WBEZ | Peter Sagal http://www.wbez.org/tags/peter-sagal Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: Pro-ball bullying raises questions on the concept of masculinity http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-11-08/morning-shift-pro-ball-bullying-raises-questions <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Cover Flickr danxoneil.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Author Rosalind Wiseman discusses the recent bullying scandal in the NFL and how it reflects notions of masculinity at large. Plus, Peter Sagal joins us to take a look at the blurry line comedy straddles when it comes to ethnic humor. (Photo: Flickr/danxoneil)</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-pro-ball-bullying-raises-questions-o/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-pro-ball-bullying-raises-questions-o.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-pro-ball-bullying-raises-questions-o" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Pro-ball bullying raises questions on the concept of masculinity" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 08:11:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-11-08/morning-shift-pro-ball-bullying-raises-questions Where was Peter Sagal at 25? http://www.wbez.org/series/year-25/where-was-peter-sagal-25-105923 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Young%20Peter1.jpg" style="height: 351px; width: 250px; float: right;" title="" />You probably know playwright, screenwriter and all around funny man Peter Sagal as the host of NPR&#39;s <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/wait-wait-dont-tell-me/">Wait Wait...Don&#39;t Tell Me.</a></p><p>Since 1998, he&#39;s been at the helm of the public radio news quiz show, which is heard by&nbsp;nearly three million listeners on the radio, and about a million more via podcast.</p><p>Or maybe you&#39;ve read his <a href="http://www.harpercollins.com/book/buy.aspx?isbn13=9780060843823">book</a>, or seen his column in <a href="http://www.runnersworld.com/person/peter-sagal">Runner&#39;s World</a> magazine.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>But before all that, Peter was a young writer, living in a studio apartment in Los Angeles, trying to figure it all out.</p><p>So where was he at 25?</p><p>Peter recently shared his story with host Rick Kogan and WBEZ Morning Producer Lauren Chooljian on <em>The Afternoon Shift</em>.&nbsp;</p><p>What life-changing stuff happened to Peter that year? And how did he get to where he is today?</p><p>Listen to find out.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:11:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/year-25/where-was-peter-sagal-25-105923 'Afternoon Shift' #228: Marriage equality battle headed to Supreme Court http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-01-14/afternoon-shift-228-marriage-equality-battle-headed-supreme <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/crop_AfternoonShift_CMS_tile_1200x900_0_1.png" alt="" /><p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-228-marriage-equality-battle-head.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-228-marriage-equality-battle-head" target="_blank">View the story "'Afternoon Shift' #228: Marriage equality battle headed to Supreme Court" on Storify</a>]<h1>'Afternoon Shift' #228: Marriage equality battle headed to Supreme Court</h1><h2>Kris Perry, a lead plaintiff in the case to overturn California's Proposition 8, shares her story ahead of the Supreme Court's hearing of the case. Samantha Irby &amp; Ian Belknap unpack the Golden Globes and other newsy things. Plus literary enthusiast Richard Reeder shares his--enthusiasm!</h2><p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ"></a>&middot; Mon, Jan 14 2013 11:12:38</p><div>Blogger <a href="http://bitchesgottaeat.blogspot.com/" class="">Samantha Irby</a> and <i><a href="http://www.wbez.org/tags/paper-machete" class="">The Paper Machete's</a></i>&nbsp;Ian Belknap unpack the weekend's news: From Ald. Sandi Jackson's resignation to the golden <i>Girls</i>&nbsp;of the Golden Globes. While many were thrilled to accept awards over the weekend, Matt Damon and his mother <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/05/matt-damon-nancy-carlsson_n_1187001.html" class="">declined to accept</a> a nomination honoring their efforts in education.</div><div>7th Ward reacts to resignation of Sandi Jackson, as envisioned by @tribune cartoonist @sstantis http://bit.ly/VampbO http://pic.twitter.com/qZQbAb8DReboot Illinois</div><div>who should replace sandi jackson as ald. of 7th ward?Natalie Y Moore</div><div>Best TV Series - Comedy or Musical: &quot;Girls&quot; - Golden Globe Awardsnbc</div><div>.@HBO's Girls: Taking a real step towards diversity or just answering critics? http://wapo.st/TVCH8qTheRootDC</div><div>Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: WEEKEND QUOTABLES Ayers, Byrd-Bennett, Garfield teachers, Matt Damon... http://michaelklonsky.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekend-quotables_14.html?spref=twMike Klonsky</div><div><b>Richard Reeder </b>has long&nbsp;considered himself a literaryenthusiast. And now, he's out with a book of his own, his first!