WBEZ | lockout http://www.wbez.org/tags/lockout Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Bears were in no rush to beat the Pack http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-26/bears-were-no-rush-beat-pack-92452 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-September/2011-09-26/Bears.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The 10-point spread was deceptive: The final score was <a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/bears-offense-struggles-loss-green-bay-92442" target="_blank">27-17</a> but the Bears lost it by a lot more. Although <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/jaycutler/2495824/profile" target="_blank">Jay Cutler</a> threw for just over 300 yards, the running game produced a total of 13 yards; the lowest tally for the Bears in nearly 60 years.</p><p>Regular sports reporter Cheryl Raye-Stout joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight </em>to dissect what happened at Soldier Field on Sunday and to give the latest news on the NBA lockout.</p><p><em>Music Button: Rumah Sakit, "Sausage Full of Secrets-Live!", from the album Obscured By Clowns, (Temporary Residence)</em></p></p> Mon, 26 Sep 2011 13:50:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-26/bears-were-no-rush-beat-pack-92452 Bears hunt for free agents begins now that the NFL is unlocked http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-26/bears-hunt-free-agents-begins-now-nfl-unlocked-89646 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-26/Chicago Bears Training.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The gears finally changed for football fans--the National Football League owners and the Players Association <a href="http://The%20gears%20have%20finally%20changed%20for%20football%20fans.%20%20The%20NFL%20owners%20and%20the%20Players%20Association%20have%20signed-off%20on%20a%20collective%20bargaining%20agreement.%20%20And%20so%20ends%20the%20four-and-a-half%20month%20lockout%20that%20threatened%20the%20nation%E2%80%99s%20Sundays%20and%20beer%20sales.%20%20%20Now%20it%E2%80%99s%20time%20to%20sign%20some%20free%20agents%20and%20get%20to%20camp.%20%20But%20before%20the%20Bears%20spend%20all%20their%20dough,%20our%20regular%20sports%20enthusiast%20Cheryl%20Raye-Stout%20is%20here%20to%20survey%20the%20field." target="_blank">signed-off</a> on a collective bargaining agreement, ending the four-and-a-half month lockout that threatened the nation’s Sundays and beer sales. Now it’s time to sign some free agents and get to camp. But before <a href="http://www.chicagobears.com/" target="_blank">the Bears</a> spend all its dough, <em>Eight Forty-Eight's </em>regular sports enthusiast Cheryl Raye-Stout surveyed the field.</p></p> Tue, 26 Jul 2011 14:09:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-26/bears-hunt-free-agents-begins-now-nfl-unlocked-89646 End appears near for locked-out NFL players but it's only the beginning for the NBA http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-18/end-appears-near-locked-out-nfl-players-its-only-beginning-nba-89301 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-18/Soldier Field.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>City workers are not the only ones with labor pains: Both the NFL and NBA are in the midst of protracted work disputes. NFL owners and players are back in mediation Monday—word is the sides are close to breaking the four-month lockout huddle and ready to get back on the field.</p><p>Meanwhile some NBA players will look at a Plan B: Many are looking into deals to play overseas, including the Chicago Bulls’ Brian Scalabrine. ESPN.com’s Lester Munson has an eye on the lockout lowdown and joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> with the latest news.</p></p> Mon, 18 Jul 2011 15:40:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-18/end-appears-near-locked-out-nfl-players-its-only-beginning-nba-89301 Daily Rehearsal: Nathan Lane in 'The Iceman Cometh' http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-07-15/daily-rehearsal-nathan-lane-iceman-cometh-89198 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-July/2011-07-15/nathanlane_ap_evanagostini.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-July/2011-07-15/nathanlane_ap_evanagostini.jpg" style="width: 200px; margin: 10px; height: 251px; float: right;" title="Nathan Lane in 2009 at a Roundabout Theatre Gala (AP/Evan Agostini)"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>1. Biggest news of the week? The Goodman is <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/season/Production.aspx?prod=129">doing <em>The Iceman Cometh</em></a></strong></span></span> with Nathan Lane. <em>The Iceman Cometh</em> is not about a man who brings ice to homes, in case you were wondering. It is about a traveling salesman who gets sober and tries to make everyone around him do the same. Lane <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/theaterloop/ct-ent-0715-goodman-20110715,0,524132.column">told Chris Jones</a>,&nbsp;"I am not thinking of this as some pre-Broadway tryout. I just want it to be good in Chicago."&nbsp;You're going to have to wait awhile -- tickets aren't available until March.