WBEZ | Listener letters http://www.wbez.org/tags/listener-letters Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Listener Letters: Police, Marylin and soccer http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-03/listener-letters-police-marylin-and-soccer-90038 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-August/2011-08-03/30570850_643dd602ff_b(2).jpg" alt="" /><p><p><em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> shared listener letters to hear where listeners think the show is getting it right and where it missed the mark.</p><p>Last week host Alison Cuddy spoke with Chicago Police <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-26/police-superintendent-garry-mccarthy-addresses-rise-police-involved-shoo" target="_blank">Superintendent Garry McCarthy</a>.<br> Lisa Biggs wrote:</p><p><em>I wish Alison had asked McCarthy to talk about how police are trained to defuse situations, instead of merely focusing on their shooting skills. How many of the recent shootings were committed by some of the 600 [plus] officers moved from desk duty out onto the streets?</em><br> Thanks Lisa.</p><p>Recent reports said that Emanuel moved officers from both administrative tasks and specialized duties.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> also got some mail about the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-18/chicagoans-reconsider-public-art-after-peeking-marilyn-monroes-dress-893" target="_blank">new Marilyn Monroe statue</a> next to the Tribune Tower.<br> Leo was not exactly a fan of the work; he called it, "Generic, boring. Can we send this back to Hollywood already?"</p><p>Finally, some soccer – or rather - football fans got their fill last week when <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> intern and native-UK son Mike Wilson <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-27/englishman-surveys-chicagos-love-affair-soccer-89705" target="_blank">reported on the July 23 game </a>between the Manchester United and the Chicago Fire.</p><p>Joel heard the story and said:<br> <em>Really enjoyed hearing this on my radio today, WBEZ continues to give soccer a fair shake and it was entertaining to hear The Brit's take on it.&nbsp; Saturday's event showed that Chicago enjoys the sport. Now if only those thousands that filled Soldier Field could get up off their couch more often to support their local team.</em></p><p><br> Listeners, keep sharing your thoughts - you can leave comments on website, email <a href="mailto:848@wbez.org">848@wbez.org</a>, or tweet <a href="http://twitter.com/848" target="_blank">@848</a></p><p><em>Music Button: Carlo De Rosa's Cross-Fade, "Circular Woes", from the CD Brain Dance, (Cuneiform)</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 03 Aug 2011 14:31:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-03/listener-letters-police-marylin-and-soccer-90038 Listeners share their comments http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-21/listeners-share-their-comments-89458 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-21/4968422200_1ab99c61ef_b.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Listeners shared thoughts on what they think<em> Eight Forty-Eight</em> got wrong - and what they like, too.</p><p>Here are some of those letters:</p><p>Last month, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> headed to WBEZ's Humboldt Park bureau for a live remote broadcast, the <em>Dueling Critics</em> joined and shared their brief assessment of the West Side theater scene. The segment garnered heated response from theater goers.</p><p>Maritza Nazario wrote:</p><p><em>As a "teatrista"&nbsp; in Chicago, for the last 30 years I am profoundly offended by your comments on this particular segment. Not only [are] there numerous theater performers, writers, directors, stage designers, etc. living in the West Side, but many of these artists are doing theater in the community and have been doing it for many years. Perhaps one difference from all the productions that you are accustomed to see is that we create theater for the community, we do not care much if critics attend or not or if our productions are funded with enough money to have several runs.</em></p><p>Last week, Eight <em>Forty-Eight </em>wrapped the first half of the series<a href="http://www.wbez.org/frontandcenter" target="_blank"> <em>Front and Center</em></a> with listeners' personal stories of the Great Lakes. Listeners shared what the water means to them.<br> <br> Linda e-mailed:</p><p><em>I listen almost every day to Eight Forty-Eight, and want to say that today's show was the best I have heard. It was so personal to so many listeners who love the lake, live near it and treasure it. Thank you so much for the show and the end, with the folk singer and the Lady Elgin song, could not have ended it better.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Tell <em>Eight-Forty Eight</em> what you think of the show: the good, the bad, the ugly--let's hear it!</p><p>Send an e-mail to <a href="mailto:848@wbez.org">848@wbez.org</a>, leave a message at (312) 948-4848 and remember <em>Eight-Forty-Eight</em> is on Twitter - <a href="http://twitter.com/848" target="_blank">@848</a> and Alison Cuddy is <a href="http://twitter.com/wbezacuddy" target="_blank">@wbezacuddy.</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 14:35:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-21/listeners-share-their-comments-89458