WBEZ | brown sugar bakery http://www.wbez.org/tags/brown-sugar-bakery Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Afternoon Shift: Picking up the pieces http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-02-25/afternoon-shift-picking-pieces-105732 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/crop_AfternoonShift_CMS_tile_1200x900_0_4.png" alt="" /><p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-257.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-257" target="_blank">View the story "'Afternoon Shift'#257: Picking up the pieces" on Storify</a>]<h1>'Afternoon Shift'#257: Picking up the pieces</h1><h2>Elysabeth Alfano, creator of Fear No Art, and blogger Jenina Nunez join us to sift through the day's stories, including a look at how violence effects Chicago's culture. We'll also learn how federal budget cuts will effect Illinois, talk with the group Chicago Survivors and discover Student Express.</h2><p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ"></a>&middot; Mon, Feb 25 2013 12:17:15</p><div><b>The Day Today</b>:<b> Elysabeth Alfano</b>, creator and host of Fear No Art’s&nbsp;<i>Dinner Party</i>, and <b>Jenina Nunez</b>, blog editor and external communications manager for McDonald’s, discuss the news of the day. Together they’ll look at the relationship between violence and culture, ethnicity and identity, food, Oscar culture and much more.</div><div>Chris Jones column on artists and gun violenceIf people do not feel safe, the cultural jewels of the city are in jeopardy A decade or so ago, executive and philanthropist John H. Brya...</div><div>CPS considers boosting sex edPlan would teach students about sexual orientation for first time Chicago Public Schools is considering a new sex education program that ...</div><div>Chef Homaro Cantu Touts the Miracle Berry in New BookCrazy? More like crazy like a fox! Michelin star chef Homaro Cantu, renowned for his mad-scientist approach to cooking at his Chicago res...</div><div>&quot;Kristen Stewart looks like she was hit by a bus and put in a dress.&quot; -Karen Stump, Fashion &amp; Merch. #oscarsCSULBJovanna Madrigal</div><div>American Dud: Seth MacFarlane's Awkward OscarsIn the run up to Sunday's Oscars, ABC promoted the broadcast as: &quot;Finally! An Oscars the guys can enjoy!&quot; What did that mean, exactly? Ju...</div><div><b>David Hernandez</b>: Poet and musician <b>David Hernandez</b> died unexpectedly this morning—Hernandez and Street Sounds, his ensemble group, joined us on&nbsp;<i>The Afternoon Shift</i>&nbsp;just two weeks ago. We’ll listen back to a bit of that performance in tribute.</div><div>David Hernandez and Street Sounds perform liveDavid Hernandez and Street Sounds set urban spoken word to a multi-cultural blend of American, Latin and Caribbean roots music (blues, ja...</div><div><b>Sequester:</b>&nbsp;If Congress can’t agree on how to reduce the country’s deficit by Friday, the Budget Control Act will take action for them. That’s when the dreaded “sequester” kicks in, triggering federal cuts to the tune of $85 billion dollars over the next seven months<i>. New York Times</i>&nbsp;congressional correspondent <b>Jonathan Weisman</b> and WBEZ state politics reporter<b> Tony Arnold</b> join us to explain the real-life ramifications these cuts would have and how likely they are to occur.</div><div>Sequestration May Hit Capitol Hill Staffers Where It Really HurtsMembers of Congress nearly uniformly decry the threat of sequestration and the effect that $109 billion in automatic spending cuts next y...</div><div><b>Chicago Survivors</b>:&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.chicagosurvivors.org" class="">Chicago Survivors</a> is an emerging citywide network of compassion to respond to families who lose loved ones to violence. <b>Joy McCormack</b>, founder of <a href="http://www.chicagoscitizensforchange.org/" class="">Chicago's Citizens for Change</a>, and <b>Anjanette Albert</b>, mother of Derrion Albert, both lost sons to violence. They’ll join <b>Rev. Susan Johnson</b> of Hyde Park Union Church, to share what it’s like to survive.</div><div>Introducing Chicago Survivorsurbandolorosa</div><div><div><b>StudentsXpress</b>: <b>Rachel Swittal</b> created&nbsp;<i><a href="http://www.studentsxpress.com" class="">StudentsXpress</a></i>&nbsp;as an outlet where Chicago school children could express themselves and read about other children's lives and experiences. She believes that by seeing their work in print, children gain confidence and pride, helping to keep them on the right path. Swittal and her colleague, <b>Diane Magerko</b>, talk about the pro.