WBEZ | Dynamic Range http://www.wbez.org/tags/dynamic-range Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en As Chicago considers rail hub upgrades, Washington, D.C. offers advice from the success of its Union Station http://www.wbez.org/content/chicago-considers-rail-hub-upgrades-washington-dc-offers-advice-success-its-union-station <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/union station congestion 2_union station master plan.jpg.crop_display.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/union%20station%20congestion%202_union%20station%20master%20plan.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="width: 630px; height: 471px; " title="Congestion is just one of the problems facing Chicago’s Union Station. (Courtesy of the Union Station Master Plan)"></p><p>Chicago’s Union Station is old, storied and surprisingly busy. Completed in 1925 on the site of some of the city’s earliest train stations, the rail hub is the third busiest in the country: <a href="http://www.greatamericanstations.com/Stations/CHI/Station_view">According to one estimate</a>, in 2009 it clocked in nearly 31.6 million Metra and Amtrak passenger trips, dwarfing the 8.5 million <a href="http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/fin/supp_info/CAFR/2010/Midway2010.pdf">trips by plane at Midway Airport</a> that same year.</p><p>But the vitality of this commuter rail hub is undermined by a few distinct problems. It’s not just things like train emissions (in February, Illinois U.S. Sen. <a href="../../story/calls-cleaner-air-union-station-96161">Dick Durbin called on the new owners</a> of the old post office, which is adjacent to the station, to fix ventilation systems that were contributing to the buildup of noxious train fumes). There are bigger structural problems, too.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The station is congested and near capacity. And with corporations like Sarah Lee <a href="../../story/sara-lee-will-move-headquarters-back-downtown-chicago-94724">relocating a portion of its headquarters downtown</a>, commuting demands are expected to grow. Congestion already results in what Luann Hamilton, deputy commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation, calls “street conflicts.” Cabs, private shuttles, pedestrians and cyclists all jockey for street and sidewalk space outside the station, especially since the taxi courts there were shut down after 9/11. More passengers won’t help, especially since Union is not what planners call a fully integrated station: You have to leave the building to make connections with CTA trains or buses, which is less efficient for travelers.</p><p>The city has long been aware of these problems, and issued a master plan study in 2011 with a list of proposed changes. Officials hope to expand the station’s capacity by transforming old baggage platforms into pedestrian platforms, building an off-street CTA bus terminal, <a href="../../story/story/city-devotes-73-million-downtown-brt-96580">launching bus rapid transit service between Union Station and Navy Pier</a> and reconfiguring Canal Street to ease conflicts between pedestrians, motorists and cyclists. &nbsp;</p><p>Sounds good to many, but some critics see these promises echoed among other pie-in-the-sky renovation visions the city has touted for Union Station over the years. For example, after this latest plan was announced, the <em>Tribune’s </em>John Hilkevitch wrote: “Extravagant proposals to transform Union Station … from a 1920s passenger depot into a modern transportation center have come and gone like passing trains.”</p><p>He continued:</p><p style="margin-left: 0.5in;">Chicago-area residents who have been around awhile have heard those unfulfilled promises before. Remember architect Helmut Jahn's proposal for a separate high-speed rail station east of the old post office? Or the original Daniel Burnham proposal for Union Station with an office tower? Union Station has seen more deconstruction, like the demolition of the original concourse building in 1968.