WBEZ | Psalm One http://www.wbez.org/tags/psalm-one Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: May Day http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-05-01/morning-shift-may-day-106920 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/MorningShift_CMS_tile_1200x900_18.png" alt="" /><p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/the-morning-shift-may-day.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/the-morning-shift-may-day" target="_blank">View the story "The Morning Shift: May Day" on Storify</a>]<h1>The Morning Shift: May Day</h1><h2>From the meaning of work to musical mashups, the Morning Shift serves up its usual mix of news and conversations</h2><p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ"></a>&middot; Tue, Apr 30 2013 14:57:01</p><div><b>Downstate Fracking</b><div>WBEZ Environmental blogger Chris Bentley has the latest on the downstate tug of war over fracking.<br></div></div><div>Illinois Republicans push for fracking bill vote(AP) - House Republicans cranked up the pressure today for a vote on legislation regulating high-volume oil and gas drilling in the state...</div><div><b>Boston Bloomberg</b><p>Bloomberg reporter Kathleen Howley outlines how Boston police made some errors in their pursuit-and ultimate capture-of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.</p></div><div>Boston Manhunt 'Missed the Boat' as Police Skip StreetSue Lund lives about five blocks from where police engaged in a wild shootout April 19 with the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects and ...</div><div><b>The Meaning Of Work</b>-May Day is a celebration of the worker. But what's the state of the worker today? &nbsp;University of Iowa Professor of Leisure Studies Ben Hunnicut gives us the good news, and the not-so-good news.&nbsp;<br></div><div><b>WattStax</b>-The hosts of Sound Opinions dive into the meaning and the music behind one of the most soulful, funky documentary films in history.&nbsp;</div><div>Wattstax (1973) movie trailersoulkissed</div><div><b>Morning Shift Mashup Series</b>-<p>Our mash-up series continues with Chicago MC and hip-hop artist Psalm One. &nbsp;For the series, she blends the music of indie rockers Spoon with that of hip-hop pioneers Public Enemy, and tosses in a splash of L’il Kim to round it out.</p><div><br></div></div><div>Psalm One - Woman At Workhightowerandjones</div></noscript></p> Wed, 01 May 2013 08:24:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-05-01/morning-shift-may-day-106920 Video: Rapper Psalm One's appearance on 'The Interview Show' http://www.wbez.org/blog/mark-bazer/2011-07-25/video-rapper-psalm-ones-appearance-interview-show-89587 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-July/2011-07-26/Psalm One_Flickr_Brodie Adler.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>It's been a while since Chicago rapper Psalm One's acclaimed Rhymesayers Entertainment debut, <em>The Death of Frequent Flyer</em> — "My record label wants <em>The Miseducation of Psalm One</em>, and we're going to make it for them," she says —&nbsp;&nbsp;but in the meantime there's been no shortage of her music. Psalm One put out three online mixtapes last year as part of her <em>Woman@Work</em> series, and you can find her latest track, "Juke Me," from the forthcoming <em>Get in the Van Vol. 3</em>&nbsp;<a href="http://psalmone.bandcamp.com/track/juke-me">here</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Psalm One stopped by <em>The Interview Show</em> recently to talk about her career, growing up in Chicago, her love of the "idea of Oprah" and more. She's performing at The Hideout Sept. 2. Video is below.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/m8W5GW_O_e8" width="505" frameborder="0" height="315"></iframe></p><p>And the next Interview Show is Friday, Aug. 5, at <a href="http://www.hideoutchicago.com">The Hideout</a>, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. $8. Guests will be:</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.wtfpod.com/">MARC MARON</a>, comedian and host of "WTF With Marc Maron" podcast</li><li><a href="http://www.bloodshotrecord%E2%80%8Bs.com/artist/jon-langford">JON LANGFORD</a>, founding member of Mekons, Waco Brothers, New CD/Book "Skull Orchard Revisted"</li><li><wbr><a href="http://www.chicagoartistsresource.org/music/node/24664">LAWRENCE PETERS</a>, leader of the Lawrence Peters Outfit, Debut CD "What You Been Missin'" and the Hardest-Working Country Musician in Chicago.</li><li><a href="http://www.chicagonewscoop%E2%80%8B.org/">JAMES O'SHEA</a>, author of "The Deal From Hell: How Moguls and Wall Street Plundered Great American Newspapers" and editor of the Chicago News Cooperative.</li></ul><p><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr></p><p><wbr></p><p><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr><wbr></p></p> Mon, 25 Jul 2011 14:02:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/mark-bazer/2011-07-25/video-rapper-psalm-ones-appearance-interview-show-89587 WBEZ Video: Best of 2010 http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/wbez-video-best-2010 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/edwards-banks-2010.