WBEZ | Jerome McDonnell http://www.wbez.org/tags/jerome-mcdonnell Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Off-Air Events: 6th Annual Global Activism Expo http://www.wbez.org/air-events-6th-annual-global-activism-expo-102172 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/OAlogo.tight__1.jpg" style="height: 62px; width: 300px; " title="" /></p><p>&ldquo;The Expo is an opportunity for people to see their community and their world as a caring, thoughtful, and generous place,&rdquo; says emcee Jerome McDonnell. &ldquo;Join us as we make a difference with our love, respect, and compassion.&rdquo;</p><p>The struggles we face are bigger than any one person, but we can each take a step to make a difference. Join <em>Worldview</em> host Jerome McDonnell and meet lots of engaged, world-focused people. You&#39;ll learn about all the work that folks who&#39;ve been featured on <em>Worldview</em>&#39;s long-running series, <em>Global Activism</em>, have been up to, and they&#39;ll show you how you can get involved.</p><p><a href="http://www.uic.edu/depts/oaa/sji/">UIC Social Justice Initiative</a>&rsquo;s topic of conversation this year is Restorative Justice. Gender Justice. Global Justice. and will feature nationally known activists, scholars and journalists. They will be asking discussants difficult questions: &ldquo;What does it mean to make amends? How do we not only diagnose and &ldquo;treat&rdquo; injustice when we see it, but how do we &ldquo;repair&rdquo; a situation when harm is done. Is this always possible?&rdquo; Break-out sessions and discussions will be hosted all day.</p><div><strong>12:30-2:00pm</strong></div><div><strong>After Hadiya and &quot;Nirbhaya&quot;: From Chicago to Delhi What Does Justice Look Like?&nbsp;</strong></div><div>Here in the United States, Chicago in particular, street crime has taken the lives of far too many of our youth. In India, the issue of sexual violence has captured headlines. The tragic deaths of Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old girl who was shot and killed just a few blocks away from her school, and &quot;Nirbhaya,&quot; the 23-year-old woman who was gang-raped by six men in a moving bus in Delhi, raise the question: what does justice for victims and survivors look like?&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>2:30-4:00pm</strong></div><div><strong>Peace in an Age of Violence: Reparations, Reconciliation, Renewal&nbsp;</strong></div><div>Brutal war has engulfed villages and cities in Mali. Violence in Colombia has forced people out of their homes and left anger, fear and poverty in its wake. Does post-apartheid South Africa offer a vision and a model for war-torn societies? Many countries that have been torn apart by civil war ask: how do we rebuild, how can we make amends, or does accountability trump reconciliation?&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Come out to eat, drink, dance and learn at WBEZ&#39;s largest event of the year!<br />If you RSVP today, we will have a special prize for you at the door!<br />&nbsp;<div><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/ICON_ticket_event%20listing%20icon_18.png" style="float: left;" title="" /></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong><a href="https://secure2.convio.net/wbez/site/Ecommerce?ecommerce=store_list&amp;ts=1347895809355&amp;store_id=8621&amp;JServSessionIda004=vo3wkkza41.app212c">RSVP for event.</a></strong></div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p><br /><strong>New this year!</strong> <a href="http://www.peaceonearthfilmfestival.org/">Peace On Earth Film Festival</a> will show select titles from their 2013 festival and invite the audience to discuss and reflect on these short films.</p><p><strong>JUST ANNOUNCED: Featured Films</strong><br /><a href="http://www.peaceonearthfilmfestival.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=178">Amazon Gold </a>(USA, 53 min)<br />Narrated by Academy Award winners Sissy Spacek and Herbie Hancock, <em>Amazon Gold</em> is the disturbing account of a clandestine journey into the Amazon rainforest. Ron Haviv and Donovan Webster, two war journalists led by a Peruvian biologist, uncover the savage unravelling of pristine rainforest.&nbsp;</p><div><div><a href="http://www.peaceonearthfilmfestival.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=173">TRUST Alaska</a> (USA, 8 min)&nbsp;</div><div>Stories of <em>TRUST</em>: Calling for Climate Recovery, is about the perfect trifecta of youth, law and justice. This series of short documentaries features the voices of daring youth from across the country who went to court to compel the government to protect our atmosphere, in trust, for future generations.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><div><a href="http://www.peaceonearthfilmfestival.