WBEZ | Chicago Blackhawks http://www.wbez.org/tags/chicago-blackhawks Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: Stanley Cup comes home http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-06-16/morning-shift-stanley-cup-comes-home-112197 <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/Ron%20Cogswell.jpg" style="height: 263px; width: 500px;" title="Flickr/Ron Cogswell" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/210598766&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Stanley Cup comes home</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">The Chicago Blackhawk&#39;s quest to bring home the Stanley Cup has ended in victory after the team shut out the Tampa Bag Lightning Monday night 2-0. It&#39;s the first time a Blackhawks team has won the Cup at home since 1938 and fans were happy to take part in celebrating all across the city. We have reactions to the game and hear from Jonathan Toews&#39; former coach.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guests:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/Crayestout" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150); outline: 0px;">Cheryl Raye Stout</a>&nbsp;is WBEZ&#39;s sports contributor.</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><em><a href="https://twitter.com/MikePuenteNews">Michael Puente</a> is WBEZ&#39;s Northwest Indiana bureau reporter.&nbsp;</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><em><a href="http://www.s-sm.org/live/profiles/128-tom-ward">Tom Ward</a> is the former coach of&nbsp;</em><em>Jonathan Toews from <a href="https://twitter.com/shattuckstmarys">Shattuck-St. Mary&rsquo;s</a> in Minnesota.</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/210598763&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Nutrition report calls our possible conflicts of interest</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">In recent years researchers have been drawing attention to potential conflicts of interest between nutrition organizations and the food they study and advise people about. This week, lawyer and health advocate Michele Simon released a <a href="http://www.eatdrinkpolitics.com/2015/06/14/nutrition-scientists-on-the-take-from-big-food/">new report</a> alleging that the partnership between big food companies and the American Society of nutrition presents just such conflicts. Simon joins us with details on her report and we hear some responses from the society about these kinds of partnerships and how they affect the way nutrition advice is dispensed in the United States.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/MicheleRSimon">Michele Simon</a> is President of <a href="http://www.eatdrinkpolitics.com/">Eat, Drink, Politics.</a>&nbsp;</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/210598753&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Al Gini has your summer bookbag full</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">At the beach. In the car. On the plane. Stretched out in the hammock. Or, if things keep going the way they have...killing a rainy day on the couch. Any place you find yourself this summer is a great place for a good read. Loyola professor Al Gini stops by to lay out a few picks you might enjoy from his summer bookbag.</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Here&#39;s Gini&#39;s list:</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">1)&nbsp; The Whites&nbsp; by Richard Price/Harry Brandt&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">2)&nbsp; The Death of Caesar&nbsp; by Barry Strauss&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">3)&nbsp; The Girl Next Door&nbsp; by Ruth Rendell&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">4)&nbsp; The Lady from Zagreb (Bernie Gunther)&nbsp; by Philip Kerr&nbsp;</span><span style="font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">(Also:&nbsp; Berlin Noir: March Violets; The Pale Criminal; A German Requiem&nbsp; by Philip Kerr)&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">5)&nbsp; The Narrow Road to the Deep North&nbsp; by Richard Flanagan&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">6)&nbsp;&nbsp; The Zone of Interest&nbsp; by Martin Amis</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="http://blogs.luc.edu/gsb/author/agini/">Al Gini</a> is a Professor of Business Ethics at <a href="https://twitter.com/LoyolaChicago">Loyola University.</a></em></p></p> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 08:09:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-06-16/morning-shift-stanley-cup-comes-home-112197 Chicago Blackhawks take home 3rd Stanley Cup in 6 years with 2-0 win http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/chicago-blackhawks-take-home-3rd-stanley-cup-6-years-2-0-win-112196 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/hockey.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>For the third time in six years, the Chicago Blackhawks have won the Stanley Cup. Their 2-0 victory Monday night over the Tampa Bay Lightning even offered an opportunity the team didn&#39;t have the two previous times &mdash; the chance to celebrate the title on its home ice.</p><p>It&#39;s Chicago&#39;s sixth Stanley Cup overall, having previously also won in 1934, 1938 and 1961, as well as the two recent titles in 2010 and 2013.</p><p>Defender Duncan Keith scored the first goal, putting in his own rebound in the second period. It was only his third goal of the playoffs and his 13th of the season. After the game, he was named the most valuable player of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the first defender given the honor since the Anaheim Ducks&#39; Scott Niedermayer in 2007.</p><p>Star winger Patrick Kane added a wide-open insurance goal late in the third period off a Brad Richards pass. Center Jonathan Toews, who captained all three of the Blackhawks&#39; recent title winners and who was named most valuable player of the 2010 playoffs, was the first to hoist the cup.