WBEZ | what i see http://www.wbez.org/tags/what-i-see Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en What I See: Gary Eckstein http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/what-i-see-gary-eckstein-108522 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/what i see thumbnail gary_edited-1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Gary Eckstein is a Chicagoan who loves roaming around the city, photographing what he sees. Here, he takes us through a summer day from sampling &quot;dead body&quot; soup at a Korean Market in Chicago&#39;s Avondale neighborhood to visiting Pilsen&#39;s Fiesta Del Sol festival.</p><p>&quot;The things I try to emphasize when I take photos are love of place, people and culture and my attempt to capture the genuine character of a given location,&quot; Gary says. You can find more of his photos on <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/garyegarye/" target="_blank">Flickr</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="480" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/fWikv9f2SHA?rel=0" width="640"></iframe></p><p><strong>More from the What I See project</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/what-i-see-mimosa-shah-108384" target="_blank">Setting new roots with Mimosa Shah</a></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/sections/art/what-i-see-katie-prout-108221" target="_blank">An afternoon run with Katie Prout</a></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/what-i-see-dmitry-samarov-107924" target="_blank">Painting, sketching and coffee-roasting with Dmitry Samarov</a></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/what-i-see-yolanda-perdomo-108041" target="_blank">The Illinois Railway Museum with Yolanda Perdomo</a></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/sections/lifestyle/what-i-see-trainers-day-shedd-aquarium-107766" target="_blank">A trainer&#39;s day at the Shedd Aquarium with&nbsp;Jessica Whiton</a></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/what-i-see-bike-bee-107686" target="_blank">Bike-a-Bee with Jana Kinsman</a></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/what-i-see-early-morning-edition-107362" target="_blank">Early Morning Edition with Lauren Chooljian</a></p><p><em>&#39;What I See&#39; is a project which showcases photos from our community and what we&#39;re thinking when we take them. </em></p><p><em>Show us what your Chicago looks like! Email web producer Logan Jaffe ljaffe@wbez.org or tweet <a href="https://twitter.com/loganjaffe" target="_blank">@loganjaffe</a> to find out more about how to make a What I See slideshow for WBEZ.</em></p></p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 11:12:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/what-i-see-gary-eckstein-108522 What I See: Katie Prout http://www.wbez.org/sections/art/what-i-see-katie-prout-108221 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/katie thumbnail.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Katie Prout is a writer, runner and storyteller living in Humboldt Park. Here, she documents one of her late afternoon runs on Chicago&#39;s West Side.</p><p>&quot;In every town and every city I&#39;ve ever lived in, I&#39;ve ran,&quot; she says. &quot;I think it&#39;s a wonderful way to get to know the area and the people and it takes me down a lot of unexpected side streets and roads. It shows me a lot of beautiful and, sometimes, sad things that I wouldn&#39;t have necessarily seen otherwise.&quot;</p><p>You can read Katie&#39;s personal blog, including a post called <a href="http://inmyspiralringnotebook.blogspot.com/2013/04/why-i-run.html" target="_blank">Why I Run,</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://inmyspiralringnotebook.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">right here</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/KycOUPigWDU?rel=0" width="640"></iframe></p><p><strong>More from the What I See project</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/what-i-see-dmitry-samarov-107924" target="_blank">Painting, sketching and coffee-roasting with Dmitry Samarov</a></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/sections/lifestyle/what-i-see-trainers-day-shedd-aquarium-107766" target="_blank">A trainer&#39;s day at the Shedd Aquarium with&nbsp;Jessica Whiton</a></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/what-i-see-bike-bee-107686" target="_blank">Bike-a-Bee with Jana Kinsman</a></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/what-i-see-early-morning-edition-107362" target="_blank">Early Morning Edition with Lauren Chooljian</a></p><p><em>Show us what your Chicago looks like! Email web producer Logan Jaffe ljaffe@wbez.org or tweet @loganjaffe to find out more about how to make a What I See slideshow for WBEZ.</em></p></p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 09:26:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/sections/art/what-i-see-katie-prout-108221 What I See: Dmitry Samarov http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/what-i-see-dmitry-samarov-107924 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/artwork.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Dmitry Samarov is an artist, writer and ex-cab driver turned coffee-roaster. His latest canvas: coffee bags. To see his work, visit his <a href="http://www.dmitrysamarov.com/" target="_blank">website</a>&nbsp;or stop by Hard Boiled Coffee in Beverly, Chicago.