WBEZ | Richard Steele http://www.wbez.org/tags/richard-steele Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: Legend Richard Steele spins milestones of his career http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2014-10-09/morning-shift-legend-richard-steele-spins-milestones <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/_mg_6906.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We take a look at Cook County&#39;s finances with Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Plus, retiring WBEZ staffer Richard Steele shares some of his favorite music from his many years as a music host here in Chicago.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-70/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-70.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-70" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Legend Richard Steele spins milestones of his career " on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 08:22:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2014-10-09/morning-shift-legend-richard-steele-spins-milestones The Real Deal: The best of WBEZ's Richard Steele, according to his colleagues http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/real-deal-best-wbezs-richard-steele-according-his-colleagues-110914 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/10377257_10152545879726000_8391299994939377138_n.jpg" alt="" /><p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/the-real-deal/embed?border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/the-real-deal.js?border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/the-real-deal" target="_blank">View the story "The Real Deal: The best of WBEZ's Richard Steele, according to his colleagues " on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:19:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/real-deal-best-wbezs-richard-steele-according-his-colleagues-110914 Morning Shift: Gov. Quinn organizes transit task force to take on scandals at agencies http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-08-22/morning-shift-gov-quinn-organizes-transit-task-force <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Red Line - Flickr- Buddahbless.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>With an eye on improving service and eliminating corruption, Gov. Quinn has organized a transit task force. We discuss what&#39;s ahead for the panel. Also, the history and future of The Purple Hotel.&nbsp;</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-49/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-49.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-49" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Gov. Quinn organizes transit task force to take on scandals at agencies" on Storify</a>]</div></noscript></div></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 08:17:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-08-22/morning-shift-gov-quinn-organizes-transit-task-force UIC unveils collection of Daley artifacts http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/uic-unveils-collection-daley-artifacts-108187 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Daley Collection_130725_kk.jpg" alt="" /><p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-205334a6-16f2-338c-bfb1-269a0e2158ee">The University of Illinois at Chicago unveiled a collection of documents from Richard J. Daley&rsquo;s 20-plus years as Chicago mayor Wednesday night.</p><p dir="ltr">The archive includes shelves of papers, memorabilia and more than 7,000 photographs.</p><p dir="ltr">It is open to researchers <a href="http://library.uic.edu/daley">by appointment</a>.</p><p dir="ltr">WBEZ&rsquo;s Richard Steele toured the collection with its archivist, Peggy Glowacki.</p><p dir="ltr">To hear about some surprising items in the collection (including a big fish?), listen to the audio above.</p><p><em>Produced by WBEZ&rsquo;s Katie Kather. Kather is an arts &amp; culture reporting intern at WBEZ. Follow her on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/ktkather">@ktkather</a>.</em></p></p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:45:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/uic-unveils-collection-daley-artifacts-108187 Morning Shift: Music to make you work http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-07-11/morning-shift-music-make-you-work-108023 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Work-Flickr-mturnage.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>8th District Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth checks in from The Capitol with the latest on immigration talks and legislation around student loan interest rates. On the heels of former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason&#39;s album of work songs, we play songs about the daily grind.</p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-24.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-24" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Music to make you work" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 08:19:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-07-11/morning-shift-music-make-you-work-108023 Morning Shift: School's out for summer, may be time to make some cash http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-06-20/morning-shift-schools-out-summer-may-be-time-make <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Crown Fountain 2-Flickr-QUOI Media.