WBEZ | Mission #60 http://www.wbez.org/tags/mission-60 Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Mission #61 Introducing the "2 1/2 Minute Tour" series http://www.wbez.org/blog/mission-amy-kr/2011-02-21/mission-61-introducing-2-12-minute-tour-series-82650 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//Cake Plate Punch Bowl.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><p>Kicking off a new series today at Mission Amy KR...</p><p><strong>2 1/2 Minute Tours!</strong></p><p>A good starting point is this debut video...</p> <p><iframe height="311" frameborder="0" width="500" allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/AOafdcv1n1Q" title="YouTube video player"></iframe> &nbsp;</p><p>So there are two ways this mission plays out:</p><p><strong>a) &nbsp;Make your OWN 2 1/2 Minute Tour </strong>(of your home, your work space, typical day-in-the-life, your kids' toy bin, a tour of favorite coffeehouses in your city - you name it). Share it with us here. &nbsp;We're always looking for ways to really connect and get to know each other here on the blog, right? And it's just plain fun fun fun peeking inside someone else's world/mind.&nbsp; (Plus, it'll be a great keepsake for you and your family down the road...a slice of your life at this exact moment in time.)</p><p><strong>b) Go to the comment section below and offer up suggestions </strong>of who and what you'd like to see next in the series. &nbsp; I may not be able to get you a tour of Barack Obama's office or Javier Bardem's bedroom, but heck, I'll try. &nbsp;Toss all ideas my way, whether they're plausible or grandiose.</p><p>That's all for now... &nbsp;</p><p>I leave you to rock out in the privacy of your own home with this&nbsp;<a href="http://tedactiveblog.wordpress.com/2011/02/21/and-the-countdown-begins-with-this-playlist/">TEDActive 9-song playlist </a>&nbsp;created for the&nbsp;<em>&nbsp;PUBLIC heART Lost and Found</em> project. &nbsp;</p><p>yours,</p><p>amy</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>WHERE TO FIND VARIOUS ITEMS FROM THE 2 1/2 MINUTE TOUR VIDEO</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/glass-domed-cake-plate-and-punch-bowl/">Cake Plate/Punch Bowl</a></p><p><a href="http://www.giftngreen.com/kitchen.html">Chalkboard Girl and Eraser Dog</a>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://architecturalartifacts.com/store/">Antique coffee grinder and Library Card Catalogu</a>e both from Architectural Artifacts (Chicago)</p><p><a href="http://www.thedrakehotel.ca/">Crazy Little Doll from The Drake Hotel shop&nbsp;</a>(Toronto)</p><p><a href="http://sprouthome.stores.yahoo.net/">Terrarium created by Sprout Home </a>(Chicago and Brooklyn)</p><p><a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mmmdesign/knit-tableware">Hand Knit Tree Cozy</a></p><p><a href="http://www.target.com/Top-500-Words-Shower-Curtain/dp/B000UI8U68">SAT-words shower curtain</a></p><p><a href="http://www.christianfaur.com/crayons/crayons.html">Portrait made of crayons by artist Christian Faur</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 21 Feb 2011 18:52:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/mission-amy-kr/2011-02-21/mission-61-introducing-2-12-minute-tour-series-82650 Mission #60 Spread the looooooooooooooooove (Your new video is ready!) http://www.wbez.org/blog/mission-amy-kr/2011-02-13/mission-60-spread-looooooooooooooooove-your-new-video-ready-82286 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//Heart in Hands.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img title="" alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-February/2011-02-14/Screen shot 2011-02-13 at 9.36.46 PM.JPG" style="width: 492px; height: 264px;" /></p><p>Let's get right to it:</p><p><strong>I SHOUTED YOUR LOVE FROM THE ROOFTOPS! </strong>&nbsp;</p><p>And boy was it cold, I mean, and boy was it fun! &nbsp; :)</p><p>An important note before you view...</p><p>Instead of embedding the video here, I'm sending you directly to YouTube so you can engage the &quot;Interactive Transcript&quot; feature. Why? This allows you to glance at the entire transcript of what I'm saying (i.e. all the personal love messages) - and find yours.</p><p>When you click on your piece of text, the video will then jump right to that section. &nbsp;In some spots it's off by a few seconds, but you'll be in the general ballpark...and it's a pretty cool feature, don't you think?</p><p>Of course,<strong> you also have the option of watching the entire video</strong> (it's about 6 minutes long) <strong>which is what I actually hope you'll do</strong>&nbsp;because I think this mission/video turned out to be one of our most interesting and powerful yet<strong>.</strong></p><p>This is what the &quot;Interactive Transcript&quot; icon looks like:</p><p><img height="181" width="256" title="" alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-February/2011-02-14/interactive-transcript-button.JPG" /></p><p>I hope you and your beloveds all dig this. &nbsp;I can't wait to&nbsp;hear how the surprise goes...</p><p>►&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBIlCnBeiWs">CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO &quot;MISSION AMY KR SHOUTS YOUR LOVE FROM THE ROOFTOPS&quot;</a></p><p>xo</p><p>amy &nbsp; &nbsp;<strong>p.s.&nbsp; As a&nbsp; Valentine's Day bonus, I'm also tossing these love-themed trinkets your way; hope they enhance your day!&nbsp; <br /></strong></p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G95B3znntgg">6-Year-Old Jackson Finds His True Love</a></p><p><a href="http://leitesculinaria.com/67124/writings-amy-krouse-rosenthal-valentines-day.html">Home Sweet(heart) Home: </a>&nbsp; Quick easy Valentine's Day ideas for your mate/kids/family</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>A special shout out to Brian Stojak for being my Flip camera videographer!