WBEZ | PRX http://www.wbez.org/tags/prx Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en The Moth joins WBEZ weekend schedule http://www.wbez.org/moth-joins-wbez-weekend-schedule-104616 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/mothradiohr-web.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Starting Saturday January 5, WBEZ 91.5 will make a schedule adjustment.&nbsp; We are excited to announce <em>The Moth Radio Hour</em> will begin airing weekly on WBEZ.</p><p>In our search for programming that fulfills the mission of Chicago Public Media we believe that the personal stories of <em>The Moth Radio Hour</em> deliver&nbsp;a diverse expression of viewpoints and experience that, when shared; create connections between storyteller and audience that are unmatched in other formats.</p><p>For those not familiar with <em>The Moth Radio Hour</em>, <em>The Moth</em> is storytelling at its stripped down best. Each show is built around an individual theme in which storytellers explore and interpret though the lens of their human experience. <em>The Moth</em> describes itself as &ldquo;a dance between documentary and theater, creating a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience.&rdquo;</p><p><em><a href="http://www.prx.org/themoth" target="_blank">The Moth Radio Hour</a>&nbsp;</em>is produced by Jay Allison, <em>The Moth</em>, Atlantic Public Media, and presented by PRX.&nbsp;</p><p><em>The Moth Radio Hour</em> will air on Saturdays at 2 p .m. following <em>Re:Sound</em>.</p><p>More information about <em>The Moth Radio Hour</em> and <em>The Moth</em> storytelling events, in Chicago and across the country, can be found at <a href="http://www.themoth.org/" target="_blank">themoth.org</a>.</p><p>To accommodate this change <em>Day 6</em> will move from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday as a new lead in to <em>Weekend All Things Considered</em>. <em>On The Media</em>, which is currently heard at 3 p.m. Saturday and 12 p.m. Sunday will continue to air at 12 p.m. on Sunday.</p><p>Here is a short list of the moves being made to accommodate <em>The Moth Radio Hour</em>:</p><p><strong>ADDED</strong></p><p><em>The Moth Radio Hour</em> will air Saturdays at 2 p.m.</p><p><strong>MOVED</strong><br /><em>Day 6</em> will move to Saturdays at 3 p.m.<br /><em>On The Media</em>&rsquo;s Saturday broadcast is being removed but the rebroadcast on Sundays at noon will remain.</p><p>We would love to know what you think about <em>The Moth Radio Hour</em>. Please send an email with your comments to <a href="http://mailto:Questions@wbez.org" target="_blank">Questions@wbez.org</a>.</p><p>As always, thanks for listening!</p></p> Sat, 29 Dec 2012 10:57:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/moth-joins-wbez-weekend-schedule-104616 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