WBEZ | Hurricane Sandy http://www.wbez.org/tags/hurricane-sandy Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Eat this, drink that: Hurricane Sandy relief, hail stone soup and more http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2012-11/eat-drink-hurricane-sandy-relief-hail-stone-soup-and-more-103740 <p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/louisachu/7071318617/"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/soupbreadchili_0.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="Vegetarian chili with sour cream by Mare Swallow at Soup &amp; Bread &amp; Pie 2012 (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></a></p><p><u><strong>Friday, November 09</strong></u></p><p><a href="http://www.healthyschoolscampaign.org/">Healthy Schools Campaign</a>&nbsp;kicks off their season with&nbsp;<a href="http://healthyschoolscampaign.org/event/cookingupchange/2012/flagship/">Cooking up Change</a> at the <a href="http://bridgeportart.com/">Bridgeport Art Center</a>. The student/mentor cooking contest/benefit dinner includes OON&#39;s Matt Eversman with Team Chicago Vocational Career Academy (see them make&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wgntv.com/news/middaynews/wgntv-lunchbreak-baked-cajun-mac-and-cheese-20121105,0,940363.story">baked Cajun mac &#39;n&#39; cheese</a>);&nbsp;Frontera Grill&#39;s Sarai Rosales with Team North-Grand High School; The Gage&#39;s Dirk Flanigan with Team Tilden Career Community Academy; and many more. Judges include NAHA&#39;s Carrie Nahabedian, Ina&rsquo;s Ina Pinkney, Piccolo Sogno&#39;s Tony Priolo and more. Admission $100.</p><p><u><strong>Saturday, November 10</strong></u></p><p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/CulinaryHistoriansOfChicago?fref=ts">Chicago Foodways Roundtable</a> presents <a href="http://www.wbez.org/julias-cats-julia-child%E2%80%99s-life-company-cats-103393">Julia&#39;s Cats: Julia Child&#39;s Life in the Company of Cats</a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kendall.edu/">Kendall College</a>.&nbsp;&quot;A house without a cat is like a day without sunshine, a pie without&nbsp;<em>fromage</em>, a dinner without wine,&quot; said Julia.&nbsp;Evanston-based author of the book <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1419702750?ie=UTF8&amp;creativeASIN=1419702750&amp;tag=lklchu-20">Julia&#39;s Cats</a>,&nbsp;</em>Therese Burson, will discuss&nbsp;Julia and Paul&#39;s first kitteh in Paris, Minette, all their kittehs in France and their kittehs back to California.<em> <a href="http://chocolateandzucchini.com/archives/2007/08/green_tea_cats_tongues.php">Langues de chat </a></em><a href="http://chocolateandzucchini.com/archives/2007/08/green_tea_cats_tongues.php">(cat&#39;s tongues)</a>, the French butter cookies, will be served. Just when you thought you knew <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2012-08/happy-100th-julia-udderly-delicious-101727">everything about Julia</a>.&nbsp;This event will be recorded for WBEZ&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified"><em>Chicago Amplified</em></a>. Admission $3, FREE for Kendall students and faculty with ID.</p><p><u><strong>Monday, November 12</strong></u></p><p>Food editors <a href="https://twitter.com/heathersper">Heather Sperling</a> of <em>Tasting Table</em> and <a href="https://twitter.com/ChandrasPlate">Chandra Ram</a> of <em>Plate</em> host&nbsp;<a href="http://foodtrivia.eventbrite.com/">Food + Trivia, a Night of Cutthroat Competition Benefitting Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts</a> at <a href="http://sonowoodfired.com/">Sono Wood Fired Pizzeria</a>. Eat antipasti, wood-fired pizzas, charcuterie, cheese and gelati while battling through culinary trivia to win the grand prize: a gift certificate to Sono and neighboring Burger Bar Chicago. Plus play against chefs, including Jared Van Camp (Old Town Social, Nellcôte, and RM) to win an edible prize. One hundred percent of the ticket sales benefit <a href="http://www.redcross.org/templates/render/render.jsp?pageId=11400031&amp;scode=RSG00000E017&amp;subcode=paiddonationsbrand&amp;gclid=CLDppYHNurMCFe5FMgod5B0AjA">Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief</a>. Admission $30.