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=177">Child 31</a> (UK, 31 min)</div><div>In a time of unprecedented technological achievements and luxuries, close to one billion people still go to sleep hungry; but there&#39;s an organization attempting to change that. This powerful new documentary captures the life-changing work of Mary&rsquo;s Meals in action throughout Malawi, Kenya and India and its mission to help millions of children around the world realize their dreams.&nbsp;</div></div><div>&nbsp;</div></div><div><div><a href="http://www.http://peaceonearthfilmfestival.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=167">Children of Kabul </a>(Afghanistan, 25 min)&nbsp;</div><div><em>Children of Kabul </em>provides rare access to the war-torn streets of Kabul, Afghanistan, documenting the unfolding tragedy of child labor. Taking you into the lives of four young Afghan children - Omid, Sanabar, Yasamin and Fayaz.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><div><a href="http://www.vimeo.com/7788742">Hidden In Time</a> (USA, 16:20 min)&nbsp;</div><div>New York City. An Iraqi born taxi driver receives a mysterious box and then with-out warning kidnaps his passenger on the way to the airport. Mistaken intentions, cultural stereotypes and revealed losses compel these two men to confront their personal realities and question their values.</div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><div><div><a href="http://www.peaceonearthfilmfestival.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=175">Ronan&#39;s Escape</a> (Australia, 16 min)&nbsp;</div><div>A 14 year old school boy growing up in a rural West Australian town is the social outcast of the school and has been bullied for years. The film follows the last few hours of Ronan&rsquo;s day at school before he makes his &ldquo;escape&rdquo; under a beautiful, Australian gum free.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>The Activist Organizations Included:</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>34 Million Friends of the United Nations Population Fund<br />AACTION Autism<br />Aid Africa&#39;s Children<br />Alternative Gifts International<br />American Friends Service Committee<br />AMIM Congo<br />Asha for Education, Chicago Chapter<br />Awassa Children&#39;s Project<br />Bookfriends International, NFP<br />Bookwallah Organization<br />Bosco<br />buildOn Schurz high school<br />Causes for Change International<br />Center for Global Initiatives<br />CHICAGO+acumen<br />CircEsteem<br />Colombia Vive Chicago<br />Community Cloud Forest Conservation<br />CROSO (Child Restoration Outreach Support Organization)<br />Development In Gardening (DIG)<br />EdPowerment<br />Education and Hope<br />El Fuego del Sol<br />Engineers Without Borders-Chicago<br />Fabretto Children&#39;s Foundation<br />Fair Earth<br />FEED THE DREAM<br />five ACCESSORIES<br />Fr John Kolkman Sickle Cell Foundation<br />GirlForward<br />Global Alliance for Africa<br />GREENOLA Style + Solidarity Bridge<br />Hagar International<br />Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center<br />HELPSudan<br />Heshima Kenya<br />His Wheels International<br />Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach<br />ICAS/Juntos Adelante<br />India Development Coalition of America<br />Indian Development Service<br />International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)<br />Invisible Conlicts<br />Just Haiti<br />Kulsoom Foundation<br />La Isla Foundation<br />LemonAid Fund<br />LIFT USA<br />Little by Little<br />Living Water International<br />Malawi Matters Inc.<br />Malia Designs<br />Mata Traders<br />Matanya&#39;s Hope<br />MayaWorks<br />Meal Sharing<br />Medical Ministry International<br />Mindful Medicine Worldwide<br />Music for Lombok<br />My Grandmother&#39;s River Project<br />New Trier India Project and Me to We<br />NICARAGUA-DIRECT<br />Nonviolent Peaceforce<br />One Acre Fund<br />One Heart For Congo<br />Operation ASHA<br />Pan-African Rural Health and &amp; Social Services ( PRHeSS)<br />Peace Care<br />Play for Peace<br />Project HARAMBEE<br />Radios Populares and La Voz de los de Abajo<br />School of Choice Education Organization (Haiti)<br />Schools for the Children of the World<br />Share Your Soles<br />South Sudan Hope<br />Spark Ventures<br />SSQ Liason<br />Sun Ovens Internationl<br />Sustainable Sharing with Guatemala<br />SwaziKids International<br />Tanzania Development Support<br />The Citizens Foundation, USA<br />The Light and Leadership Initiative<br />The Through Her Eyes Project<br />Tikondane Community Centre<br />Vumila CBO<br />Women&#39;s Global Education Project<br />Working Bikes<br />World Action Collective (Frmly: Rainforest Rescue Coalition)<br />Youth Technology Corps NFP, Inc<br />Zakat Foundation of America</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div></div></div></div><p><strong>More Interaction and Activity:</strong><br />&bull; The <a