</p><p>The Lightning offense struggled in the game, getting off just 24 shots on goal against Corey Crawford, the fewest the Blackhawks goalie had faced in a game since first-round games against the Nashville Predators. Even playing six-on-four for a minute as the game wound down, Tampa Bay got few good opportunities.</p><p>The Blackhawks won more than twice as many faceoffs as the Lightning, and had two penalty minutes to Tampa Bay&#39;s six.</p><p><em>&mdash; <a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/06/15/414725803/chicago-hopes-to-clinch-the-stanley-cup-on-home-ice-for-first-time-in-decades">via NPR&#39;s The Two-Way</a></em></p></p> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 00:19:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/chicago-blackhawks-take-home-3rd-stanley-cup-6-years-2-0-win-112196 Morning Shift: Chicago’s best neighborhood bars http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-06-15/morning-shift-chicago%E2%80%99s-best-neighborhood-bars-112191 <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/Susan%20Stienstra.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 400px;" title="Flickr/Susan Stienstra" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/210440989&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Blackhawks on the cusp of Stanley Cup victory</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">We&rsquo;re halfway through June and baseball season is in full swing. Nobody in Chicago is pining away for winter. But all eyes are still on the ice, as the Blackhawks continue their run for a third Stanley Cup since 2010. WBEZ&rsquo;s sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout looks ahead to Monday night&rsquo;s Game Six.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/Crayestout">Cheryl Raye Stout</a> is WBEZ&#39;s sports contributor.&nbsp;</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/210440986&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Chicago prepares to borrow $1.1 Billion</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">Mayor Rahm Emanuel is getting ready to borrow $1.1 billion as part of his debt restructuring plan. It would be his biggest round of borrowing yet. Monday, the City Council&rsquo;s Finance committee weighs in, and the full Council is expected to vote on the measure later this week. So, what does this mean for the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/moodys-downgrades-chicago-credit-rating-junk-bond-status-112020">already financially strapped</a> city? Brian Battle, Director of Trading at Performance Trust Capital Partners, an investment advisory firm here in Chicago, joins to explain.</span></p><p><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;"><a href="http://www.performancetrustuniversity.com/our-faculty/brian-battle">Brian Battle</a> is the&nbsp;</em><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">Director of Trading at <a href="http://www.performancetrust.com/">Performance Trust Capital Partners</a>.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/210440983&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Assessing the morals, values, and priorities in the IL state budget</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">Monday, a group of clergy stage a protest in the Loop over spending <a href="http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2015-01-12/afternoon-shift-bruce-rauner-says-illinois-moral-and-ethical">cuts proposed by Governor Rauner</a>. They say the cuts fall disproportionately on the poor. And they&rsquo;re calling their protest &ldquo;Moral Monday&rdquo; after a similar movement organized recently in North Carolina. So, how much should politicians consider morality when they&rsquo;re crafting budgets, spending cuts, and tax increases? Should a budget be a moral document? We explore those questions with Rabbi Brant Rosen, Midwest Regional Director for the American Friends Service Committee, and Reverend Tom Gaulke, the Pastor at the First Lutheran Church of the Trinity in Bridgeport.&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guests:&nbsp;</strong><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;"><a href="https://www.afsc.org/story/brant-rosen-named-new-regional-director-afscs-midwest-region">Rabbi Brant Rosen</a> is the Midwest Regional Director for the <a href="https://twitter.com/afsc_org">American Friends Service Committee.</a></em></p><p><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;"><a href="http://tombobjr.blogspot.com/">Tom Gaulke</a> is the Pastor at Bridgeport&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/FirstTrinityChi">First Lutheran Church of the Trinity</a>.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/210440979&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Chicago&#39;s best neighborhood bars</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">One of the things that makes Chicago unique, and frankly so great, is its long tradition of neighborhood corner bars. Even as the boutique beer business continues to blow up, for some, Old Style will forever remain the the true Chicago style. But how did a Milwaukee beer become so closely associated with Chicago? We dive into the history of the Chicago dive bar with Bill Savage, a writer and lecturer at Northwestern University and Liz Garibay, she&#39;s a writer, historian and founder of <a href="http://www.tavernhistory.com/">History on Tap.</a>&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guests:&nbsp;</strong><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;"><a href="https://twitter.com/RogersParkMan">Bill Savage</a> is a&nbsp;</em><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">a writer and lecturer at Northwestern University.&nbsp;</em><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</em></p><p><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;"><a href="https://twitter.com/LizGaribayChi">Liz Garibay</a> is a writer, historian and founder of <a href="https://twitter.com/historyontap">History on Tap.