WBEZ | Long Haul Productions http://www.wbez.org/tags/long-haul-productions Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Autism Chronicles: a child's diagnosis offers a family some clarity http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-11/autism-chronicles-childs-diagnosis-offers-family-some-clarity-85014 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-11/AC_Gibson.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>April is <a href="http://www.autism-society.org/about-us/national-autism-awareness-month/" target="_blank">Autism Awareness Month</a>. One of the struggles many families deal with is simply finding help, where they live dictates their access to resources and treatment. Katrina and Darrick Brown live in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with their two sons Gibson and Brennen. Gibson was born nearly four months premature with life-threatening complications. He was in the hospital for 151 days after his birth. As part of the 2008 series <em>Autism Chronicles</em>, producers Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister of <a href="http://longhaulpro.org/" target="_blank">Long Haul Productions</a> captured Gibson's story, as told by his mother.</p></p> Mon, 11 Apr 2011 13:46:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-11/autism-chronicles-childs-diagnosis-offers-family-some-clarity-85014 Tackling the Asian carp problem http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/tackling-asian-carp-problem <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//asian carp_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>As far as we know, there is no equivalent of the Loch Ness monster cruising the Great Lakes' waters. But in recent years Asian carp have become something of a regional environmental menace because of their size, population and need to feed. Efforts to keep them out of the Great Lakes have involved dozens of municipal agencies and millions of federal dollars.</p><p>Now some Illinois residents are taking a different approach &ndash; sport fishing. Producers Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister of <a target="_blank" href="http://longhaulpro.org/">Long Haul Productions</a> brought &quot;Eight Forty-Eight&quot; the story. Partial funding for the story came from the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.prairie.org/">Illinois Humanities Council</a>.</p><p><em>DJ&nbsp;John Ciba's Music Button: The Sister's Love, &quot;Mister Fix-It Man,&quot; (7&quot; on Tamla Motown)</em></p></p> Fri, 14 Jan 2011 14:40:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/tackling-asian-carp-problem