</div><div>&nbsp;</div></div><div>Resident Hopes to Connect CPS Students Through Arts Publication - DNAinfo.com ChicagoLINCOLN PARK - What started 20 years ago as a small black and white 'zine' of art, poetry and writings by the children of Cabrini Green h...</div></noscript></p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:17:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-02-25/afternoon-shift-picking-pieces-105732 Afternoon Shift: On the front lines http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-02-22/afternoon-shift-front-lines-105688 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/crop_AfternoonShift_CMS_tile_1200x900_0_4.png" alt="" /><p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-256-on-the-front-lines.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-256-on-the-front-lines" target="_blank">View the story "'Afternoon Shift'#256: On the front lines" on Storify</a>]<h1>'Afternoon Shift'#256: On the front lines</h1><h2>Eric Zorn and Neil Steinberg unpack today's biggest stories, including the one year anniversary of Trayvon Martin's death and Chicago's poor Forbes ranking. We also talk with Bob Wolf about his new book, find about WWII's Ghost Army, and hear from musician Nick Tremulis. </h2><p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ"></a>&middot; Fri, Feb 22 2013 10:36:16</p><div><b>The Day Today:&nbsp;</b>The&nbsp;<i>Chicago Tribune’s</i>&nbsp;<b>Eric Zorn</b> and the&nbsp;<i>Sun-Times’</i>&nbsp;<b>Neil Steinberg</b> review the week’s news and their most recent columns—the first anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death to Nicolaus Copernicus’ 540th birthday, respectively. And we’ll bring you all the exciting news from what Forbes recently deemed the fourth most miserable city, sweet home Chicago.</div><div>A year later, Trayvon Martin case murkier than everThe simple story - cops yawn when burly white vigilante stalks and kills unarmed African-American child for the &quot;crime&quot; of walking while ...</div><div>ONE YEAR LATER: join parents of Trayvon Martin for #MillionHoodies Candlelight Vigil. 2.26 Union Square NYC 6PM http://twitpic.com/c5p0ac RTMichael Skolnik</div><div>Nicolaus Copernicus's 540th birthday: Through the eyes of a modern astronomer http://on.natgeo.com/YF1SdINational Geographic</div><div>Chicago named the 4th most miserable city in the U.S. by Forbes. &quot;BUT AT LEAST WE BEAT DETROIT!&quot; says that one guy. http://trib.in/WZOHaURedEye Chicago</div><div>Here We Go Again; Chicago Still Among Forbes' &quot;Most Miserable Cities&quot;It's becoming an annual tradition, and one Chicago residents can't be proud of. Forbes Magazine again listed Chicago among its 10 Most Mi...</div><div><b>Bob Wolf</b>: Author <b>Bob Wolf</b> joins us to talk about his new book,&nbsp;<i>Grand Tally</i>, but also his work helping such "everyday folk" as the homeless and day laborers, farmers and teachers, college students and commercial fishermen tell their stories through his writing workshops.</div><div>Grand TallyAVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON KINDLE http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BAYMKGW SUMMARY Grand Tally, the worldʼs foremost mapmaker, deliberately issu...</div><div><b>Ghost Story</b>: A top-secret military unit, loaded with young artists, using inflatable tanks, sound effects and impersonation to con Hitler’s legions during World War II. That’s the remarkable story told in <b>Rick Beyer's</b> new documentary,&nbsp;<i>The Ghost Army</i>, which will be broadcast on PBS in May but having a Chicago fundraiser/screening on Sunday afternoon at the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.</div><div>The Ghost ArmyIn June 1944, a secret U.S. Army unit went into action in Normandy. The weapons they deployed were decidedly unusual: hundreds of infla...</div><div><b>Nick Tremulis:</b>&nbsp;Long a star on the local musical scene, <b>Nick Tremulis</b> has played with such other stars Keith Richards, Bonnie Raitt, Maceo Parker, Rick Danko, Marianne Faithfull and beat poet Gregory Corso. He stops by&nbsp;<i>The Afternoon Shift</i>&nbsp;for some music and a chat in advance of the <b>Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra</b> hosting a live <a href="http://www.citywinery.com/chicago/tickets/nicholas-tremulis-orchestra-featuring-special-guest-charlie-sexton-2-25.html" class="">listening party</a> Monday at City Winery.