</a>&nbsp;</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/210440975&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Nneka&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">(Nneka Lucia Egbuna)</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">Born and raised in Nigeria, <a href="https://instagram.com/nnekaworld">Nneka</a> emigrated to Germany at the age of 19. There, she honed her craft as a singer and songwriter, blending afrobeat, soul, reggae, and hip-hop. Her latest album, <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/my-fairy-tales/id948700586">&ldquo;My Fairy Tales&rdquo;</a> is both deeply political and deeply spiritual. And it&rsquo;s the first release on her own label. Nneka plays tunes from that new release on the Morning Shift.</span></p><p><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;"><a href="https://twitter.com/nnekaworld">Nneka Lucia Egbuna</a> is a Nigerian musician.&nbsp;</em></p></p> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:12:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-06-15/morning-shift-chicago%E2%80%99s-best-neighborhood-bars-112191 Morning Shift: Looking into McCarthy's listening tour http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-06-11/morning-shift-looking-mccarthys-listening-tour-112175 <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/Steve%20Rhodes.jpg" title="Flickr/Steve Rhodes" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/209870137&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Game Four proves decisive for the Blackhawks</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The fourth game of a seven-game series always proves interesting: a team can win in a sweep, or take a decisive 3-1 lead that history has proven very difficult for the other team to come back from, or it can mean a clean slate with both teams at 2-2. A Blackhawks win provides the latter scenario. Sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout breaks down the game, and helps explain the intricate rules surrounding the shifting of players on and off the ice known as &ldquo;line changes.&quot;</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/Crayestout">Cheryl Raye Stout</a> is WBEZ&#39;s sports contributor.&nbsp;</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/209870118&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Looking into McCarthy&#39;s listening tour</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">This summer, the Chicago Police Department is running a series of listening tours around the city to hear from residents on the topic of police-community relations. <a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/cpd-listening-tour-fuzzy-details-112171">CPD hasn&rsquo;t made the list of events public</a>. Instead, it&rsquo;s reaching out to churches and other organizations one by one to set up the meetings. As a result, there hasn&rsquo;t been much media coverage of what goes on when Superintendent McCarthy and his deputies take questions from the public and listen to their concerns. We get first-hand accounts from community members Bill Curry and Arthur Jackson and Chicago Police Deputy Chief Eric Washington about the issues and questions community members are raising during the police department&rsquo;s listening tours.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guests:&nbsp;</strong><em>Arthur Jackson is chairman of the trustee board at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/MountCalvarychicago">Mt. Calvary Baptist Church</a> in Morgan Park, the site of a recent CPD listening tour.&nbsp;</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><em><a href="https://twitter.com/billcurry96">Bill Curry</a> is the Chief Program Officer with <a href="http://www.breakthrough.org/">Breakthrough</a> Youth Network at <a href="https://twitter.com/brkthru">Breakthrough Ministries</a> in East Garfield Park.</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><em><a href="http://4abpn833c0nr1zvwp7447f2b.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/27Feb15-Mayor-EmmanuelCPD-Announce-New-Community-Policing-Deputy-Chief.pdf">Eric Washington</a> is <a href="https://twitter.com/chicago_police">Chicago Police Department&#39;</a>s Deputy Chief of Community Policing.&nbsp;</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/209870125&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Mental Health Care falling on cops</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Both Chicago and Illinois have made big cuts to mental health services in recent years. That&rsquo;s left dealing with mental illness on the plates of people who never set out to do that job, like the police. Alexa James from the <a href="http://www.namichicago.org/">National Alliance on Mental Health</a> details the group&rsquo;s new white paper that points to statewide problems with mental health care.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em>Alexa James is the Executive Director at <a href="https://twitter.com/NAMIChicago">NAMI Chicago.</a></em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/209870130&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">The London Souls pack a lot of sound in a small package</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">When The London Souls&rsquo; Tash Neal was involved in a terrible traffic accident, doctors were afraid he wouldn&rsquo;t walk or talk normally again. In something akin to a miracle, he was playing shows a year after the major surgery that put him back together. Now, the band is touring in support of their <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-come-the-girls/id974833412?ign-mpt=uo%3D4">new album Here Come The Girls.</a> Picture the heavy rock of Zeppelin or Cream matched up with the pop sensibilities of Big Star or the Beatles. Throw in a dash of soul and a pinch of blues, and you&rsquo;ve got The London Souls. They play <a href="https://twitter.com/millennium_park">Millennium Park</a> Thursday night and stop by Morning Shift for a rockin&rsquo; preview.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guests:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/TheLondonSouls">The London Souls</a> are Tash Neal and Chris St. Hilaire.