WBEZ | james balog http://www.wbez.org/tags/james-balog Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en 'Afternoon Shift' #192: Festivals abound http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2012-11-19/afternoon-shift-192-festivals-abound-103919 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/twinkies flickr.jpg" alt="" /><p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-192-festivals-abound.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-192-festivals-abound" target="_blank">View the story "'Afternoon Shift' #192: Festivals abound" on Storify</a>]<h1>'Afternoon Shift' #192: Festivals abound</h1><h2>Michigan Avenue will be ablaze with more than a million lights Saturday for the city's festival of lights. But it's not the only festival in town. Rick talks to two foodie filmmakers in town for the Chicago Food Film Festival. Plus the stars of Northlight Theater's 'Odd Couple.'</h2><p>Storified by &middot; Fri, Nov 16 2012 14:38:45</p><div>The holiday lights go on Saturday on the Magnificent Mile. Rick wonders whether all the commotion is worth fuss on Michigan Avenue. And heck, while we're examining Chicago's street scene, why not check in with State Street (that Great Street)?! <br></div><div>'Tis the Season by WBEZThe holiday lights go on Saturday on the Magnificent Mile. Rick wonders whether all the commotion is worth fuss on Michigan Avenue. And h...</div><div>Michigan Avenue Lightsrnx070</div><div>The holiday season transforms downtown Chicago by WBEZThe holiday lights go on Saturday on the Magnificent Mile. Rick wonders whether all the commotion is worth fuss on Michigan Avenue. He ta...</div><div>Environmental photographer James Balog was skeptical about the existence of climate change for much of his 30-year career. But after<i>National Geographic</i> sent him to the Arctic to capture the changing glaciers, he was convinced. And so, he dispatched time-lapse photography to gather evidence of what he saw. His multi-year effort is the subject of the new documentary,<i><a href="http://www.chasingice.com/" class="">Chasing Ice</a></i>. <br></div><div>&quot;Chasing Ice&quot; documentary wants to hit audiences in the gut about climate change by WBEZEnvironmental photographer James Balog was skeptical about the existence of climate change for much of his 30-year career. But after Nati...</div><div>Chasing Ice OFFICIAL TRAILERweareexposure</div><div>Chasing IceThe Virginia Film Festival</div><div>My review of &quot;Chasing Ice,&quot; a fairly terrifying documentary. http://bit.ly/SXRQTnRoger Ebert</div><div>Comedic actors Tim Kazurinsky and Marc Grapey take on Neil Simon’s classic,<i>The Odd Couple</i>, as mismatched roommates Felix and Oscar for the <a href="http://www.northlight.org/" class="">Northlight Theater</a> production. Rick takes them on as interview subject--we'll see who's mismatched in that particular pairing.<br></div><div>&quot;Odd Couple&quot; still rings true with audiences 50 years later by WBEZComedic actors Tim Kazurinsky and Marc Grapey take on Neil Simon's classic, The Odd Couple, as mismatched roommates Felix and Oscar for t...</div><div>The Odd Couple at Northlight Theatrenorthlighttheatre</div><div>David Bernstein of Chicago magazine and William Spain of CBS Market watch talk about some of the big news stories of the day, including the shutdown of Hostess, the Illinois fiscal cliff and more. We'll try our best to talk you through these potentially Twinkiless times. <br></div><div>Our review panel takes on the news of the day: Illinois pensions and the vice tax by WBEZDavid Bernstein of Chicago magazine and William Spain of CBS Market watch talk about some of the big news stories of the day, including t...</div><div>Our review panel takes on the news of the day: Hostess goes bankrupt by WBEZDavid Bernstein of Chicago magazine and William Spain of CBS Market watch talk about some of the big news stories of the day, including t...</div><div>:( #JackDalton #Macgyver #nomoregames #twinkies #hostessCaleb Stewart</div><div>jasonmarck &amp; Mr. Charles Upshaw savoring collectors items: Ho-Hos and Twinkies @cassherrington #chicagolife http://instagr.am/p/SGxZUmtL6x/Katie O'Brien</div><div>Illinois should stop picking up employer pension share http://illin.is/ZYqpNG via @kmrasmussen #twill #pensionsIllinois Policy </div><div>&quot;The bottom line: Pension reform would help rescue Illinois. More borrowing would further imperil Illinois.&quot; http://ow.ly/flZwY Exactly.Illinois is Broke</div><div>The 2nd annual <a href="http://thefoodfilmfestival.com/updates-on-the-chicago-foodfilmfestival/" class="">Chicago Food Film Festival</a> takes place this weekend--and for anyone who loves food, fish fries and the state of Wisconsin's interpretation of cuisine, you'll want to find filmmaker Ron Failoa. Luckily he and festival director George Motz planned a pit stop at our studios.<br></div><div>Food Film Fest director George Motz planned a pit stop at our studios by WBEZThe 2nd annual Chicago Food Film Festival takes place this weekend--and for anyone who loves food, fish fries and the state of Wisconsin'...</div><div>Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Clubhlderuyter</div><div>Friday Fish Fry! A look at a Wisconsin traditionmultimediajt</div><div>Hamburger America Trailermotzfilms</div></noscript></p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 12:34:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2012-11-19/afternoon-shift-192-festivals-abound-103919