WBEZ | photography http://www.wbez.org/tags/photography Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en StoryCorps Chicago: Search for Estranged Father Helps Heal Old Wounds http://www.wbez.org/series/storycorps/storycorps-chicago-search-estranged-father-helps-heal-old-wounds-114741 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/StoryCorps 160205 Anastasia Bill bh.jpg" alt="" /><p><p dir="ltr">Anastasia Page is a twenty-five-year-old <a href="http://www.anastasiapage.com/">documentary photographer </a>in Chicago. As a kid, she met her biological father only once, when she was four years old. Five years ago she started a <a href="http://www.discoveringzalmon.com/">documentary project to help process her feelings about her father</a>. She recently came to the StoryCorps booth to talk with WBEZ&#39;s Bill Healy about a turning point in that project. Page says when her mom remarried, her step-dad wanted to adopt her. But they couldn&#39;t make it official until her biological dad signed off on the paperwork.</p><p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr"><em>StoryCorps&rsquo; mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to share, record and preserve their stories. These excerpts, edited by WBEZ, present some of our favorites from the current visit, as well as from previous trips.</em></p></p> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:07:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/storycorps/storycorps-chicago-search-estranged-father-helps-heal-old-wounds-114741 StoryCorps Chicago: Photographs Preserve a Bygone World of Railroad http://www.wbez.org/series/storycorps/storycorps-chicago-photographs-preserve-bygone-world-railroad-114445 <p><p dir="ltr">A few years ago, Dale Wickum retired as an electrician and finally had some time to go through boxes of photos he&rsquo;d taken in the 1970s. Back then, he&rsquo;d been working on a book project, but that project had long since fallen through.</p><p dir="ltr"><img .washington="" alt="" class="image-original_image" dale="" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/WICKUM-2-FB1200-019-copy-686x1024.jpg" style="height: 463px; width: 310px; float: left; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;" title="&quot;Grit….Washington 1980&quot; (Dale Wickum)" /><a href="http://followingthetracks.com/">The black-and-white photos he rediscovered</a> were of tramps, men who travelled aboard freight trains, often for years or decades at a time. There were pictures of men like East Coast Charlie, who hadn&rsquo;t slept indoors in forty years, and Poodle Frenchy, who traveled with a pack of dogs.</p><p>Wickum&rsquo;s friend Holly Lukasiewicz joined him in the StoryCorps booth to ask what prompted Wickum to ride the rails and document these travelers. Wickum says it began in 1971, when he hopped his first freight train and it pulled into a station late at night.</p><p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.storycorps.org"><em>StoryCorps&rsquo; </em></a>mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to share, record and preserve their stories. These excerpts, edited by WBEZ, present some of our favorites from the current visit, as well as from previous trips.</p><div>&nbsp;</div></p> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 15:11:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/storycorps/storycorps-chicago-photographs-preserve-bygone-world-railroad-114445 Photographer captures http://www.wbez.org/programs/here-and-now/2015-10-20/south-korean-photographer-shows-cost-plastic-surgery-113433 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/billboard advertising double-jaw surgery at a subway station in Seoul.jpg" alt="" /><p><div id="attachment_94579"><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="This picture taken on May 22, 2013 shows a South Korean woman walking past a street billboard advertising double-jaw surgery at a subway station in Seoul. South Korea's obsession with plastic surgery is moving on from standard eye and nose jobs to embrace a radical surgical procedure that requires months of often painful recovery. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/media.wbur.org/wordpress/11/files/2015/10/1020_plastic-surgery-624x413.jpg" style="height: 410px; width: 620px;" title="This picture taken on May 22, 2013 shows a South Korean woman walking past a street billboard advertising double-jaw surgery at a subway station in Seoul. South Korea’s obsession with plastic surgery is moving on from standard eye and nose jobs to embrace a radical surgical procedure that requires months of often painful recovery. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)" /></p><p>They call it the plastic surgery capital of the world. In a single mile of Seoul&rsquo;s upscale Gangnam neighborhood, nicknamed the &ldquo;Improvement Quarter,&rdquo; there are between 400 and 500 clinics and hospitals, most dedicated to plastic surgery procedures.