</em></p></p> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 08:02:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-06-11/morning-shift-looking-mccarthys-listening-tour-112175 Morning Shift: The Skin You Live In http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-06-09/morning-shift-skin-you-live-112158 <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/The-Skin-You-Live-in-Tyler-Michael-.jpg" title="Photo Courtesy of Pinterest" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/209539449&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Blackhawks come home to fight for the cup</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The Blackhawks head back to the &ldquo;Madhouse on Madison&rdquo; after splitting the first two games of the Stanley Cup Finals in Tampa. WBEZ sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout brings us all the icy action she&rsquo;ll be viewing from the press box and the locker room this week, starting with a 3-2 loss, Monday night.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/Crayestout">Cheryl Raye Stout</a> is WBEZ&#39;s sports contributor.</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/209539446&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Safety on The 606</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The 606 officially opened on Saturday for residents to walk the path alongside a parade, music and vendors. But a shooting early Sunday morning has some area residents asking about safety concerns. What is the city doing to ensure riders and pedestrians are safe on trail? Chicago Fire Dept. Assistant Deputy Chief Paramedic Julie Coy was out there Monday and she details some of the concerns.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em>Julie Coy is&nbsp;</em><em><a href="https://twitter.com/CFDMedia">Chicago Fire Dept</a>. Assistant Deputy Chief Paramedic.</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/209539443&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">What are the most pressing issues for CHA residents?</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The Chicago Housing Authority has announced its fourth CEO in as many years. The shift in leadership comes two years after Mayor Rahm Emanuel launched &ldquo;Plan Forward: Communities That Work,&rdquo; an update to former Mayor Richard M. Daley&rsquo;s 1999 overhaul of public housing in Chicago known as the &ldquo;Plan for Transformation.&rdquo; We check in with public housing residents on whether the CHA has delivered on the promises made during the Daley and Emanuel administrations. We also get their perspective on incoming <a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/emanuel-nominates-new-housing-authority-ceo-112153">CEO Eugene Jones Jr.</a></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guests:&nbsp;</strong><em>Francine Washington is the chairwoman of the <a href="http://tellingourstory.org/">Chicago Central Advisory Council.</a></em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><em><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/pub/tamiko-holt/3a/9bb/6b4">Tamiko Holt</a> is a member of the <a href="http://www.thecha.org/residents/housing-choice-voucher-hcv-program/">CHA Housing Choice Voucher Resident Participant Council.</a></em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/209539439&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">The Skin You Live In</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">When Michael Tyler&rsquo;s son came to him with a story of schoolyard bullying, he knew this would require more than the standard &ldquo;keep your chin up&rdquo; advice. His son had been confronted with a racial epithet and Tyler wanted an illustrative way to explain why that&rsquo;s never appropriate behavior-from anyone. But most children&rsquo;s literature he read that talked about skin color wasn&rsquo;t hitting the mark for him. So Tyler wrote his own book. The Skin You Live In is 10 years old this year, and the author says it&rsquo;s re-emerging as an important option for parents and teachers to pass on the lessons of diversity, self-esteem and race. Tyler details why he thinks the message is different, but even more necessary than ever.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/tsyli">Michael Tyler</a> is author of the book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Skin-You-Live-In/dp/0975958003">&quot;The Skin You Live In.&quot;</a></em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/209539437&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Stop. Reset.</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Acclaimed Goodman Theatre Artistic Associate Regina Taylor directs her mind-bending, provocative new play about advancing technology&rsquo;s impact on modern society. The rise of e-books and digital technologies may soon force Chicago businessman Alex Ames to shut down his long-standing African American book publishing company. While his employees fret over losing their jobs, Alex finds unlikely inspiration from a mysterious teenager, whose inventive, forward-thinking ideas may provide the solution to preserving Alex&#39;s legacy. <a href="http://reginataylor.com/">Regina Taylor</a> discusses <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/stopreset">Stop. Reset</a>. It runs through June 21 at the <a href="https://twitter.com/GoodmanTheatre">Goodman Theatre.</a></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guests:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/TheReginaTaylor">Regina Taylor</a> is a playwright.