&nbsp;<i><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Chicago-Sketches-Richard-Reeder/dp/1937484076" class="">Chicago Sketches</a> </i>is&nbsp;a short history of Chicago, as witnessed through Reeder’s ownexperiences. &nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div>If you love good old Chicago reads then check out my blog http://www.aliteraryreeder.wordpress.comRichard Reeder</div><div>Just because the season’s over doesn’t mean WBEZ's Justin Kaufmann is done talking about the Bears. He and <i>The Beachwood Reporter's</i>&nbsp;Jim Coffman join Rick to talk about the Bears hunt for a new head coach.&nbsp;</div><div>And finalist #1 for the Bears Heading Coaching vacancy is a CFL coach.... Cause he's better than Lovie. #youvegot2bekiddingmeRyan Jensen</div><div>#Bears denied permission to interview #Browns ST coach Chris Tabor, per @AdamSchefter. Dave Toub drawing a lot of interest around the leagueJeff Dickerson</div><div><b>Kris Perry</b> and her partner Sandy Stier have beentogether for a decade and are the parents of four boys. Her name--andcase--recently landed on the Supreme Court’s docket: In March, the court willhear the American Foundation for Equal Rights' federal court challenge toCalifornia’s Proposition&nbsp;8.&nbsp;</div><div>Kris and SandyAFER</div><div>Goodman Theatre to host reading of Prop 8 play January 14: Free reading of 8 at Goodman January 14 The ... http://q.gs/3D8tk #chicagoChicago News Network</div></noscript></p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-01-14/afternoon-shift-228-marriage-equality-battle-headed-supreme 'Afternoon Shift' #227: On the road with Frank & Elvis http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-01-11/afternoon-shift-227-road-frank-elvis-104860 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/crop_AfternoonShift_CMS_tile_1200x900_0_1.png" alt="" /><p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-227-on-the-road-with-frank-and-el.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-227-on-the-road-with-frank-and-el" target="_blank">View the story "'Afternoon Shift' #227: On the road with Frank & Elvis" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:28:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-01-11/afternoon-shift-227-road-frank-elvis-104860 'Afternoon Shift' #226: Great expectations http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-01-10/afternoon-shift-226-great-expectations-104830 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/crop_AfternoonShift_CMS_tile_1200x900_0_1.png" alt="" /><p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-226-great-expectations.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-226-great-expectations" target="_blank">View the story "'Afternoon Shift' #226: Great expectations" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:53:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-01-10/afternoon-shift-226-great-expectations-104830 'Afternoon Shift' #225: Dissed http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-01-09/afternoon-shift-225-dissed-104805 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/crop_AfternoonShift_CMS_tile_1200x900_0_1.png" alt="" /><p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-225-dissed.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-225-dissed" target="_blank">View the story "'Afternoon Shift' #225: Dissed" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 13:14:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-01-09/afternoon-shift-225-dissed-104805 'Afternoon Shift' #224: Hazing rituals http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-01-08/afternoon-shift-224-hazing-rituals-104772 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/crop_AfternoonShift_CMS_tile_1200x900_0_1.png" alt="" /><p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-224-hazing-rituals.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-224-hazing-rituals" target="_blank">View the story "'Afternoon Shift' #224: Hazing rituals " on Storify</a>]<h1>'Afternoon Shift' #224: Hazing rituals </h1><h2>The 'Chicago Tribune's' Michael Phillips and NPR's Peter Sagal entertain us with their takes on the day's news. And the second hour of the show is spent taking a long, hard look at high school hazing.</h2><p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ"></a>&middot; Tue, Jan 08 2013 11:46:19</p><div>Rick's essay provides a snapshot of a Catholic charity giving cameras to homeless Chicagoans to capture images of their daily life. If asked to do the same thing, what would you shoot? Call <b>312-923-9239</b> or join the conversation on Twitter at <b>#AfternoonShift</b>.</div><div>Today's news panel is sure to entertain: Rick is joined by <i>Chicago Tribune</i>&nbsp;movie critic Michael Phillips and Peter Sagal, host of NPR's <i>Wait Wait..Don't Tell Me!</i>&nbsp;Together they'll discuss a trillion-dollar coin and survey potential locations for a Chicago casino. They'll also look at how life&nbsp;imitates&nbsp;art in the new film, <i>Zero Dark Thirty</i>.