WBEZ | Tim Samuelson http://www.wbez.org/tags/tim-samuelson Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Touring Chicago's Cermak Road Creative Industry District http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-14/touring-chicagos-cermak-road-creative-industry-district-91961 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-September/2011-09-14/Pilsen Flickr Adam Jones.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Evidence of Pilsen’s rich industrial history can be seen in the factories that line some of its streets--but those buildings weren't all left vacant. Over the years, artists <a href="http://www.chicagoartistsresource.org/dance/node/22431" target="_blank">set up shop</a> in some of the spaces in Chicago's East Pilsen and Bridgeport neighborhoods. Last year, <em>Eight Forty-Eight </em>toured the area with Chicago’s cultural historian<a href="http://www.prairie.org/bios/studs/tim-samuelson" target="_blank"> Tim Samuelson</a>. The tour started at an important point of entry for the neighborhood.</p><p><em>Jason Robinson, "Cerberus Reigning", from the album The Two Faces of Janus, (Cuneiform)</em><br> &nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 14 Sep 2011 13:31:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-14/touring-chicagos-cermak-road-creative-industry-district-91961 Wacker Drive: History revealed http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/wacker-drive-history-revealed-0 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/wacker drive.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Phase one of the multi-year project to repair Chicago&rsquo;s Wacker Drive is finished. It's part of the <a href="http://www.wackerdrive.org/projects.cfm" target="_blank">Revive Wacker Drive project</a>. But new construction underway this week is still giving plenty of drivers headaches. Last spring, &quot;Eight Forty-Eight&quot; host Alison Cuddy took a tour of the famous thoroughfare with <a href="http://www.prairie.org/bios/studs/tim-samuelson" target="_blank">Tim Samuelson</a>, the man officially known as Chicago&rsquo;s Cultural Historian.</p><p>&quot;Eight Forty-Eight&quot; wanted to learn more about Wacker Drive before it went under the jackhammer. Samuelson said the design of the two-tier drive was unprecedented in its time.</p></p> Wed, 05 Jan 2011 15:48:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/wacker-drive-history-revealed-0