WBEZ | house http://www.wbez.org/tags/house Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: Celebrating the annoying music of Jim Nayder http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-07-01/morning-shift-celebrating-annoying-music-jim-nayder <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Jim_Nayder-timeoutchicago.com_.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Hot Doug&#39;s owner Doug Sohn chats up Tony about his new book, Hot Doug&#39;s: The Book, and how he refined America&#39;s favorite tubular meat. Chicago magazine&#39;s Dennis Rodkin explains how immigrants can boost area home values, according to research done at Duke University.</p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-hot-doug-s-and-houses.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-hot-doug-s-and-houses" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Celebrating the annoying music of Jim Nayder" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 08:34:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-07-01/morning-shift-celebrating-annoying-music-jim-nayder Legislators warn residents of compromises on immigration reform http://www.wbez.org/news/legislators-warn-residents-compromises-immigration-reform-106512 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/DurbinGutierrez_130405_acm(1).jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Senator Dick Durbin and Congressman Luis Gutierrez Thursday warned that a senate immigration reform bill in the works might not address all of the problems facing residents living illegally in the United States.</p><p>They spoke to residents of the predominantly Latino neighborhood of Little Village in Chicago. They shared their optimism about a proposal from the team of bipartisan senators scheduled to come out next week. It offers a path to citizenship.</p><p>Senator Durbin said his ideal comprehensive package will be trimmed during negotiations at the nation&#39;s capital. The fundamentals, however, aren&#39;t up for debate.</p><p>&ldquo;We said to everybody, every senator walking into that room, before you sit down, you have to commit,&rdquo; Durbin said. &ldquo;That when this is over, these people will have the opportunity to become legal and then become citizens, and they say &lsquo;yes.&rsquo;&rdquo;</p><p>But in a recent New York Times editorial co-authored with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Gutierrez also expressed concern about farm workers and the possibility of a guest-worker program.</p><p>According to news reports, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce&nbsp; and the AFL-CIO have agreed on a work visa program that requires companies to pay immigrant workers fair wages.&nbsp;</p><p>Gutierrez hinted during a small gathering with constituents on Thursday that any proposal written by members in his chamber needs to addresses those issues.</p><p>The gathering took place at Enlace Chicago, a local community organization. Students and their parents shared their stories and asked both Durbin and Gutierrez to keep their concerns in mind.</p><p>Karen Canales is a current senior at Social Justice High School. She said President Obama&rsquo;s recent Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program does not really give her the opportunities she needs to move forward in her career.</p><p>&ldquo;The derefer action doesn&rsquo;t guarantee any FAFSA, any government loans for me to continue my education,&rdquo; Canales said.</p><p>Justina Alfaro is also a senior from Farragut Career Academy. She said eight years ago her dad was deported back to Mexico for not having a driver&rsquo;s license. She said she hopes the new immigration proposals will focus on reuniting families.</p><p>&ldquo; I was 11 years old when I saw that my dad was being arrested,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s been difficult for my family&nbsp; and for me because he was the support of the house.&rdquo;</p><p>Senator Durbin said if an agreement on immigration reform is reached, the bill will go to the Judiciary committee to start an amendment process.&nbsp; Meanwhile, Gutierrez said a House bill could be coming soon after the Senate&rsquo;s proposal.</p></p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 10:23:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/legislators-warn-residents-compromises-immigration-reform-106512 Durbin to House: Pass Senate's transportation bill http://www.wbez.org/story/durbin-house-pass-senates-transportation-bill-97315 <p><p>The United States Senate has passed a bipartisan transportation bill just a few weeks before current programs are set to expire. GOP House lawmakers have made multiple attempts at a rival bill, but their most recent legislation stalled last week.</p><p>Transportation bills don't usually cause partisan politics, and according to Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, they are usually easy to pass. On a conference call on an unrelated topic Wednesday, Durbin said he wants his colleagues in the House to stop making this a partisan issue.<br> <br> "The best thing the House can do [is] take up the bill the senate just passed. A bipartisan vote, an overwhelming vote, in favor of this bill tells you that we have a good bipartisan effort. If they bring that to the floor of the pass, I think it has a good chance to pass," Durbin said.<br> <br> The $109 billion dollar Senate bill would give states more flexibility in how they spend federal transportation dollars. It passed the Senate Wednesday with a 74-22 vote, just a few weeks before a looming funding deadline. The government's power to collect about $110 million a day in federal gasoline and diesel taxes, the main source of revenue for highway and transit programs, is set to expire March 31.<br> <br> House Speaker John Boehner says he plans to bring the Senate bill up for a vote if the House can't pass a Republican plan in time.</p></p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 11:52:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/durbin-house-pass-senates-transportation-bill-97315 Custom Frank Lloyd Wright house up for auction http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-07/custom-frank-lloyd-wright-house-auction-94669 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-December/2011-12-07/ba_cafra.