WBEZ | Kat Velez http://www.wbez.org/tags/kat-velez Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Tab Bamford tests fans' Blackhawks IQ http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-24/tab-bamford-tests-fans-blackhawks-iq-95775 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2012-January/2012-01-24/AP Photo Charles Rex Arbogast.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Chicago is full of fanatics--that is, Chicago sports' fanatics. And <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> thought it was about time to test some of the <a href="http://blackhawks.nhl.com/" target="_blank">Chicago Blackhawks</a> most loyal fans. Tab Bamford occasionally writes a blog for <em><a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/" target="_blank">ChicagoNow</a></em>, along with his other sports writing endeavors. He is also the author of <em><a href="http://www.triumphbooks.com/products/100_things_blackhawks_fans_should_know_and_do_before_they_die/1572436342.php?page_id=290" target="_blank">100 Things Blackhawks Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die</a></em>.</p><p><em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> asked Bamford to moderate a showdown between Steve Waranauskas, WBEZ IT wizard, Jimmy Greenfield, community manager at <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/" target="_blank"><em>ChicagoNow</em></a> and Kat Velez, senior Chicago Blackhawks reporter for <em><a href="http://aeryssports.com/runs-on-duncan/" target="_blank">Runs On Duncan</a></em>--all super fans in their own right.</p></p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 15:44:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-24/tab-bamford-tests-fans-blackhawks-iq-95775 Blackhawks prepare to ice the competition at training camp http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-19/blackhawks-prepare-ice-competition-training-camp-92164 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-September/2011-09-19/Blackhawks training.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The <a href="http://www.chicagoblackhawks.com/" target="_blank">Chicago Blackhawks</a> kicked off training camp over the weekend. Fans who watched--or ran– the Mad Dash to Madison got to see returning and new players in action. So who stood out?&nbsp; Who should have left the ice?&nbsp; And was Patrick Kane’s wrist really ready to go? For some analysis – plus a look around the broader world of hockey in Chicago – <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> turned to <a href="http://aeryssports.com/runs-on-duncan/author/runsonduncan/" target="_blank">Kat Velez</a> who runs the hockey blog, <em><a href="http://aeryssports.com/runs-on-duncan/" target="_blank">Runs on Duncan</a></em>.</p></p> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-19/blackhawks-prepare-ice-competition-training-camp-92164