&nbsp;</em></p></p> Tue, 09 Jun 2015 08:19:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-06-09/morning-shift-skin-you-live-112158 Morning Shift: Taste of Mexico http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-06-04/morning-shift-taste-mexico-112141 <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/Geraint%20Rowland%20Photography.jpg" style="height: 400px; width: 600px;" title="Flickr/Geraint Rowland Photography" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/208822078&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Hawks game 1</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The Chicago Blackhawks are on the hunt for their 3rd Stanley Cup since 2010. The only thing standing between them and the word &ldquo;dynasty&rdquo; is the Eastern Conference champs Tampa Bay Lightning. But can a team from a town that&rsquo;s never seen natural ice really give a team from the &ldquo;Original Six,&rdquo; loaded with future hall-of-famers, a run for their money? WBEZ sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout recaps game one live from Cigar City.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/Crayestout">Cheryl Raye Stout</a> is WBEZ&#39;s sports contributor.</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/208822071&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Brown Line flyover</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The public discussed a new flyover planned for the Belmont brown line stop Wednesday. The CTA says long delays at that busy station can leave long wait times for the brown and purple lines. Opponents of the project think that it will hinder growth of businesses in the area, and threaten the character of the area. We talk with Ellen Hughes from the Coalition to Stop the Belmont Flyover explains what she thinks is at stake, and the CTA explains why this is needed to improve commutes.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guests:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/ejividenhughes">Ellen Hughes</a> represents the Coalition to <a href="https://twitter.com/noCTAflyover">Stop the Belmont Flyover</a>.</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><em><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=24483065&amp;authType=NAME_SEARCH&amp;authToken=9TtG&amp;locale=en_US&amp;srchid=1563390011433447978189&amp;srchindex=1&amp;srchtotal=40&amp;trk=vsrp_people_res_name&amp;trkInfo=VSRPsearchId%3A1563390011433447978189%2CVSRPtargetId%3A24483065%2CVSRPcmpt%3Aprimary%2CVSRPnm%3Atrue">Tammy Chase</a> is <a href="https://twitter.com/cta">Chicago Transit Authority</a>&#39;s&nbsp;</em><em>Director of Communications and Media Relations.</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/208822068&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Taste of Mexico</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The 35th Annual Taste of Chicago will showcase the work of more than 50 Chicago area restaurants. But only about four will represent Mexican food. A group of businesses in Chicago&rsquo;s Little Village neighborhood felt that Chicago had a lot more to offer when it comes to Mexican cuisine and so this weekend they&rsquo;re launching the first ever <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1377705502554964/">Taste of Little Village Flavors of Mexico</a> at 26th and Sacramento. Here to talk to us about the genesis of the festival as well as the authentic flavors it will offer is Jaime Di Paulo, executive director of the <a href="https://twitter.com/LVChamberChi">Little Village Chamber of Commerce</a> and Louie Lopez chef at Los Candiles whose food will be featured at the festival.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guests:&nbsp;</strong><em>Jaime Di Paulo is the <a href="https://twitter.com/LVChamberChi">Little Village Chamber of Commerce</a>&#39;s Executive Director.</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><i>Louie Lopez is a chef at Little Village restaurant&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Los-Candiles-Restaurant/105000792877077">Los Candiles.</a></i></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/208822064&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Benedictine leader</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Sister Judith Murphy is becoming Prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago later this month. Murphy was a teacher, dean, principal and president of St. Scholastica Academy for more than 20 years, and she helped found the Cristo Rey schools in Chicago. We talk to Sister Murphy about this new position and what this means for the Benedictine Order.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:</strong><em>&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/OSBChicago">Sister Judith Murphy</a> is the soon-to-be Prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago.</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/208822060&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">The Very Best</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">When a band names themselves <a href="https://www.facebook.com/theverybest">The Very Best,</a> they&rsquo;ve got to be pretty darn good. Or at least they have to be the very best at something, or the very best from some specific place. We put our theory to the test when The Very Best step into our studios. The group is East Africa meets East London, blending downtown DJ sounds and hip hop from the west with traditional music of Malawi. They visit us before they hit the bandshell at the Pritzker Pavilion.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/realTheVeryBest">The Very Best</a> is an international band.</em></p></p> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 08:13:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-06-04/morning-shift-taste-mexico-112141 Morning Shift: Rauner makes drastic cuts in attempt to balance budget http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-06-03/morning-shift-rauner-makes-drastic-cuts-attempt-balance-budget <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/Hikingartistdotcom.jpg" style="height: 390px; width: 600px;" title="Flickr/hikingartist.com" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/208627139&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Rauner makes drastic cuts in attempt to balance budget</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">A series of reductions in state services is the latest move in a back-and-forth over the Illinois budget. On Tuesday, <a href="http://interactive.wbez.org/rauner/">Governor Bruce Rauner</a> announced that he&#39;ll begin to cut state services and spending. Those include suspending business tax incentive offers, calling off the Illiana Tollway project, and increasing the co-pays for low-income families. The governor&#39;s office says it&#39;s responsible budget management. We hear from WBEZ&#39;s Tony Arnold with the latest. And, State Senator Heather Steans gives us her response.