WBEZ | Chicago Amplified http://www.wbez.org/tags/chicago-amplified Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/us-supreme-court-justice-sonia-sotomayor-105536 <p><p>The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, <strong>Sonia Sotomayor</strong> has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench in her new book,&nbsp;<em>My Beloved World</em>. The journey recounted in this memoir offers testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.​</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F79271429" width="100%"></iframe></p><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/CPL-webstory_28.jpg" title="" /></div></div><div>Recorded Thursday, January 30, 2013 at the Harold Washington Library Center.</div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:58:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/us-supreme-court-justice-sonia-sotomayor-105536 The Encyclopedia Show Presents Series 5, Vol 5: Fungus! http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/encyclopedia-show-presents-series-5-vol-5-fungus-105448 <p><p>The Encyclopedia Show is a live variety extravaganza that commissions local and touring artists and experts from many disciplines to use their individual talents to present a verbal and musical encyclopedia entry each month. Though the show is accredited by the Institute of Human Knowledge and Hygiene, it is our ongoing mission to chafe against logic and proof, find meaning in obfuscation, and wrest truth from fact once and for all.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F78652676" width="736px"></iframe></p><p>This month, the topic of the show will be fungus in all it&#39;s wondrous forms and uses. With presentations on topics like beer made from yeast, the Mushroom Massacre of 1767, and Fungal Sinusitis, we&#39;re sure you&#39;ll take a lichen to our words and jokes, even if they are in spore taste. Performers and guests include&nbsp;<strong>Demetrius Amparan</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Stephanie Douglas</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Reggie Eldridge</strong>,<strong>&nbsp;Joe Meno</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Tim Baltz Schobert</strong>, and&nbsp;<strong>Lynda Barry</strong>.</p><p style="">&nbsp;<img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/encyclopediashow-webstory_4.jpg" title="" /></p><p>Recorded Thursday, January 3, 2013 at the Vittum Theater</p></p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 11:12:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/encyclopedia-show-presents-series-5-vol-5-fungus-105448 Meet the Editors of The Paris Review and Stop Smiling http://www.wbez.org/amplified/meet-editors-paris-review-and-stop-smiling <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2010-November/2010-11-05/100930-Maxims.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>A conversation about book and magazine editing, hosted by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, bringing together<strong>&nbsp;J.C. Gabel</strong>, editor of&nbsp;<em>Stop Smiling</em>, and&nbsp;<strong>Lorin Stein</strong>, the new editor of the&nbsp;<em>Paris Review</em>, to talk about the ins and outs of editing as well as the pitfalls of trying to remain true to a long-form purist, old-fashioned mentality in a post-digital age. <strong>Mairead Case</strong> of <em>Literago</em> moderates.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img height="32" width="150" title="" alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/SS-webstory_10.jpg" /><br />Recorded Thursday, September 30, 2010 at&nbsp;<a href="http://66.251.226.131/Content.aspx?audioID=44980" target="_blank">Maxim's Nancy Goldberg International Center</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 30 Sep 2010 12:51:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/amplified/meet-editors-paris-review-and-stop-smiling Chicago&#039;s Rick Bayless is the Top Chef Master. We knew him way back when! http://www.wbez.org/blog/chicago039s-rick-bayless-top-chef-master-we-knew-him-way-back-when <p><img title="bayless" src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2467/3728537906_b9e197c92e_m.jpg" alt="Photo by Kirk Bravender" width="240" height="180" /> Now that Rick Bayless has been crowned Top Chef Master, his public profile is higher than it's ever been before (desipte being a repeat James Beard award winner and having his own PBS program). Well, if you follow the station closely, you know that we've known the chef for a long time. Here's an incomplete list of Chef Bayless' appearances on WBEZ: <ul> <li><a href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=21772">Bayless schooled Steve Dolinsky on Mexican Independence Day back in 2003 on <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=7892&amp;gsatype=amplified">Steve Edwards interviewed Bayless at the Chicago History Museum in 2006 for the Chicago Treasures series</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=2298">On his way to an <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> interview in 2006 Bayless made a wrong turn and wound up in Studio 312</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=25884&amp;gsatype=amplified">In 2008 Bayless participated in Culinary Chicago: The Local Option and <em>Chicago Amplified</em> recorded it</a></li> </ul></p> Thu, 20 Aug 2009 11:30:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/chicago039s-rick-bayless-top-chef-master-we-knew-him-way-back-when Bill Petersen in conversation with Rick Kogan http://www.wbez.org/brichardson/2008/11/we-were-there-bill-petersen-in-conversation-with-rick-kogan/756 <p><a href="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs/2008/11/081029_chm-bpetersen.jpg"></a><a href="None"><img class="alignleft alignnone size-full wp-image-762" style="float: left; margin: 7px; border: black 1px solid;" title="peterson" src="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs/2008/11/peterson.jpg" alt="" width="240" height="160" /></a>Best known as Gil Grissom in the popular series <em>CSI: Crime Scene Investigation</em>, William Petersen has a long and varied career in film, television, and theater. A native of Evanston, he's back in Chicago and currently starring in <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.steppenwolf.org/boxoffice/productions/index.aspx?id=460&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.steppenwolf.org/boxoffice/productions/index.aspx?id=460&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/?p=756');" href="http://www.steppenwolf.org/boxoffice/productions/index.aspx?id=460"><em>Dublin Carol</em> at the Steppenwolf</a>. Last month,‚ Peterson‚ was at the Chicago History Museum for their <em>Chicago Treasures</em> series. The Golden Globe-nominated actor and producer of <em>CSI</em> <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=30287&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=30287&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/?p=756');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=30287&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=30287&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=pending');" href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=30287" target="_blank">discussed how the city has shaped his career and life</a>, interviewed by <em>Chicago Tribune</em> columnist, Rick Kogan. The event was recorded by Chicago Public Radio as part of <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Program_AMP.aspx?