WBEZ | parade http://www.wbez.org/tags/parade Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: Diet trends, bikes and music http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-06-28/morning-shift-diet-trends-bikes-and-music-107894 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Chicago Bike Sharing_courtesy of Associated Press.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>As Chicago launches its bike-share program, we hear from you about if this new service will be utilized or largely ignored. Also, Monica Eng gives us the facts and fallacies about diet trends. And Chicago&#39;s Black Ensemble Theater pays tribute to Howlin&#39; Wolf.</p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-diet-trends-bikes-and-music.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-diet-trends-bikes-and-music" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Diet trends, bikes and music " on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 08:05:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-06-28/morning-shift-diet-trends-bikes-and-music-107894 Illinois gets official float in inaugural parade http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/illinois-gets-official-float-inaugural-parade-105047 <p><p>Illinois&nbsp;will be well represented during today&#39;s Inaugural Parade.</p><p>The procession that follows President Barack Obama down Pennsylvania Avenue following his swearing-in ceremony will feature more than 60 groups and eight official inaugural floats. One of those floats will recognize&nbsp;Illinois, as the birthplace of First Lady Michelle Obama.</p><p>The float will feature American flags, the state flag and a panorama of the state Capitol.</p><p>It will be one of the first floats in the parade and will be immediately followed by Chicago&#39;s South Shore Drill Team.</p><p>Hawaii, the state where President Obama was born, also will have an official float.</p><p>The parade is scheduled to begin about 1:30 p.m. More than 8,800 people and 200 animals are expected to participate.</p></p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:28:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/illinois-gets-official-float-inaugural-parade-105047 The Weekly Guide: Cultural activist Carlos Flores offers best ways to enjoy the neighborhood http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-17/weekly-guide-cultural-activist-carlos-flores-offers-best-ways-enjoy-neig <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-June/2011-06-17/Parade_Flickr_Josh Koonce.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The city’s official <a href="http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/things_see_do/event_landing/events/mose/puerto_rican_parade.html" target="_blank">Puerto Rican Parade</a> takes place downtown on Saturday, June 18. But there will be plenty of action around Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood. Carlos Flores calls himself a Puerto Rican cultural activist, and he joined Eight Forty-Eight as <a href="http://www.wbez.org/theweeklyguide" target="_blank"><em>The Weekly Guide</em></a>, offering some ideas on how to best experience Humboldt Park.</p></p> Fri, 17 Jun 2011 14:25:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-17/weekly-guide-cultural-activist-carlos-flores-offers-best-ways-enjoy-neig