href="http://vocalo.org/">Vocalo</a> Music Stage outdoors on the plaza will feature an array of local artists and bands with an international influence</p><div><div>&bull; <a href="http://workingbikes.org/">Working Bikes</a> will bring an array of demonstration bikes (power a phonograph or your cell phone) as well as mini bikes for us to ride inside<br />&nbsp;</div><div>&bull; <a href="http://circesteem.org/">CircEsteem</a> will entertain kids and adults, encouraging participants to learn juggling, balance feathers and have fun</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&bull; International Food Court will feature tasty treats from around the world, with vendors including Raj Dashan, Swim Café, Café Marbella and more</div></div><div><br /><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/EXPOsimonsays.jpg" style="height: 462px; width: 600px; " title="" /></div></div><p>&nbsp;</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Expo.close1_.jpg" style="height: 498px; width: 600px; " title="" /></div><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/EXPOclose.jpg" style="width: 600px; " title="" /></div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><div><p>&nbsp;</p></div></div><p> <meta charset="utf-8" /> <strong>Speakers Participating in UIC discussions:</strong></p><p><strong>Joaquín M. Chávez</strong>&nbsp;is an assistant professor at the Department of History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Chávez&rsquo;s research focuses on popular politics, revolution, Catholic social thought, and the Cold War in Latin America. Chávez joined the peace negotiations that put an end to El Salvador&rsquo;s civil war (1980-1992) and contributed to the processes of reconciliation and reconstruction in that country. He has published studies on El Salvador&rsquo;s peace process and has served as an expert on peace negotiations in Nepal and other hot spots.</p><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div><br /><strong>Cheryl Graves&nbsp;</strong>is the Founder and Co-Director of the Community Justice for Youth Institute, a nonprofit organization committed to building a movement of peacemakers.&nbsp; She has more than 15 years of experience in training and implementing restorative justice practices in Chicago communities, schools and the juvenile justice system. Her work focuses on developing capacity to facilitate peacemaking circles and restorative approaches that keep youth in school and out of court, build community, address conflict, prevent violence and support healing</div><div><br /><strong>Ali Issa</strong>&nbsp;is based in New York City and is the national field organizer for War Resisters League. He earned a Master&#39;s Degree in Arabic studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008. He is a contributor to the e-zine Jadaliyya on Iraqi social movements and his translations have appeared in Banipal and the PEN World Atlas Blog. He is a contributor and co-founder of the independent online magazine about everything Iraqi, shakomakoNET. His father is from Baghdad, Iraq.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Mariame Kaba</strong>&nbsp;is an organizer, educator, and writer who lives in Chicago. She is the founder and director of Project NIA, a grassroots organization with a mission to end youth incarceration using a transformative justice approach. Mariame has also co-founded several other organizations including the Chicago Freedom School, the Rogers Park Young Women&#39;s Action Team (YWAT) and the Chicago Taskforce on Violence against Girls and Young Women.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Born on Chicago&#39;s West Side,&nbsp;<strong>&quot;Prexy&quot;(Rozell W.) Nesbitt</strong>&nbsp;has spent more than five decades as an educator, activist, and speaker on Africa, foreign policy, and racism. Prexy&#39;s career has also included extensive consulting and training on race, multiculturalism and diversity. A teacher and lecturer for many years all over the USA, he additionally has worked as a &ldquo;red cap,&rdquo; social worker, union organizer, special assistant to Chicago&rsquo;s Mayor, the late Harold Washington, and a senior program officer with the MacArthur Foundation in Chicago. Today, he teaches African history courses at Chicago&rsquo;s Columbia College and takes people on educational, cultural and political tours to various &lsquo;Third World&rsquo; countries, regions and situations, both abroad and in the United States.</div></div></div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> <meta charset="utf-8" /> </p><div><strong>Barbara Ransby&nbsp;</strong>is an historian, writer and longtime activist. She is a Professor of African American Studies, Gender and Women&rsquo;s Studies, and History at UIC where she directs both the campus-wide Social Justice Initiative and the Gender and Women&rsquo;s Studies Program. She previously served as Interim Vice Provost for Planning and Programs (2011-2012) at UIC.