WBEZ | Gapers Block http://www.wbez.org/tags/gapers-block Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Afternoon Shift: Violence in Chicago, public art and 10 years of Gapers Block http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-05-01/afternoon-shift-violence-chicago-public-art-and-10-years-gapers <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Picasso_sculpture_Civic_Center_360.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Niala talks with Natalie Moore and Lance Williams about last night&#39;s spike in shootings and architect Richard Tomlinson and AIC assistant curator Alison Fisher discuss bringing world class art to Chicago. Then Curious City takes a look in to the history of Dunning Insane Asylum with Robert Louerzel.</p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-attracting-eyeballs.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-attracting-eyeballs" target="_blank">View the story "Afternoon Shift: Violence in Chicago, showcasing art and 10 years of Gapers Block" on Storify</a>]<h1>Afternoon Shift: Violence in Chicago, showcasing art and 10 years of Gapers Block</h1><h2>Niala talks with Natalie Moore and Lance Williams about last night's spike in shootings and architect Richard Tomlinson and AIC assistant curator Alison Fisher discuss bringing world class art to Chicago. Then Curious City takes a look in to the history of Dunning Insane Asylum with Robert Louerzel.</h2><p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ"></a>&middot; Wed, May 01 2013 11:45:43</p><div>Artic</div><div><b>Tinder Box:</b> Last night was the warmest night in Chicago in seven months, so it came as no surprise when the number of shootings sky rocketed. WBEZ's south side&nbsp;bureau<b>&nbsp;Natalie Moore </b>and Northeastern Illinois University professor<b> Lance Williams</b>, coauthors of the book "<a href="http://blackstonebook.com/about.html" class="">The Almighty Black P Stone Nation</a>", look in to the causes of the tension that has engulfed Chicago and how to diffuse it.&nbsp;</div><div>At least 8 wounded in separate shootings on the South, North Side(Tribune illustration) South Princeton Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA 2000 East 71st Street, Chicago, IL 60649, USA North Sheridan Road &amp; West ...</div><div><b>Attracting Artists:&nbsp;</b>What can Chicago do to showcase the work of world-class artists? The Art Institute of Chicago is holding an event tonight to look back at the famed courting of Pablo Picasso. The city ended up commissioning his work and it now stands tall and proud in Chicago's Daley Plaza. What will it take for our art community to continue to attract and showcase the artists of our time?&nbsp;<b>Richard Tomlinson</b>, architect and&nbsp;managing partner at Skidmore Owings &amp; Merrill architecture, <b>Alison Fisher</b>, the Art Institute's assistant curator for architecture and, arts patron <b>Scott Hodes </b>weigh in.&nbsp;</div><div>Building Public Art and Public Spaces: The Chicago Picasso and Its Legacy | The Art Institute of ChicagoVisit &gt; Calendar &gt; Building Public Art and Public Spaces: The Chicago Picasso and Its Legacy</div><div>CLOSING SOON—Don't miss our first major Picasso show in almost 30 years. Picasso and Chicago closes May 12! http://ow.ly/kxgD4Art Institute</div><div><b><i>Curious City</i>: </b>In the latest installment of <i>Curious City</i>, editor <b>Shawn Allee, </b>author and freelance journalist <b>Robert Louerzel</b>, sought out to answer <b>Michael Dotson</b>'s question: What's the history behind&nbsp;<div>Cook County's former Dunning Insane Asylum and the people buried nearby? The trio join Niala to share their findings.</div></div><div>Amazing #longread by @robertloerzel at @WBEZCuriousCity on the history of Dunning and its asylum/poorhouse bit.ly/11B7cRXChuck Sudo</div><div>The story of Dunning, a 'tomb for the living'In both life and death, the people who ended up at the notorious asylum and poor farm were some of Chicago&rsquo;s least fortunate reside...</div><div><b>10 Years of Gapers Block: </b>It is hard to believe the Chicago news site <i><a href="http://gapersblock.com/" class="">Gapers Block</a> </i>has been at it for a decade. <i>Gapers' </i>editor and publisher<i>&nbsp;</i><b>Andrew Huff </b>and <b>Mark Konkol</b>, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and writer at large for <i><a href="http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/" class="">DNA Info</a>, </i>discuss the health and sustainability of local independent journalism.&nbsp;</div><div>I'll be on @wbez's #afternoonshift at 3:30 today talking about @gapersblock at 10yrs &amp; the challenges &amp; opportunities of indie online media.Andrew Huff</div><div>Konkol leaves Sun-Times to write for DNAInfo ChicagoMark Konkol, the Chicago journalism superstar who won the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting last year, is leaving the Sun-Times to join ...