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guests:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/tonyjarnold">Tony Arnold</a> is WBEZ&#39;s state politics reporter.</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><em><a href="http://www.senatorsteans.com/">Heather Steans</a> is a State Senator, 7th-District.</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/208627130&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Blackhawks hope to bring back the cup, city hopes they bring the cash</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The Blackhawks are in the Stanley Cup Finals for the third time in six years. But is another Cup run translating into additional revenue for the city? From beers at bars to sweaters at shops to hotel rooms for traveling fans, how much might Chicago&rsquo;s treasury gain from the glory? Financial analyst and consultant Tim Mahon tells us if our economic cup will runneth over.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/wgtimmahon">Tim Mahon</a> is a Midwest Diversified Services Group principle.&nbsp;</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/208627126&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Spikeball gaining popularity</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Ever hear of the sport <a href="http://spikeball.com/">Spikeball</a>? Not too many people have but it is growing in popularity around the country thanks in large part to the efforts of a young Chicago entrepreneur. Think the old school yard games of foursquare or volleyball without the net, and instead - a mini trampoline. It was a game that Chris Ruder bought at a Toys R Us store years ago and now the game has teams across the country and a National Championship. We talk with Ruder about the origins of the game and his winning investment on the TV show Shark Tank.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/spikeballchris">Chris Ruder</a> is Spikeball Inc&#39;s CEO.</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/208627124&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">New exhibition focuses on famous chef&rsquo;s life</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">It&rsquo;s been more than a year and a half since legendary Chicago chef <a href="http://www.charlietrottersculinaryeducationfoundation.org/">Charlie Trotter</a> passed away. And while much has been written about the chef&rsquo;s professional side, we still don&rsquo;t know a lot about the private side of the man who put Chicago on the culinary map. A new, free exhibit at <a href="http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/trotter.html">Chicago&rsquo;s Water Tower City Gallery</a> aims to change that with many personal mementos from Trotter&rsquo;s life and career. His widow Rochelle Trotter was instrumental in gathering artifacts for the exhibit and she is here this morning to talk about the more personal side of Charlie Trotter.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/ctcef">Rochelle Trotter</a> is the wife of the late Chicago chef, Charlie Trotter.&nbsp;</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/208627117&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">CSO percussion</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">A group that teaches percussion to Chicago kids at a very high level, for free, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a concert Sunday. The <a href="http://cso.org/institute/youngmusicians/PercussionScholarship.aspx">Percussion Scholarship Group </a>has had numerous compositions arranged for it &hellip; and performed at venues including Symphony Center. It was co-founded by a husband-and-wife team, who play percussion with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, respectively. We&rsquo;ve got one of them here, Doug Waddell along with one of their students, Karen Dai, to talk about percussion?</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guests:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/pub/douglas-waddell/4/870/241">Doug Waddell</a> is the co-founder of the Percussion Scholarship Group.</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><em>Karen Dai is a member of the Percussion Scholarship &nbsp;and a senior at <a href="https://twitter.com/ucls">U of C Lab School.</a></em></p></p> Wed, 03 Jun 2015 08:14:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-06-03/morning-shift-rauner-makes-drastic-cuts-attempt-balance-budget Morning Shift: Kimo Williams http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-05-26/morning-shift-kimo-williams-112085 <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/USASOC%20News%20Service.jpg" style="height: 401px; width: 600px;" title="Flickr/USASOC News Service" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207309607&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Springfield update</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">It&rsquo;s the final countdown for Illinois Democrats to work out a deal on several outlying issues with Republican Governor Bruce Rauner. Or - if the two sides don&rsquo;t reach an agreement by Sunday - then we could be in for a long, politically ugly summer. And keep in mind, it&rsquo;s not even an election year this year. WBEZ&rsquo;s state political reporter Tony Arnold is in Springfield to watch the drama unfold. He joins us now to let us in on what issues are still outstanding and what kind of drama we can expect to see.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/tonyjarnold">Tony Arnold</a> is WBEZ&#39;s sate politics reporter.