</p></div><p>It&rsquo;s a $5 billion a year industry in a country where it&rsquo;s not unusual for parents to give their graduating high school senior a new nose or eyes as a graduation present.</p><p>Ji Yeo&nbsp;grew up in that culture and struggled with it through adolescence. Now, as an adult and a photographer, she&rsquo;s chosen to photograph it.</p><p>Her series called <a href="http://jiyeo.com/the-beauty/" target="_blank">&ldquo;Beauty Recovery Room&rdquo;</a> depicts South Korean women in that secret stage after their surgeries, before they reveal their new look. It&rsquo;s the stage where they sport bandages, bruises and sometimes drainage tubes &ndash; revealing a less glamorous side to the culture of plastic surgery.</p><p><a href="http://jiyeo.com/" target="_blank">Ji Yeo</a> talks with&nbsp;<em>Here &amp; Now&rsquo;s</em> Robin about her photographs and the South Korean plastic surgery culture.</p><p><span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>Images From &lsquo;Beauty Recovery Room&rsquo;</strong></span></p><div id="attachment_94575"><img alt="An image from Ji Yeo's &quot;Beauty Recovery Room&quot; series. (Courtesy of Ji Yeo)" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/media.wbur.org/wordpress/11/files/2015/10/0Beauty-Recovery-Room-009_34-years-old_Seoul_South-Korea_2010-624x469.jpg" style="height: 466px; width: 620px;" title="An image from Ji Yeo’s “Beauty Recovery Room” series. (Courtesy of Ji Yeo)" /><p><img alt="An image from Ji Yeo's &quot;Beauty Recovery Room&quot; series. (Courtesy of Ji Yeo)" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/media.wbur.org/wordpress/11/files/2015/10/0Beauty-Recovery-Room-008_25-years-old_Seoul_South-Korea_2010-624x468.jpg" style="height: 465px; width: 620px;" title="An image from Ji Yeo’s “Beauty Recovery Room” series. (Courtesy of Ji Yeo)" /></p></div><div id="attachment_94574"><p><img alt="An image from Ji Yeo's &quot;Beauty Recovery Room&quot; series. (Courtesy of Ji Yeo)" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/media.wbur.org/wordpress/11/files/2015/10/0Beauty-Recovery-Room018_29yearsold_Seoul-Korea-624x468.jpg" style="height: 465px; width: 620px;" title="An image from Ji Yeo’s “Beauty Recovery Room” series. (Courtesy of Ji Yeo)" /></p></div><div id="attachment_94577"><p><img alt="An image from Ji Yeo's &quot;Beauty Recovery Room&quot; series. (Courtesy of Ji Yeo)" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/media.wbur.org/wordpress/11/files/2015/10/0Beauty-Recovery-Room-005_36-years-old_Seoul_South-Korea_2012-624x468.jpg" style="height: 465px; width: 620px;" title="An image from Ji Yeo’s “Beauty Recovery Room” series. (Courtesy of Ji Yeo)" /></p></div><div id="attachment_94573"><p><img alt="An image from Ji Yeo's &quot;Beauty Recovery Room&quot; series. (Courtesy of Ji Yeo)" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/media.wbur.org/wordpress/11/files/2015/10/0Beauty-Recovery-Room-010_23-years-old_Seoul-South-Korea_2011-624x468.jpg" style="height: 465px; width: 620px;" title="An image from Ji Yeo’s “Beauty Recovery Room” series. (Courtesy of Ji Yeo)" /></p></div><div id="attachment_94576"><p>&mdash; <a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2015/10/20/south-korea-plastic-surgery-photos" target="_blank"><em>via Here &amp; Now</em></a></p></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:29:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/here-and-now/2015-10-20/south-korean-photographer-shows-cost-plastic-surgery-113433 Famed photographers share shots and stories from rock’s golden era http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-09-16/famed-photographers-share-shots-and-stories-rock%E2%80%99s-golden-era <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/rock photogs.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Starting in the mid 1960s <a href="http://www.henrydiltz.com/">Henry Diltz</a> and <a href="http://www.pattieboyd.co.uk/">Pattie Boyd</a> found themselves, with cameras in hand, at the two centers of the Rock &lsquo;n Roll universe. Pattie was married to George Harrison (she&rsquo;s the inspiration for Harrison&rsquo;s masterpiece &ldquo;Something,&rdquo; as well as Eric Clapton&rsquo;s &ldquo;Layla&rdquo; and &ldquo;Wonderful Tonight&rdquo;) and had access to the Fab Four and other English rockers that only a Beatles wife could...resulting in some wonderful photographs. Henry Diltz was a folk musician who began taking pictures of his friends in LA&rsquo;s Laurel Canyon as that scene was exploding with the likes of Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Crosby Stills &amp; Nash.</p><p>Now, the two have teamed up for &ldquo;<a href="http://www.citywinery.com/chicago/behind-the-lens-9-16.html">Behind the Lens</a>,&rdquo; a five-city tour featuring many of their favorite images and the stories behind them. They both join us for a sneak peak.