</div><div>I''ll be a guest on Rick Kogan's excellent news show, the Afternoon Shift, at 3:30 today on WBEZ talking about the new album and show this coming Monday at City Winery. Will also be playing a song or two. Tune in!Nicholas Tremulis</div></noscript></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:17:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-02-22/afternoon-shift-front-lines-105688 Afternoon Shift: Live from Brown Sugar Bakery http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-02-21/afternoon-shift-live-brown-sugar-bakery-105659 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/crop_AfternoonShift_CMS_tile_1200x900_0_4.png" alt="" /><p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="497" scrolling="no" src="http://www.ustream.tv/embed/11939393?v=3&amp;wmode=direct" style="border: 0px none transparent;" width="620"></iframe><br /><a href="http://www.ustream.tv/everywhere" style="padding: 2px 0px 4px; width: 400px; background: #ffffff; display: block; color: #000000; font-weight: normal; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: underline; text-align: center;" target="_blank">Live video for mobile from Ustream</a><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-255-live-from-brown-sugar-bakery.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-255-live-from-brown-sugar-bakery" target="_blank">View the story "'Afternoon Shift'#255: Live from Brown Sugar Bakery" on Storify</a>]<h1>'Afternoon Shift'#255: Live from Brown Sugar Bakery</h1><h2>The Afternoon Shift broadcasts live from the Brown Sugar Bakery in Grand Crossing. </h2><p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ"></a>&middot; Thu, Feb 21 2013 10:41:54</p><div>Chicagoweekly</div><div><b>Welcome to the Neighborhood</b>: WBEZ’s <b>Richard Steele</b> and&nbsp;artist-writer and recovering adman, <b>Lowell Thompson</b>, talk about the evolution of the area and its connection to Chicago’s black community. Thompson’s most recent book,&nbsp;<i>African Americans in Chicago</i>, has been referred to as the “black Chicago family album,” featuring the photos and stories of people both in and out of the headlines.</div><div>Lowell ThompsonIt must have hit him like a hard slap in his face. A sucker punch in the gut. Dr. Henry Louis &quot;Skip&quot; Gates, Jr., world-renowned, globe-tr...</div><div>Richard Steele| WBEZ 91.5 ChicagoOedipus El Rey, which runs through July at Victory Gardens Theater, is modeled after the Greek classic. But in this version, Oedipus is a...</div><div><b>Sweet Treat</b>: Sixth Ward Alderman, <b>Roderick Sawyer</b>, and the ward’s sweetest shop keep, <b>Stephanie Hart</b>, owner of the <a href="http://www.brownsugarbakerychicago.com/" class="">Brown Sugar Bakery</a>, join Rick for a chat about the neighborhood.</div><div>Chicago City Council: Roderick SawyerStrong roots in a political family can have a big impact. Roderick Sawyer knows first hand. Sawyer is the son of former 6th Ward Alderman...</div><div><b>Black Radio</b>: A pair of radio legends, the “Real Deal” <b>Richard Steele</b> and “The Cool Gent” <b>Herb Kent </b>discuss the role of radio in Chicago’s black community.</div><div>@HerbKentV103 asks the tough questions. &quot;what exactly is a G thang?&quot;Phiction </div><div>Herb KentHerb Kent's blog postings.</div><div><b>Harper High School</b>: Last week,&nbsp;<i><a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org" class="">This American Life</a></i>&nbsp;began its two-part look at Harper High School, where last year alone 29 current and recent students were shot. The school’s principal, <b>Leonetta Sanders</b>, and school social worker, <b>Crystal Winfield Smith</b>, join Rick for an extended chat.</div><div>20 students from Harper High School shot this school year alone. Is it possible for all kids in #Chicago to avoid gang life? @wbezeducationNPR's Tell Me More</div><div><div><b>Audience Insight</b>: We’ll talk with the lovely folks who joined us for the live broadcast. Share your thoughts and pictures from the broadcast on Twitter and Instagram using <b>#AfternoonShift</b>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div></div></noscript></p></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 11:34:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-02-21/afternoon-shift-live-brown-sugar-bakery-105659