</p><p>So how can the city make sure it gets it right this time? For starters, it’s looking to other municipalities with thriving transportation hubs. CDOT’s Hamilton cites Atlanta, San Francisco and Denver among the cities Chicago is looking to for examples. &nbsp;</p><p>Earlier this month CDOT officials also heard advice from Washington, D.C., about what is working at <em>its </em>Union Station. At an event sponsored by the Metropolitan Planning Council, Tom Downs, who served as Amtrak’s president from 1993 to ’98 and now sits on the D.C. Metro’s Board of Directors, touted the success of renovation efforts at the District’s rail hub. &nbsp;</p><p>Downs describes himself as “a believer” in the power of public transit, and says that improvements in D.C. have made Union Station a destination, not just a throughway, and have sparked lucrative development projects in neighborhoods surrounding the station. &nbsp;</p><p>During his talk, Downs cited Chicago’s history as the country’s main transportation hub, and emphasized the importance of getting these questions right. In the audio above, you can hear him explain what he thinks Chicago has going for it when it comes to fixing problems at Union Station, what it has working against it and what the city can do about it.</p><p><a href="../../series/dynamic-range">Dynamic Range </a><em>showcases hidden gems unearthed from </em>Chicago Amplified’s <em>vast archive of public events and appears on weekends. Tom Downs spoke at an event presented by </em><a href="http://www.accessliving.org/" target="_blank"><em>the </em></a><a href="http://www.metroplanning.org/index.html"><em>Metropolitan Planning Council </em></a><em>in March. Click </em><a href="../../story/place-stations-creating-fun-and-functional-transit-centers-97585"><em>here </em></a><em>to hear the event in its entirety.</em></p></p> Sat, 31 Mar 2012 16:41:55 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/content/chicago-considers-rail-hub-upgrades-washington-dc-offers-advice-success-its-union-station In ‘Uncle Mistletoe,’ TV ephemera from Marshall Field’s golden age http://www.wbez.org/story/%E2%80%98uncle-mistletoe%E2%80%99-tv-ephemera-marshall-field%E2%80%99s-golden-age-97139 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2012-March/2012-03-09/marshall fields christmas tree_flickr_nicole.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Despite its 2006 name change, Marshall Field’s place in Chicago’s history is secure. The beloved and much-vaunted department store was so crucial to the city’s early years that in the 1880s it was said Chicago boiled down to just two things: the Stockyards and Marshall Field &amp; Co.</p><p>The grand Midwestern temple of shopping built its reputation of service and elegance with its central light well, its vaulted Tiffany ceiling, the warm wooden panels of the Walnut Room and its signature Frango Mints. It also survived not one but two major fires; destroyed though it was each time, the store was always rebuilt, grander than before. In the days before suburban malls siphoned off shoppers, you could buy a Marshall Field’s exclusive Dior gown in the store’s separate “28” boutique, have silver engraved or kid gloves repaired, send a telegram or buy a theater ticket. Then you could steal a moment of repose on one of the chaise lounges in its “silence room” if the shopping became too much.</p><p>But the city’s beloved department store was also responsible for at least one strange bit of media ephemera: &nbsp;a brand-extension meets Howdy Doody-style semi-animated children’s TV show called <em>The Adventures of Uncle Mistletoe</em>:</p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VwMnjQ2r7DE" frameborder="0" height="338" width="601"></iframe></p><p>Uncle Mistletoe was the store’s Christmas mascot, a hand puppet that looked like a cruder version of Monopoly's Uncle Moneybags, who apparently held the thankless-sounding job of office manager in Santa’s workshop. According to Chicago historian Leslie Goddard, author of <em>Remembering Marshall Field's</em> (Arcadia Publishing, 2011) Mistletoe served as some kind of a liaison between Santa and the youngest Field’s shoppers. Though the TV show ran for just a few seasons starting in the late 1940s, Uncle Mistletoe’s top hat crowned the famous Walnut Room Christmas tree for many years.</p><p>Marshall Fields created the character to compete with Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, who was introduced by competitor Montgomery Ward in 1939. But unlike Rudolph, who had his own 1960s Rankin/Bass Claymation specials and became so embraced by the culture as a whole that today we’ve lost sight of his commercial origins, Uncle Mistletoe faded into obscurity. He was always exclusive to the store, and one might argue Fields mismanaged the brand. You know your Christmas mascot is in trouble when he’s seen carving jack-o-lanterns as Halloween mist rolls past your store’s iconic brass clocks.