people agree! Also, I take back the 'Death Mob' name <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/2011-06-08/media-should-retire-flash-mob-and-use-death-mobs-instead-87577">I threw out yesterday</a>. I like "Mobberies." I stole that one from a colleague.</p><p><strong>D story</strong>: DeRogatis has a <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/jim-derogatis/2011-06-09/start-chicago%E2%80%99s-summer-scaled-down-music-fests-87595">very timely post today</a> about the kickoff of the Grant Park live music season. If you remember, the past winter has been a very tumultous one for the big festivals, as Daley attempted to privatize the fests, charge for the fests and change/eliminate the fests. None of this happened (not for lack of effort) and now we have a scaled back Blues, Jazz, Gospel and Taste to show for it. This will be interesting to watch. From afar.</p><p><strong>Weather</strong>: Is it raining?</p><p><strong>Sports</strong>: What is going on in sports today? The <a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-06-08/sports/ct-spt-0609-blackhawks-puck-chicago--20110608_1_puck-nhl-linesman-hall-of-fame-linesman">NHL is now making authorities keep game-winning Stanley Cup pucks for display in the Hall of Fame</a>. This is all because no one can find the Blackhawks' winner from last year.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-09/what-expect-wnbas-upcoming-season-87625">WNBA is starting back up</a>. I don't really have more to say about that. I don't have a problem with the WNBA, but until they win in Chicago - people won't pay attention. That would be the best marketing plan they could have.</p><p><strong>Kicker</strong>: A friend of mine pointed out that <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chillini/2011/06/wbez-blogger-blasts-redeye.html">Kyle Betts Chicago Now story</a> (where he rips on me for <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/2011-06-08/media-should-retire-flash-mob-and-use-death-mobs-instead-87577">ripping on RedEye</a>) was edited. What? Yes, when you look at the story now, the criticism Kyle levied upon me is gone. Whaaaaaa? Kyle! You can't take away what you said and expect us to forget about it! Put it back. I'm starting a petition for Kyle Betts to put back that paragraph. There will be a rally at Daley Plaza at 3pm. Bring signs. I'm hoping to get Father Pfleger involved in this. This will not end Kyle! PUT BACK THE GRAPH! PUT BACK THE GRAPH! (Say it with me, Chicago) PUT BACK THE GRAPH!&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 09 Jun 2011 13:55:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/2011-06-09/flash-mobs-flash-floodswhats-next-news-about-flash-taco-87635 What to expect in the WNBA's upcoming season http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-09/what-expect-wnbas-upcoming-season-87625 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-June/2011-06-09/Sky WNBA.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>The Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks come one step closer to closing out the season on Thursday in Game 5 of the NBA finals. Their tied up series is a boon for fans. But for those with a passion for basketball that knows no bounds, fear not.&nbsp; The WNBA season is just getting started.<br> <br> In recent years Chicago’s WNBA team <a href="http://www.wnba.com/sky/" target="_blank">The Sky</a> has come close to the playoffs. Their first home game is Friday, June 10.<br> <br> To find out what to expect this season <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> was joined by <a href="http://www.dailyherald.com/newsroom/PatriciaBabcock/" target="_blank">Patricia Babcock McGraw</a>. She does color analysis for Sky games on Comcast and writes about women’s sports for the <em>Daily Herald</em>.&nbsp; She also has hardwood experience; in the early '90s, she played basketball for Northwestern University.</p><p><em>Music Button: Shawn Lee, "1994", from the CD Under The Sun: OST, (Ubiquity)</em></p></p> Thu, 09 Jun 2011 13:26:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-09/what-expect-wnbas-upcoming-season-87625