WBEZ | Election 2008 http://www.wbez.org/tags/election-2008 Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en WBEZ&#039;s Five to Five Challenge - Friday deadline! http://www.wbez.org/jkaufmann/2009/06/wbezs-five-to-five-challenge-friday-deadline-2/8042 <p>Ever wanted to dance wildly in public surrounded by a group of dancing strangers? Well now's your chance. As part of WBEZ's <a href="http://chicagopublicradio.org/fivetofive/" target="_blank">Five to Five Challenge</a>, the station will receive $1,000 from an anonymous donor if we can assemble a group of people to <a href="http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=92480753482" target="_blank">Mass Dance</a> tomorrow afternoon. We'll meet at the Millennium Park Bean, wearing ipods equipped with this song: <a href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/fivetofive/Hengky%20Strawberry%20-%20dancethedresdendancefloor.mp3" target="_blank">song</a> Then, at promptly 5:30, we'll switch on the song and dance like crazy. The weather's going to be great -- warm, sunny, no rain -- so there's no reason NOT to be in beautiful Millennium Park. Invite your friends! We've got a second $1,000 on the line in our <a href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/chicagopublicradio/discuss/72157619934138562/" target="_blank">Snap Spot Flickr contest</a> -- just nine photo uploads to go and the station gets $1,000. Deadline is the end of the day Friday. Upload some photos and show us some love! Here's one of our favorites so far. The most interesting photo wins kitty's stylish WBEZ tee. <img class="alignnone" src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3622/3658351895_01dbfc84e1.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="375" /></p> Thu, 25 Jun 2009 16:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/jkaufmann/2009/06/wbezs-five-to-five-challenge-friday-deadline-2/8042 Anticipation http://www.wbez.org/nmoore/2009/01/anticipation-2/7932 <p>I'm watching Chicagoans watch the inauguration from U.S. Rep Danny Davis' office. People are happy to be warm and anxious like little kids on a car trip. When either Obama hits the screen, there's applause. Most people here have a piece of Obama flair. And they like Michelle's dress. <img style="border: 1px solid black; margin: 7px;" src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3347/3216382108_f464a0946c.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="375" /></p> Tue, 20 Jan 2009 11:23:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/nmoore/2009/01/anticipation-2/7932 Anticipation http://www.wbez.org/nmoore/2009/01/anticipation/912 <p>I'm watching Chicagoans watch the inauguration from U.S. Rep Danny Davis' office. People are happy to be warm and anxious like little kids on a car trip. When either Obama hits the screen, there's applause. Most people here have a piece of Obama flair. And they like Michelle's dress. <img style="border: 1px solid black; margin: 7px;" src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3347/3216382108_f464a0946c.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="375" /></p> Tue, 20 Jan 2009 11:23:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/nmoore/2009/01/anticipation/912 Getting a piece of the Inauguration pie http://www.wbez.org/agill/2009/01/getting-a-piece-of-the-inauguration-pie/881 <p>Aside from the civic and historic aspects of tomorrow's Presidential Inauguration, it's also sure to be one of the biggest parties in recent memory. And with one of our own at the center of it all, many Chicago businesses have been tapped to supply some of the festivities in D.C. Bucktown's Piece Brewery was already working on a beer honoring Obama called InaugurAle when the Illinois State Society contacted them about supplying their <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.illinoisstatesociety.com/Gala2009.htm?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.illinoisstatesociety.com/Gala2009.htm?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.illinoisstatesociety.com/Gala2009.htm?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=draft');urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.illinoisstatesociety.com/Gala2009.htm?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&amp;post=881&amp;message=4');" href="http://www.illinoisstatesociety.com/Gala2009.htm" target="_blank">Illinois Inaugural Gala</a>. Brewmaster Jonathan Cutler was excited about the prospect until he ran into a dead-end: the hotel hosting the event would only take bottles and Piece could only supply kegs. I spoke with him and this is how he explained the situation (and the idea behind InaugurAle). <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/audio.wbez.org/blog/PieceInaugurAle.mp3?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/audio.wbez.org/blog/PieceInaugurAle.mp3?