WBEZ | Randi Belisomo http://www.wbez.org/tags/randi-belisomo Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: Patronage, films and end-of-life care http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-07-19/morning-shift-patronage-films-and-end-life-care <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Elder Care-Flickr-Adams County Manor.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Today we&#39;ll find out if patronage is alive and well in Chicago, then immerse ourselves in the sound of Third Coast&#39;s ShortDocs festival. And we speak with experts about what the best way to deal with a loved one&#39;s death is.</p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-26.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-26" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Patronage, films and Lil B " on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 08:12:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-07-19/morning-shift-patronage-films-and-end-life-care Morning Shift: Black-on-black crime http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-07-18/morning-shift-black-black-crime-108098 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Crime-Flickr- Alessio Centamori PH.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Chicago has become the poster child for violence, but none more pervasive than black-on-black crime. With black youths facing so many obstacles, how do we ensure that their futures can be bright, or that they will have a future at all?</p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-black-on-black-crime.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-black-on-black-crime" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Black-on-black crime" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 08:18:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-07-18/morning-shift-black-black-crime-108098 Morning Shift: Breastfeeding, politics and Marina City http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-07-17/morning-shift-breastfeeding-politics-and-marina-city <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Breast Feeding - Flickr - DMurray82.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Social media and the issue of sharing breastfeeding photos has brought the debate about whether or not breastfeeding should be public on the web. What do you think? And Curious City explores Marina City and Bertrand Goldberg&#39;s life.</p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-breastfeeding-politics-and-marina-ci.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-breastfeeding-politics-and-marina-ci" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Breastfeeding, politics and Marina City" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 08:10:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-07-17/morning-shift-breastfeeding-politics-and-marina-city Morning Shift: Fatherly advice http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-07-16/morning-shift-fatherly-advice-108063 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/black father and son-Flickr- Mousse66.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Racial profiling is making black parents rethink how they teach their sons to behave in public. What does this safety precaution say about our culture? Also, the Morning Shift gets political.</p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-feeding-your-child-knowledge.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-feeding-your-child-knowledge" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Fatherly advice " on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 08:42:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-07-16/morning-shift-fatherly-advice-108063 Global Activism: WGN’s Randi Belisomo in El Salvador for Living Water International http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-wgn%E2%80%99s-randi-belisomo-el-salvador-living-water-international <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/water.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Consider this&hellip;every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related disease. And also, more people in the world own cell phones than have access to a toilet.</p><p><a href="http://wgntv.com/bio/randi-belisomo/">Randi Belisomo</a> reports for WGN-TV. And <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-13/global-activism-wgns-randi-belisomo-travels-haiti-memory-her-late-husban">we talked with her in 2011</a> about her work for <a href="http://www.water.cc/">Living Water International</a> in Haiti in honor of her late husband, Carlos Hernandez Gomez. And she&rsquo;s back with us just off a trip she took to El Salvador for the group. Living Water International implements water solutions in 25 developing countries.</p><p><em><strong>Meet Global Activists like Living Water International at the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/air-events-6th-annual-global-activism-expo-102172">2013 Global Activism Expo</a>.</strong></em></p></p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:45:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-wgn%E2%80%99s-randi-belisomo-el-salvador-living-water-international The Week in Review: Hal Weitzman and Randi Belisomo recap the biggest news http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-07/week-review-hal-weitzman-and-randi-belisomo-recap-biggest-news-101242 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/5835311146_d29fd767e1_z.jpg" style="height: 451px; width: 300px; float: left; " title="The Chick-Fil-A on Chicago Avenue. (Flickr/Ian Freimuth)" />For Week in Review this week, our panel of media savvy participants picked a bevy to stories to discuss.</p><p><em>Eight Forty-Eight </em>host Tony Sarabia&#39;s include the NCAA 7 Big Ten action against Penn State -- <a href="http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_64788.shtml">is it fair</a>? He&#39;ll also bring up Mitt Romney&#39;s trip to London that has taken a <a href="http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/mitt_aide_brit_flap_dKuJ0346twpvudyRTF0yEP">turn for the controversial</a> and Chick-fil-A&#39;s presence in the 1st ward, as Alderman Proco Joe Moreno becomes the linchpin in <a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-07-25/news/ct-met-chicago-chick-fil-a-0726-20120726_1_gay-marriage-legal-challenge-open-arms">deciding the fast food chain&#39;s fate</a>.</p><p>Hal Weitzman of the Financial Times brings, unsurprisingly, a financial story: &quot;Motorola Mobility <a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-07-26/business/chi-motorola-mobility-leaving-libertyville-for-downtown-chicago-20120726_1_motorola-mobility-smartphone-maker-sanjay-jha">said Thursday</a> it will move its HQ and 3,000 high-tech jobs to the Merchandise Mart, in what&rsquo;s thought to be the biggest move of its kind in Chicago&rsquo;s history. It&rsquo;s a big win for the city, and shows how Chicago is emerging as an important high-tech hub.