WBEZ | WBEZ Blog http://www.wbez.org/tags/wbez-blog Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Blagojevich Flashback: Timeline & turning points in political career (Part 4: 2009-2010) http://www.wbez.org/blog/blagojevich-flashback-timeline-turning-points-political-career-part-4-2009-2010 <p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="WBEZ/file" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-25179" src="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//cityroom_20090109_bcalhoun_1649330_Blag_large-e1281499069876.png" title="Blagojevich" width="490" height="436"> <code> </code></p><p><strong>January 14, 2009: Blagojevich Impeached</strong><br> The Illinois House votes 117-1 to impeach Governor Rod Blagojevich, with <a href="http://http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/blagojevich/1377870,house-votes-impeach-blagojevich-011409.article">the lone dissenting vote coming from Blagojevich's sister-in-law, State Representative Deborah Mell</a> (D), during first day as a member of the Illinois House. <img alt="" class="alignright size-medium wp-image-33442" src="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//Blago-on-view1-300x225.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 225px; margin: 8px; float: right;" title="Joy Behar, Rod Blagojevich"></p><p><strong>January, 2009: Begins National Media Blitz</strong><br> In an effort to boost public support, Blagojevich barnstorms the nation on a media tour that includes stops on ABC's The View, CBS's <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/feb/04/rod-blagojevich-david-letterman">The Late Show w/David Letterman</a>, Comedy Central's <a href="http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-september-24-2009/rod-blagojevich">The Daily Show</a>, among many others. Media tour continues well into 2010 and is accompanied by a regular gig hosting a radio show on WLS-AM in Chicago.</p><p><strong>January 24, 2009: Blagojevich lawyer Ed Genson quits </strong><br> Prominent <a href="http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local-beat/genson-quits-blagojevich-criminal-case-012309.html">defense attorney Ed Genson announces his decision to resign from Blagojevich's defense team</a>, citing differences in strategy. "I never require a client to do what I say," Genson explains. "But I at least require them to listen to what I say". Genson's departure sets the stage for different legal approach at trial.</p><p><strong>January 29, 2009: Removed as Governor</strong><br> After ignoring the impeachment trial in favor of a national media tour, Blagojevich makes a surprise appearance in the Illinois Senate. He delivers an impassioned speech, largely without notes.&nbsp; In the end, it does little to dissuade the Senate, which voted 59 to 0 to convict. That night, Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn is sworn in as Illinois Governor.<br> <br> <strong>September 9, 2009: Publishes memoir</strong><br> <em>The Governor</em> by Rod Blagojevich hits bookstores and Blagojevich hits the talk show media circuit once again.</p><p><strong>April 4, 2010: Fired from NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice"</strong><br> Blagojevich appears on NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice" with Donald Trump, but is fired <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/04/rod-blagojevich-fired-on_n_524881.html">after struggling to use a computer</a>.<br> <br> <img alt="" class="size-full wp-image-25532" src="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//AP100608131254-e1281583419526.jpg" style="width: 490px; height: 309px; margin: 8px; float: left;" title="Blagojevich Trial"></p><p><strong>June 3, 2010: Blagojevich trial begins</strong><br> Jury selection begins in the federal corruption case against the former Illinois governor. Blagojevich faces 24 counts, including racketeering, wire fraud and attempted extortion. High profile allegations include charges that he tried to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama to the highest bidder.</p><p><strong>July 21, 2010: Defense rests</strong><br> Defense attorneys rest their case without calling a single witness in the trial, including Blagojevich himself. The move contradicts Blago's repeated promises that he would testify.</p><p><strong>July 28, 2010: Blagojevich case goes to jury</strong></p><p><strong>August 17, 2010: Guilty on 1 of 24 counts (Making false statements)</strong><br> High profile federal corruption trial culminates in a guilty verdict in just one of 24 counts against Blagojevich. Jury is hung on the remaining 23 and the judge declares a mistrial for those counts. Feds vow to re-prosecute. <code> </code></p><p><strong>April, 20, 2011: Blagojevich retrial begins</strong><br> As expected, federal prosecutors re-try Blagojevich, though the case is simplified and the list of charges narrowed from 24 to 20.