WBEZ | podcasts http://www.wbez.org/tags/podcasts Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Chicago schools commit to Thanksgiving StoryCorps project http://www.wbez.org/news/chicago-schools-commit-thanksgiving-storycorps-project-113766 <p><p>The&nbsp;Chicago&nbsp;Public Schools system is joining an effort by the nonprofit, oral history project StoryCorps to have tens of thousands of students interview their elders over the Thanksgiving weekend and preserve the recordings in the Library of Congress.</p><div><p>StoryCorps said Thursday that&nbsp;Chicago&nbsp;is the first major school district to commit to the Great Thanksgiving Listen.</p><p>The school system&#39;s Chief Education Officer, Janice Jackson, says she&#39;s excited about having students use technology to bring history to life.</p><p>StoryCorps founder Dave Isay announced the project in August. He&#39;s asking high school history teachers nationwide to have students record the audio interviews on a free StoryCorps smartphone application.</p><p>Recordings sent to the Library of Congress will become part of a publicly accessible archive at the American Folklife Center.</p></div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.wbez.org/great-thanksgiving-listen-storycorps-113705" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Copy%20of%20SC%20GTL%20Text%20Mark_0.png" style="height: 227px; width: 620px;" title="" /></a></div></p> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 16:48:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/chicago-schools-commit-thanksgiving-storycorps-project-113766 Do us a solid: Help with the Curious City Podcast Survey! http://www.wbez.org/series/curious-city/do-us-solid-help-curious-city-podcast-survey-110717 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/Survey thumbnail Final.jpg" alt="" /><p><p dir="ltr"><em>Editor&#39;s note: Thanks to everyone who contributed their time to completing our podcast survey. We&#39;ve closed the survey for now, but if you have comments you&#39;d like to send our way, please write us: curiouscity (at) wbez.org.&nbsp;</em></p><p dir="ltr">Time flies when you&rsquo;re having fun &hellip; and we at Curious City mean that literally. Season 5 has brought you stories about <a href="http://interactive.wbez.org/curiouscity/bats/">local bats</a>, <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/curious-city/swept-their-homes-chicagos-latinos-built-new-community-110538">neighborhood origins</a> and <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/curious-city/cabbage-war-west-ridge-vs-rogers-park-110648">all-out vegetable warfare</a>. And after all that excitement, it&rsquo;s time to take a break. Whew.</p><p dir="ltr">Over the next few weeks we&rsquo;ll be planning our next season, and &mdash; as always &mdash; we could use your input.</p><p dir="ltr">If you&rsquo;ve listened to our <a href="http://wbez.is/WbMZpz" target="_blank">podcast </a>or have heard our segments on air, you know we&rsquo;re prone to experiment with all sorts of storytelling formats. Now&rsquo;s your chance to let us know what works for you and what doesn&rsquo;t.</p><p dir="ltr">Consider spending five minutes completing our survey below. It will go a long way into shaping the stories you hear coming out of your radio (or your earbuds). Maybe take a few more minutes to share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.</p><p dir="ltr">There&#39;s one more thing. We&rsquo;ve been seeing each other for a while now and it&rsquo;s getting pretty serious. Don&rsquo;t you think it might be time to make this relationship &quot;iTunes official&quot;? We&rsquo;re down on one knee, will you <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/curious-city/id568409161">subscribe</a> to our podcast?</p></p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:21:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/curious-city/do-us-solid-help-curious-city-podcast-survey-110717 Love + Radio podcast releases new episode on pedobaiting http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2013-02/love-radio-podcast-releases-new-episode-pedobaiting-105791 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/jackandellen200.jpeg" alt="" /><p><p>The Love + Radio podcast is one of WBEZ&#39;s edgiest enterprises. Over three seasons and more than half a decade, Nick van der Kolk has carved out a space akin to Errol Morris in the audio world. After his season two episode &quot;The Wisdom of Jay Thunderbolt&quot; won the top prize at the Third Coast International Audio Festival in 2011, WBEZ became a finanical backer of the experimental podcast.</p><p>While the content of the podcast is far darker and explicit than anything else we produce, it is compelling to hear first person accounts of questionable life choices. Like the best of cable dramas, <a href="http://loveandradio.org/" target="_blank">Love + Radio</a> features stories of conflicted characters- every one of them at least somewhat morally ambiguous.</p><p>In the new episode, titled &quot;Jack and Ellen&quot; listeners get a detailed first hand account of a young woman who practices pedobaiting- defined by Urban Dictionary as &quot;the act of pretending to be a sexually active minor online in order to lure (&#39;bait&#39;) pedophiles.&quot; If that weren&#39;t enough of a moral grey area, this woman also blackmails those who fall for her scheme and lives off those profits.</p><p>If you&#39;ve read this far, you probably know this is content intended for adult audiences. Fans of HBO dramas should be fine with this episode.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F80233342&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/loveandradio/id84389707">Subscribe to Love + Radio on iTunes.</a></p></p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:39:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2013-02/love-radio-podcast-releases-new-episode-pedobaiting-105791