&quot;</p><p>And of course, he wants to talk about the Olympics, calling them &quot;a chance for the UK to shine internationally, shortly after the Queen&rsquo;s 60<sup>th</sup> jubilee brought out the flag-waving crowds to brave the rain.&quot; But, Weitzman contends, &quot;it cannot cover up the fact that Britain&rsquo;s economy is in deep trouble, with the latest figures showing a worsening recession &ndash; the UK economy contracted by 0.7% in the second quarter, following a 0.3% drop in the first three months of the year.&quot;</p><p>Randi Belisomo comments on the latest developments between Journatic and <a href="http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/182837/chicago-tribune-staffers-relationship-with-journatic-threatens-to-jeopardize-our-credibility/">the <em>Chicago Tribune</em></a>. She also draws to our attention some lesser stories, like <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/13926282-418/facebook-beating-victim-delfino-don-vale-moras-sad-journey-back-to-mexico.html">Kim Janssen at the <em>Sun-Times</em>&#39; coverage</a> of the death of Chicagoan&nbsp;Delfino &lsquo;Don Vale&rsquo; Mora, saying it &quot;should win all kinds of awards.&quot; And there&#39;s some <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-state-epa-sauk-village-well-filters-will-be-in-place-by-next-week-20120725,0,1204014.story">issues</a> with the water in Sauk Village.</p></p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 08:36:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-07/week-review-hal-weitzman-and-randi-belisomo-recap-biggest-news-101242 What happened this month? Eight Forty-Eight's month-in-review http://www.wbez.org/blog/bez/2012-02-29/what-happened-month-eight-forty-eights-month-review-96813 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2012-February/2012-02-29/4110800885_65c05a9734_z.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2012-February/2012-02-29/4110800885_65c05a9734_z.jpg" style="margin-left: 10px; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: right; width: 300px; height: 400px;" title="A very non-official Chicago sticker (Flickr/Merrick Brown)">It's the last day of February, so obviously it's time for our segment Month in Review, where we talk to people who know about what were the biggest stories for this past month. We'll be talking with some of the biggest names in Chicago news, but here's a preview of what they're interested in remembering:</p><p><strong>Cheryl Corley, NPR Correspondent:</strong></p><p>Corley says local stories she's interested in are <a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/quinn-suggest-closings-consolidations-96621">the Quinn budget</a>, <a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/flurry-new-debate-school-closings-vote-96619">Chicago school closings</a> and the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/soul-train-host-don-cornelius-dead-suicide-96016">death of Don Cornelius</a>. For non-local, she followed the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/indiana-joins-right-work-ranks-gov-daniels-signs-bill-96033">Indiana governor signing the "right-to-work" law</a>, the <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/US/ohio-high-school-shooting-prosecutors-tj-lane-adult/story?id=15814303">Ohio High School shooting</a> from this week, and of course, the Republican primary (Michigan is tonight).</p><p>An overreported story for Corley was "the brouhaha over the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/chicago-city-sticker-may-depict-street-gang-signs-96206">city sticker</a> with the 15 year old kid and the gang sign allegations", while underreported has been the<a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/widening-illinois-eavesdropping-laws-95971">&nbsp;Illinois Eavesdropping Law</a> being challenged.</p><p><strong>Ken Davis, Host of <em>Chicago Newsroom</em> on CAN-TV:</strong></p><p>Davis has been following Super-PACs and campaign financing closely, which he says&nbsp;"have transformed the national election process." He pays kudos to <a href="http://www.colbertsuperpac.com/">Stephen Colbert</a>, who has done the best job at "helping the public understand this ruling...with the creation of his own Super-PAC." The <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/news/10859218-418/chicago-gangs-getting-pushed-out-of-city-into-western-suburbs.html">recent<em> Sun-Times </em>story</a> on how CPD has been dealing with gangs is another he's interested in, as is the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/quinn-signs-speed-camera-bill-chicago-96152">speed camera law</a> that's not "fully understood by most people who drive in Chicago." "Aldermen who voted for these cameras may find themselves regretting this vote the way they regretted voting for the parking meter deal," Davis predicts. And finally, he's interested in <a href="http://m.wbez.org/story/school-closure-fight-continues-board-ed-96635">the conflicts over "educational apartheid"</a>&nbsp;between Reverend Jesse Jackson and schools CEO J.C. Brizard.</p><div class="inset"><div class="insetContent"><p><span style="font-size:10px;">Listen to this conversation</span></p><p><span class="filefield_audio_insert_player" href="/sites/default/files/120229 month in review.mp3" id="filefield_audio_insert_player-126665" player="null">120229 month in review.mp3</span></p></div></div><p>For underreported, Davis thinks we should be paying more attention to Google's <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-02-29/users-urged-to-clear-history-on-eve-of-google-privacy-changes/3860798">new privacy settings</a> (in effect today), Chicago's shrinking population, and student debt. But he and Corley agree on one thing: the City Sticker story was definitely the most overreported, and in Davis' words, "much ado about nothing. It was classic media hall-of-mirrors stuff."</p><p><strong>Randi Belisomo, CLTV Reporter:</strong></p><p>Belisomo is following the constantly <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/bez/2012-02-16/obama-vs-bishops-96448">evolving contraception debate</a>, Emanuel's hand in changing CPS, and "tipover deaths" of small children. She calls <a href="http://www.chicagonewscoop.org/proposal-would-limit-protests-in-council-chambers/">the proposal to limit protests in the City Hall chambers</a> "juicy", but agrees with her Corley that the Illinois Eavesdropping Law is the most underreported story.&nbsp;</p><p>As for overreported -- well Belisomo doesn't want to hear anymore about <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2012-02-24/jc-aevaliotis-jeremy-lin-and-how-sports-reflect-everything-good-and">Jeremy Lin</a> or<a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-02-08/news/ct-met-wrong-way-drivers-0208-20120208_1_wrong-way-drivers-wrong-way-crashes-drunken-driver"> wrong way drivers</a>.</p><p>What are the stories you were following this month? And which are the ones you never want to hear about again?</p></p> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:30:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/bez/2012-02-29/what-happened-month-eight-forty-eights-month-review-96813