</p></p> Wed, 16 Sep 2015 12:16:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-09-16/famed-photographers-share-shots-and-stories-rock%E2%80%99s-golden-era Steve Schapiro marks 50 years in photography with old and new work http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-09-10/steve-schapiro-marks-50-years-photography-old-and-new-work-112886 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/schapiro.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><a href="http://steveschapiro.com/">Steve Schapiro</a> has what you&rsquo;d call an artful eye for the moment. The Chicago photographer and photojournalist has created iconic images from the last half of the 20th century that are burned in our collective conscious &mdash; the Selma to Montgomery March, Robert Kennedy&rsquo;s run for the White House, Andy Warhol in his Factory, and Hollywood legends from Buster Keaton to Robert DeNiro.</p><p>A new exhibition of his work opens Friday at Berlanga Fine Art and Photographs in River North. Schapiro joins us to talk about his work, including a new book takes the viewer deep inside the world of modern hippies.&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 10 Sep 2015 11:02:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-09-10/steve-schapiro-marks-50-years-photography-old-and-new-work-112886 Morning Shift: August 18, 2015 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-08-18/morning-shift-august-18-2015-112676 <p><p>Much has been written about the life and work of nanny/photographer Vivian Maier &mdash; even a film was made about her now. New twists and turns into exactly who owns Maier&#39;s work the latest is it could end up with the county. We learn more about the case. And more on photography...the art of street photography is not about walking up to a sleeping homeless person and taking a bunch of pictures. Photographer Chuck Jines joins us to talk about street photography and his long-term projects. Then, giving out trophies for participation...is it a good idea or does it fail to teach children about competition and winning and losing? We also talk to Gov. Bruce Rauner and hear from the spokesman of the labor union AFSCME.</p></p> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:23:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-08-18/morning-shift-august-18-2015-112676 Late Chicago street photographer Vivian Maier might have an heir after all http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-08-18/late-chicago-street-photographer-vivian-maier-might-have-heir <p><p>The controversy over the late Chicago street photographer Vivian Maier&rsquo;s legacy got a new twist this week. Few people have really known much about Maier&rsquo;s long-lost brother Charles. He&rsquo;s one of the key figures in court proceedings in Cook County that could determine who can print and sell Maier&rsquo;s masterful portraits and cityscapes. But as Jason Meisner of the Chicago Tribune reported yesterday, we now know A LOT more about Charles and the paternal side of Maier&rsquo;s family thanks to Ann Marks. Marks is a former executive with Dow Jones and an amateur genealogist. Ann Marks sifted through documents online several hours a day for months to make her discoveries, and they could have a major impact on who gets any dough associated with Vivian Maier&rsquo;s work. She joins us. We&rsquo;re also joined by John Maloof, owner of many of Vivian Maier&rsquo;s negatives. If you saw the film &quot;Finding Vivian Maier,&quot; which John wrote, directed and produced, you&rsquo;ll remember that he was the one who discovered Maier&rsquo;s amazing body of work at an auction on the Northwest Side of Chicago. Before his discovery, few if any people had ever seen her work. Since then, critics have hailed her as one of the best American street photographers of the 20th century. (Photo: Flickr/COD Newsroom)</p></p> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:17:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-08-18/late-chicago-street-photographer-vivian-maier-might-have-heir Photographer documents life on Chicago’s streets http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-08-18/photographer-documents-life-chicago%E2%80%99s-streets-112672 <p><p>Chuck Jines will wade into news events as they&rsquo;re happening, documenting events as they unfold in a split second for the likes of the BBC and the Daily Mail. But Jines also likes to take his time. He&rsquo;s spent more than 3 years befriending, helping, and of course photographing, a group of long-term homeless men that live in the Loop. He&rsquo;s also spent more than 18 months learning about the lives and daily routines of heroin addicts who live on Lower Wacker Drive. Chuck Jines joins us to talk about his work and his desire to tell human stories in a variety of ways. (Photo: WBEZ/Lacy Scarmana)</p></p> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:15:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-08-18/photographer-documents-life-chicago%E2%80%99s-streets-112672 Afternoon Shift: Spotlight on suburban living http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2015-05-12/afternoon-shift-spotlight-suburban-living-112019 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Flickr%20spakattacks.jpg" style="height: 517px; width: 620px;" title="(Photo: Flickr/spakattacks)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/205191862&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Are &#39;Best Places to Live&#39; lists accurate?