</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 03:44:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/mission-amy-kr/2011-02-13/mission-60-spread-looooooooooooooooove-your-new-video-ready-82286 Thursday Thingy: "You. Me. Us." http://www.wbez.org/blog/mission-amy-kr/2011-02-10/thursday-thingy-you-me-us-82101 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//cloud-6.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><a href="http://bizbox.slate.com/blog/cloud-6.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-February/2011-02-10/cloud-6.jpg" style="width: 476px; height: 358px;" /><br /></a></p><p>I'm excited to share with you this new thingy. &nbsp;I've been tinkering away on it for a while...&nbsp;</p><p>It's called:</p><p><a href="https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=df57w8f7_10n7sp56cs">You. Me. Us</a>. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>What is it?&nbsp;</p><p>I<strong>t's a new kind of curated, cloud-based variety (slide) show </strong>powered by Google, Twitter, YouTube, and coffee.&nbsp;</p><p>I know that's a mouthful, but I think/hope it makes sense. &nbsp;In any event, it's an easy playful thing and two seconds in, you'll totally understand.</p><p>☛&nbsp;I want to point out that if you are a regular reader of <em>Mission Amy KR</em>, there will be a few entries that might look familiar since they originally appeared here. &nbsp;</p><p>However, there are some wonderful videos in the first section (created by other folks, which is why they fall under the &quot;You&quot; category) that I have not yet shared on the blog. They're pretty awesome so do check those out. &nbsp;</p><p>Oh, and there's a&nbsp;brilliant speech about life given at the Harvard Business School.</p><p>Again, <a href="https://docs.google.com/a/google.com/present/view?id=df57w8f7_10n7sp56cs&amp;ndplr=1">here's the link to it.</a></p><p><strong>LASTLY, AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THIS WEEK'S MISSION</strong>:&nbsp;</p><p>Remember, if you want me to <strong>shout your love from the rooftops</strong> (per our mission this week; <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/mission-amy-kr/2011-02-07/mission-60-shout-your-love-rooftops-81901">see previous post)</a>, &nbsp;I'll need your short message by 6:00 pm CST today. &nbsp;</p><p>I'll be posting the final video for you right here on Monday, Valentine's Day. &nbsp;:)</p><p>until then...</p><p>amy&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 15:35:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/mission-amy-kr/2011-02-10/thursday-thingy-you-me-us-82101 Mission #60: Shout your love from the rooftops! http://www.wbez.org/blog/mission-amy-kr/2011-02-07/mission-60-shout-your-love-rooftops-81901 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//girl with megaphone.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img width="400" height="389" title="" alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-February/2011-02-07/girl with megaphone.jpg" /></p><p>Last week's mission was about celebrating <strong>friendship</strong>.&nbsp; (You do know that the message-filled <em>&quot;Ode to All Your Friends&quot;</em> video is now ready, right? <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/mission-amy-kr/2011-02-03/your-friendship-video-ode-la-mode-ready-81711">Click here to see.</a>)</p><p>This week, with Valentine's Day just around the bend, Mission Amy KR is all about <strong>love, love, love.</strong> &nbsp;</p><p>As in, SHOUT-IT-FROM-THE-ROOFTOPS kind of love. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>As in, you tell me who you love, and I am going to grab my megaphone and literally shout it from the rooftop. &nbsp;And video it.&nbsp; And then post that video here for you and your beloved next Monday, Valentine's Day.&nbsp; </strong></p><p>Because really, what better way to say I love you than by saying I love you...loudly... publicly...and from a roof top?</p><p>Here's all you do:</p><p>Just hop down to the comment section and tell me who you are and who you love. &nbsp;I need the short, traditional format for this mission, okay? &nbsp;Like: <em>Amy Krouse Rosenthal loves Jason Rosenthal. &nbsp;Bogie loves Bacall. &nbsp;Barack loves Michelle.</em> &nbsp;You get the gist...</p><p>And in the meantime, here's a little something to kick off the week:&nbsp; <strong>Chip the Monk</strong> (who made his <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/amy-krouse-rosenthal/mission-57-introducingchip-monk">video debut here a couple weeks ago</a>) returns with this new video in response to the Big Life Questions you all submitted.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe width="540" height="390" frameborder="0" title="YouTube video player" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ydPSQRxovcg" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><u>QUICK RECAP</u></p><p><strong>Your love message deadline</strong>:&nbsp; Place in the comment section by this Thursday, February 10th at 7:00 pm CST.</p><p><strong>New video: </strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydPSQRxovcg">Chip the Monk's responses to your Big Life Questions</a></p><p><strong>S</strong><strong>ubscribe to Mission Amy KR</strong> (<a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/amykr">and&nbsp;it'll quietly arrive in your inbox each week</a>)</p><p>with love,</p><p>amy</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 07 Feb 2011 16:16:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/mission-amy-kr/2011-02-07/mission-60-shout-your-love-rooftops-81901