WBEZ | Laura Washington http://www.wbez.org/tags/laura-washington Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Making Media Connections 2013 Keynote Address: Laura Washington and Amisha Patel http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/making-media-connections-2013-keynote-address-laura-washington-and-amisha <p><div><em>Chicago Sun-Times</em> columnist and WLS-TV political analyst Laura Washington will conduct the midday Making Media Connections keynote conversation with Grassroots Collaborative Executive Director Amisha Patel. She shares stories and techniques about how organizing tactics are changing in 21st century urban neighborhoods, her reaction to the closing of 61 Chicago public schools and how it affected the community to fight back, how she became an organizer and why it is important to her to continue to support the community.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>How are digital tools and social media blending with traditional door-to-door, one-on-one organizing? What communications strategies are campaigns utilizing in a shifting media landscape where there are fewer reporters covering our stories?</div><div><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/CMW-webstory_4.jpg" title="" /></div><p>Recorded live Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Columbia College Chicago Film Row Cinema.</p></p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:48:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/making-media-connections-2013-keynote-address-laura-washington-and-amisha September Headlines: Budget suggestions, Chicago sports exits and the length of the school day http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-30/september-headlines-budget-suggestions-chicago-sports-exits-and-length-s <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-September/2011-09-30/IG.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>While the sound of leaves crunching underneath may soon fill the air, one of September’s big activities has been number crunching. Chicago’s <a href="http://chicagoinspectorgeneral.org/" target="_blank">Inspector General</a> issued <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-27/inspector-general-ferguson-proposes-taxes-and-tolls-balance-city-budget-" target="_blank">a report</a> suggesting ways the City could boost revenues and trim the fat, and Mayor Emanuel’s budget is expected in a couple of weeks. Meanwhile, the <a href="http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/" target="_blank">Sox</a> and <a href="http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com" target="_blank">Cubs </a>wrapped up their seasons and the<a href="http://www.chicagobears.com" target="_blank"> Bears</a> made a rather rocky start to theirs. And - as school got underway - some students found they were in for a bit of a longer day.</p><p>So there was plenty to talk about in September's installment of <em>Month in Review</em>. Joining host Alison Cuddy to review the headlines were <a href="http://www.npr.org/people/2101136/david-schaper" target="_blank">David Schaper</a>, a Chicago Bureau Reporter for NPR News; <a href="http://www.franksennett.com/" target="_blank">Frank Sennett</a>, Editor-in-Chief of <a href="http://timeoutchicago.com/" target="_blank"><em>Time Out Chicago;</em></a> and <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/news/washington/" target="_blank">Laura Washington</a>, a columnist for the <em>Chicago SunTimes</em>.</p></p> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 13:54:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-30/september-headlines-budget-suggestions-chicago-sports-exits-and-length-s Eight Forty-Eight 9.30.2011 http://www.wbez.org/episode/eight-forty-eight-9302011 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/episode/images/2011-september/2011-09-30/classroom.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>As September draws to a close,<em> <a href="http://timeoutchicago.com/" target="_blank">Time Out Chicago’s</a></em> Frank Sennett, NPR's <a href="http://www.npr.org/people/2101136/david-schaper" target="_blank">David Schaper</a> and<a href="http://www.suntimes.com/news/washington/" target="_blank"> Laura Washington</a> of the <em>Chicago Sun-Times</em> review September's headlines in the latest installment of <em>Month in Review.&nbsp; </em>And the Dueling Critics review the <a href="http://seanachai.org/" target="_blank">Seanachai Theatre Company's</a> staging of Sean O'Casey's <em>The Shadow of a Gunman </em>at the<a href="http://irish-american.org/" target="_blank"> Irish American Heritage Center.</a></p></p> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 13:26:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode/eight-forty-eight-9302011