</p><p>Goddard spoke at an event in early February. You can hear her expound on the Uncle Mistletoe origin story in the audio above.</p><p><a href="../../series/dynamic-range">Dynamic Range </a><em>showcases hidden gems unearthed from </em>Chicago Amplified’s <em>vast archive of public events and appears on weekends. Leslie Goddard spoke at an event presented by the</em> <a href="http://www.architecture.org/Page.aspx"><em>Chicago Architecture Foundation </em></a><em>in February. Click </em><a href="../../story/leslie-goddard-remembering-marshall-fields-96954"><em>here </em></a><em>to hear the event in its entirety.</em></p></p> Sat, 10 Mar 2012 12:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/%E2%80%98uncle-mistletoe%E2%80%99-tv-ephemera-marshall-field%E2%80%99s-golden-age-97139 ‘Louder Than a Bomb’ returns, bringing teens’ feelings in poetic form http://www.wbez.org/story/%E2%80%98louder-bomb%E2%80%99-returns-bringing-teens%E2%80%99-feelings-poetic-form-96485 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2012-February/2012-02-16/Louder Than a bomb_Flickr_Rich Cahan.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/insert-image/2012-February/2012-02-16/Louder Than a bomb_Flickr_Rich Cahan.jpg" style="width: 630px; height: 473px;" title="'Louder Than a Bomb' 2011 (Flickr/Richard Cahan)"></p><p>Chicago can proudly boast its reputation as the city that made poetry cool for teenagers -- slam poetry, at least. Competitive, raw, and onstage, it’s a medium that has helped thousands of teenagers channel their budding identities, intense personal feelings and emerging political world views in recited verse.</p><p>The medium’s best local champion continues to be <em>Louder Than a Bomb</em>, the annual teen poetry slam that draws hundreds of competitors from around the city every year. Participants like to de-emphasize the competitive aspect of their practice with this mantra: “The point is not the points—the point is the poetry.” And that’s true. But the competition can be a joyful nail-biter, as fresh voices pop up and more experienced poets hone their craft, and every round brings poets that seem to spit rhymes faster than the last.</p><p>This year’s festival kicks off Saturday with a launch event for participants, followed by the first preliminary rounds of the competition, which are open to the public and begin Thursday, Feb. 23 at Columbia College Chicago.</p><p>As a kind of warm-up, we have an excerpt above from an August 2011 LTAB performance by Orr Academy senior Keisha “Kush” Thompson, who was selected as an individual finalist in last year’s competition. Her poem, “An Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified,” details her struggles with food and body image.</p><p>That performance also featured some of the series’ recent stars, including <a href="../../story/education/louder-bomb-high-school-training-ground-85241">Malcolm X. London</a> and <a href="../../story/louder-bomb-we-step-85820">Lamar Jorden</a>, who WBEZ videotaped live on location last year, and Steinmetz High School team “Tha Steinmanautz,” who stole the show in <a href="http://www.louderthanabombfilm.com/">an award-winning feature-length film about the competition</a> with their moving group performance. You can hear all the performances <a href="../../story/english-class-heretics-louder-bomb-concert-96203">here</a>.</p><p><a href="../../series/dynamic-range">Dynamic Range </a><em>showcases hidden gems unearthed from </em>Chicago Amplified’s <em>vast archive of public events and appears on weekends. Kush Thompson performed at a </em>Louder Than a Bomb <em>event presented by </em><a href="http://youngchicagoauthors.org/blog/"><em>Young Chicago Authors </em></a><em>in August 2011. Click </em><a href="../../story/english-class-heretics-louder-bomb-concert-96203"><em>here </em></a><em>to hear the event in its entirety.</em></p></p> Sat, 18 Feb 2012 12:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/%E2%80%98louder-bomb%E2%80%99-returns-bringing-teens%E2%80%99-feelings-poetic-form-96485 Sharon Dornberg-Lee: A poet who bears witness http://www.wbez.org/story/sharon-dornberg-lee-poet-who-bears-witness-95689 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2012-January/2012-01-20/wrinkled hands_Flickr_Amrita B.