&nbsp; Blagojevich enters the new trial without the assistance of defense attorneys Sam Adam and Sam Adam, Jr, who were part of his legal team during the first trial.</p><p><strong>May 26, 2011: Blagojevich testifies</strong><br> Blagojevich fulfills a pledge to speak directly to jurors. His first words on the witness stand, "I used to be your governor. I'm here today ... to tell you the truth." In total, he is on the stand for seven days.</p><p><strong>June 27, 2011: Blagojevich convicted</strong><br> After nine days of deliberating, jurors find Blagojevich guilty on 17 of 20 counts, including that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's former Senate seat.</p><p><strong>December 6, 2011: Sentencing hearing begins</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 13:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/blagojevich-flashback-timeline-turning-points-political-career-part-4-2009-2010 Video: Another oops for Sneed? Stroger claims raid story all wrong http://www.wbez.org/blog/videos/video-another-oops-sneed-stroger-claims-raid-story-all-wrong <p><p><strong>UPDATE:</strong> <em>Lauren Kamm, a junior publicist at 20th Century FOX Television, which produces &quot;Ride-Along,&quot; confirmed the show was filming in Cook County Board President Todd Stroger's office late Thursday night. Kamm said the show has more filming scheduled in his office and the scene filmed last night is scheduled to air in the show's eighth episode.</em> This morning after <a href="http://www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=45121">appearing on Eight Forty-Eight</a>, Todd Stroger sat down with Justin Kaufmann to tape an episode of <a target="_blank" href="/videos/category/wikipedia-files">The Wikipedia Files</a>. We'll publish the whole interview next week, but we had to get this clip up today. You may have seen <a target="_blank" href="http://www.suntimes.com/news/sneed/index.html">Michael Sneed's column</a> in today's Sun-Times where she claimed</p><blockquote>&quot;Cook County investigators hauled boxes of hard drives and photo electronic devices out of Cook County Board President Todd Stroger's executive office at 118 N. Clark St., after business hours Thursday evening.&quot;</blockquote><p>Stroger told us that there was an after-hours film shoot (for a series called &quot;Ride-Along&quot;) and the witness must have seen the crew loading out around 1AM. Of course we're checking into this claim, but either way it's an interesting he-said, she-said.Ã&sbquo;&nbsp; This, of course, coming on the heels of last week's <a href="/jkaufmann/2010/10/sneed-story-unraveled-by-one-simple-question-to-lisa-madigan/39765">Lisa Madigan's announcement that she was not running for mayor</a>, the same day that Sneed reported she was.</p><object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="453" height="255" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=16093552&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=0&amp;show_byline=0&amp;show_portrait=1&amp;color=c40215&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;autoplay=0&amp;loop=0" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="453" height="255" src="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=16093552&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=0&amp;show_byline=0&amp;show_portrait=1&amp;color=c40215&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;autoplay=0&amp;loop=0" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></p> Fri, 22 Oct 2010 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/videos/video-another-oops-sneed-stroger-claims-raid-story-all-wrong Classic Album Dissection: Pink Floyd "The Wall" http://www.wbez.org/story/wbez-blog/classic-album-dissection-pink-floyd-wall <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/archives/music/2010/10/roger-waters--e1287441747883.jpg" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.pinkfloyd.com/" target="_blank">Pink Floyd's</a> Roger Waters has been busy <a href="http://www.roger-waters.com/" target="_blank">touring</a> the country performing the band's epic double concept album <a href="http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-wall-r15267" target="_blank">The Wall</a>, 30 years after the first tour. <a href="/jderogatis/2010/09/concert-review-roger-waters-rebuilds-%e2%80%9cthe-wall%e2%80%9d/37434" target="_blank">Jim DeRogatis</a> and <a href="http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/turn_it_up/2010/09/concert-review-roger-waters-performs-the-wall-at-united-center.html" target="_blank">Greg Kot</a> both saw this show, and it got them thinking about