</p><p><u><strong>Tuesday, November 13</strong></u></p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/site/PageServer">Greater Chicago Food Depository</a> collects for their annual <a href="http://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/site/Calendar/2059450574?view=Detail&amp;id=111401&amp;whence=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chicagosfoodbank.org%2Fsite%2FPageServer%3Fpagename%3Devnt_cal%26AddInterest%3D1041">Union Station Food Drive</a> in the <a href="http://www.chicagounionstation.com/">Great Hall</a>. Food Depository volunteers will hand out grocery bags on Tuesday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. to return filled on Wednesday morning from 5 to 7 a.m. The most needed items are beans, canned fruit, canned vegetables, cereal, chili, jelly, macaroni and cheese, pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, rice, shelf-stable milk, soup, stew and tuna. Or simply <a href="http://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/site/PageServer?pagename=diff_donate">donate funds now</a>. Admission FREE, but donate food and drink.</p><p><u><strong>Wednesday, November 14</strong></u></p><p><a href="http://soupandbread.net/calendar/">Soup &amp; Bread</a>&nbsp;at the <a href="http://www.garfieldconservatory.org/shows.htm">Garfield Park Conservatory</a>&nbsp;benefits the <a href="http://www.garfield-conservatory.org/about_us.htm">Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance</a> and <a href="http://www.breakthrough.org/">Breakthrough Urban Ministries</a>. Lula&#39;s Jason Hammel will serve a special Hail Stone Soup Homage inspired by the hail stones of the <a href="http://www.garfieldconservatory.org/one_pane_at_a_time.htm">June 2011 storm</a>. Other soup chefs and their conservatory inspirations include the <em>Chicago Reader</em>&#39;s Mike Sula and Fern Room fiddleheads; City Provisions&#39; Cleetus Friedman and the beehives and honey; Fulton Street Garden&#39;s Angela Taylor and Desert House prickly pear and agave; <em>Gapers Block</em>&#39;s Cinnamon Cooper and the Sun Room cinnamon tree; <em>Graze Magazine</em>&#39;s Cyndi Fecher and Palm House plantains; Hoosier Mama&#39;s Allison Stout and the Palm House coconut palm; Inspiration Kitchens&#39; David Rosenthall and Fern Room turtles; Mana&#39;s Jill Barron and Palm House ginger plants; Slow Food Chicago&#39;s Megan Larmer the Children&#39;s Garden lime tree; Swim Café&#39;s Karen Gerod and the papaya tree; and West Town Tavern&#39;s Susan Goss and the Palm House chocolate tree. BYO soup cup or borrow one there. Admission $5 suggested donation, FREE for GPCA Members.</p><p><u><strong>Thursday, November 15</strong></u></p><p>The <a href="http://thefoodfilmfestival.com/">Chicago Film Food Festival</a> kicks off with <a href="http://thefoodfilmfestival.com/farm-film-table/">Farm to Film to Table</a> at <a href="http://www.kendall.edu/">Kendall College</a>, hosted by and benefitting <a href="http://www.thegoodfoodproject.org/">The Good Food Project</a>. This annual event has become the ultimate dinner and a movie series, premiering this year with an evening of sustainable dishes and wine including &quot;<a href="http://vimeo.com/46234798">French Fries + Ice Cream</a>&quot;, with food by&nbsp;<a href="http://elideas.com/">EL Ideas</a>&nbsp;chef/owner Phillip Foss and film by <a href="http://vimeo.com/potluckcreative">Potluck Creative</a> &mdash; and much more. Admission $45 general, $65 VIP.</p></p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2012-11/eat-drink-hurricane-sandy-relief-hail-stone-soup-and-more-103740 Despite Sandy's havoc, New York gallery owner travels to Chicago http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/despite-sandys-havoc-new-york-gallery-owner-travels-chicago-103606 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/dolls.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F65733362%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-WrTiv&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;secret_url=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>One of Chicago&rsquo;s major international arts fairs, Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA),&nbsp;opened at Navy Pier Thursday.&nbsp;But some participants from the East Coast almost didn&rsquo;t make it.</p><p>Shoko Aono owns a gallery in New York City&#39;s Chelsea neighborhood.</p><p>Earlier this week, she was planning to take a plane to Chicago to come to SOFA, but Hurricane Sandy forced her to change her plans.