&nbsp; Prof. Ransby is author of the highly acclaimed biography,&nbsp;Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision.&nbsp;Her most recent book is&nbsp;Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson&nbsp;(Yale University Press, January 2013).Ransby has also published in numerous scholarly and popular publications and lectures widely.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Astrid E. Suarez&nbsp;</strong>is the founder of Colombia vive Chicago which is focused on supporting Internally Displaced Women in Colombia as well as supporting the Colombian immigrant women in Chicago. Her academic interests have been focused on understanding the current global policies and their implications in local communities, global education policies, and global youth violence issues. She has organized and trained parents and educational leaders to advocate for policy reforms to support and increase parent participation in public schools.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>The UIC Social Justice Initiative</strong><br />The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is engaged in a major initiative which will, in the coming year, launch several exciting new projects linking scholars and activists in Chicago and beyond. <a href="http://www.uic.edu/depts/oaa/vppp/">The UIC Social Justice Initiative</a> includes a new Student Summer Institute on Social Justice, Democracy and Human Rights; active community engagement projects; and collaborations that connect the UIC community to work that is creating positive change and providing needed services from Haiti to Mexico to India. The Social Justice Initiative reflects UIC&rsquo;s mission to &ldquo;create knowledge that transforms our views of the world and, through sharing and application, transforms the world.&rdquo;</div><div><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="img-caption-wrapper clearfix" style="float: left; clear: left; margin-right: 20px; margin-top: 5px; width: 300px; border-bottom: medium none;"><a class="underlined" href="http://www.uic.edu/depts/oaa/vppp/"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/APRIL_UIC-SJI%20logo-TP.png" style="width: 300px; height: 86px; float: left; display: block;" title="" /></a></div></div></div><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/TPSBannerLogo-Color.jpg" style="height: 57px; width: 250px; float: left;" title="" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><br />&nbsp;</p><p>Sponsored by:</p><div class="image-insert-image " style=""><a href="http://www.ngelaw.com/"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Stacked%20Logo_Globe_hi%20res.jpg" style="height: 123px; width: 175px;" title="" /></a></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image " style=""><a href="http://www.thechicagocouncil.org/"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/CCGA_Logo_FINAL.JPG" style="height: 66px; width: 300px;" title="" /></a></div></div><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image " style=""><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Intelligentsia_logo.jpg" style="height: 70px; width: 150px;" title="" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image " style=""><a href="http://www.focus-on-tomorrow.org"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/FOT-Logo-2-web.jpg" style="height: 132px; width: 100px;" title="" /></a></div></div></div></div></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 12:05:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/air-events-6th-annual-global-activism-expo-102172 Weekender: Here to help you have a good time and change the world! http://www.wbez.org/blogs/alison-cuddy/2012-04/weekender-here-help-you-have-good-time-and-change-world-98566 <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/amos%20vogel.jpg" style="height: 465px; width: 620px;" title="Amos Vogel and wife Marcia (www.amosvogel.com)"></div><p>This week brought news of <a href="http://movieline.com/2012/04/25/the-man-was-a-giant-nyc-film-guru-amos-vogel-dead-at-91/">the death of Amos Vogel</a>, a man revered by many film wonks and, in the words of Martin Scorsese, “a giant” whose efforts constitute the very “origins of film culture in America.”</p><p>A huge claim, but Vogel did big things. Along with his late wife, Marcia Vogel, he started the film club <a href="http://www.thestickingplace.com/film/films/film-as-a-subversive-art/marcia-vogel/">Cinema 16</a>, which screened “films you cannot see elsewhere” – at least not in late 1940s America. Vogel programmed experimental and avant garde works, documentaries and amateur films. The ambition behind these programs went far beyond introducing people to non-mainstream movies. According to notes for the <a href="http://www.thestickingplace.com/film/films/film-as-a-subversive-art/introduction/">club’s third screening in January 1948,</a> by "bringing purposeful films to the general public, Cinema 16 will contribute to a great realization of the problems facing man in this atomic age.”