</div><div>There is a proposal of minting $1 trillion platinum coin to pay off the national debt of U.S.What The F*** Facts</div><div>Your Guide to the Trillion-Dollar Platinum Coin That Obama Can Mint to Save the WorldToday, New York Times columnist and Nobel prize winning economist Paul Krugman wrote that President Obama should be &quot;absolutely&quot; prepared...</div><div>I thought the Thompson Center already was a casino where many a bad bet was made http://pic.twitter.com/Mar2WdhiPaul Palian</div><div>Zero Dark Thirty Official Final Trailer (2012) - Kathryn Bigelow Bin Laden Movie HDmovieclipstrailers</div><div>Zero Dark Thirty movie review by Chicago Tribune's Michael PhillipsDirector Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal put a documentary polish on the hunt for, and death of, Osama bin Laden To consider w...</div><div>Recent Top Stories: CIA Official Who Destroyed Torture Tapes Squirms at Zero Dark Thirty Abuse http://oak.ctx.ly/r/1rxiWired</div><div>Nominations for Defense and the C.I.A.In nominating Chuck Hagel to be defense secretary and John Brennan to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency, President Obama has...</div><div>Suburban Maine West High School finds itself under the microscope as investigations into allegations of hazing intensify. Nearly a decade earlier, a hazing incident rattled another suburban school, Glenbrook North High School. WBEZ education reporter Becky Vevea revisits the school to see how the north suburban community has changed over the years.</div><div>District 207 could hire investigator of Maine West hazing allegations this month http://trib.in/13eyj8kChicagoBreaking</div><div>Psychologist Susan Lipkins, author of&nbsp;<i>Preventing Hazing: How Parents, Teachers and Coaches Can Stop the Violence, Harassment, and Humiliation</i>, helps us understand the root and impact of hazing. We're also joined by sociologist <a href="http://www.uccs.edu/soc/faculty-profiles/jay-coakley.html" class="">Jay Coakley</a> who examines the sociology of sport. We'll also take your calls on the subject: To join the discussion call <b>312-923-9239</b> or chime in on Twitter at <b>#AfternoonShift.</b></div><div>How bad does hockey hazing have to be to get an entire women's college team suspended? http://deadsp.in/25xLmQ8Deadspin</div><div>Later we're joined by Linda Yonke, superintendent of New Trier Township High School and Harry Kroll, a New Trier senior and editor-in-chief of the <i>New Trier News</i>. Kroll recently authored an editorial criticizing the school district's hazing policy.</div><div>New Trier News : School administration's &quot;hazing&quot; policy is overzealousStaff EditorialOctober 18, 2012 Filed under Featured Sports Page Carousel, Opinions/Editorials In the wake of incidents both here and at ...</div></noscript></p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:48:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2013-01-08/afternoon-shift-224-hazing-rituals-104772 Peter Sagal hosts The Moth tonight; his appearance on 'The Interview Show' http://www.wbez.org/blog/mark-bazer/2011-08-02/peter-sagal-hosts-moth-tonight-his-appearance-interview-show-89970 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-August/2011-08-02/sagal.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>The good news: Peter Sagal hosts The Moth's&nbsp;Second Chicago GrandSLAM, featuring winners of the The Moth's Chicago StorySLAMS, tonight! This should be a wonderful show that you will long regret if you miss.</p><p>The bad news: It's sold out.</p><p>But . . . Peter was on <em>The Interview Show</em>, where the hits never die. Hope you enjoy. (Please note: There's nothing we can do about the quality of the image below. The video itself is sparkling.)</p><p style="text-align: center; "><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="314" scrolling="no" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/dgX7hOfgQ7w" width="500"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 02 Aug 2011 14:37:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/mark-bazer/2011-08-02/peter-sagal-hosts-moth-tonight-his-appearance-interview-show-89970 Morning Rehearsal: Chicago theater news 4/13 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-04-13/morning-rehearsal-chicago-theater-news-413-85129 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-April/2011-04-13/img_sippin.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>1. WBEZ's very own&nbsp;Peter Sagal, the host of <em><a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/wait-wait-dont-tell-me/">Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me</a>,&nbsp;</em>will step behind the mic for a very different kind of radio show: "<a href="http://www.maximumfun.org/content/sound-young-america-live-2">The Sound of Young America</a>" is back at Second City. The show, hosted by Jesse Thorn, is this Wednesday, April 13th at 8 pm, and this is only the second time it's come to Chicago, so who knows when it will blow through town again. If you can't make it, that's the joy of radio these days: it's all on the internet.