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;">2. There's a new theaterish blog on the street -- the Chicago Theater Addict</span></strong></span> aka Bob Bullen is <a href="http://chitheatreaddict.com/2011/07/13/chicago-theatre-addict-now-blogging-for-chicago-convention-tourism-bureau/#comments">now writing for the Chicago Convention &amp; Tourism Bureau</a>. Did you not know that they had <a href="http://chicagosecondtonone.wordpress.com/">a blog</a>? Neither did anyone; it appears so fresh that they're still rocking a pretty basic Wordpress format. Ah, growing pains.</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>3. The Joffrey ballet appears to have <a href="http://www.chicagonewscoop.org/joffrey-reaches-pact-but-tensions-linger/">ended their lockout</a></strong></span></span> -- for now. Perhaps it was the pressure of a potential leafleting session tomorrow in front of the Joffrey that pushed the Company into action. The dancers <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-the-Joffrey-Ballet-Dancers/217664081602594">announced on their Facebook page</a> late yesterday that "late this afternoon, AGMA and the Joffrey Ballet reached a tentative agreement. The Dancers will start taking class on Monday and Stage Managers will resume their normal schedule on Monday as well. The next step in the process is for the Dancers and AGMA's Board of Governors to ratify the agreement."</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>4. <a href="http://www.emeraldcitytheatre.com/shows_1011_pinkalicious_bic.php"><em>Pinkalicious: The Musical</em></a> is running at Emerald City Playhouse</strong></span></span>, and it may remind you of an extra-special episode of <em>The Magic School Bus</em>: "When Pinkalicious Pinkerton eats one too many pink cupcakes, she catches a serious case of "Pinkititis" and turns pink from head to toe!" Remember when Arnold <a href="http://www.ireallylikefood.com/709823257/arnold-turns-orange-the-magic-school-bus/">ate too many Seaweedies</a> and turned orange from all the carotene and the class went into his body?</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;">5. Orny Adams is at <a href="http://www.improv.com/ComedyClub/Chicago/Event/Orny-Adams/ee0b1aa0-aa1f-4f57-943b-d00f577e2004">Improv comedy club</a> on Saturday</span></strong></span> at 7 and 9:15 pm. <a href="http://www.avclub.com/chicago/events/orny-adams,251230/">The A.V. Club says that</a>, "Adams’ rapid-fire delivery hits all of the right beats, but it only partially glosses over pandering, bromidic bits on outsourcing customer service or the hilarity of prescription pill side effects.</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 14:20:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-07-15/daily-rehearsal-nathan-lane-iceman-cometh-89198 Lockouts divert Chicago sports fans to struggling baseball teams http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-11/lockouts-divert-chicago-sports-fans-struggling-baseball-teams-88964 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-11/Cellular Field.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The major league is headed into its All-Star break this week, generally considered the halfway point in baseball’s marathon season. But at least its&nbsp; a season. The NBA took a page from the NFL playbook recently when labor negotiations ended in a stalemate.</p><p>With two professional leagues in lockout mode, all eyes are the boys of summer but things aren't looking good for <a href="http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=chc" target="_blank">Cubs</a> or <a href="http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=cws" target="_blank">Sox</a> fans. Cheryl Raye-Stout joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> to give a sports quick hit.</p></p> Mon, 11 Jul 2011 15:14:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-11/lockouts-divert-chicago-sports-fans-struggling-baseball-teams-88964 Crosstown classic resumes but NBA fans may miss action because of lockout http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-01/crosstown-classic-resumes-nba-fans-may-miss-action-because-lockout-88619 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-01/BullsHeat_Getty_JonathanDaniel.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>As NFL labor negotiations continue, sports fans ponder another lockout. The NBA’s collective bargaining agreement expired Thursday night. That means no contract negotiations, no trades and no basketball practice. Meanwhile, the NHL is trading – more of the Stanley Cup winning Blackhawks have left the Madhouse on Madison Ave.<br> <br> And the Cubs and the Sox meet Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field for part two of the annual Crosstown Classic. <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em>'s regular sports contributor <a href="http://www.wbez.org/contributor/cheryl-raye-stout" target="_blank">Cheryl Raye-Stout</a> had the latest on all the action.</p><p><em>Music Button: Maze X, “Realize” from the CD Late Night Jamming (Rest In Beatz)</em></p></p> Fri, 01 Jul 2011 13:29:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-01/crosstown-classic-resumes-nba-fans-may-miss-action-because-lockout-88619