The Wall's status as a definitive classic album. Listeners know what that means"¦time for a Classic Album Dissection. Jim and Greg compare this record to Pink Floyd's others and discuss the personal nature of Waters' lyrics. They also pick their favorite tracks. Greg goes with "Mother," while Jim chooses "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRvPoCWElOc" target="_blank">Run Like Hell</a>." Listen to the discussion here: [audio:/sites/default/files/archives/music/2010/10/Sound-Ops-Pink-Floyd.mp3|titles=Sound Ops Pink Floyd]</p> Fri, 22 Oct 2010 05:44:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/wbez-blog/classic-album-dissection-pink-floyd-wall Iceland Airwaves 2010: Females impress on first night (10/13) http://www.wbez.org/story/wbez-blog/iceland-airwaves-2010-females-impress-first-night-1013 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/archives/music/2010/10/P1040260-e1287680754778.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>At Airwaves, Reykjav&shy;k pulsates with music seeping from every corner all day through the wee hours of the morning. Its normal music venues house official showcases, but there are a host of off-venue parties and shows, and businesses like hair salons, bookstores, art galleries and non-live music restaurants turn into makeshift venues throughout the week. There are also several geothermally heated pools throughout the city's neighborhoods, and Vesturb&brvbar;jarlaugin hosted off venue pool party shows each night. I tried to catch German band Hundreds at the pool, but got there as they were breaking down their set. They're scheduled again for another night, so resolve to try and catch them then. So it's off to NASA, one of the city's larger venues to catch L&iexcl;ra R&ordm;nars, who becomes the first of a long list of impressive female acts I catch that populate Airwaves 2010. <!--break--> <a href="/sites/default/files/archives/music/2010/10/P1030964-e1287686077347.jpg"><img width="500" height="375" alt="" src="/sites/default/files/archives/music/2010/10/P1030964-e1287686077347.jpg" title="P1030964" class="size-full wp-image-28457" /></a></p><p>R&ordm;nars is no stranger to Airwaves, having three albums under her belt, but this was the first time I caught her whimsical poppish confections, which included a Prince &quot;Kiss&quot; cover and her quirky, catchy &quot;In Between.&quot; Electro-tipped trio Sykur followed, featuring cameos by štid&ordm;r's Rakel Mj&para;ll. She added sass to &quot;Rocketship,&quot; a dancy, synth-driven tune. While Sykur has also played Airwaves previously, the young group just released its debut album, Fr&iexcl;b&brvbar;rt e&deg;a fr&iexcl;b&brvbar;rt, this year. </p><p><a href="/sites/default/files/archives/music/2010/10/P1030999-e1287685976763.jpg"><img width="500" height="375" alt="" src="/sites/default/files/archives/music/2010/10/P1030999-e1287685976763.jpg" title="P1030999" class="size-full wp-image-28455" /></a></p><p><a href="/sites/default/files/archives/music/2010/10/P1040014-e1287685899455.jpg"><img width="500" height="666" alt="" src="/sites/default/files/archives/music/2010/10/P1040014-e1287685899455.jpg" title="P1040014" class="size-full wp-image-28454" /></a></p><p>As one can imagine on an island with a small population and loads of musical talent, cross collaboration happens often and Benny Crespo's Gang comprised respected vocalist Helgi R&ordm;nar, keyboardist Lov&shy;sa El&shy;sabet Sigr&ordm;nard&sup3;ttir (who performs solo as Lay Low). Their driving indie rock beginnings gave way to noisy, strutty rock before receding into more melodic territory. </p><p><a href="/sites/default/files/archives/music/2010/10/P1040061.jpg"><img width="500" height="375" alt="" src="/sites/default/files/archives/music/2010/10/P1040061-e1287686197429.jpg" title="P1040061" class="size-full wp-image-28459" /></a></p><p>One of my favorite Icelandic artists is composer/pianist &ldquo;lafur Arnalds who was scheduled to play S&sup3;d&sup3;ma, so I headed there only to find the time schedule had changed and Autodrone from the States was playing. As I was on an Iceland kick for the night I headed to another one of my favorites, Benni Hemm Hemm at Venue. <a href="/sites/default/files/archives/music/2010/10/P1040163-e1287686280881.jpg"><img width="500" height="281" alt="" src="/sites/default/files/archives/music/2010/10/P1040163-e1287686280881.jpg" title="P1040163" class="size-full wp-image-28461" /></a></p><p>Unfortunately the group's brass section, which gives the band its majestic appeal, was not present at this gig and it was a bit of a sleepy set. I planned to camp out at Venue to catch Swords of Chaos and Sin Fang (Seabear frontman Sindri M&iexcl;r Sigf&ordm;sson experimental project), however it was so unbearably