WBEZ | west side riots http://www.wbez.org/tags/west-side-riots Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Afternoon Shift: Brass tax http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-04-09/afternoon-shift-brass-tax-106570 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/crop_AfternoonShift_CMS_tile_1200x900_0_13.png" alt="" /><p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-288.js"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-288" target="_blank">View the story "Afternoon Shift #288: Brass tax" on Storify</a>]<h1>Afternoon Shift #288: Brass tax</h1><h2>We continue our Front and Center series with a look at the economics of guns. We'll hear from Tony Arnold about firearm manufacturers, speak with two gun lobbyists and find out how it all effects local law enforcement Then we hear about U of I's new supercomputer and talk with cabbies about the job.</h2><p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ"></a>&middot; Tue, Apr 09 2013 12:09:37</p><div><div><b>Gun manufacturers: </b><i>The&nbsp;Afternoon Shift&nbsp;</i>continues its<a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/front-center" class=""> weeklong examination of gun laws</a> &nbsp;with a look at the role that gun manufacturers play in shaping policy. WBEZ statehouse reporter <b>Tony Arnold</b> sheds light on the OTHER gun lobby: the manufacturers. <b>Bill Spain</b>, a former reporter for CBS&nbsp;<i>Market Watch</i>, talks about Illinois’ gun economy.&nbsp;Cook County Commissioner <b>Jesus Garcia</b>, a former Illinois state senator, and&nbsp;<b>Todd Vandermyde</b>, the National Rifle Association’s legislative liaison to Springfield, discuss the relationship between Springfield and the gun lobby. <b>Andrew Molchan</b>,&nbsp;director of the <a href="http://www.amfire.com/index.asp" class="">National Association of Federally Licensed Firearms Dealers</a>, explains why some arms manufacturers are threatening to refuse to sell weapons to police forces in states that impose restrictions on the second amendment.</div></div><div>How Illinois' gun manufacturers keep winning the regulations battleThere&rsquo;s one interest group that&rsquo;s keeping a particularly close eye on the debate over guns: firearm manufacturers. As more of...</div><div><div><b>U of I supercomputer:</b>&nbsp;Last week Blue Waters, the supercomputer hosted by the University of Illinois, became fully operational. It is the world’s most powerful supercomputer on a university campus and has the capacity to more accurately predict climate change and unlock the mysteries of the cosmos. <b>Thom Dunning</b>, the director of U of I’s&nbsp;&nbsp;National Center for Supercomputing Applications, explains the hype.</div></div><div>U of I supercomputer debuts at 11.6 quadrillion calculations per secondAfter years of work, one of the most powerful computers in the world has launched at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Rese...</div><div>U of I supercomputer Blue Waters promises to better model the world bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2… via @ChiBizJournalISTCoalition</div><div><b>Cabs:&nbsp;</b>Later this month, Truman College is hosting a <a href="http://www.ccc.edu/colleges/truman/events/Pages/Taxi-Recruitment-Day.aspx" class="">taxi driver recruitment day</a>. Jason Garcia is a licensed truck driver looking to become a cabbie.<b>&nbsp;</b>WBEZ North Side reporter <b>Odette Yousef</b> and retired driver <b>Dmitry Samarov </b>are&nbsp;hoping to&nbsp;dissuade&nbsp;him and&nbsp;talk about what it takes to make it in the taxi business. &nbsp;If you drive a cab, what’s your advice to would-be drivers? To join the conversation, call&nbsp;<b>312.923.9239&nbsp;</b>or tweet using #<b>AfternoonShift.</b></div><div>I'll be on @WBEZ #AfternoonShift at 3:30pm talking about cab life. Tune in.Dmitry Samarov</div></noscript></p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 14:47:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-04-09/afternoon-shift-brass-tax-106570 Morning Shift: Taxis, taxes and sports, oh my http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-04-09/morning-shift-taxis-taxes-and-sports-oh-my-106560 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/122911257_d021d4ae14_z_d[1].jpg" alt="" /><p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-17.js"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-17" target="_blank">View the story "'Morning Shift' :Taxis, taxes and sports, oh my" on Storify</a>]<h1>'Morning Shift' :Taxis, taxes and sports, oh my</h1><h2>On Tuesday's Morning Shift, we talk to Ald.Bob Fioretti on CPS Walk, WBEZ's Cheryl Raye Stout on Chicago opening day, Coach Collins of Northwestern, WBEZ Blogger Nico Lang on Caribou closings, WBEZ's Caroline O'Donovan feature, taxis with Chief Bibliographer Joshua Lupkin &amp; taxes with Jason Vanclef.</h2><p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ"></a>&middot; Tue, Apr 09 2013 07:43:50</p><div>taxiTheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³</div><div><b>Concerned Alderman Fioretti Walks the Walk with CPS</b></div><div>Alderman Bob Fioretti of the 2nd Ward is participating in the Walk the Walk Event protesting Chicago Public Schools decision to close 54 schools.</div><div>School closings protest walk set for West SideApril 9, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Protesters will conduct a Walk the Walk event Tuesday to draw attention to the distances, safety concern...</div><div>CPS Parents: Rahm Should 'Walk The Walk' On School ClosingsFearing the dangers posed by the new routes their kids will be forced to take after the district shutters 54 neighborhood elementary scho...</div><div><b>Chicago's opening day for America's favorite&nbsp;pastime&nbsp;</b></div><div>We’ll get first-week impressions of the Cubs (utterly painful) and the Sox (somewhat less so) from WBEZ Sports Blogger Cheryl Raye Stout, who has been in both clubhouses and attended games over the last 8 days.</div><div>Upton Brothers Propel Braves To Walk-Off WinESPN</div><div>Dylan Axelrod: Chicago White Sox starter undaunted matched against Felix HernandezAxelrod thinking about opposing hitters, not Mariners counterpart With Tuesday's day off, the White Sox could bring back opening day star...