</span></div><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p dir="ltr" style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">With the &ldquo;top 10&rdquo; and &ldquo;best places to live&rdquo; lists popping up all over the web, we&rsquo;ve been wondering which suburbs are the best to buy a house and raise a family. Crain&rsquo;s Chicago Business real estate reporter, Dennis Rodkin, tells us what to believe and why we should be skeptical of those lists. Marty Winefield, an Evanston-based real estate broker with Coldwell Banker, also gives his insights.</p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-2808c723-4a31-72d3-df2f-fdbdadf29c51"><strong>Guests: </strong></span></p><ul dir="ltr"><li><em><a href="https://twitter.com/Dennis_Rodkin?lang=en">Dennis Rodkin</a> is a Crain&rsquo;s Chicago Business reporter.</em></li><li><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-2808c723-4a31-72d3-df2f-fdbdadf29c51"><a href="https://twitter.com/MartyWinefield">Marty Winefield</a></span> is a Coldwell Banker real estate broker.</em></li></ul></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/205191457&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Photography collection depicts Cuba&#39;s Special Period</span></div><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p dir="ltr" style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-2808c723-4a33-e80b-15c3-b96053ed3c2b">Madeleine Plonsker visited Cuba for the first time in 2002 and it changed her life. She saw examples of modern photography that haunted her and she has returned more than a dozen times since. Her visits in those years have resulted in a striking collection of photography that has been gathered in the new book &ldquo;The Light In Cuban Eyes&rdquo; from Lake Forest College Press. She joins us to talk about the book</span> and her experiences in Cuba.</p><span id="docs-internal-guid-2808c723-4a33-e80b-15c3-b96053ed3c2b"><strong>Guest:</strong> <em>Madeleine Plonsker is an art collector, philanthropist and author of </em></span><em><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/programs/english/press/books/cubaneyes.php">&ldquo;The Light in Cuban Eyes.&rdquo;</a></em></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/205192082&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Ogden Dunes Democrat enters Indiana governor&#39;s race</span></div><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p dir="ltr" style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">A Northwest Indiana woman hopes to become the state&rsquo;s first female governor. Democrat Karen Tallian officially kicked off her campaign on May 12 to seek her party&rsquo;s nomination for governor. The veteran lawmaker wants to increase Indiana&rsquo;s minimum wage and push for civil rights protections for the LGBT community. Tallian says current governor Mike Pence, a Republican, is beatable due to a series of missteps, but she&rsquo;s not the only Democrat seeking the nomination. WBEZ&rsquo;s Northwest Indiana Bureau reporter Michael Puente joins us to talk about Tallian&rsquo;s candidacy and the overall race for Indiana governor.</p><strong><span id="docs-internal-guid-2808c723-4a35-00fd-4887-50be4cb9982d">Guest: </span></strong><em><a href="http://www.twitter.com/mikepuentenews">Michael Puente</a> is WBEZ&rsquo;s Northwest Indiana Bureau reporter.</em></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/205192092&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Illinois High School Association launches initiative to make high school sports safer</span></div><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p dir="ltr" style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">The group that represents Illinois high schools has a new campaign aimed at making high school sports safer. &ldquo;Play Smart. Play Hard.&rdquo; is an educational resource for coaches, parents and student-athletes. And there&rsquo;s another piece to the initiative: A new advisory council that will suggest changes to policies at the Illinois High School Association. Kurt Gibson, assistant executive director of the IHSA, joins us with more.