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>This week Chicago area schools are heading out for the summer. Parents and students explain what&#39;s on their agenda. What are you planning to do with more free time during the day? And as the Hawks wrap Game 4, what sports superstitions to you follow?&nbsp;</p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-schools-out-for-summer-may-be-time-t.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-schools-out-for-summer-may-be-time-t" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Schools out for summer, may be time to make some $" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 08:07:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-06-20/morning-shift-schools-out-summer-may-be-time-make On birthday of Beatle’s producer George Martin, a salute to record producers http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-01-03/birthday-beatle%E2%80%99s-producer-george-martin-salute <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/flickr_badgreeb Records.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Quincy Jones, who was born in Chicago in 1933, has a long list of musical accomplishments that far outweigh most music producers.</p><p>He started his professional career as a trumpet player and soon landed a gig with Lionel Hampton&rsquo;s band. It was quickly noted that his real skill was arranging music. From there Jones went on to become an arranger in great demand, as well as a songwriter and record producer.</p><p>He&rsquo;s produced recording sessions with some of the biggest names in the business, including Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson: Thriller is still the best-selling pop album of all time. Quincy&rsquo;s first time producing a pop record was in 1963 when he did a recording session with 16-year-old Leslie Gore.</p><p>The record was &ldquo;It&rsquo;s My Party&rdquo; and it went to number one shortly after its release.&nbsp; Jones found out that Phil Spector had a version by the Crystals that was about to be released, so he got the Leslie Gore version out first. This version of the song was recorded in 2010 by Amy Winehouse on Quincy&rsquo;s album, Q: Soul Bossa Nostra.&nbsp;</p><p>The record-producing team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis is one of the most successful collaborations in the field of contemporary R&amp;B and hip-hop music.</p><p>They met in Minneapolis in the mid &lsquo;70s while they were still in high school. In their early days as working musicians, Jimmy was a keyboard player and Terry played bass in Flyte Tyme, a group that was managed by Prince and opened for him. On one occasion they missed a gig because they were trapped in a snowstorm. Prince was not happy. Ultimately, though, that storm provided the pair with an exit strategy from the band, and they started writing and producing as a team.</p><p>They had the good fortune to produce Janet Jackson right when she was on the verge of becoming a sexy, mature recording star. Their first project was a hit package called Control, but the second project in 1989 called Rhythm Nation 1814 gave Janet a whole new image and became one of the biggest records she ever made. It launched her into superstar status. This track is called &ldquo;Alright.&rdquo; There was also a phenomenal music video for this recording you should check out online.</p><p>In 1939, Alfred Lion founded the great jazz record label Blue Note, after he had emigrated from Berlin to the U.S. Lion had a keen interest in American jazz, combined with a good head for business.</p><p>He produced the label&rsquo;s first recorded projects, which showcased piano styles called stride and boogie woogie, featuring pianists Albert Ammons and Meade Lux Lewis. Later in 1947 Lion&rsquo;s producer chops showed that he was also something of a visionary: He produced the first recording Thelonious Monk did under his own name. This, a self-titled track called &ldquo;Thelonious,&rdquo; is from that session.</p><p>Carl Davis was an extraordinary Chicago record producer who did not play any instrument or read music. He had the uncanny ability to listen to various recordings and pick the one that would be a hit. His career started in the 1950s, and his first big achievement was producing a record called &ldquo;The Duke of Earl&rdquo; by Chicago recording artist Gene Chandler (with The Dukays). It was released in 1961 and stayed at number one for five weeks. It was the first million-selling record for the Chicago label Vee-Jay.</p><p>Davis went on to produce hit recordings by the Chi-Lites, Jackie Wilson and Tyrone Davis. &ldquo;The Duke of Earl&rdquo; is still one of the most recognizable R&amp;B songs of the 1960s, which is not surprising since it accomplished the rare feat of holding the number one spot on both the soul music and pop charts at the same time.</p></p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 08:06:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-01-03/birthday-beatle%E2%80%99s-producer-george-martin-salute The Race Talk http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-08/race-talk-102026 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/1365071184_75cd9f40b5_z.jpg" style="height: 465px; width: 620px; " title="(Flickr/neovain)" /></div><p>There&rsquo;s a conversation that nearly all African-American families have had for decades. Children were told they had to be mindful of all their activities around white people so they wouldn&rsquo;t be judged to be a negative stereotype. That was because racism was ever-present. They were also told they had to be twice as good as their white counterparts to succeed.