packed (I suppose there's no need for capacity laws when there's only 300K people) that I headed back to NASA in time for Mamm&ordm;t, and it was a deliciously raucous way to end the night. The three female/two male member band formed as teens back in '03, and while they've maintained their youthful energy, they've grown sonically as well. This is the best I've seen them. <a href="/sites/default/files/archives/music/2010/10/P1040209-e1287685770457.jpg"><img width="500" height="375" alt="" src="/sites/default/files/archives/music/2010/10/P1040209-e1287685770457.jpg" title="P1040209" class="size-full wp-image-28452" /></a></p><p>Frontwoman Kata's big voice (which can caterwaul at one moment then become melodic the next) and exuberance betrayed her diminutive stature and coupled with the urgent, post-punked-up sounds of her bandmates, it was among the best performances at Airwaves 2010.</p></p> Thu, 21 Oct 2010 13:42:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/wbez-blog/iceland-airwaves-2010-females-impress-first-night-1013 Chicago in the national news: 10/20 http://www.wbez.org/blog/chicago-national-news-1020 <p><a href="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2030/2115633358_d03622610c.jpg"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2030/2115633358_d03622610c.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="533" /></a> <code> </code> In ironic news of the day, Chicago kids who garden as part of their curriculum don't actually get to eat what they grow.  Red tape from the school district prevents the kids from eating their bounty due to the produce lacking strict regulations says <a href="http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2010/10/20/School-grown-veggies-banned-from-schools/UPI-29911287599321/">UPI</a>.  The bounty from the 40 schools that have gardens is currently sold or given away. <!--break--> The media is still buzzing about the trouble at the Tribune. Specifically about Randy Michaels.  Everyone's asking will he or won't he? Resign from the Tribune, that is.  Our media critic, Robert Feder's <a href="/feder/2010/10/the-plot-thickens-randy-says-he-%E2%80%98still-working%E2%80%99/40233">post </a>yesterday pondered this very question. As of yesterday, as notes in <a href="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/98af8f1e-db9d-11df-a1df-00144feabdc0.html">The Financial Times</a>, Micheals had declared he still worked at the Tribune after coming out of a board meeting. Today, however, <a href="http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9IVDJ3G0.htm">Business Week </a>and the <a href="http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-tribune-20101020,0,6869562.story">LA Times</a> take a firm stance saying Michaels will resign by the week's end and will be replaced by a four person committee. And naturally,<a href="http://gawker.com/5668645/tribune-ceo-youd-look-really-god-on-your-knees"> Gawker</a> has uncovered even <em>more </em>stories of bad behavior from the now infamous CEO.</p> Wed, 20 Oct 2010 19:19:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/chicago-national-news-1020 Hit It Or Quit It #18 - Mick Collins, Ida's family band, the music quiz and more! http://www.wbez.org/story/wbez-blog/hit-it-or-quit-it-18-mick-collins-idas-family-band-music-quiz-and-more <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/archives/music/2010/10/dirtbombs-e1287595097485.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>If podcasts age at the same rate they produce new episodes, we're finally of voting age! Now who should we vote for? Does anyone know of any candidates who address the problem of skyrocketing rents? In this episode:</p><ul> <li>Mick Collins of The Dirtbombs and The Gories talks about his early forays in house music.</li> <li>Lance Barresi of Permanent Records names the best band in Chicago.</li> <li>Ethan from Bloomington, IN plays the rock critic-themed Music Quiz.</li> <li>Musical Performance from You Are My Flower (Dan and Liz from Ida with daughter Storey).</li> <li>Gossipwolf and more!</li> </ul> <!--break--><p>Hit it ya'll: [audio:/sites/default/files/archives/music/2010/10/HIOQI-ep-18-FINAL.mp3|titles=18 HIOQI ep 18] Hit It Or Quit It is hosted by Jessica Hopper and JR Nelson, and produced by Michael Catano.&nbsp; You can stream past episodes at <a href="../category/hit-it-or-quit-it">music.wbez.org</a> or download them at the <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hit-it-or-quit-it-podcast/id385754047">Chicago Public Media iTunes Store</a>.&nbsp; You can follow us on <a href="http://twitter.com/Hititpodcast">Twitter</a>, become our friends on <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hit-it-or-Quit-it-Podcast/121600277863194">Facebook</a>, or drop us an <a href="mailto:hititpodcast@gmail.com">email</a>.