</div><div>Cheryl Raye Stout SportsThe Bears didn't fiddle around in their dismantling of the Tennessee Titans 51-20. The first quarter alone was a record setter for the fr...</div><div><b>Northwestern's Coach Collins speaks on his new role and hoops history</b></div><div>We talk with new Northwestern University men’s basketball coach Chris Collins about his new position, his philosophy on how to build Northwestern into an elite program, and his history with Chicago-area hoops.</div><div>Is Chris Collins a 'perfect fit' for Northwestern basketball? Maybe.Chris Collins was a big prep school hoops star for Illinois. Can he turn around Northwestern University&amp;#39;s team as coach?</div><div><b>Caribou's "Cruisaboo" significance among Chicagoans</b></div><div>Minneapolis-based coffee chain Caribou Coffee announced Monday that it will close many of its Chicago locations. &nbsp;It may seem like another coffee chain, but for some Chicago residents in Lakeview, its holds a special designation. &nbsp;WBEZ Blogger Nico Lang explains the folklore around what many have coined “Cruise-a-boo.”</div><div><b>Pedicabs Feature</b></div><div><div>WBEZ's Caroline O'Donovan&nbsp;gives us the lowdown on the expanding pedicab biz in Chicago.</div></div><div><b>The roots of the taxi industry</b></div><div>Building on the cab theme, we’ll talk about the complicated history and current issues between consumers, the city, and the taxi business.</div><div><b>The trick of the trade on taxes</b></div><div>Financial Planner &amp; Wealth Strategist, Jason Vanclef, RFC author of&nbsp;<b><i>The Wealth Code: How The Rich Stay Rich In Good Times And Bad</i></b>&nbsp;gives us some tax-time tips.</div></noscript></p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 09:44:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-04-09/morning-shift-taxis-taxes-and-sports-oh-my-106560 Days gone by http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-04-08/days-gone-106546 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/Nam Y. Huh.jpg" alt="" /><p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-287.js"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-287" target="_blank">View the story "Afternoon Shift #287: Days gone by" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:26:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-04-08/days-gone-106546 Morning Shift: Falling in line with federalism http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-04-08/morning-shift-falling-line-federalism-106535 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/washingtonmonument.jpg" alt="" /><p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-16.js"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-16" target="_blank">View the story "'Morning Shift' :Falling in line with federalism" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 11:43:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-04-08/morning-shift-falling-line-federalism-106535 Past and present http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-04-05/past-and-present-106517 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/1968.jpg" alt="" /><p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-286-past-and-present.js?border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-286-past-and-present" target="_blank">View the story "Afternoon Shift #286: Past and present" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 14:13:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-04-05/past-and-present-106517 Morning Shift: Two thumbs up, Roger Ebert http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-04-05/morning-shift-two-thumbs-roger-ebert-106510 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/ebertstorify.jpg" alt="" /><p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-two-thumbs-up-to-roger-ebert.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-two-thumbs-up-to-roger-ebert" target="_blank">View the story "'Morning Shift' : Two thumbs up Roger Ebert" on Storify</a>]<h1>'Morning Shift' : Two thumbs up Roger Ebert</h1><h2>On Friday's Morning Shift, we celebrate the life of Chicago's own Film Critic Roger Ebert, Radio Host/Civil Rights Activist Herb Kent on West Side riots, WBEZ Education Reporter Linda Lutton on CTU's School Bus Tour, Week in Review and Malian music from Fatoumata Diawara.</h2><p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ"></a>&middot; Fri, Apr 05 2013 06:27:18</p><div>I loved Roger Ebert and I will miss him so much! by BeFunky.comBradleyLeese</div><div><b>The movie that was the life of Roger Ebert</b></div><div>We remember the legacy of famed&nbsp;<i>Chicago Sun-Times</i>&nbsp;film critic Roger Ebert. &nbsp;Former producer for Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel "At the Movies" will join us.</div><div><b>Legendary radio host Herb Kent takes us back to the West Side riots</b></div><div>Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed on April 4, 1968, in Memphis. As news of his death spread to Chicago, riots broke out on the West Side. &nbsp;Longtime radio host Herb Kent took to the airwaves to calm rioters. Herb Kent takes us back to that day and details the temperature of the city then.</div><div><b>Chicago Teachers Union school bus tour remembers MLK dream</b></div><div>The Chicago Teachers Union took a delegation of elected officials, clergy and activists on a guided bus tour of school closing communities yesterday saying the tour was in commemoration of the assassination of Martin Luther King. &nbsp;WBEZ’s Linda Lutton rode along and brings us the story.</div><div><b>Week in Review with Achy Obejas and Jim DeRogatis</b></div><div>WBEZ’s Achy Obejas and Jim DeRogatis look back at the week’s news, especially the passing of Roger Ebert and what his death means for the future of cultural criticism.</div><div><b>Fatoumata Diawara</b></div><div>Malian musician Fatoumata Diawara is on a tour of the US in support of her debut release, Fatou.&nbsp; Diawara, a resident of France, sings for peace in her ancestral land of Mali.&nbsp; She drops by the Morning Shift to talk about her socially conscious work and her music, and plays songs from her new release.</div></noscript></p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 08:24:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-04-05/morning-shift-two-thumbs-roger-ebert-106510