</p><p>Modern black families sometimes struggle with whether those ideas are still valid. I thought a good way to find out more about this would be to sit down for a talk with several generations of one family. I was friendly with a family perfectly suited for a candid conversation about the discussion of how they talk about race with their children. When I asked if they would participate, they said yes.</p><p>Janet Pena-Davis is the grandmother and family matriarch (and a good friend for many years). She and her family all gathered around a large dining room table at Jan&rsquo;s house and spoke honestly about the topic.</p><p>Two of Janet&rsquo;s three adult children participated with their spouses:&nbsp;daughter, Beth Philpotts, and her husband, Garfield Philpotts, along with their three daughters, Zoe, Zion, and Zinni; and son, Peter Davis, and his wife, Amy Davis, who is Chinese-American, who have a two-year-old daughter named Paige.</p><p>For many of you, this is a conversation you&rsquo;d probably never get to hear, until now.</p><p>The honest opinions and thoughts of this family may shed some light on another chapter in the race conversation. After hearing what they had to say, I&rsquo;m even more convinced that what we pass on to our children about race will have an impact on the future of the discussion.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F57906295&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe><strong>Beth:</strong>&nbsp;There was never a major conversation on race, but it was very much a part of who you were, how you grew up. You were always taught to be aware of &ldquo;You&rsquo;re black so this may happen,&rdquo; or &ldquo;You can&rsquo;t go into Walgreens or they&rsquo;re going to look at you and suspect you if you&rsquo;re black.&rdquo; So there was no major conversation, it was an everyday dialogue.</p><p><br /><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F57906296&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe><br /><strong>Beth: </strong>We actually had a conversation that we were feeling like maybe we were teaching them about racism. Because it isn&rsquo;t...I don&rsquo;t want to say it&rsquo;s not that obvious to them, but it&rsquo;s certainly not that obvious to them. You know, on crazy hair day I have to make sure that my kids don&rsquo;t want to go to school with the image of their hair sticking up on end like Buckwheat. And my kids have no idea who Buckwheat is. So we had to introduce the negative imagery on race to help them understand race.<br /><br /><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F57906300&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe><br /><strong>Janet: </strong>Zin, you just said the other day&hellip;do you remember what you said about who Zoe liked? Zoe only likes&hellip;<br /><strong>Zinni:</strong> I don&rsquo;t feel like saying it because it might embarrass her.<br /><strong>Janet: </strong>No, it won&rsquo;t embarrass her because nobody can see her. Go ahead and say it<br /><strong>Zinni: </strong>Uh, that she really only likes people who are white&hellip;<br /><strong>Janet:</strong> Was it people or was it&hellip;<br /><strong>Zinni:</strong> Boys.<br /><strong>Richard:</strong> So now why did you think that, why did you say that?<br /><strong>Zinni: </strong>I don&rsquo;t know any of exactly her crushes who aren&rsquo;t.<br /><br /><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F57906297&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe><br /><strong>Garfield:</strong> I don&rsquo;t care who my daughters marry. In the heart of my heart. But I certainly want them to at least give someone who looks like me a chance, and to be attracted to someone that looks like me. That I do.<br /><strong>Richard:</strong> Well, wait until it&rsquo;s Junior prom time and you&rsquo;ll be put to the test.<br /><strong>Garfield: </strong>Whether I&rsquo;ll accept -- whatever. But also growing up, let&rsquo;s be clear. I&rsquo;ve walked a different walk. I have walked a different walk. I was in a white fraternity, call it what it is. But here&rsquo;s the thing: I also knew those guys&mdash;those people&mdash;who said I&rsquo;m in it because I have a self-hate. Versus I&rsquo;m in it because I&rsquo;m trying to experience some different things. I like to think I was in it for trying to experience some different things. I want not to have self-hate.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F57906298&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe><br /><strong>Garfield (on a discussion he had with one of his father&#39;s friends, who is black): </strong>We talk about how we confine our kids, because if we didn&rsquo;t, you know back in the day our kids could have gotten killed. Emmit Till&mdash;he looked at this white girl and he got hung up, strung up. But the world has changed, and he has said &ldquo;I&rsquo;m not stopping my child from doing this because I want them to feel that the world is their oyster.&rdquo; And I&rsquo;m like, &ldquo;I gotta to think about that. I have to think about that.