WBEZ | JFK http://www.wbez.org/tags/jfk Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Chicago writer's passion for opera tied to memories of JFK's death http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/chicago-writers-passion-opera-tied-memories-jfks-death-109228 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/Capture_0.PNG" alt="" /><p><p>Richard Rothschild is a freelance writer and editor living in Oak Park, Illinois. On the night of November 22, 1963, Rothschild was supposed to see a performance of Richard Wagner&#39;s &quot;Götterdämmerung&quot; at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.</p><p>The performance was cancelled because of President John F. Kennedy&#39;s assassination. But as the weekend unfolded, the 13-year-old began to see parallels between the tragedy of the stage and the tragedy of real life.</p></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 16:18:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/chicago-writers-passion-opera-tied-memories-jfks-death-109228 Morning Shift: 50 years later, a look at JFK's life and death http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-11-22/morning-shift-50-years-later-look-jfks-life-and-death <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/by U.S. Embassy New Delhi.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>On the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy&#39;s assassination, Morning Shift is taking a look JFK&#39;s life and death - including a theory that a Chicago mob had a hand in his assassination.&nbsp;</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-47/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-47.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-47" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: 50 years later, a look at JFK's life and death" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/playlists/16831574&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 08:28:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-11-22/morning-shift-50-years-later-look-jfks-life-and-death Passing the torch: 50 years after President Kennedy's inauguration http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/passing-torch-50-years-after-president-kennedys-inauguration <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//Kennedy inauguration_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Thursday is the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy&rsquo;s inauguration. And as far away in time and place as that event sounds, some argue that Chicago can take a little credit &ndash; that Kennedy might not have been president without former Mayor Richard J. Daley and his very public support.<br /><br />To celebrate the milestone, the <a href="http://www.jfklibrary.org/" target="_blank">John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum</a> released digital copies of its archives. &quot;Eight Forty-Eight&quot; listened to tape from his epic inaugural address to a civic luncheon in Chicago and found more than a few gems. And that some things never change.<br /><br />To honor the silver anniversary of President John F. Kennedy&rsquo;s inauguration, the show revisited significant moments of his presidency and had experts reflect on his legacy.<br /><br />The voices of former <a href="http://www.fcc.gov/" target="_blank">Federal Communications Commission</a> chair <a href="http://www.museum.tv/eotvsection.php?entrycode=minownewton" target="_blank">Newton Minow</a>, the founding director of the <a href="http://nmaahc.si.edu/" target="_blank">National Museum of African American History and Culture Lonnie Bunch</a>, writer <a href="http://www.carolfelsenthal.com/" target="_blank">Carol Felsenthal</a> and the executive director of the ACLU of Illinois <a href="http://il.aclu.org/site/PageServer?pagename=IL_Content_2009MemberConfConnell" target="_blank">Colleen Connell</a>.</p></p> Thu, 20 Jan 2011 14:45:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/passing-torch-50-years-after-president-kennedys-inauguration