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/insert-image/2012-January/2012-01-20/wrinkled%20hands_Flickr_Amrita%20B.jpg" style="width: 630px; height: 473px;" title="(Flickr/Amrita B)"></p><p>A friend of mine, a reporter, told me recently that she'd begun talking about her stories in therapy. She was working on a series about homeless youth and the stories she uncovered were chilling: the woman whose father, a cop, had raped her little brother; the mother who spent a rainy night outside a shelter because there were no beds left inside; the boy who returned home one day to find his adopted family gone. They had up and left without telling him.</p><p>My friend was talking about these stories at the insistence of her therapist, who argued that when we bear witness to stories of trauma or tragedy, we can sometimes take on some of the same symptoms as the survivors of these horrors. We can sometimes absorb them through the empathy and compassion inherent in the acts of listening and retelling.</p><p>A similar set of themes is explored in the poems of Sharon Dornberg-Lee, a member of Chicago’s Egg Money Poets collective. The group of women poets supports one another in the creation of their work, and takes its name from the pocket money that women of earlier times earned with a little extra labor.</p><p>Professionally, Dornberg-Lee is a social worker at CJE SeniorLife, where she counsels older adults from all faiths, many of whom are Jewish and some of whom are Holocaust survivors. They sometimes tell her stories they have never shared with anyone else – like the story she heard from a man in his ‘90s who saw a baby killed in a concentration camp.</p><p>“I struggle with whether I should ever talk about the atrocities I've been told about,” she said in an email. “Part of it is not wanting to burden others--even my colleagues--with the haunting effect these stories can have.” &nbsp;</p><p>And part of it, she says, is her fear that sharing these stories might somehow allow the world to “misuse what has been entrusted to me.”</p><p>In her poem “The Survivor’s Therapist,” she explores what it means to bear witness to her clients’ suffering:<br>&nbsp;</p><p>What if I told you</p><p>that to do this work</p><p>is to hear stories you asked</p><p>and never asked to hear?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>What if I told you of the urge</p><p>to release them like fireflies</p><p>into the cooling night air—</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>What if I told you that to do this work</p><p>you must open yourself as if to water,</p><p>steel yourself as if to G-d?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Dornberg-Lee recited her poem, originally published in the Fall 2011 edition of <a href="http://sows-ear.kitenet.net/">Sow’s Ear Poetry Review</a>, at a reading at Woman Made Gallery in November. The audio is above.</p><p><a href="../../series/dynamic-range">Dynamic Range </a><em>showcases hidden gems unearthed from </em>Chicago Amplified’s<em> vast archive of public events and appears on weekends. Sharon Dornberg-Lee read at an event presented by <a href="http://www.womanmade.org/">Woman Made Gallery </a>in November, 2011. Click <a href="../../story/egg-money-poets-woman-made-gallery-94912">here </a>to hear the event in its entirety.</em></p></p> Sat, 21 Jan 2012 16:40:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/sharon-dornberg-lee-poet-who-bears-witness-95689 For an Oak Park poet, Hemingway still lingers http://www.wbez.org/content/oak-park-poet-hemingway-still-lingers <p><p>The work of poet Al DeGenova touches the fabric of history. The publisher of the Chicago literary arts journal <em>After House</em> has written books that reference the Beats of the 1950s, as well as collections that channel the great jazz saxophonists of the 1960s.</p><p>And as with the poems, so goes the poet: DeGenova, too, walks through history. He lives on the same street in Oak Park, Ill. where the writer Ernest Hemingway spent his boyhood at 339 N. Oak Park Avenue.</p><p>In the poem “Living History,” taken from his collection <em>The Bluing Hours</em> (Virtual Arts Collective, 2008), DeGenova describes Hemingway’s ghost, the ghost of the past, haunting his town:</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/Hemmingway%27s%20childhood%20home_Flickr_Guy%20Bisson.jpg" style="height: 400px; width: 400px; float: left;" title="Hemingway's childhood home in Oak Park, Ill. (Flickr/Guy Bisson)"></div><p style="margin-left: 80px;"><em>Hemingway’s breath still lingers<br>here on this street, my street,<br>his street.