</p><p>2. ALSO at Second City is their new show "<a href="http://www.secondcity.com/performances/detail/541/">South Side of Heaven</a>", which is getting <a href="http://timeoutchicago.com/arts-culture/unscripted-blog/136512/unscripted-blog">rave </a>reviews, and I mean rave. Except from, interestingly enough, the <em>Chicago Sun-Times</em>' Hedy Weiss, who <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/stage/4737246-421/second-citys-heaven-misses-the-mark.html">seemed to find</a> its outlook a little bleak, listing "Strange, strained, unhealthy, doomed" as words that came to her after watching the production.</p><p>3. Reviewers seem to be emotional this week: Chris Jones got close to crying while watching "42nd Street", <a href="http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/the_theater_loop/2011/04/42nd-street-review-rachel-rockwell-marriott-theatre-chicago-tribune.html">saying it</a> "brought a lump to my throat on at least three occasions (which is three more than the last time I saw this show)."</p><p>4. This week Chicago is abuzz with all things Neil Gaiman! Monday, the full cast from Lifetime Theater <a href="http://www.chipublib.org/events/details/id/62556/">performed</a> a reading of the show. Tuesday, <a href="http://www.chipublib.org/events/details/id/62643/">he spoke</a> with Audrey Niffenegger about imagination. And tonight,&nbsp;he'll be <a href="http://www.chipublib.org/events/details/id/61838/">at</a> Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. All events are presented by Chicago Public Library, in honor of&nbsp;his fantasy novel&nbsp;<i style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-width: 0px; outline-width: 0px; font-size: 12px; background-color: transparent;">Neverwhere,</i>&nbsp;which has been chosen as&nbsp;<a href="http://www.chipublib.org/eventsprog/programs/oboc/11s_neverwhere/oboc_11s_greeting.php" style="color: rgb(2, 122, 198); text-decoration: none;">One Book, One Chicago</a>'s 20th selection. Presigned books from Hyde Park bookstore the Seminary Co-op Bookstore will be for sale for you to tenderly caress at a later date; the event starts at 6 pm.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-April/2011-04-13/img_sippin.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 398px;" title=""></p><p>5. "<a href="http://dixiestupperwareparty.com/">Dixie's Tupperware Party</a>" has finally made it to Chicago, and will be at the Royal George Theater for another month. More importantly,&nbsp;<a href="http://dixielongate.wordpress.com/">check out Dixie's blog</a>; it may be sparse, but it never, ever strays from character.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 13 Apr 2011 14:54:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-04-13/morning-rehearsal-chicago-theater-news-413-85129 Peter Sagal to host the Moth GrandSLAM http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/peter-sagal-host-moth-grandslam <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/moth-sagal.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 486px; height: 486px;" title="" alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-January/2011-01-11/42_01_ARTS_COURTESY_MOTH.jpg" /></p><p><em>Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me's</em> Peter Sagal is teaming up with our friends at <a href="http://www.themoth.org/">The Moth</a> to host the first-ever Chicago Moth GrandSLAM event.&nbsp; According to The Moth's Sarah Austin Jeness, the GrandSLAM will take place on Wednesday, January 26th at the Park West in Chicago's Lincoln Park.</p><p>&quot;I'm a great enthusiast for telling stories, as my exhausted and bored friends and colleagues know, so I'm happy to see anecdote-spinning become a competitive event,&quot; Sagal told us. &quot;By supporting the Moth, I'm hoping that anecdotage might someday become an Olympic sport.&quot;</p><p>The GrandSLAM pits the winners of the previous 10 Chicago Moth StorySLAMS&nbsp; against each other to decide who's the 'best-of-the-best'. The winner gets a shot at The Moth mainstage in New York.</p><p><a href="http://www.themoth.org/about">The Moth was founded New York in 1997</a> and features real-life, first person stories told before a live audience.&nbsp; Since it's debut, The Moth has achieved popular and critical acclaim in such cities as New York,&nbsp;Los Angeles, and Detroit .&nbsp; More recently, it's podcasts have become a huge hit on iTunes and spawned a series of <a href="http://www.prx.org/themoth">new public radio specials via PRX.</a>&nbsp;</p><p>The Moth launched <a href="http://www.themoth.org/storyslams_chicago">Chicago StorySLAMS </a>in collaboration with WBEZ in late 2009.&nbsp; They take place on the last Tuesday of every month at Martyr's.</p><p>Each StorySLAM features a theme.&nbsp; Aspiring storytellers put their name in a hat, hoping to be picked to tell their story before the live audience.&nbsp; A three-member panel of audience-member judges then decides the winner.</p><p>Doors open for the The Moth GrandSLAM in&nbsp;Chicago at 6pm and stories start at 8pm.&nbsp;&nbsp; The event is ticketed - not first come, first serve. &nbsp;Details can be found at&nbsp; www.etix.com.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 21:52:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/peter-sagal-host-moth-grandslam