</p><p>Vogel will be remembered for Cinema 16, for helping to found the New York Film Festival and for his book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Film-Subversive-Art-Amos-Vogel/dp/0394732073"><em>Film as a Subversive Art </em></a>(a great read). But if all that seems long ago and far away, then look around you. His influence can be seen across Chicago’s independent cinema scene.&nbsp;</p><p>Of course 21st-century Chicago is very different from the Vogels' post-war New York. Here there's no scarcity of major name venues that provide access to all kinds of film from every part of the globe (Gene Siskel Film Center, Music Box Theatre, Doc Films, Block Cinema). But there are also stalwart independents like<a href="http://www.facets.org/pages/cinematheque/cinematheque.php"> Facets Multi-Media </a>or <a href="http://chicagofilmmakers.org/cf/index.php">Chicago Filmmakers</a> – which along the lines of Cinema 16 have memberships, and where an immersion in film can involve watching films or taking classes taught by film scholars and filmmakers alike.</p><p>We also have “micro” or DIY venues like <a href="http://nightingaletheatre.org/">The Nightingale</a> or Cinema Borealis, which offer the same eclectic mix Vogel became famous for: experimental, oddball and popular films.</p><p>Film societies like the <a href="http://www.northwestchicagofilmsociety.org/">Northwest Chicago Film Society</a>, <a href="http://www.whitelightcinema.com/">White Light Cinema</a>, and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/southsideprojections">South Side Projections </a>program regular or occasional series within existing venues, cinematic or not. Or you can get your film education on at <a href="http://www.oddobsession.com/">Odd Obsession</a>, which has one of the greatest DVD and VHS collections in the city.</p><p>The question is whether these all add up to that larger project Vogel embraced, to “build audiences” or as film critic Scott MacDonald would have it “to create a true community where people would come together to talk about political issues, to become better citizen[s]. The film society was, for Vogel, an aid to good citizenship in a democracy.”</p><p>Small-scale cineastes certainly preach to the choir - I love the intellectual and creative promiscuity of Chicago’s independent cinema scene, which is about on par with the level of cross-over and collaboration within our city’s improvised music world.</p><p>But the love does seem to reach beyond the regulars. Take <a href="http://www.portagetheater.org/Save+the+Portage+Letter/">the Portage Park neighborhood</a>, which has both embraced and is willing to defend the variety of programming offered by its local movie theater.&nbsp; So out in the world there are glimmers of what local programmer/projector <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWDTG7UgLw8">James Bond </a>of Cinema Borealis has called that “undeniable collective beauty” of sitting together in the dark, watching some strange sweet mystery unfold.</p><p>To find out more about Vogel's efforts to improve the world through better film programming check out <a href="http://idiommag.com/2012/04/amos-vogel-life-as-a-subversive-art/">this extensive profile</a>. And if you'd like to try to do some good via collective culture, peruse the rest of Weekender’s activist-style picks below!</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/ICANDOTHAT1.jpg" style="height: 160px; width: 240px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""></div><div class="image-insert-image "><a href="http://artistsonthelam.blogspot.com/p/i-can-do-that.html"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>1. I CAN DO THAT - Closing Reception</strong></span></a></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Friday 7-10 p.m.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Think you can make art like the work you see in galleries? Here's your chance to prove it!</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><a href="http://www.facebook.com/variablespace">Variable Space</a>&nbsp;&nbsp; 1564 N. Damen Ave, #303</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/rhythm%20and%20queers.jpg" style="height: 185px; width: 240px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""></div></div><div class="image-insert-image "><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/290332674374489/"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>2. Rhythm and Queers Dance Party</strong></span></a></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Friday 7 p.m.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Dance for a good cause - the El Rescate shelter. Burlesque, DJs, free HIV tests and more.