</p><p>So, late Wednesday, Aono carried her two suitcases in the dark down the stairs from her 12th floor apartment, got into a hired car, and rode all the way to Chicago.</p><p>&ldquo;Fifteen hours. I could make it to fly to Japan,&quot; she lauged.&nbsp;Even though the trip cost $7500, she says she&rsquo;s relieved she made it in time.&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;It was such an adventurous moment,&quot; she said.&nbsp;&quot;For me, the darkest hour, but it was also the brightest hour.&rdquo;</p><p>Since her Chelsea gallery is flooded, Aono says this weekend&rsquo;s fair is especially important to her livelihood.</p></p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 05:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/despite-sandys-havoc-new-york-gallery-owner-travels-chicago-103606 ComEd workers head east to provide relief to storm-ravaged coast http://www.wbez.org/news/comed-workers-head-east-provide-relief-storm-ravaged-coast-103574 <p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F65574347%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-jOgD7&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;secret_url=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>As the East Coast slowly recovers from the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, some Chicagoans are actively lending a hand.&nbsp;</p><p>More than 700 employees of Chicago-based utility Commonwealth traveled to Baltimore and Philadelphia to help restore electricity to the region.</p><p>ComEd Senior Vice President Tyler Anthony has been busy since he arrived on the East Coast. &ldquo;Well, I guess I got here on Saturday, so I want to say our crews and myself arrived Sunday evening and I don&rsquo;t know the day &ndash; I apologize, is it Wednesday?&rdquo;</p><p>Anthony, who&rsquo;s been based in the emergency management offices of Philadelphia utility PECO, says his Chicago crew of more than 300 workers has been putting in 16 hour days.</p><p>ComEd and PECO are both owned by Exelon Corporation.</p><p>They expect to restore power to Philadelphia residents by the end of this weekend. Then, he and his crew will come back home.</p><p>&ldquo;When you&rsquo;re driving down a street and you see what some of these trees that have gone on top of houses or on vehicles... it&rsquo;s just a very, very, very tough thing and your heart goes out to these folks.&rdquo;</p><p>Meanwhile, The American Red Cross is asking Chicagoans to donate blood. &nbsp;The blood bank had to cancel 325 pre-planned blood drives across 13 states that were affected by the storm.</p><p>A list of upcoming Chicago blood drives is available on the Red Cross&nbsp;<a href="http://www.redcrossblood.org/HeartofAmerica">website.</a></p></p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 16:18:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/comed-workers-head-east-provide-relief-storm-ravaged-coast-103574 Strong winds delay Chicago flights http://www.wbez.org/news/strong-winds-delay-chicago-flights-103527 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/curimedia_flickr.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Hurricane Sandy has stranded many Chicago travelers again today.</p><p>Most flights heading to the Northeast coast are still canceled as airports deal with the aftermath of the storm system.</p><p>The Chicago Department of Aviation said about 325 flights out of O&rsquo;Hare and 75 at Midway were canceled Tuesday.</p><p>The massive storm system has also kicked up <a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/wind-waves-make-tricky-commute-103517" target="_blank">winds</a> in Chicago that are causing travel delays.</p><p>&ldquo;We have high winds and it&rsquo;s going to necessitate either delays or additional cancellations on the part of air carriers that operate (in Chicago),&rdquo;&nbsp; said American Airlines spokesperson Mary Frances-Fagan. &ldquo;In times like this, bring your patience with you to the airport.&rdquo;</p><p>On <a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/more-550-flights-canceled-chicago-airports-103486" target="_blank">Monday</a>, more than 450 flights at O&#39;Hare International Airport and more than 100 at Midway International Airport were canceled.</p><p>Officials said it could be days before some passengers can get to their destinations.