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img height="322" width="485" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2010-December/2010-12-29/edwards-banks-2010.jpg" alt="" title="" /></p><p style="text-align: left;">This year, WBEZ/Vocalo invested in some new cameras. For the first part of the year, we were working off our old trusted Flip video camera, which gave us the ability to capture video, but not really edit. With our new cameras, we were able to take this radio station and its web site in a new direction. Here's a list of 10 of the better videos we produced in 2010. I put them all in one post for your viewing enjoyment on this boring work day. <br /> <br /> <strong>Wikipedia Files<br /> </strong><br /> With our new cameras, we were able to take our Wikipedia Files video podcast to a whole new level. We started the year off fact-checking the Wikipedia page of embattled and controversial politician <a href="http://vimeo.com/9353344">Scott Lee Cohen</a>. But our big &quot;get&quot; for the year was Big Boi. Big Boi is half of the hip-hop duo Outkast. We were given a few minutes of his time before his big show at Pitchfork. He didn't disappoint. This is how Wikipedia Files should go every time:</p><p><iframe height="273" frameborder="0" width="485" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/13467545?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=b30000"></iframe></p><p><br /> <strong>ATM = Always Trust Magic</strong><br /> <br /> We don't do the video production on Amy Krouse Rosenthal's videos, but we wish we did. Just because I would love to have this stellar footage on my desktop at all times. Amy has used video to invite and encapsulate her Mission Amy KR missions. If she asked for cartwheels, you send them in and <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/missamykr429#p/u/30/eHkQqayUO_I">she would edit a video</a>. How bout a <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsN8FUV9nS4">money tree</a>? Or even better, a <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/missamykr429#p/u/26/8QjGgMkf0X0">video on a train</a>. But it was her first video, an invitation, that I picked to embed. It was the first mission and the beginning of this movement. It's ATM = Always Trust Magic <br /> <br /> <iframe height="273" frameborder="0" width="485" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/8659460?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ab050d"></iframe><br /> <br /> <strong>Steve Dolinsky risks life and limb for blog<br /> </strong><br /> Steve Dolinsky does video every week for his dayjob as the Hungry Hound at ABC 7. But he has used his trusted Flip camera to bring his blog readers into his world. He did video updates from the <a href="http://vimeo.com/11791778">James Beards</a> and took his camera with him for all his travels. He also does a regular weekly video series called &quot;<a href="http://vimeo.com/13844071">Something You Should Eat</a>,&quot; where he brings us a new out-of-the-way dish in Chicago, in one take. But it's this video where he was ziplining in Vancouver that I chose for today. Why? Because the whole time he is ziplining, he is holding his Flip and relating his experience to us here at the Vocalo Blogs. You gotta love that:</p><p><iframe height="273" frameborder="0" width="485" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/14345028?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;color=c40215"></iframe></p><p><br /> <br /> <strong>WBEZ Music Performances </strong><br /> <br /> We stepped up our game on recording live music recordings. It started with Andrew Gill's trip to SXSW last year, where he and Althea Legaspi booked bands to come by the La Quinta Inn and perform live. We called it &quot;<a href="http://vimeo.com/10288576">The Pool Sessions</a>.&quot; All summer long, Andrew and his team of music producers at WBEZ/Vocalo have challenged artists to perform live in unusual settings. <a href="http://vimeo.com/13888278">St. Vincent obliged</a> and played under the L tracks by Pitchfork. And we brought<a href="http://vimeo.com/9888312"> Sad Brad Smith to the Navy Pier Crystal Gardens</a> for an impromptu concert. But it was the sessions in the studio that gets top honors this year. The performance from hip-hop artists Psalm One was great, but the video work was better. Take a look:</p><p><iframe height="273" frameborder="0" width="485" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/13655110?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ab050d"></iframe></p><p><br /> <br /> <strong>The Illinois State Fair </strong><br /> <br /> Steve Edwards and I went down to Springfield for the Illinois State Fair this year. We wanted to be down in Springfield for the traditional kick-off of the election season. <a href="http://vimeo.com/14254745">Governor's Day</a> and <a href="http://vimeo.com/14296976">Republican's Day </a>act as a pep rally for the respective parties. We went down and taped material for our podcast &quot;Best Game in Town.&quot; While we were there, we used the ole' Flip camera to document our surroundings. Including me, throwing heat. Behind the scenes trivia? I think I pulled a muscle in my leg:</p><p><iframe height="364" frameborder="0" width="485" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/14266371?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ab050d"></iframe></p><p><br /> <strong><br /> The City Room </strong><br /> <br /> We started a new reality series this year called &quot;The City Room.