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');urchinTracker('/outgoing/audio.wbez.org/blog/PieceInaugurAle.mp3?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=draft');urchinTracker('/outgoing/audio.wbez.org/blog/PieceInaugurAle.mp3?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&amp;post=881&amp;message=4');" href="http://audio.wbez.org/blog/PieceInaugurAle.mp3">audio</a> It turns out that Goose Island Brewery was more than happy to fill the void when Piece had to pull out. They just added the Illinois Inaugural Gala to the long list of events they're supplying with brews including the black tie Heartland Dinner and <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=31506&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/');" href="http://www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=31506">the Hideout's Big Shoulders Ball</a> at the Black Cat tonight. Goose Island is also taking this opportunity to expand their normal distribution range to include D.C. It's good to know that all those Chicagoans serving in the Obama administration will be able to get their normal beer at the grocery store. The catch? Goose Island kegs aren't available in D.C. (though the brewer promises they're coming soon). Ah, the irony.</p> Mon, 19 Jan 2009 17:46:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/agill/2009/01/getting-a-piece-of-the-inauguration-pie/881 It's Not the Golden Globes ... http://www.wbez.org/nmoore/2009/01/its-not-the-golden-globes/870 <p>But I sure am acting like it. <a href="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs/2009/01/natalies-wrinkled-dress.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-872" style="FLOAT: left; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5px" title="natalies-wrinkled-dress" src="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs/2009/01/natalies-wrinkled-dress.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" /></a>Tonight is <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.theroot.com?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=pending');" href="http://www.theroot.com">The Root</a> ball at the Smithsonian. Spike Lee is supposed to be there. And there's a rumor that a certain other powerful <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.oprah.com?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=pending');" href="http://www.oprah.com">O</a>‚ will show up. This is one of the <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/mobile.washingtonpost.com/detail.jsp?key=335448_amp_rc=ts_po&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=pending');" href="http://mobile.washingtonpost.com/detail.jsp?key=335448&amp;rc=ts_po">hottest unofficial ball tickets</a> in town. I didn't make it to the Lincoln Memorial concert, been following Chicagoans who are in town and squeezing in eye drops to fight an infection. Let's hope my dress - yes, it looks like a medieval frock but not in person - gets the wrinkles out via bathroom steam. I really had to step my dress game up because my <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.stylebakery.com/celebstyle/SarahJessicaParker.jpg?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=pending');" href="http://www.stylebakery.com/celebstyle/SarahJessicaParker.jpg">style icon</a> has RSVPd for the ball tonight. Here's hoping she approves...</p> Sun, 18 Jan 2009 20:49:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/nmoore/2009/01/its-not-the-golden-globes/870 It&#039;s Not the Golden Globes ... http://www.wbez.org/nmoore/2009/01/its-not-the-golden-globes-2/7930 <p>But I sure am acting like it. <a href="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs/2009/01/natalies-wrinkled-dress.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-872" style="FLOAT: left; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 5px" title="natalies-wrinkled-dress" src="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs/2009/01/natalies-wrinkled-dress.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" /></a>Tonight is <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.theroot.com?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=pending');" href="http://www.theroot.com">The Root</a> ball at the Smithsonian. Spike Lee is supposed to be there. And there's a rumor that a certain other powerful <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.oprah.com?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=pending');" href="http://www.oprah.com">O</a>‚ will show up. This is one of the <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/mobile.washingtonpost.com/detail.jsp?key=335448_amp_rc=ts_po&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=pending');" href="http://mobile.washingtonpost.com/detail.jsp?key=335448&amp;rc=ts_po">hottest unofficial ball tickets</a> in town. I didn't make it to the Lincoln Memorial concert, been following Chicagoans who are in town and squeezing in eye drops to fight an infection. Let's hope my dress - yes, it looks like a medieval frock but not in person - gets the wrinkles out via bathroom steam. I really had to step my dress game up because my <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.stylebakery.com/celebstyle/SarahJessicaParker.jpg?