<br>Did he ever walk across<br>my lawn, sit on my porch<br>on his way to school, the same school<br>my sons sit in now?<br>I walk past his boyhood home,<br>look up to his third-floor bedroom.<br>The light is on tonight in that center window.<br>Whose 17-year-old shadow<br>contemplates the glory of war?</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Hemingway famously (and derisively) referred to Oak Park as a town of "wide lawns and narrow minds," but he was clearly influenced by the stable Midwestern upbringing he had there. Today Oak Park has the same Victorian homes it did in Hemingway's day. And its mindset? You can hear DeGenova’s take as he reads “Living History” in the audio above.</p><p><em><a href="../../series/dynamic-range">Dynamic Range</a> showcases hidden gems unearthed from Chicago Amplified’s vast archive of public events and appears on weekends. Al DeGenova read at an event presented by </em><em><a href="http://www.universeofpoetry.org/"><em>UniVerse of Poetry</em></a> in April of 2009. Click <a href="../../episode-segments/chicago-poetry-cram-chicago-public-library-poetry-fest-0">here </a>to hear the event in its entirety.</em></p></p> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 13:10:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/content/oak-park-poet-hemingway-still-lingers Hot Doug’s Sohn reflects on Chicago’s former foie gras ban http://www.wbez.org/story/hot-doug%E2%80%99s-sohn-reflects-chicago%E2%80%99s-former-foie-gras-ban-85581 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2011-April/2011-04-22/hot dogs 1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Next week marks five years since the start of Chicago’s <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/27/us/27foiegras.html">short lived foie gras ban</a>. The fatty duck and goose livers, produced by force feeding fowl through metal tubes inserted in their throats, are either a delicacy or the product of horrific animal cruelty, depending on who you ask. Its banishment from Chicago’s white-linen tables was bundled into other legislation, approved by a voice vote, poorly enforced and <a href="../../story/news/foie-gras-headed-back-chicago-menus">repealed two years later</a>.</p><p>The dizzying back-and-forth left some people feeling like the ban was lifted mostly because Chicagoans were embarrassed by the national attention and public ridicule from outside city limits. Celebrity chef/raconteur/vegetarian-hater Anthony Bourdain said the foie gras ban made Chicago look like “some stupid cow town,” and as <em>Chicago Tribune</em> food critic Phil Vettel <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-foie-gras-ban-perspective,0,3199140.story">put it</a>, “a city trying to become an Olympic destination doesn't want to look like a stupid cow town.”</p><p>Animal rights activists, who surely would have bristled at Bourdain’s characterization, were sad to see the law go. But one person who celebrated its repeal was Doug Sohn, proprietor of the gourmet hot dog joint that bears his name.</p><p>At <a href="http://www.hotdougs.com/">Hot Doug’s</a>, Sohn sometimes incorporates foie gras into his recipes, like his special duck sausage. It’s made with foie gras and Sauternes, and is served with truffle aioli, foie gras mouse and fluer de sel. (No surprise perhaps that particular entrée was a favorite of Bourdain’s when he visited Hot Doug’s for the Chicago episode of his Travel Channel TV series, <em>No Reservations</em>.)</p><p>Sohn was recently interviewed for Young Chicago Author’s periodic cabaret known as the Encyclopedia Show. Amid jokey questions probing his thoughts on the “best spice” (salt, cumin) and the “worst spice,” (fenugreek) Sohn dished on the period from 2006 to 2008 when he tried to figure out how to respond to the ban. On one hand he says the city “didn’t have the sense of humor I thought they might about this issue.” On the other he says he feels like he “ignored the law and won.” You can hear more of his reflections in the audio excerpt posted above.