&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="340" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/4u9SQFjrTuU" width="620"></iframe></p><p><strong>More from the What I See project</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/sections/lifestyle/what-i-see-trainers-day-shedd-aquarium-107766" target="_blank">A trainer&#39;s day at the Shedd Aquarium with&nbsp;Jessica Whiton</a></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/what-i-see-bike-bee-107686" target="_blank">Bike-a-Bee with Jana Kinsman</a></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/what-i-see-early-morning-edition-107362" target="_blank">Early Morning Edition with Lauren Chooljian</a></p><p><em>Show us what your Chicago looks like! Email web producer Logan Jaffe ljaffe@wbez.org or tweet @loganjaffe to find out more about how to make a What I See slideshow for WBEZ.</em></p></p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 09:56:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/what-i-see-dmitry-samarov-107924 What I See: A trainer's day at the Shedd Aquarium http://www.wbez.org/sections/lifestyle/what-i-see-trainers-day-shedd-aquarium-107766 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/beluga.png" alt="" /><p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="620" scrolling="no" src="http://storywheel.cc/jessica-whiton/a-trainers-day-at-the-shedd" width="620"></iframe></p><p>Jessica Whiton is the Assistant Supervisor of Cetaceans &amp; Marine Mammals at the <a href="http://www.sheddaquarium.org/" target="_blank">John G. Shedd Aquarium</a>. She documented a day in her life: from her morning commute to rubbing the tongues of baby Beluga whales.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>More from the What I See project: </strong></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/what-i-see-bike-bee-107686" target="_blank">Bike-a-Bee with Jana Kinsman</a></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/what-i-see-early-morning-edition-107362" target="_blank">Early Morning Edition with Lauren Chooljian</a></p><p><em>Show us what your Chicago looks like! Email web producer Logan Jaffe ljaffe@wbez.org to find out more about how to make a What I See slideshow for WBEZ.</em></p></p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 09:26:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/sections/lifestyle/what-i-see-trainers-day-shedd-aquarium-107766 What I See: Bike a Bee http://www.wbez.org/what-i-see-bike-bee-107686 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/bikeabee hive.png" alt="" /><p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="620" scrolling="no" src="http://storywheel.cc/reallylikeit-1/a-day-in-the-life-of-bike-a" width="620"></iframe></p><p>Jana Kinsman is the&nbsp;creator of Bike a Bee, an urban beekeeping project that places beehives with community gardens all over Chicago and tends to them by bicycle. Here, she documents a day in her life.&nbsp;More info at <a href="http://bikeabee.com">bikeabee.com</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 16:32:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/what-i-see-bike-bee-107686 What I See: Community Veterans Memorial http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/what-i-see-community-veterans-memorial-107379 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Screen Shot 2013-05-27 at 3.21.58 PM.png" alt="" /><p><p><img class="alwaysThinglink" src="//cdn.thinglink.me/api/image/395596685813743618/1024/10/scaletowidth#tl-395596685813743618;626328886" width="600" /><script async charset="utf-8" src="//cdn.thinglink.me/jse/embed.js"></script></p><p>The Edward P. Robinson Community Veterans Memorial is a six-and-a-half-acre park located in Munster, Indiana. The park features life-size momuments marking World War I, World War II&#39;s European theater as well as the Pacific theater and the homefront, Korea, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf.</p><p>Etched bricks line the walkway depicting a historical narrative of major historical events along which the powerful images of warfare are displayed.</p><p>The Memorial&#39;s stated mission is as follows:</p><p><strong>To honor and remember veterans of foriegn wars and those currently serving</strong></p><p><strong>To educate future generations about how veterans fought to preserve our freedoms</strong></p><p><strong>To challenge our societies to break the cycle of war and abolish propensity for history to repeate itself</strong></p><p>Where: 9710 Calumet Ave. Munster, Indiana</p><p>When: Open dawn to dusk, weather permitting</p><p>Admission: Free</p><p>Website:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.communityveteransmemorial.org/">communityveteransmemorial.org</a></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/users/takimoff" rel="author">Tim Akimoff</a> is the digital content editor at WBEZ. Follow him on <a href="https://twitter.com/timakimoff">Twitter</a>.</p></p> Mon, 27 May 2013 15:08:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/what-i-see-community-veterans-memorial-107379 What I see: Early morning edition http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/what-i-see-early-morning-edition-107362 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Screen Shot 2013-05-28 at 7.48.46 AM.png" alt="" /><p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="620" scrolling="no" src="http://storywheel.cc/wbez/what-lauren-sees-morning" width="620"></iframe></p><p>WBEZ Morning Producer Lauren Chooljian documents her morning commute for the first installment of the #WhatISee project. It starts in a dark Bucktown and ends watching the sunrise over Lake Michigan.</p></p> Fri, 24 May 2013 15:56:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/what-i-see-early-morning-edition-107362