</p><p>Worldwide, more than 15,000 flights have been cancelled because of the storm system.</p><p>Chicago officials said travelers should check with airlines before leaving home for the latest flight information.</p></p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 13:46:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/strong-winds-delay-chicago-flights-103527 Photos: Sandy wreaks havoc on East Coast http://www.wbez.org/news/photos-sandy-wreaks-havoc-east-coast-103514 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/sandy.jpg" alt="" /><p><script src="http://storify.com/WBEZ/sandy-wreaks-havoc-on-east-coast.js?template=slideshow"></script><noscript>[<a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ/sandy-wreaks-havoc-on-east-coast" target="_blank">View the story "Sandy wreaks havoc on east coast" on Storify</a>]<h1>Sandy wreaks havoc on east coast</h1><h2>Social media photographers captured scenes of damage from Superstorm Sandy.</h2><p>Storified by &middot; Tue, Oct 30 2012 08:05:54</p><div>Manhattan meets #sandyDavid Berkowitz</div><div>A photo from @c_hellerc_heller</div><div>Battery ParkJosie B.</div><div>Staticflickr</div><div>hurricane sandy aftermath astoria 30-10-2012 - 09actor212</div><div>West Street FloodingJosie B.</div><div>hurricane sandy aftermath astoria 30-10-2012 - 11actor212</div><div>Virginia Guard soldiers patrol for stranded motorists in Fredericksburg [Image 1 of 2]DVIDSHUB</div><div>Sandy damageKurt Wagner</div><div>Hurricane Sandy Damagekjarrett</div><div>Staten Island Railway's Clifton Shop After SandyMTAPhotos</div><div>Hurricane Sandy Damagekjarrett</div><div>New Jersey National GuardThe National Guard</div><div>MNR Croton Harmon StationMTAPhotos</div><div>Hurricane Sandy Bronson Road Fairfield, CTMark Hintsa</div><div>Hurricane Sandy: Hudson River rising in ManhattanvillePaul Lowry</div><div>Don't feed the waterfowl. #pond #sandy #floodronin_z_e_r_o</div><div>Sandbags are moved in preparation for Hurricane Sandy.Official U.S. Navy Imagery</div></noscript></p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 10:07:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/photos-sandy-wreaks-havoc-east-coast-103514 Sandy forces presidential campaigns to change tactics http://www.wbez.org/blogs/achy-obejas/2012-10/sandy-forces-presidential-campaigns-change-tactics-103513 <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/RS6620_AP674854432505-scr.jpg" title="Waves from Hurricane Sandy crash onto the damaged Avalon Pier in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Monday. (AP/Gerry Broome)" /></div><p>Don&rsquo;t think for a minute that Superstorm Sandy has put the presidential campaign on hold.</p><p>Both President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney&rsquo;s teams have merely pivoted from overtly political to less so. For both efforts, it&rsquo;s crucial to look sympathetic and not opportunistic. And for both, the suspension of normal campaigning has serious risks.<br /><br />For Obama, whose campaign depends on the ground game at this point, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/30/us/politics/millions-vote-early-changing-the-rhythm-of-the-campaigns.html?_r=0">suspension of early voting</a> in crucial East Coast states is a huge blow. Maryland suspended early voting completey, and sites in Virginia and North Carolina were forced to close.<br /><br />He&rsquo;s also been effectively shut down as a campaigner. <a href="http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/83016.html">Surrogates</a> such as former President Bill Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden are carrying the load, particularly in Ohio.<br /><br />The president is, of course, haunted by what Katrina did to his predecessor and has turned the White House into a command center. Calling governors, promising whatever help is needed, Obama&rsquo;s done a good enough job so far to earn <a href="http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/gov-christie-obama-deserves-great-credit-for-storm?ref=fpb">praise from one of Romney&rsquo;s top surrogates</a>: Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, where Sandy made landfall last night.<br /><br />Obama signed a major disaster declaration for New Jersey, skipping a bunch of red tape to expedite aid. &quot;I can&#39;t thank the president enough for that,&quot; Christie said. &quot;Cooperation from the president of the United States has been outstanding. He deserves great credit.