</p><p><a href="../../series/dynamic-range">Dynamic Range</a> showcases hidden gems unearthed from <em>Chicago Amplified’s</em> vast archive of public events and appears on weekends. Doug Sohn was interviewed at an event presented by <a href="http://www.youngchicagoauthors.org/">Young Chicago Authors</a> in April. Click <a href="../../story/culture/art/encyclopedia-show-series-3-volume-8-spices-85302">here</a> to hear the event in its entirety, and click <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/wbez/id364380278" target="_blank">here</a> to subscribe to the <em>Dynamic Range</em> podcast.</p></p> Fri, 22 Apr 2011 21:23:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/hot-doug%E2%80%99s-sohn-reflects-chicago%E2%80%99s-former-foie-gras-ban-85581 Louisa Chu's accidental stardom http://www.wbez.org/story/anthony-bourdain/louisa-chus-accidental-stardom <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/louisa-chu-photo.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Before she was the host of jet setting TV shows like Gourmet&rsquo;s<a href="http://www.gourmet.com/diaryofafoodie" _mce_href="http://www.gourmet.com/diaryofafoodie" target="_blank"> Diary of a Foodie</a>, <a href="http://www.movable-feast.com/" _mce_href="http://www.movable-feast.com/" target="_blank">Louisa Chu</a> was a recent graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, staging at some of the world's best restaurants, like <a href="http://www.alinea-restaurant.com/" _mce_href="http://www.alinea-restaurant.com/" target="_blank">Alinea</a> and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Bulli" _mce_href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Bulli" target="_blank">El Bulli</a>. One day she received a call asking for help scouting locations for a new show hosted by Anthony Bourdain, by then well known for <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Kitchen-Confidential-Adventures-Culinary-Underbelly/dp/0060934913" _mce_href="http://www.amazon.com/Kitchen-Confidential-Adventures-Culinary-Underbelly/dp/0060934913" target="_blank">his behind the scenes look at the not-so-nice world of professional cooking</a>.&nbsp; Chu remarked that &ldquo;this is the kind of opportunity you pay for!&rdquo; and agreed to be a location scout for the very first episode of <a href="http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Anthony_Bourdain" _mce_href="http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Anthony_Bourdain" target="_blank">No Reservations</a>, set in Paris.</p> <p>Chu endeavored to show Bourdain and his crew her version of Paris, starting with the famous meat hall at Rungis Market, but did not sign up to be on camera. That all changed when her informant/butcher canceled last minute, thrusting Chu into the limelight and launching her food-centric reality TV career. She told the story at a talk sponsored by the <a href="http://www.culinaryhistorians.org/" _mce_href="http://www.culinaryhistorians.org/" target="_blank">Culinary Historians of Chicago</a>, which you can hear in the audio excerpt posted above.</p><p>If you want to see the segment Chu recorded with Bourdain for <em>No Reservations</em>, there are some bootlegged clips on YouTube.&nbsp; The segment at Rungis Market <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b62RExoOGII&amp;feature=related" _mce_href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b62RExoOGII&amp;feature=related" target="_blank">starts around 6:25</a>, Louisa comes on around 8 min in. It continues <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-H3-YIYSZo&amp;feature=related" _mce_href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-H3-YIYSZo&amp;feature=related" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><em>Dynamic Range</em> showcases hidden gems unearthed from <em>Chicago Amplified</em>&rsquo;s vast archive of public events and appears on weekends. Click <a href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=20753&amp;gsatype=amplified" _mce_href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=20753&amp;gsatype=amplified" target="_blank">here</a> to hear Chu&rsquo;s full talk, recorded by <a href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Program_AMP_Archive.aspx" _mce_href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Program_AMP_Archive.aspx" target="_blank">Chicago Amplified</a>, and click <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/wbez/id364380278">here</a> to subscribe to the Dynamic Range podcast.</p></p> Mon, 17 Jan 2011 06:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/anthony-bourdain/louisa-chus-accidental-stardom