&quot; The goal is to document the inner-workings of a unit covering news in a major market. We were able to showcase the team's work during breaking news and to give a backstage look at media coverage in general. The <a href="http://vimeo.com/14238131">Blagojevich verdict</a> and <a href="http://vimeo.com/14783243">Daley's decision not to run for re-election</a> come to mind. But my favorite was a piece that Andrew Gill did with Criminal Justice Reporter Rob Wildeboer. Rob was covering a police protest in front of the Chicago Police headquarters. We documented the process of covering news from beginning to end:</p><p><iframe height="273" frameborder="0" width="485" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/15036153?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=b30000"></iframe></p><p><br /> <br /> <strong>Rob Wildeboer &amp; Mavis Staples</strong> <br /> <br /> Soul legend Mavis Staples was in our performance studio for a taping, and she needed a piano player. I think. WBEZ's Rob Wildeboer happens to play piano. So while they were setting up the studio for her performance, Mavis and Rob put together an improvised, impromptu tune. It was amazing to watch this video:</p><p><iframe height="273" frameborder="0" width="485" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/14041791?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ab050d"></iframe></p><p><br /> <strong><br /> Jonathan Miller/Toni Preckwinkle </strong><br /> <br /> Jonathan Miller has been reviewing independent and foreign film for years at WBEZ. He specializes on the pretentious film. So who better to &quot;review&quot; some of the political ads from the 2010 primary season? He wrote up some hilarious reviews and we shot the reviews on our trusted Flip. What a great concept and I put this project at the top of our list from 2010. This one features the infamous &quot;Ben Franklin&quot; ad from Toni Preckwinkle:</p><p><iframe height="364" frameborder="0" width="485" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/9029021?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ab050d"></iframe>&gt;</p><p><br /> <br /> <strong><br /> Blackhawks Statue</strong><br /> <br /> At the end of the day, we love to joke around. it's in our blood. So when the Blackhawks were making their run at the Stanley Cup last year, we couldn't help but get in the spirit. We followed the cue of the Art Institute and Field Museum and Art Institute:</p><p><iframe height="273" frameborder="0" width="485" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/12274017?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=b30000"></iframe></p><p><br /> <br /> <strong>Edit Booth/Ken Nordine</strong><br /> <br /> WBEZ's Steve Edwards became our guinea pig with our new cameras, and he didn't disappoint. Steve's ability to craft great interviews gave our production unit a leg-up. We brought prominent interview subjects in-studio for substantive conversations and even went out in the field to get them in their element. The latter is on display in this great behind-the-scenes look at performance artist and radio legend Ken Nordine's house.</p><p><iframe height="273" frameborder="0" width="485" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/11335037?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=b30000"></iframe></p></p> Wed, 29 Dec 2010 15:36:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/wbez-video-best-2010 Video: Psalm One performs "Beat the Drum" live in a Mabie Baby session http://www.wbez.org/story/wbez-blog/video-psalm-one-performs-beat-drum%C2%9D-live-mabie-baby-session <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/archives/music/2010/07/psalm_one.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>WBEZ is lucky to have the amazing <a href="http://www.wbez.org/AboutUs_Performance.aspx">Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio</a> available for music sessions. Its a great room that Sound Opinions <a href="http://www.soundopinions.org/archive/2009/july.html#guestvincent">have</a> <a href="http://www.soundopinions.org/archive/2007/october.html#guestjohncale">used</a> <a href="http://www.soundopinions.org/archive/2006/july.html#guestbrion">very</a> <a href="http://www.soundopinions.org/archive/2008/january.html#guestswellseason">effectively</a>. At WBEZ Music we wanted to bring in musicians that weren't well-known enough to be featured on a national show, but still blow our minds. So we've been collaborating with our colleagues over at Vocalo to bring musicians in for recording sessions we're calling Mabie Baby. Each video we post will include a little bit of behind the scenes footage about the studio as well as a great song from a great artist. We kick things off today with Psalm One performing her amazing track, &quot;Beat the Drum.&quot;<!--break--></p><object height="360" width="600"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="movie" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=13655110&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=0&amp;show_byline=0&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=ab050d&amp;fullscreen=1" /><embed height="360" width="600" src="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=13655110&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=0&amp;show_byline=0&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=ab050d&amp;fullscreen=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always"></embed></object><p>This videois part of the Live Music Thursdays video podcast. <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/WbezMusicLiveMusicThursday">Subscribe here</a>.</p></p> Thu, 29 Jul 2010 06:04:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/wbez-blog/video-psalm-one-performs-beat-drum%C2%9D-live-mabie-baby-session