&quot;<br /><br />In the meantime, Romney has learned the lesson of Benghazi and is mostly shutting up. At an Ohio event, he&rsquo;s <a href="http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/29/14783736-romney-scrapping-events-asks-supporters-to-support-hurricane-relief?lite">collecting donations for the Red Cross</a>, not his campaign (this followed Obama&rsquo;s lead Monday night, when he sent out a fundraising letter for the Red Cross through his campaign list).<br /><br />Tone is crucial for Romney at this point but with the huge blackout, whatever he does might have little impact either way. In the meantime, the blackout means the last minute barrage of ads against the president are also useless.<br /><br />If there&rsquo;s a silver lining for Romney in this, it&rsquo;s that there won&rsquo;t be much viewership for coverage of his <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2012/10/29/romney-fema-hurricane/1667059/">prior comments on disaster relief</a>. You see, Romney is <em>against</em> funding a federal effort, preferring that states tackle natural disasters on their own. (Though nature does not respect state lines, that means that New York would do its own thing, and North Carolina its own thing ... )<br /><br />&quot;Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that&#39;s the right direction,&quot; Romney said at a debate last December. &quot;And if you can go even further, and send it back to the private sector, that&#39;s even better. Instead of thinking, in the federal budget, what we should cut, we should ask the opposite question, what should we keep?&rdquo;<br /><br />On the follow up specifically about disaster relief, he said this: &ldquo;We cannot &mdash; we cannot afford to [have federal disaster relief] without jeopardizing the future for our kids. It is simply immoral, in my view, for us to continue to rack up larger and larger debts and pass them on to our kids, knowing full well that we&#39;ll all be dead and gone before it&#39;s paid off. It makes no sense at all.&quot;<br /><br />In other words, to provide federal help during emergencies caused by nature instead of bringing down the debt is <em>immoral</em>.</p><p>As far as Romney&#39;s concerned, that black out might in fact not be so bad afte all.</p></p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/achy-obejas/2012-10/sandy-forces-presidential-campaigns-change-tactics-103513 'Afternoon Shift' #178: Murdoch's Chicago http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2012-10-30/afternoon-shift-178-murdochs-chicago-103530 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/Rupert Murdoch flickr.jpg" alt="" /><p><script src="http://storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-178-murdoch-s-chicago.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-178-murdoch-s-chicago" target="_blank">View the story "'Afternoon Shift' #178: Murdoch's Chicago" on Storify</a>]<h1>'Afternoon Shift' #178: Murdoch's Chicago</h1><h2>Rumors that Rupert Murdoch has his eye on the &quot;Chicago Tribune&quot; has veteran journalists experiencing '80s flashbacks--so does the Bears' winning streak. Our &quot;Front &amp; Center&quot; series continues its look at the state of the American Dream. And Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg talks about his new book.</h2><p>Storified by &middot; Mon, Oct 29 2012 14:26:45</p><div>The NEW Rupert Murdoch twitter profile imagejardenberg</div><div>VeteranChicago journalists are experiencing ‘80s flashbacks amidst rumors that mediamogul Rupert Murdoch is eying the <i>Chicago Tribune</i>. Host Rick Kogan andlongtime Chicago newsman Zay Smith discuss the potential return of Rupert. </div><div>@WBEZ Murdoch paper works for wrapping and sending fish to those that fail to read and follow the memo - Love Rahm @retheauditorsPaul Walker</div><div>Real-time time capsule: Kogan talking Royko and Chicago newspapering history on WBEZ at moment.Tim Rostan</div><div>It was, as WBEZ sports reporter <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/cheryl-raye-stout/2012-10/misery-lakefront-turns-joy-bears-103475" class="">Cheryl Raye-Stout described it</a>, an "ugly" win for the Chicago Bears on Sunday. But it was a win. Midday executive producer Justin Kaufmann joins Rick Kogan for his weekly assessment.