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><a href="http://www.facebook.com/TheOrphanageChicago">The Orphanage</a>&nbsp;&nbsp; 643 W. 31st St.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Miss_Ross_2010.jpg" style="height: 190px; width: 240px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""></div></div><p><a href="http://www.horseshoehammond.com/casinos/horseshoe-hammond/casino-entertainment/diana-ross-detail.html"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>3. Diana Ross</strong></span></a></p><p>Friday 8 p.m.</p><p>A true R&amp;B diva puts on a show!</p><p><a href="http://www.horseshoehammond.com/casinos/horseshoe-hammond/hotel-casino/property-home.shtml">Horseshoe Casino</a></p><p>Hammond, IN</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/bikes.jpg" style="height: 160px; width: 240px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""></div><p><a href="http://horizon.kodingen.com/ahbc/"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>4. Arlington Heights Bike Swap</strong></span></a></p><p>Saturday 9 a.m.</p><p>Hundreds of bikes for sale - vintage, new and sometimes customized in wild ways.</p><p><a href="http://www.ahpd.org/">Centennial Park</a>&nbsp;&nbsp; Arlington Heights&nbsp;&nbsp; 1209 Burr Oak Dr.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/expo%202.jpg" style="height: 187px; width: 240px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><a href="http://www.wbez.org/event/2012-04-28/global-activism-expo-2012"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>5. Global Activism Expo 2012</strong></span></a></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Saturday 12-6 p.m.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Hundreds of Chicago-area global activists will show you how to change the world!</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><a href="http://www.uic.edu/depts/uicforum/">UIC Forum</a>&nbsp;&nbsp; 725 W. Roosevelt Rd.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/OpenBooksLogo.jpg" style="height: 164px; width: 240px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong><a href="http://www.open-books.org/events/events_cal.php">6. Open Books Sidewalk Sale</a></strong></span></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Saturday and Sunday 12-5 p.m.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Books for kids, cooks, connoisseurs and, well, everyone!</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><a href="http://www.open-books.org/store/">Open Books Store</a></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">213 W. Institute Place</div><p>&nbsp;</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/sex%20show.jpg" style="height: 160px; width: 241px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Sunday-Night-Sex-Show-Reading-Series/109133642440623"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>7. The Sunday Night Sex Show Reading Series</strong></span></a></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Sunday 7:30 p.m.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Sexy tales with a side of drink - and comedy.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><a href="http://www.theburlingtonbar.com/">The Burlington</a></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">3425 W. Fullerton Ave</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><strong>Click <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/weekender/id469524810" target="_blank">here</a> to subscribe to the <em>Weekender</em> podcast.</strong></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><strong>What're you up to this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.</strong></div></div><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 08:09:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/alison-cuddy/2012-04/weekender-here-help-you-have-good-time-and-change-world-98566 Preparing for Chicago's first major snowfall of the season http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-12/preparing-chicagos-first-major-snowfall-season-95491 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-January/2012-01-12/kr_news_020411_chisnow_header.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Some Illinois residents said they were happy to see flakes Thursday as a winter storm dropped the first significant snowfall of the season on the state.</p><p>The abrupt shift in weather came a day after Rockford recorded a record high temperature of 57 degrees, according to the National Weather Service's preliminary temperature figures. Thursday was a different story with the forecast calling for several inches of snow throughout the state.</p><p>Mike Norman, 44, of Evanston, said he was looking forward to the challenge of running in the snow.</p><p>"It's one of my favorite times of year to run. It's clean. It's crisp. It's quiet," Norman said. "It's fun to put footsteps in the fresh snow."