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_status=pending');" href="http://www.stylebakery.com/celebstyle/SarahJessicaParker.jpg">style icon</a> has RSVPd for the ball tonight. Here's hoping she approves...</p> Sun, 18 Jan 2009 20:49:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/nmoore/2009/01/its-not-the-golden-globes-2/7930 From Altgeld Gardens to the Oval Office http://www.wbez.org/agill/2008/11/from-altgeld-gardens-to-the-oval-office/738 <p>Barack Obama's first workplace in Chicago was Altgeld Gardens- a housing development <em>this close</em> to being in Indiana. Richard Cahan and Linda Paul wondered what they would be feeling the morning after Obama won the election. They produced this audio slideshow together. <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="425" height="346" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0"><param name="id" value="soundslider" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="menu" value="false" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="src" value="http://www.wbez.org/slideshows/20081117_newday_blog/soundslider.swf?size=2&amp;format=xml&amp;embed_width=425&amp;embed_height=346&amp;autoload=false" /><embed id="soundslider" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="346" src="http://www.wbez.org/slideshows/20081117_newday_blog/soundslider.swf?size=2&amp;format=xml&amp;embed_width=425&amp;embed_height=346&amp;autoload=false" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" menu="false" allowfullscreen="true" quality="high" allowscriptaccess="always"></embed></object></p> Mon, 17 Nov 2008 11:57:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/agill/2008/11/from-altgeld-gardens-to-the-oval-office/738 The youth turned out for Grant Park http://www.wbez.org/agill/2008/11/the-youth-turned-out-for-grant-park/731 <p>Even though there's still debate over whether the youth vote turned out as strongly as expected last week, there's no doubt they were at Obama's victory party en force. Yet another slideshow from our Flickr photographers:</p> Mon, 10 Nov 2008 16:56:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/agill/2008/11/the-youth-turned-out-for-grant-park/731 The most powerful Flickr account in the world http://www.wbez.org/agill/2008/11/the-most-powerful-flickr-account-in-the-world/730 <p>That would be the Flickr account of one <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/flickr.com/photos/barackobamadotcom/?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?s&amp;m=0&amp;cat=104');" href="http://flickr.com/photos/barackobamadotcom/">Barack Obama</a>. His campaign has been updating it for the past two years, but <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/chicagoist.com/2008/11/07/obamas_flickr_pool_beats_ours.php?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?s&amp;m=0&amp;cat=104');" href="http://chicagoist.com/2008/11/07/obamas_flickr_pool_beats_ours.php">as Chicagoist points out</a>, the set of behind the scenes photos from election night is far and away the best thing they've posted thus far. Check out this slideshow of the set and check back for the inevitable set of puppy photos sure to come soon.</p> Fri, 07 Nov 2008 17:08:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/agill/2008/11/the-most-powerful-flickr-account-in-the-world/730 Grant Park wasn&#039;t the only election returns party on Tuesday http://www.wbez.org/agill/2008/11/grant-park-wasnt-the-only-election-returns-party-on-tuesday-2/7919 <p>Though it seemed that all of Chicago was in Grant Park cheering on Obama on Tuesday, there was actually another gathering just across the street hoping for a different outcome. The Chicago Young Republicans and Tony Peraica's campaign were both hosting election parties at the Hilton. Flickr group member <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.flickr.com/photos/cheryled/?referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?s&amp;m=0&amp;cat=104');" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cheryled/">Cheryle Dobkinar</a> was there documenting what ultimately was not a celebration. Check out the slideshow and listen to our coverage <a onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=29964&amp;referer=http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-admin/edit.php?s&amp;m=0&amp;cat=104');" href="http://www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=29964">here</a>.</p> Fri, 07 Nov 2008 13:58:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/agill/2008/11/grant-park-wasnt-the-only-election-returns-party-on-tuesday-2/7919