<br></div><div>@WBEZ If you going to win ugly, the @Bears showed us how ugly...Misery on the lakefront turns to joy for the #Bears http://j.mp/VY3rrJCheryl Raye Stout</div><div>Many more ughs expected on #AfternoonShift RT @Crayestout: Ugly doesn't even descibe this Bears game...but it is a win. http://fb.me/2tMlIJAjKKatie O'Brien</div><div>RT this if you liked seeing @ItsGHardy sack #Bears QB Jay Cutler 3 times in the first half! #CARvsCHI http://pic.twitter.com/ML8sPHxqCarolina Panthers</div><div>WBEZ's Achy Obejas and the Chicago Sun-Times' Laura Washington unpack the news--#Sandy and beyond--in today's 3 @ 3.<br></div><div>WAVES WASH OVER SEA WALL AT BATTERY PARK IN MANHATTAN, NEW YORK AS HURRICANE SANDY APPROACHES ( october 29, 2012 ) #hurricane #sandy #hurricanesandyWorld BUZZ</div><div>#hurricanesandy #sandy #nyc #williamsburg #brooklyn #flooding #newyork #wtc #picoftheday #photoofthedayrj dibella</div><div>WBEZ's Front &amp; Center series continues its look at the state of the American Dream. Single mother <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/front-center/parenting-poverty-part-ii-sarahs-story-103474" class="">Sarah</a> navigates the system to provide for her children while living in poverty.<br></div><div>Parenting in poverty: Part II of Sarah's storyThere&amp;#39;s little doubt that Sarah and her family have an unstable life. But the question of why that is, and how it should be fixed is ...</div><div>We dive deeper into the economics of single motherhood with author and historian Stephanie Coontz &amp; Isabel Sawhill, a budget expert and co-director of the Center on Children and Families and the Budgeting for National Priorities at Brookings.<br></div><div>The economics of single motherhood by WBEZFollowing today's Front and Center piece, we talk with Stephanie coontz and Isabel Sawheel about the economics of being a single mother.</div><div>Today i will be on WBEZ, Chicago, Front and Center at 3 pm central. One of a three part series on economic mobility, with Isabel SawhillStephanie Coontz</div><div>And the Chicago Sun-Times' Neil Steinberg discusses his new book, <a href="http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/Y/bo13190254.html" class="">You Were Never in Chicago</a>, his own story about making his way into Chicago journalism's inner circles and upper levels of Chicago journalism.<br></div><div>Neil Steinberg's You Were Never in Chicago by WBEZThe Chicago Sun-Times' Neil Steinberg discusses his new book, You Were Never in Chicago, his own story about making his way into Chicago ...</div></noscript></p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 14:14:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2012-10-30/afternoon-shift-178-murdochs-chicago-103530 Chicago: Here's how Hurricane Sandy affects you http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-10/chicago-heres-how-hurricane-sandy-affects-you-103480 <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/hurricane%20sandy.flickr.nasa_.jpg" style="height: 516px; width: 620px; " title="NOAA's GOES-13 satellite captured this visible image of Hurricane Sandy battering the U.S. East coast on Monday, Oct. 29 at 9:10 am EDT. (Flickr/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) " /></div><p>Even if you&#39;re not on the East Coast, the Chicago-area isn&#39;t exempt from the spray that is Hurricane Sandy. We&#39;re updating this post throughout the day(s) with all you need to know:</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- The <a href="https://collegeadmissions.uchicago.edu/">University of Chicago</a> and <a href="http://www.ugadm.northwestern.edu/">Northwestern University</a> have pushed back their Early Admissions deadlines</strong></span></span> to next week, for those affected by the storm: &quot;This extension applies to your application and all supporting documents. Please rest assured that if you are adversely affected by the storm we will happily receive your materials after November 1st with no penalty to you. Be safe!,&quot; said the UofC in a statement. Northwestern has extended their Early Decision deadline to November 7.