WBEZ | Colleen Connell http://www.wbez.org/tags/colleen-connell Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Passing the torch: 50 years after President Kennedy's inauguration http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/passing-torch-50-years-after-president-kennedys-inauguration <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Kennedy inauguration_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Thursday is the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy&rsquo;s inauguration. And as far away in time and place as that event sounds, some argue that Chicago can take a little credit &ndash; that Kennedy might not have been president without former Mayor Richard J. Daley and his very public support.<br /><br />To celebrate the milestone, the <a href="http://www.jfklibrary.org/" target="_blank">John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum</a> released digital copies of its archives. &quot;Eight Forty-Eight&quot; listened to tape from his epic inaugural address to a civic luncheon in Chicago and found more than a few gems. And that some things never change.<br /><br />To honor the silver anniversary of President John F. Kennedy&rsquo;s inauguration, the show revisited significant moments of his presidency and had experts reflect on his legacy.<br /><br />The voices of former <a href="http://www.fcc.gov/" target="_blank">Federal Communications Commission</a> chair <a href="http://www.museum.tv/eotvsection.php?entrycode=minownewton" target="_blank">Newton Minow</a>, the founding director of the <a href="http://nmaahc.si.edu/" target="_blank">National Museum of African American History and Culture Lonnie Bunch</a>, writer <a href="http://www.carolfelsenthal.com/" target="_blank">Carol Felsenthal</a> and the executive director of the ACLU of Illinois <a href="http://il.aclu.org/site/PageServer?pagename=IL_Content_2009MemberConfConnell" target="_blank">Colleen Connell</a>.</p></p> Thu, 20 Jan 2011 14:45:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/passing-torch-50-years-after-president-kennedys-inauguration Travelers 'Opt Out' of invasive full-body screens http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/travelers-opt-out-invasive-full-body-screens <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/TSA screen_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The day before Thanksgiving is generally one of the heaviest air travel days in the year and the new full-body screening methods will probably make the security lines slower. The Transportation Security Administration says such measures are necessary. But their alleged overly enthusiastic searches have led to &quot;Saturday Night Live&quot; parodies.</p><p>Organizations like <a target="_blank" href="http://wewontfly.com/">wewontfly.com</a> and <a target="_blank" href="http://flywithdignity.org/">flywithdignity.org</a> aren&rsquo;t having it &ndash; they&rsquo;re calling for a &quot;<a target="_blank" href="http://wewontfly.com/opt-out-day/">National Opt-Out Day</a>.&quot;</p><p>Eight Forty-Eight took calls, emails and tweets from listeners.</p><p>To help weigh in on privacy and security, <a target="_blank" href="http://il.aclu.org/site/PageServer?pagename=IL_Content_2009MemberConfConnell">Colleen Connell</a>, Executive Director of the <a target="_blank" href="http://il.aclu.org/site/PageServer?pagename=IL_homepage">Illinois ACLU</a> joined the conversation.&nbsp; Also part of the discussion is transportation expert <a target="_blank" href="http://las.depaul.edu/sps/about/ourfacultystaff/FullTimeFaculty/schwieterman.asp">Professor Joe Schwieterman</a>,&nbsp; a transportation expert and a Professor at DePaul University&rsquo;s School of Public Service.</p><p>If you didn&rsquo;t make it on the air, don&rsquo;t forget you can continue sharing your stories and comments online.</p><p><em>Music Button: My Morning Jacket, &quot;Touch Me I'm Going To Scream&quot;, from the CD Evil Urges, (Ato/Red records)</em></p><p><br />&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 24 Nov 2010 13:57:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/travelers-opt-out-invasive-full-body-screens