</div></noscript></p> Wed, 01 May 2013 12:22:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-05-01/afternoon-shift-violence-chicago-public-art-and-10-years-gapers The Paper Machete Radio Magazine: The Halloween Show with guest host Josh Zagoren http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-11-02/paper-machete-radio-magazine-halloween-show-guest-host-josh-zagoren <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-November/2011-11-02/Josh Intros Show-web.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center; "><img ali="" alt="" by="" class="caption" game="" photo="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-02/Josh Intros Show-web.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 333px; " title="Guest Host Josh Zagoren brings his " weiss=""></p><p>You know Halloween is still in the air, because the candy corn hasn't run out. For this Very Special Halloween episode, we have a Very Special Guest Host, Josh Zagoren.&nbsp;Adam&nbsp;Guerino claims Halloween is the new gay holiday. Aemilia Scott manages to occupy the ridiculousness that is the media coverage of Occupy Wall Street. Finally, we have music from Fatbook, which Christopher is very sad he missed. And as usual, if you can hear this, this magazine is LIVE. Download at iTunes <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=450280345">here</a>, or listen below.</p><p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332483810-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/2011-10-29-papermachete-radiomag-REVISED.mp3">&nbsp;</audio></p><p>At this Saturday's show at the Horseshoe, it'll be Herman Cain, Herman Cain, Herman Cain. And another Cain; we'll be joined by Cayne Collier of the group <a href="http://timeoutchicago.com/things-to-do/54005/good-things-come-to-those-who-weight">Brick</a>; Chad the Bird aka Josh Zagoren of <a href="http://www.youtube.com/crashpad3d">Crash Pad</a>;&nbsp;Neo-Futurists'&nbsp;Diana Slickman and Rachel Claff;&nbsp;Jessica Palmer<span class="Apple-tab-span"> </span>of&nbsp;<a href="http://gapersblock.com/">Gapers Block</a>&nbsp;and writer <a href="http://bitchesgottaeat.blogspot.com/">Samantha Irby</a>. With music by&nbsp;Sol Diego and the Metronomes.&nbsp;Check <a href="http://thepapermacheteshow.com/2011/11/02/115-line-up-2/"><em>The Paper Machete</em>'s site </a>for the updates on this line-up as the week goes on.</p><p style="text-align: left; "><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-02/Adam Guerino-web.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 400px; " title="Adam Guerino isn't dressed up...I think? (Photo by Ali Weiss Klingler)"></p><p style="text-align: left; "><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-02/Aemilia Scott-web.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 400px; " title="Aemilia Scott wears a Halloween-worthy crown (Photo by Ali Weiss Klingler)"></p><p style="text-align: left; "><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-02/Fatbook-web.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 400px; " title="Fatbook brings in the horns (Photo by Ali Weiss Klingler)"></p></p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 14:37:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-11-02/paper-machete-radio-magazine-halloween-show-guest-host-josh-zagoren Teachers' oral history: Chicago teachers tell their side of the story http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/teachers-oral-history-chicago-teachers-tell-their-side-story <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2010-November/2010-11-08/huberman resize.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools have had heated discussions about the role of teachers in public education. In an effort to bring a different tone to the conversation <a href="http://gapersblock.com">Gapers Block</a> has launched a new feature: <a href="http://www.gapersblock.com/mechanics/classroom-mechanics-oral-history-project/" target="_blank">Classroom Mechanics: An Oral History Project of Teaching in Chicago</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The project launched in October and is expected to run throughout the winter.</p><p>It is the work of Gapers Block political editor <a href="http://www.gapersblock.com/mechanics/" target="_blank">Ramsin Canon</a> who joined Eight Forty-Eight to explain the project in detail.</p><p><em>Music Button: To Rococo Rot, &quot;Away,&quot; </em>Speculation <em>(Domino)</em></p></p> Mon, 08 Nov 2010 16:43:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/teachers-oral-history-chicago-teachers-tell-their-side-story