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><a href="http://www.franklloydwright.org/web/Home.html" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright</a> certainly left his mark on architecture. He also had something of a reputation for being inflexible on matters of design. But there’s at least one house where he let the client define the process. The Laurent house is one of Wright’s <a href="http://www.pbs.org/flw/buildings/usonia/usonia.html" target="_blank">Usonian houses</a> – a simpler structure built for middle class families. But it was also the first residence Wright designed for an owner confined to a wheelchair.</p><p>It was commissioned over 60 years ago by returning World War II veteran Kenneth Laurent and his wife Phyllis; they live there still today. When Dennis Rodkin of <a href="http://www.chicagomag.com/" target="_blank"><em>Chicago</em> magazine</a> heard the house was on the auction block he insisted <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> talk with Mr. Laurent; both men joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> Wednesday.</p><p><em>Music Button: Charlie Chaplin, "Park Avenue Waltz", from the album Oh! That Cello, (Zebra Acoustic)</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 14:25:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-07/custom-frank-lloyd-wright-house-auction-94669 Mission #61 Introducing the "2 1/2 Minute Tour" series http://www.wbez.org/blog/mission-amy-kr/2011-02-21/mission-61-introducing-2-12-minute-tour-series-82650 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Cake Plate Punch Bowl.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><p>Kicking off a new series today at Mission Amy KR...</p><p><strong>2 1/2 Minute Tours!</strong></p><p>A good starting point is this debut video...</p> <p><iframe height="311" frameborder="0" width="500" allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/AOafdcv1n1Q" title="YouTube video player"></iframe> &nbsp;</p><p>So there are two ways this mission plays out:</p><p><strong>a) &nbsp;Make your OWN 2 1/2 Minute Tour </strong>(of your home, your work space, typical day-in-the-life, your kids' toy bin, a tour of favorite coffeehouses in your city - you name it). Share it with us here. &nbsp;We're always looking for ways to really connect and get to know each other here on the blog, right? And it's just plain fun fun fun peeking inside someone else's world/mind.&nbsp; (Plus, it'll be a great keepsake for you and your family down the road...a slice of your life at this exact moment in time.)</p><p><strong>b) Go to the comment section below and offer up suggestions </strong>of who and what you'd like to see next in the series. &nbsp; I may not be able to get you a tour of Barack Obama's office or Javier Bardem's bedroom, but heck, I'll try. &nbsp;Toss all ideas my way, whether they're plausible or grandiose.</p><p>That's all for now... &nbsp;</p><p>I leave you to rock out in the privacy of your own home with this&nbsp;<a href="http://tedactiveblog.wordpress.com/2011/02/21/and-the-countdown-begins-with-this-playlist/">TEDActive 9-song playlist </a>&nbsp;created for the&nbsp;<em>&nbsp;PUBLIC heART Lost and Found</em> project. &nbsp;</p><p>yours,</p><p>amy</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>WHERE TO FIND VARIOUS ITEMS FROM THE 2 1/2 MINUTE TOUR VIDEO</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/glass-domed-cake-plate-and-punch-bowl/">Cake Plate/Punch Bowl</a></p><p><a href="http://www.giftngreen.com/kitchen.html">Chalkboard Girl and Eraser Dog</a>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://architecturalartifacts.com/store/">Antique coffee grinder and Library Card Catalogu</a>e both from Architectural Artifacts (Chicago)</p><p><a href="http://www.thedrakehotel.ca/">Crazy Little Doll from The Drake Hotel shop&nbsp;</a>(Toronto)</p><p><a href="http://sprouthome.stores.yahoo.net/">Terrarium created by Sprout Home </a>(Chicago and Brooklyn)</p><p><a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mmmdesign/knit-tableware">Hand Knit Tree Cozy</a></p><p><a href="http://www.target.com/Top-500-Words-Shower-Curtain/dp/B000UI8U68">SAT-words shower curtain</a></p><p><a href="http://www.christianfaur.com/crayons/crayons.html">Portrait made of crayons by artist Christian Faur</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 21 Feb 2011 18:52:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/mission-amy-kr/2011-02-21/mission-61-introducing-2-12-minute-tour-series-82650 Winners, losers and what's ahead after midterm election http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/winners-losers-and-whats-ahead-after-midterm-election <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2010-November/2010-11-03/voting receipt.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><span class="views-field-field-body-value"> <div class="field-content"><p>Eight Forty-Eight gathered a panel of political minds for morning after analysis. They looked at winners and losers, and explained how voter turnout and the economy affected election results.</p> <p><strong>Panel</strong><em><strong>:</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.lennymcallister.com/" target="_blank">Lenny McAllister</a>, Conservative political commentator</p> <p><a href="http://ramsincanon.wordpress.com/about-ramsin/" target="_blank">Ramsin Canon</a>, Political Editor at <a href="http://www.gapersblock.com/" target="_blank">Gapers Block</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.mysite.du.edu/%7Esmasket/" target="_blank">Seth Masket</a>, Associate professor of political science, University of Denver</p> <p><a href="http://www.uic.edu/las/latamst/directory/torres.shtml" target="_blank">Nena Torres</a>, Professor and director of the University of Illinois at Chicago Latin America and Latino Studies Program</p> <p><a href="http://www.pol.illinois.edu/people/profile.asp?bjgaines" target="_blank">Brian Gaines</a>, Associate professor of political science at University of Illinois</p> <p><a href="http://www.tracybaim.typepad.com/" target="_blank">Tracy Baim</a>, Publisher and executive editor of the <a href="http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/index.html" target="_blank">Windy City Media Group</a></p></div> </span></p></p> Wed, 03 Nov 2010 19:52:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/winners-losers-and-whats-ahead-after-midterm-election