</p></p> Wed, 20 Oct 2010 12:21:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/wbez-blog/hit-it-or-quit-it-18-mick-collins-idas-family-band-music-quiz-and-more Clever Apes: Light sabers and a fish choir http://www.wbez.org/blog/clever-apes/clever-apes-light-sabers-and-fish-choir <p><p style="text-align: center; "><a href="/gspitzer/2010/10/clever-apes-light-sabers-and-a-fish-choir/40289 /img_5901" rel="attachment wp-att-40323"><img alt="" class="size-full wp-image-40323" height="290" src="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//IMG_5901.jpg" title="IMG_5901" width="387"></a></p><p style="text-align: center; "><strong><sup>Malcolm MacIver with one of his weakly electric fish. He's colaborating on an art installation with Marlena Novak and Jay Alan Yim, called "<em>Scale," </em>opening in Europe. (Gabriel Spitzer / WBEZ)</sup></strong></p><p>One of the things I've discovered meeting all these clever apes is that the boundary between science and art is a porous one. Science is a highly creative pursuit -- it depends on discovering new connections, making guesses about mysterious gaps in our knowledge and then imagining possible outcomes. In some ways, even science fiction is born of the same impulse as rigorous science. <!--break--></p><p>In that spirit, I'll be joined tonight on stage at <a href="http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2010/10/science-of-films.html">Northwestern University</a> by four preeminent scientists to discuss how their fields, and science in general, are portrayed on the big screen. It's called <a href="http://www.wbez.org/Event_Detail.aspx?eventID=2094">"Mutants, Andriods and Cyborgs: The Science of Pop Culture Films."</a> We'll screen some great moments form sci-fi cinema, and talk light sabers, genetic master races, mind-wiping and, of course, robots. Still some seats left!</p><p>One of the experts joining us is <a href="http://www.neuromech.northwestern.edu/">Malcolm MacIver</a>, who works at the intersection of biology, robotics, neuroscience and engineering. Much of his work centers around weakly electric fish, for reasons that may not at first be terribly obvious. These animals provide a tailor-made model for studying neural responses to stimuli.</p><p>And they have another property, which inspired an extracurricular activity.&nbsp;Click the <strong><em>listen</em></strong> link above to learn about <em><a href="http://mccormick.northwestern.edu/news/archives/571">Scale</a></em>, an art installation made up of a choir of weakly electric fish. Visitors will be able to "conduct" the choir with a modified Wii-mote.&nbsp;It debuts next month in the Netherlands, but I'm pulling for a stateside showing soon.</p></p> Wed, 20 Oct 2010 08:29:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/clever-apes/clever-apes-light-sabers-and-fish-choir Chicago in the national news: 10/19 http://www.wbez.org/blog/chicago-national-news-1019 <p><a href="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4131/5085540518_2d6cc8cef3.jpg"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4131/5085540518_2d6cc8cef3.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="337" /></a><code><div></div></code> In big sports news, Mike Quade has been named manager of the Cubs. Quade was the interim manager for the team until today, says <a href="http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/10/19/cubs-remove-interim-tag-name-mike-quade-manager/">NBC Sports</a>. He's said to have support from Cubs players and is expected to sign a two-year contract with the team. Quade has worked with the Cubs for the past nine seasons and stepped in as interim manager in August, guiding them to a 24-13 record. He told <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/news/story?id=5703131">ESPN</a>, "I'm proud of the job that we've done and the way that these guys have finished." Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart may put a stop to area foreclosures reports <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2010/10/19/real_estate/Cook_County_Foreclosure/">CNN</a>. The county is currently dealing with 500 evictions that are about to be served and another 1,000 in the works. Last week Dart mailed letters to JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America and Ally Financial to ask for proof that the foreclosures were conducted properly. "I can't possibly be expected to evict people from their homes when the banks themselves can't say for sure everything was done properly," he said. "I need some kind of assurance that we aren't evicting families based on fraudulent behavior by the banks." If he isn't satisfied with the findings, evictions could be halted as soon as next Monday. The