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Program_AMP.aspx?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/?p=756');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Program_AMP.aspx?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Program_AMP.aspx?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=pending');" href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Program_AMP.aspx" target="_blank"><em>Chicago Amplified</em></a> - over 1,000 people have already listened since it posted last week!</p> Mon, 24 Nov 2008 14:24:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/brichardson/2008/11/we-were-there-bill-petersen-in-conversation-with-rick-kogan/756 Listen in: Salman Rushdie visits Chicago http://www.wbez.org/brichardson/2008/07/salman-rushdie-visits-chicago/332 <p><a href="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs/2008/07/080710_rushdie-91x112-web-optimized.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-333" style="border: 1px solid black; margin: 7px; float: left;" title="080710_rushdie-91x112-web-optimized" src="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs/2008/07/080710_rushdie-91x112-web-optimized.jpg" alt="" width="91" height="112" /></a><a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salman_Rushdie?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salman_Rushdie?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salman_Rushdie?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salman_Rushdie?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salman_Rushdie?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salman_Rushdie?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salman_Rushdie?referer=');" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salman_Rushdie" target="_blank">Salman Rushdie</a> was at the Chicago Public Library last week to read from his new novel, <em>T<a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.nytimes.com/2008/06/08/books/review/Gates-t.html?ex=1370491200_amp_en=0dd46bc4d164a316_amp_ei=5124_amp_partner=permalink_amp_exprod=permalink&amp;referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.nytimes.com/2008/06/08/books/review/Gates-t.html?ex=1370491200_amp_en=0dd46bc4d164a316_amp_ei=5124_amp_partner=permalink_amp_exprod=permalink&amp;referer=');" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/08/books/review/Gates-t.html?ex=1370491200&amp;en=0dd46bc4d164a316&amp;ei=5124&amp;partner=permalink&amp;exprod=permalink">he Enchantress of Florence</a></em>. According to CPL, <em>The Enchantress of Florence</em> is an irreverent, vivid and dazzling tale of a mysterious and beautiful woman attempting to command her own destiny in a man's world.‚  But before the Reading got underway, Rushdie had to respond to the <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.france24.com/en/20080710-midnights-children-voted-best-booker-prize-winner?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.france24.com/en/20080710-midnights-children-voted-best-booker-prize-winner?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.france24.com/en/20080710-midnights-children-voted-best-booker-prize-winner?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.france24.com/en/20080710-midnights-children-voted-best-booker-prize-winner?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.france24.com/en/20080710-midnights-children-voted-best-booker-prize-winner?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.france24.com/en/20080710-midnights-children-voted-best-booker-prize-winner?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.france24.com/en/20080710-midnights-children-voted-best-booker-prize-winner?referer=');" href="http://www.france24.com/en/20080710-midnights-children-voted-best-booker-prize-winner" target="_blank">announcement</a> made earlier that day that another one of his books, <em>Midnight's Children</em>, had been named the <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.themanbookerprize.com/news/stories/1099?referer=');" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/news/stories/1099">greatest Booker Prize winner ever</a>. Missed it? Don't worry! <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=26555&amp;referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=26555&amp;referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=26555&amp;referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=26555&amp;referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=26555&amp;referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=26555&amp;referer=');" href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=26555"> We recorded the event and posted the audio</a> for you - visit Chicago Public Radio's <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/program_amp.aspx?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/program_amp.aspx?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/program_amp.aspx?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/program_amp.aspx?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/program_amp.aspx?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/program_amp.aspx?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=26555&amp;referer=');" href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/program_amp.aspx" target="_blank"><em>Chicago Amplified</em></a> to hear the entire Reading, including the Q&amp;A with the audience.‚  While there, be sure checkout the <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Program_AMP_Archive.aspx?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Program_AMP_Archive.aspx?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Program_AMP_Archive.aspx?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Program_AMP_Archive.aspx?referer=');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.chicagopublicradio.org/Program_AMP_Archive.aspx?referer=');" href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Program_AMP_Archive.aspx">huge audio archive of public events, lectures and discussions</a>.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2008 16:58:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/brichardson/2008/07/salman-rushdie-visits-chicago/332