</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207309606&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Sheriff Dart pushes investigation into drug house</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">In early April, reporter <a href="https://twitter.com/nanisc99">Adriana Cardona-Maguigad</a> began to unspool <a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/554/not-it">a story</a> about drug addicts sent from Puerto Rico to Chicago by various municipalities on the island. These individuals are promised treatment that will lead to clean living in a spa-like setting. Instead, they&rsquo;re given a one-way ticket to substandard, unlicensed treatment facilities. Many walk away and end up on the streets. Morning Shift reached out for answers to a number of folks at the city, county and state. We&rsquo;ve spoken with the acting director of the Illinois Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse and a state senator. Now Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has called for a federal investigation and he joins us to explain.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/TomDart">Tom Dart</a> is the Sheriff of Cook County.</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207309604&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Sports update</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The Blackhawks are on the edge of elimination in the Stanley Cup playoffs after losing in Anaheim last night 5 to 4, and the Bears gambled and lost. Here with more on those stories and more is WBEZ&rsquo;s sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/Crayestout">Cheryl Raye Stout</a> is WBEZ&#39;s sports contributor.&nbsp;</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207309601&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Poverty art</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">According to 2013 Census numbers, there were over 45 million Americans living in poverty at the time. Poverty occurs in big cities, suburbs, small towns, Indian reservations. Scratch away at the numbers and you&rsquo;ll find individuals. Each person experiences deprivation in their own unique way. Artists taking part in a newly opened exhibition presented by David Weinberg Photography are exploring that diversity and reveal the issue&#39;s core complexity. It&rsquo;s called <a href="http://t.co/PXIECcX7QM">An Invisible Hand</a>, and it combines sculpture, photography, video and audio pieces by nine artists who&#39;ve worked to convey poverty in all of its intricacies and disparities. It&rsquo;s up through July 25 and we&rsquo;re joined by the space&#39;s owner David Weinberg and the exhibit&#39;s curator Meg Noe.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guests:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/DWeinbergPhoto">David Weinberg</a> is the owner of David Wenberg Photography in Lincoln Park. </em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><em><a href="http://www.megtnoe.com/">Meg Noe</a> is the curator of An Invisible Hand.&nbsp;</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207309598&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Kimo Williams</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">As a kid, Kimo Williams taught himself guitar as an escape from difficult circumstances. He served in Vietnam and in addition to his regular duties, brought music to his fellow troops in the middle of the jungle, often under fire. After his tour he enrolled in the Berklee College of Music, even though he could barely read music. By graduation, he was a full-fledged composer employing his own innovative techniques writing for orchestra. Williams continued his association with the military both personally and professionally, serving and writing pieces based on his experiences. Outside the symphonic world he&rsquo;s well known for his work in the Lt. Dan Band for nearly a decade with actor Gary Sinise. On June 6 and 8, the <a href="http://www.chicagosinfonietta.org/">Chicago Sinfonietta</a> will be performing two of his works as part of a program paying tribute to service members. Kimo Williams joins us and we play selections from the work.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/kimowilliams">Kimo Williams</a>&nbsp;is a composer, musician, veteran and professor of music.&nbsp;</em></p></p> Tue, 26 May 2015 08:04:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-05-26/morning-shift-kimo-williams-112085 Morning Shift: Adolfo Davis faces uncertain future http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-04-14/morning-shift-adolfo-davis-faces-uncertain-future-111868 <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/derekskey.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="Flickr/derekskey" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/200781833&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Adolfo Davis faces uncertain future&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Adolfo Davis is now waiting to find out his new sentence for a crime committed decades ago when he was 14. Davis was given life without parole - the sentence was mandatory back then for crimes like the double murder Davis was part of.&nbsp; The U.S. Supreme Court has since ruled mandatory life without parole for juveniles is unconstitutional - so Davis and some 80 others in Illinois are getting new sentencing hearings. Yesterday, defense lawyers and an assistant Cook County state&rsquo;s attorney argued widely different views about what should happen to him now. We hear the latest from both sides.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guests:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/pub/patricia-soung/38/690/681">Patricia Soung</a> is a staff attorney at the Center for Juvenile Law and Policy in Los Angeles and Davis&#39; co-counsel. </em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><em><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/pub/james-mckay/4/944/b58">James McKay</a> is the Assistant State&#39;s Attorney and Chief of the Complex Prosecutions Unit at Cook County State&#39;s Attorney&#39;s Office.