WBEZ | town hall http://www.wbez.org/tags/town-hall Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: Understanding alternative birthing options http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-08-20/morning-shift-understanding-alternative-birthing <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Birthing - Flickr - sabianmaggy.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We delve into the various types of midwives and birthing methods available to women in Illinois. And WBEZ&#39;s Natalie Moore stops by to explain what happened at a Town Hall meeting in Chicago&#39;s Roseland neighborhood.</p><p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-47/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-47.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-47" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Understanding alternative birthing options" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p></p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 08:35:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-08-20/morning-shift-understanding-alternative-birthing Last chance to weigh in on Chicago's Cultural Plan http://www.wbez.org/blogs/alison-cuddy/2012-07/last-chance-weigh-chicagos-cultural-plan-101343 <p><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center; "><div class="image-insert-image " style=""><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/dome%20photo.jpg" style="height: 480px; width: 640px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; " title="Tiffany Dome, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center (Flickr/Duncan)" /></div></div><p>Tonight is the last town hall seeking public input on <a href="http://www.chicagoculturalplan2012.com/">Chicago&#39;s draft cultural plan</a>.</p><p>This is <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/alison-cuddy/2012-07/chicagos-cultural-plan-can-we-democratize-culture-100958">Chicago&#39;s first plan in about 25 years</a>, which might explains its length.&nbsp;It has more than 200 initiatives, ranging from developing a South Side museum campus, to donating vacant land to arts and culture groups.</p><p>Any items that do make it into the final plan &ndash; due this fall &ndash; could well set the city&rsquo;s cultural agenda for years to come.</p><p>So the city&rsquo;s seeking input &ndash; Tuesday night is the last of four public meetings since a draft was released in mid-July.</p><p>The format is tight. Participants first vote on the plan&rsquo;s top ten priorities, using portable devices, then break into groups to discuss specific initiatives in detail.</p><p>In a previous meeting, some proposals generated debate and confusion, including plans to overhaul arts education at Chicago Public Schools and to &ldquo;thematize&rdquo; city parks.</p><p>The meeting starts at 6 p.m., at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 W. Randolph Street, in the Loop.<br />&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:31:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/alison-cuddy/2012-07/last-chance-weigh-chicagos-cultural-plan-101343