WBEZ | WBEZ http://www.wbez.org/content/wbez Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en High Fidelity Open House http://www.wbez.org/high-fidelity-open-house-106854 <p><div>High Fidelity member here at WBEZ? We want to invite you and your friends and family down to the studios and say thank you!</div><ul><li>Enjoy a Q&amp;A session with one of your favorite on-air hosts like Lisa Labuz, Alison Cuddy, Richard Steele and Melba Lara.</li><li>Take a self-guided tour of our CityRoom and recording studios.</li><li>Share an interesting story with us</li><li>Enjoy refreshments including <a href="http://www.motherbutterspopcorn.com/">Mother Butter&#39;s Popcorn</a> and meet other fans.</li></ul><p>Because of the number of members we have, <a href="http://www.highfidelityopenhouse.eventbrite.com">please RSVP for a specific one-hour slot</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/HighFiopenhouse.jpg" title="" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Sponsored by:</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Motherbutters_web.jpg" style="height: 164px; width: 250px;" title="" /></div></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 09:15:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/high-fidelity-open-house-106854 Cab Driver Appreciation Day http://www.wbez.org/cab-driver-appreciation-day-105812 <p><p>WBEZ presents Cab Driver Appreciation Day sponsored by <a href="https://www.uber.com/go/GN114B3">Uber Chicago</a>. Cab drivers are welcome to drive to our Navy Pier Studios at Entrance 1&hellip;and meet WBEZ personalities who will be handing out free coffee and donuts provided by <a href="http://doritedonuts.com/">Do-Rite Donuts</a>. &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://chicagopublicmedia.org/sites/default/files/NavyPierMap_updated.jpg" style="width: 452px; height: 314px;" /></p></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:54:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/cab-driver-appreciation-day-105812 Be More Interesting http://www.wbez.org/be-more-interesting-102578 <p><p>As a part of Chicago Ideas Week, WBEZ and Vocalo are determined to make you more interesting. In a world where attention spans are measured in 140-character increments, it&rsquo;s hard to be interesting. Learn the art of the interview from both sides of the table and never be boring again. Hosted by WBEZ&#39;s award-winning broadcasters, Steve Edwards and Rob Wildeboer . Find out more information about <a href="http://www.chicagoideas.com">Chicago Ideas Week</a> and <a href="http://chicagoideas.com/events/90">get tickets</a> to our lab.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 09:20:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/be-more-interesting-102578 Seeing Through Race: A Conversation with W.J.T. Mitchell http://www.wbez.org/seeing-through-race-conversation-wjt-mitchell-99646 <p><p>For W.J.T. Mitchell, a &quot;color-blind&quot; post-racial world is neither achievable nor desirable. Against popular claims that race is an outmoded construct that distracts from more important issues, in his new book &ndash; <em>Seeing Through Race</em> &ndash; Mitchell contends that race remains essential to our understand of social reality. Mitchell uses visual culture, iconology, and media studies to powerfully reframe our understanding of race and racism. This conversation will be moderated by WBEZ&#39;s Natalie Moore. Attendees will also have the opportunity to break down into smaller, facilitated discussion groups &ndash; Cafe Society style &ndash; to dig deeper into issues of race and racism.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Due to unforseen circumstances, W.J.T Mitchell is unable to participate in this conversation. In his place, Barbara Ransby -- Professor of African American Studies, History, and Gender and Women&#39;s Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago -- will speak about issues of race, post-race, and racism.&nbsp;</strong></p><p>The Public Square and WBEZ&nbsp; present this special Cafe Society conversation as part of &ldquo;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/race-out-loud">Race: Out Loud</a>&rdquo; &ndash; a summer long series produced by WBEZ and vocalo, aiming to hear what people have to say about race in 2012.</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/ICON_ticket_event%20listing%20icon_4.png" style="float: left;" title="" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><a href="http://go.prairie.org/page.aspx?pid=443">Click here</a> to RSVP for this event.</div><p><br /><br /><strong>W. J. T. Mitchell</strong> is the Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. He is editor of the interdisciplinary journal, <em>Critical Inquiry</em>, a quarterly devoted to critical theory in the arts and human sciences. A scholar and theorist of media, visual art, and literature, Mitchell is associated with the emergent fields of visual culture and iconology (the study of images across the media). He is known especially for his work on the relations of visual and verbal representations in the context of social and political issues. Under his editorship, <em>Critical Inquiry</em> has published special issues on public art, psychoanalysis, pluralism, feminism, the sociology of literature, canons, race and identity, narrative, the politics of interpretation, postcolonial theory, and many other topics. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Morey Prize in art history given by the College Art Association of America. In 2003, he received the University of Chicago&#39;s prestigious Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching.</p><p><strong>Café Society</strong> is a program of The Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council, a station partner. This series of conversations &ndash; where families, friends, neighbors, and citizens come together to discuss current events and other important political and social issues &ndash; aims to foster engagement in the meaningful exchange of ideas and perspectives, enliven the core of democracy and empower the public.&nbsp; &quot;Cafe Society with WBEZ&quot; was started in 2009 as an annual collaboration whereby one of the monthly Roving Cafe Society discussions is hosted at each of WBEZ&#39;s facilities throughout the year.</p></p> Wed, 30 May 2012 08:48:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/seeing-through-race-conversation-wjt-mitchell-99646 "City on the (Re)Make" Live Broadcast http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-02-23/848-city-remake-live-broadcast <p><p>February 23, 2011 will be a historic day for Chicago. The municipal election will decide a successor to Mayor Richard M. Daley who has reigned over Chicago for 22 years. This election could also bring the largest turn over in city council in decades.</p><p>On the dawn of this new day, join WBEZ&rsquo;s flagship show in a gathering of Chicago residents and community leaders who will set priorities for the new city council.&nbsp; We&rsquo;ve speak with the politicians that will usher in this new age and pundits, including the <em>Chicago Tribune</em>&rsquo;s Rick Kogan and the <em>Chicago Sun Times</em> Kyra Kyles.</p><p><strong>You MUST&nbsp;RSVP to attend and then plan to join us here at the WBEZ&nbsp;Studios no later than 8:15 a.m. to watch and participate in this live broadcast of <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em>. </strong><br /><br />RSVP at 312-948-4848 or 848@ wbez.org.</p></p> Thu, 17 Feb 2011 09:44:40 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-02-23/848-city-remake-live-broadcast TEST event using new Venue content type http://www.wbez.org/event/2010-10-21/test-event-using-new-venue-content-type <p>This is a test event using the new Venue Content type....</p> Tue, 19 Oct 2010 16:21:33 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/event/2010-10-21/test-event-using-new-venue-content-type