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- Flights are being cancelled all over the place</strong></span></span>, so if you&#39;re traveling, you might want to make other arrangements. <a href="http://www.nbcchicago.com/traffic/transit/Hurricane-Sandy-Creates-Travel-Nightmare-176237361.html#ixzz2Ahb7pL2G">NBC Chicago reported </a>that change fees are being waived by airlines at Midway and O&#39;Hare airports, and also noted that the storm &quot;led to a congested scene at O&#39;Hare Airport [Sunday night] where officials set up cots overnight for stranded passengers.&quot; <a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/sandy-affects-chicagos-air-travel-103486">The Associated Press reported that,</a> according to the Department of Aviation, 100 flights were cancelled at O&#39;Hare on Sunday and a dozen at Midway.<a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/more-550-flights-canceled-chicago-airports-103486"> As of 5:30 pm</a>, O&#39;Hare has cancelled more than 450 flights today, while Midway has cancelled more than 100.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- 240 ComEd crews</strong></span></span> from the Chicago area are heading to the East Coast to help <a href="http://www.nbcchicago.com/weather/stories/ComEd-Sends-240-Crews-East-as-Hurricane-Sandy-Approaches-176101951.html#ixzz2AhbUW8jO">combat power outages</a>&nbsp;(also via NBC Chicago).</p><p><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>-The Chicago Board Options Exchange<a href="http://ir.cboe.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=716705"> is closed today</a></strong></span>, as the New York Stock Exchange is too. Some markets at <a href="http://www.cmegroup.com/hurricanesandy.html">the Chicago Mercantile Exchange</a>&nbsp;are closed as well. The <a href="https://twitter.com/NialaBoodhoo/status/262967793484455936">AP reports</a> that financial markets will be closed again on Tuesday.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- There&#39;s a<a href="http://www.weather.com/weather/alerts/localstatealerts/?areaid=ILZ014&amp;phenomena=LS&amp;office=KLOT&amp;etn=0001&amp;significance=W&amp;wxlayer=radar&amp;zoom=7&amp;camefrom=national"> lake shore flood warning in effect</a></strong></span></span> starting early Tuesday morning, with &quot;strong northerly winds of 60 to 60 MPH&quot; expected &quot;late Monday through Tuesday evening,&quot; though the waves have already picked up early Monday. Wave heights should be around 18 to 23 feet in Cook County. Identifed vulnerable spots: the Lake Shore bike path and parts of South Lake Shore Drive, all piers (uh oh Navy Pier...) and &quot;breakwalls that extend into the lake.&quot; Oh and if you live by the lake, back away slowly.&nbsp;</p><p>For Tuesday, Navy Pier will be open, but Pier Park and outside areas on the East End of the pier will be closed.</p><p>The<a href="https://twitter.com/cta/status/263042150776832000"> CTA tweeted</a>&nbsp;Monday evening&nbsp;that they are prepared to reroute transit if needed, due to a lake shore flood warning and wind advisory; city officials <a href="https://twitter.com/jilleganchicago/status/263004908935053313">announced </a>that they&#39;re prepared to close Lake Shore Drive if needed.</p><p><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size: 14px; "><strong>- If you&#39;re planning on watching Jimmy Kimmel tonight, think again</strong></span></span>: The <a href="http://tvline.com/2012/10/29/how-hurricane-sandy-affects-tv-production-schedule/">late-night host has cancelled</a> the first of his week of live shows from Brooklyn. Jimmy Fallon and David Letterman&#39;s shows will continue on--though without studio audiences, which might be interesting to watch.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>And for up-to-date coverage of how much harder it is on the East Coast:&nbsp;</strong></span></span>Paywalls for<em> The New York Times</em> and <em>Wall Street Journal </em><a href="http://mashable.com/2012/10/28/nyt-wsj-paywall-hurricane-sandy/">have been lifted</a>, as have other papers like the <em>Boston Globe</em> and the <em>Baltimore Sun</em>. And here&#39;s a helpful map from <a href="http://www.wnyc.org/articles/wnyc-news/2012/oct/25/map-track-sandys-path-real-time/">our friends at WNYC</a>&nbsp;of the storm moving in real time.</p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="700" scrolling="no" src="http://project.wnyc.org/hurricane-tracker-sandy/index.html" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 10:08:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-10/chicago-heres-how-hurricane-sandy-affects-you-103480