</p><p>He co-founded Chicago Endurance Sports, which offers a Winter Warriors program to help runners stay committed to their training and teach them about the right gear for winter. But so far this season, the Winter Warriors haven't had a chance to do battle with the weather.</p><p>"We had people out last night running in shorts," Norman said Thursday, a day after temperatures reached above 50 degrees.</p><p>The staff at Snowstar Winter Sports Park in northwest Illinois anticipates a big weekend. Teresa Kolls of Snowstar said the park makes its own snow, but the park got a late start, opening its ski runs the day after Christmas. Kolls said the snowfall will fill in the trails between the ski runs, turning the park into a "winter wonderland" and bringing out crowds.</p><p>"This is the first real snowfall we've had. It definitely helps us," Kolls said.</p><p>Cook County's forest preserves are offering sledding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at a number of locations.</p><p>As Chicagoans prepared for their <a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/chicago-braces-seasons-first-snowstorm-95481" target="_blank">first significant snowfall of 2012</a>, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> wanted to pass along some information that might help get Chicagoans ready.</p><p>WBEZ reporter Jennifer Brandel, <em>Worldview</em> host Jerome McDonnell, WBEZ's Richard Steele joined the show to offer their advice to survive the season's first winter storm.</p></p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:37:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-12/preparing-chicagos-first-major-snowfall-season-95491 The Bike Commuter Challenge prompts a cycling smackdown http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-13/bike-commuter-challenge-prompts-cycling-smackdown-87763 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-June/2011-06-13/Bikes_Flickr_Captain Cinema.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Hordes of competitors have taken to the streets for an annual fight to the finish. Many teams will enter, but only a few can be victorious. It’s time again for the <a href="http://www.activetrans.org/" target="_blank">Active Transportation Alliance’s</a> Bike Commuter Challenge. The event is part of Chicago’s <a href="http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/supporting_narrative/events___special_events/special_events/mose/bike_chicago.html" target="_blank">Bike to Work Week</a>, which runs through Friday, June 17.<br> <br> During that time, employers in various categories will compete to see how many workers they can get to bike to work. WBEZ won its division in 2009. But last year the station faced an upset, delivered by the pedal pushers at <a href="http://www.oldtownschool.org/" target="_blank">Old Town School of Folk Music</a>.<br> <br> <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> spoke to the two team leaders - from WBEZ and the Old Town School of Folk Music - about what each has got this year. Representing WBEZ: Jerome McDonnell, host of <a href="http://www.wbez.org/worldview"><em>Worldview</em></a>. Facing off against McDonnell is<a href="http://www.oldtownschool.org/classes/register/FolkDetail.php?folk=33990" target="_blank"> Sarah Dandelles</a>, program manager at the Old Town School of Folk Music.</p></p> Mon, 13 Jun 2011 14:13:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-13/bike-commuter-challenge-prompts-cycling-smackdown-87763 2004 Archive: Worldview struggles to interview Bayh while PR woman interrupts http://www.wbez.org/jkaufmann/2010/02/2004-archive-worldview-struggles-to-interview-bayh-while-pr-woman-interrupts/15140 <p>WBEZ has a history with retiring Senator Evan Bayh. Bayh had agreed to do an interview with <a href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/program_wv.aspx">Jerome McDonnell and Worldview</a> back in 2004. Worldview was doing a show on military and Bayh was the head of the Senate Armed Forces Committee. Jerome explains in this tape what happened next. A publicist or PR woman from Bayh's office was listening in on the interview and continued to interrupt to hurry things along and attempts to change the direction of the interview. This usually is a big no-no in our business, but it happens and you rarely hear about it because it is cut out of interviews. In this case, Worldview stuck to their guns and aired the interview in its entirety. Here's a clip from the interview with Jerome's introduction explaining the situation. We edited the interview down just to play the interruption: <a href="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//evanbayh.mp3">evanbayh</a></p> Mon, 15 Feb 2010 15:52:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/jkaufmann/2010/02/2004-archive-worldview-struggles-to-interview-bayh-while-pr-woman-interrupts/15140