&rdquo; Because how many times we&rsquo;re in the airport and we&rsquo;re in different restaurants, and we see&hellip;call it what it is&mdash;just white kids just RUNNING. The world is their oyster. So we have to think about: Why are we shutting down our kids so much, why are we locking them down so hard? Why are we locking them down so hard? Make the world their oyster!<br /><br /><b style="font-weight: normal; "><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F57906301&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></b><br /><strong>Peter (who was asked how he&#39;ll explain his daughter&#39;s mixed ethnicity to her):&nbsp;</strong>Uh, you know what? It&rsquo;s weird because I&rsquo;m not really sure how we&rsquo;ll address that. I think we&hellip;<br /><strong>Amy:</strong> Never thought about it.<br /><strong>Peter:</strong> Either I never thought about it, or I think one day I was like, &ldquo;Well, &nbsp;what&rsquo;s on her birth certificate?&rdquo; So I&rsquo;m not even sure what her race says, to be honest. I know that sounds bad&hellip;on her birth certificate&hellip;if we even had to put a race. I&rsquo;m not sure. But I don&rsquo;t know. I guess when it happens it happens, if it comes up, it comes up.</p></p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 08:29:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-08/race-talk-102026 Richard Steele goes to Bridgeport http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-08/richard-steele-goes-bridgeport-101701 <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/6333285685_5d46276c84_z.jpg" style="height: 449px; width: 620px; " title="Maria’s Package Goods and Community Bar. (Flickr/Eric Allix Rogers)" /></div><table align="left" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 300px; margin-right: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px;"><tbody><tr><td><p><script charset="utf-8" src="http://widgets.twimg.com/j/2/widget.js"></script><script> new TWTR.Widget({ version: 2, type: 'search', search: '#raceoutloud', interval: 10000, title: '', subject: '#RaceOutLoud on Twitter', width: 'auto', height: 300, theme: { shell: { background: '#e3e3e3', color: '#421118' }, tweets: { background: '#ffffff', color: '#444444', links: '#1985b5' } }, features: { scrollbar: false, loop: true, live: true, behavior: 'default' } }).render().start(); </script></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Guest hosting for Tony Sarabia gives me an opportunity to share a familiar Chicago story with you. It&rsquo;s a part of WBEZ&rsquo;s summer-long series on race called <em>Race: Out Loud</em>. When we looked at what would generate the most interest and inspire the best conversation, I thought about Bridgeport and the warnings my parents gave me back in the 1950s. We lived at 32nd and Calumet, which was just east of Bridgeport. I was told that if I valued my life, I should never ride my bike anywhere even close to Comiskey Park (now Cellular Field). There was no Dan Ryan Expressway back then, but all black people knew where the dividing line was.&nbsp;</p><p>When WBEZ decided to do the <em>Race: Out Loud</em> series, I thought this was an opportune time to ask the question &ldquo;can a neighborhood change&rdquo;? The station agreed and we found the perfect Bridgeport location. It was a place called Maria&rsquo;s Package Goods and Community Bar. They helped us get the word out by inviting everybody in the neighborhood was interested in having an honest conversation about race. We had a great turn-out, and now you&rsquo;ll hear some of those comments Tuesday on <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em>. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>Joining me to talk about it are two Chicagoans who are very familiar with Bridgeport. Maureen Sullivan grew up there and has co-written a book called <em>Bridgeport (Images Of America)</em>. Also joining the conversation&nbsp; is Dominic Pacyga, a professor at Columbia College who grew up on the south side (Back Of The Yards) and has written a number of books about Chicago. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Our other <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> interview is with jazz saxophonist/flutist John Goldman. He&rsquo;ll be playing music thru-out the program. He moved to Chicago almost 25 years ago. Over that period he&rsquo;s worked with a number of accomplished jazz veterans in the windy city. Musically, John&rsquo;s talents have been an excellent fit for Chicago. His musical ensemble called Quadrangle spotlights the talents of young musicians. This city has always been a fertile ground for new ideas. Goldman has collaborated with visual artists as well as his current exploration of music that blends jazz with hip-hop. He also plays every Sunday at St. Sabina where Pastor Micheal Pfleger has been pastor for many years. John Goldman&rsquo;s most recent recording by Quadrangle is called <em>Outside The Box</em>. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 08:42:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-08/richard-steele-goes-bridgeport-101701 The new 'Afternoon Shift' debuts today. What non-Whitney stories should we talk about? http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/2012-02-13/new-afternoon-shift-debuts-today-what-non-whitney-stories-should-we- <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2012-February/2012-02-13/steveedwards1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Ah, you know it's Winter in Chicago when the streets are white. Not with snow, but with a salty residue that probably kills smaller life forms.