University of Chicago has Yale <em>and</em> Harvard beat this year, at least in terms of their endowment fund's growth-- a whopping 19 percent raise compared to the paltry 8.9 (Yale) and 11 (Harvard) percents. Bloomberg's <a href="http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-10-19/university-of-chicago-fund-rises-19-beating-yale.html">Business Week</a> notes the school claimed their success was based on "a broad recovery of bond and equity markets, strategic changes in the university's approach to investments and strong performance by the university's investment managers." The university's total endowment as of June 30 was valued at $5.54 billion. Click <a href="http://www.nacubo.org/Documents/research/2009_NCSE_Public_Tables_Endowment_Market_Values.pdf">here</a> for last year's list of the top US colleges and universities rated by endowment. Atlantic Magazine's <a href="http://www.theatlanticwire.com/features/view/feature/Why-Does-Abu-Dhabi-Own-All-of-Chicagos-Parking-Meters-2337">Atlantic Wire</a> asks why Abu Dhabi owns all of Chicago's parking meters. They reference Matt Taibbi's latest tome, Griftopia,which explains how Morgan Stanley pulled‚  a "bait and switch" on the city of Chicago. And if you ever wondered why you suddenly had to pay for parking on holidays? Well, you have Abu Dhabi to thank for that.</p> Tue, 19 Oct 2010 18:23:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/chicago-national-news-1019 Listen: The Annoying Music Show Quiz http://www.wbez.org/story/wbez-blog/listen-annoying-music-show-quiz <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/archives/music/2010/10/TAMSModuleYoungGifted.jpg" alt="" /><p>Can you name the artist covering this song? [audio:/sites/default/files/archives/music/2010/10/TAMSModuleYoungGifted.mp3|titles=Young & Gifted] Clue: Pic of artist on left, next to Jim Nayder, on the right!</p> Tue, 19 Oct 2010 06:54:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/wbez-blog/listen-annoying-music-show-quiz Chicago in the national news: 10/18 http://www.wbez.org/blog/chicago-national-news-1018 <p><div class="mceTemp mceIEcenter" style="text-align: left;"> <a href="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4089/5094280243_6596c024d2.jpg"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4089/5094280243_6596c024d2.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="333" /></a> <code> </code> This weekend, the Chicago's Hilton was the third location hit by worker protests- San Francisco and Honolulu are dealing with strikes of their own- in conjunction with employee contracts.‚  <a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39704210/ns/business-us_business/">MSNBC</a> reports that Chicago's employees been working without contracts for 14 months, which is made worse by the fact that Blackstone Group (which owns Hilton) appears to have saved millions in a federal bailout. <!--break--> Chicago's first lady, Maggie Daley, was hospitalized this Friday during a trip to Washington, D.C. says <a href="http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2010/10/16/Maggie-Daley-hospitalized-in-Washington/UPI-96091287256778/">UPI</a>. Daley, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, was admitted to a D.C. hospital when she complained of pain related to her condition. She is expected to be released tomorrow. Tribune gossip is still buzzing in the media and the <a href="http://www.cjr.org/behind_the_news/cjr_rewind_the_lee_abrams_experience.php?page=all">Columbia Journalism Review</a> has weighed in on the Lee Abrams saga- see media critic Robert Feder's recap <a href="/feder/2010/10/editor-calls-damage-to-tribune-reputation-%E2%80%98shameful%E2%80%99/39987#more-39987">here</a>- by republishing their profile on him. Does it give a hint of the trouble to come? Maybe. The last line reads, "He's not the guy measuring how much someone's written. He's not the guy who has a secret formula for taking the newsroom down to six people. He wants newspapers to be something people love. He's all about the emotion, which is the part that newspapers have traditionally been scared to death of." And Riccardo Muti's <a href="/ijohnson/2010/10/chicago-in-the-national-news-weekly-recap/39923#more-39923">recent health woes</a> (and resulting departure from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra) have inspired <a href="http://healthland.time.com/2010/10/18/wah-im-tired-is-exhaustion-a-legitimate-medical-condition/">Time's Healthland blog</a> to ask whether "exhaustion" is an actual physical condition. I guess when every celebrity on the verge of a meltdown claims to be afflicted with it, questions come up. </div></p> Mon, 18 Oct 2010 21:40:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/chicago-national-news-1018