&nbsp;</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/200781822&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Bill calls for reparations for Burge torture victims</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Victims of torture under former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge will finally get a chance to discuss reparations from the city Tuesday. After a year and a half on the shelf, the City Council&rsquo;s Finance Committee will hear testimony on an ordinance that calls for the city to survivors of police torture $20 million. Alderman Howard Brookins (21st) is the chief sponsor of the legislation, and joins us to talk about the ordinance and its chances of passage.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/about/wards/21.html">Howard Brookins</a> is Alderman of Chicago&#39;s 21st Ward.</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/200781812&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Blackhawks headed for playoffs</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The Blackhawks are headed back to the playoffs, and their first round opponent is Nashville. Could the return of Patrick Kane give the team the push they need to start lighting things up in the &ldquo;second season&rdquo;? Plus a new Sports Illustrated article paints a disturbing picture of former Cubs player Milton Bradley and the alleged abuse he dished out to his late wife. Sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout joins us to talk Blackhawk hockey, and if Major League Baseball learned anything from the NFL&rsquo;s Ray Rice debacle.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/Crayestout">Cheryl Raye Stout</a>&nbsp;is WBEZ&#39;s sports contributor.&nbsp;</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/200781808&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">New play tackles the history of public housing in Chicago</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">It all began with a question: &ldquo;What is America&rsquo;s responsibility to its poor?&rdquo; Playwright and ATC Artistic Director PJ Paparelli decided to answer that question by focusing on the history of public housing in Chicago. Paparelli talked to more than 100 people-scholars, historians, current and former residents-over four years, and he&rsquo;s combined these conversations with music and dance in a documentary play called <a href="http://www.atcweb.org/">&ldquo;The Project(s).&quot;</a>&nbsp;View the play&#39;s trailer <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lk2QWR6BS0&amp;feature=youtu.be">here.</a></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guests:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/PaparelliPj">PJ Paparelli</a> is a playwright and <a href="https://twitter.com/AmericanTheater">American Theater Company</a>&#39;s Artistic Director.</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><em><a href="http://www.atcweb.org/bxo/nowplay.php#">Joshua Jaeger</a> is The Project(s) co-writer.&nbsp;</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/200781805&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">WCIU continues to be place for live, local soul and disco</span><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Chicago&rsquo;s presence on the soul music scene owes a lot to Soul Train, the venerable live performance and dance show that introduced national audiences to some of the biggest stars from the disco era. It was the place to be. It was that same local TV station-WCIU-that paved the way for a quirky, live soul music show in the early 1980s. The Chicago Party was hosted by Willie Woods and James Christopher, and every Saturday night for more than 20 weeks the co-hosts led audiences through a typical Saturday night at the club CopHerBox II. This included everything from live performances by unknown artists to swimsuit contests and even a little comedy. <a href="https://twitter.com/numerogroup">Numero Group</a> has scoured the tapes to bring some of those artists and songs to light and the result is the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgpDVVh1q8I">compilation</a> <a href="http://www.numerogroup.com/products/ultra-high-frequencies-the-chicago-party">Ultra-High Frequencies: The Chicago Party.</a>&nbsp;We talk with Numero Group&rsquo;s Jon Kirby and The Chicago Party co-host and creator Willie Woods about the time. Check out some old footage of The Chicago Party <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfqh7O0ceuc">here.</a></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guests:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/JonathanCKirby">Jon Kirby</a> is a member of Numero Group.</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><em>Willie Woods is the co-creator of <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJyapssDQEE">The Chicago Party</a> and one of the owners of CopHerBox II.&nbsp;</em></p></p> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:02:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-04-14/morning-shift-adolfo-davis-faces-uncertain-future-111868 Morning Shift: News from Northwest Indiana http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-01-02/morning-shift-news-northwest-indiana-111323 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/LHOON.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We&#39;re Indiana bound as we give a little love to &quot;the region&quot; exploring some issues facing the Hoosier state in 2015 with WBEZ&#39;s Michael Puente. We recap the Winter Classic. And, we speak with a best-selling author whose book boasts bacon and a fool-proof fitness plan.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-126/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-126.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-126" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: News from Northwest Indiana " on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Fri, 02 Jan 2015 08:14:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-01-02/morning-shift-news-northwest-indiana-111323