</p><p>Welcome to another week, friends. Today is fun, it's the start of Steve Edwards' new show, the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/bez/2012-02-11/reintroducing-steve-edwards-96285"><em>Afternoon Shift</em></a>. It's from 2-4pm. What does that mean for you? Well, it's a great, local talk show to give you some hope that your lousy day just might end. What it means for me is two more hours a day to produce. We're up to the challenge though. Creating a good radio show creates good energy. And good energy is really the key to any given afternoon. Am I right?</p><p>Today: Ira Glass, Gloria Steinem, Navy Pier redesign and a study on why we vote for who we vote for when guessing on judges. Which you know you do.</p><p>We'll have our bumps along the way. But the new show has a great opportunity to be around for several years to come. If you like it, let us know. If you don't, turn on Roe &amp; Roeper or go back to listening to the Robin Thicke channel on Pandora.&nbsp;</p><p>Before we begin: <a href="http://www.wbez.org/848"><em>Eight Forty-Eight</em></a> has a great show today about <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/bez/2012-02-13/today-eight-forty-eight-our-data-ourselves-96330">personal data and internet privacy.&nbsp;</a></p><p><strong>A story</strong>: We're not talking Whitney Houston on any of our talk shows today. What can we add? I watched the local news try to localize the story and all they came up with was that Jennifer Hudson loved Whitney Houston and some people in this church kind of know Jennifer Hudson. When I heard the news Saturday night, my wife and I tried to name five Houston songs. Sure, it's easy now after Facebook posted all of them. But when I first heard the news, I could only really name four. And I asked some neighbors in the elevator too and we couldn't do it. It was weird. Now I can name 15. But this was five minutes after getting the news. I thought the Grammys were very appropriate in their tribute to Houston. But I still wanted more. They couldn't get five divas together to do a medley? Lady Antabellum couldn't cover "I Get So Emotional?" I thought Hollywood musicians could do anything. And where the hell was Mariah?</p><p>There's this picture though. Richard Steele (the real deal) and Whitney in 1990:</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2012-February/2012-02-13/richard steele whitney houston.png" style="width: 499px; height: 707px;" title="This photo is hanging in Richard's den."></p><p><strong>B story: </strong><a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-02-12/news/ct-met-transcript-emanuel-speed-camera-records-2-20120212_1_transparency-pledge-mayor-rahm-emanuel-interview">Mayor Emanuel gave a huge interview to the Tribune this week and they transcribed it</a>. You should read it. We tried to get Rahm for our first show, but he wasn't avail.</p><p><strong>C story: </strong>Awesome Lee Bey post today: <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/lee-bey/2012-02-12/will-midway-airport-project-bring-down-historic-1920s-clearing-neighborhood-">Will Midway Airport expansion destroy historic Chicago architecture</a>? Lee's going to come on the <em>Afternoon Shift </em>today to talk about that.</p><p><strong>Weather</strong>: What's next? Seriously - is winter just pushed back? Are we going to have 20 degree weather in April?</p><p><strong>Sports</strong>: <a href="http://espn.go.com/chicago/nba/recap?gameId=320212002">The Bulls lost to the Celtics on the road yesterday</a> without Derrick Rose. But they still put up a fight despite Carlos Boozer's terrible defense. I've always been a defender of Boozer, but yesterday he was pretty atrocious guarding..well, anybody. I want to take this opportunity to fully endorse Coach Thibs' decision to constantly bench Boozer in crunch time. He's a defensive liability and really kept the Bulls from winning yesterday.</p><p>Today, Rose goes to a back specialist to see what ails him. Ugh. If that comes back bad, we could see a Bulls team without Derrick Rose and Rip Hamilton? Watson and Korver vs. James and Wade? This 66 game season is starting to look like the worst idea ever. What's the point of playing a million games in a row if it deprives us of marquee match-ups?</p><p>Also, I haven't written about it yet - but the <a href="http://espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/story/_/id/7550794/chicago-bears-hire-jeremy-bates-quarterbacks-coach">Bears hired former Broncos' Quarterback Coach Jeremy Bates to do the same job in Chi</a>. That's a big move because Bates was Cutler's QB coach while in Denver and Cutler almost put up 5,000 yards. That's Drew Brees-like numbers. The only problem is that new Offensive Coordinator Mike Tice just wants to run the ball. Either way, this is an exciting move for the Bears. I'm more excited about Bates coming to town than I was about Martz. Let's see how that develops.</p><p><strong>Kicker: </strong>Did you know grocery stores have comment boards? And did you know they are <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/mark-bazer/2012-02-10/thanks-feedback-how-grocery-stores-should-respond-customer-comments-96266">inadvertantly hilarious</a>?</p></p> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 14:23:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/2012-02-13/new-afternoon-shift-debuts-today-what-non-whitney-stories-should-we-