</p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-2808c723-4a36-a657-4337-2f6aea6e0af2">Plus Dr. Cynthia LaBella joins us to talk about the initiative. She&rsquo;s the medical director for the Institute of Sports Medicine at Lurie Children&rsquo;s Hospital and head of the concussion program. She&rsquo;s also a member of IHSA&rsquo;s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. </span><br /><br /><strong>Guests: </strong></p><ul dir="ltr"><li><em><a href="http://www.ihsa.org/AbouttheIHSA/AdministrativeSupportStaff/KurtGibson.aspx">Kurt Gibson</a> is associate executive director of the IHSA.</em></li><li><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-2808c723-4a36-a657-4337-2f6aea6e0af2"><a href="https://www.luriechildrens.org/en-us/care-services/find-a-doctor/Pages/LaBella_Cynthia_2236.aspx">Dr. Cynthia LaBella</a></span> is the medical director of the Institute of Sports Medicine at Lurie Children&rsquo;s Hospital.</em></li></ul></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/205192294&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 24px;">Tech Shift: UI Labs opens its hub for advanced manufacturing</span></div><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p dir="ltr" style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">After much fanfare, &nbsp;Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute is open. After winning a $70 million federal grant back in 2014 for advanced manufacturing, the UI Labs tech hub is up and running. UI Labs chairman Warren Holtsberg &nbsp;gives us the details.</p><strong><span id="docs-internal-guid-2808c723-4a3b-5cad-285b-f5d9f0045722">Guest: </span></strong><em><a href="http://www.uilabs.org/board/">Warren Holtsberg</a> is the chairman at UI Labs.</em></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/205192096&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 24px;">Chicago gets Obama Library but exact site still undecided</span></div><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p dir="ltr" style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">After months of speculation and rumors surrounding where the Obama Presidential Library would break ground, Chicago is the place for that space. It&rsquo;ll be called the Barack Obama Presidential Center. According to the Obama Foundation, it&rsquo;ll include a library, museum, and archives. What&rsquo;s not clear is where it&rsquo;ll be. WBEZ&rsquo;s Yolanda Perdomo attended Tuesday&rsquo;s event and joins us in studio.</p><span id="docs-internal-guid-2808c723-4a3c-b161-1876-eb27efbb7cf1"><strong>Guest:</strong><em> </em></span><em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/users/yperdomo">Yolanda Perdomo</a> is a WBEZ reporter.&nbsp;</em></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/205192098&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 24px;">What will the Obama Presidential Library look like?&nbsp;</span></div><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p dir="ltr" style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">AThe Obama Presidential Library is officially coming to Chicago. As for the design: obviously Chicago&rsquo;s a city known for its architecture. How much more pressure does that put on the Obamas and the Obama Foundation for their decisions regarding architecture, design and urban planning? Blair Kamin is architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune and has been busy writing about these aspects of the Library. He joins us with his thoughts and some tips for the First Family. &nbsp;</p><strong><span id="docs-internal-guid-2808c723-4a3e-0775-7839-2154016b2b8c">Guest: </span></strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/BlairKamin?lang=en">Blair Kamin</a> is tChicago Tribune&rsquo;s architecture critic.</em></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 12 May 2015 17:07:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2015-05-12/afternoon-shift-spotlight-suburban-living-112019 Morning Shift: New exhibit shows WWII through the eyes of Jewish Soviet photographers http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-02-24/morning-shift-new-exhibit-shows-wwii-through-eyes-jewish-soviet <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/whatsthatpicture.jpg" style="height: 490px; width: 620px;" title="Flickr/whatsthatpicture" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/192815393&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">U of C looks into opening trauma center</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">In January, University of Chicago Medicine launched a study to see what it would take to open an adult trauma center near its Hyde Park Campus. Crain&#39;s Chicago health care reporter Kristen Schorsch joins us with the latest on the health system&#39;s initiative. Read her article <a href="http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20150224/NEWS03/150229949?template=printart">here</a>.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/kschorsch">Kristen Schorsch</a> is the health care reporter for Crain&#39;s Chicago.</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/192815387&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Wisconsin could be next right to work state</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Gov. Scott Walker has said he wouldn&rsquo;t press Wisconsin to be a right to work state, but legislative actions in that state may say otherwise. The Republican-led legislature is expected to take up a right to work bill as early as this week, and the Governor has not said that he would veto the measure. Walker&rsquo;s past anti-union moves are well-documented but rumors swirling about a possible 2016 presidential run could change his course slightly. Wisconsin Public Radio&rsquo;s State Government Reporter Shawn Johnson has the latest on what we can expect from our northern neighbor in the coming weeks.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/SJohnsonWPR">Shawn Johnson</a> is the state government reporter for Wisconsin Public Radio.</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/192815382&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">ACA tech glitches causing problems on tax forms</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">After a glitch in technology caused healthcare.gov to extend its open enrollment period last week, new reports suggest many taxpayers who were able to enroll for health coverage have received incorrect tax information and are being urged to postpone filing tax returns. According to reports, the issue might take weeks to resolve. We find out what this means for Illinois residents affected by the system-wide glitch with information from Ladder Up&#39;s Christine Cheng.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em>Christine Cheng is the Director of <a href="https://twitter.com/LadderUp">Ladder Up</a>.</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/192815378&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">New exhibit shows WWII through the eyes of Jewish Soviet photographers</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Last month marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army. That event, and many others over the course of the war were documented by Soviet photographers. Adding additional power to these images is the fact that many of the people behind the cameras were Jewish. A new exhibition opened Sunday at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie. It&rsquo;s called Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust. It features 60 photographs taken by Jewish photographers in the Soviet Union from the 1930s through the end of World War Two. The exhibition is based on a book of the same name by Professor David Shneer. Morning Shift&rsquo;s Jason Marck caught up with Shneer for an inside look at the exhibit, and the history behind it. Since its earliest days of in Russia, photography was actually considered a &ldquo;Jewish profession,&rdquo; and Shneer explains how that came to be.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="http://www.colorado.edu/jewishstudies/faculty-and-staff/faculty/david-shneer">David Shneer</a> is a professor and author of the book &quot;Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust.&quot;</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/192815373&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">This is Modern Art (based on true events)</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Back in 2010 a group of graffiti artists, also known as graffers, looked at the prestigious and famous Art Institute of Chicago and thought something was missing. Even though the newly opened Modern Wing promised to be a world-class destination for modern art, this group thought the museum needed to display the visual work that was alive and present throughout so many parts of the city. And, while even museum workers agreed there was beauty in the graffiti bomb this group did on the facade of the building, it sparked a debate asking if this was art or vandalism. Steppenwolf Theatre has brought that story-and the public discourse it sparked-to the stage for <a href="http://t.co/T7D1SwmdMS">This is Modern Art (based on true events)</a>. Co-writer Kevin Coval and Steppenwolf for Young Adults Artistic and Educational Director Hallie Gordon detail the story of the graffiti bomb, and explain what questions the event elicits.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guests:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/kevincoval">Kevin Coval </a>is the co-writer of This is Modern Art, a performance artist and found of Louder Than A Bomb.</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><em><a href="https://twitter.com/hgordon66">Hallie Gordon</a> is the Artistic and Educational Director of Steppenwolf for Young Adults.</em></p></p> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:39:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-02-24/morning-shift-new-exhibit-shows-wwii-through-eyes-jewish-soviet