WBEZ | St. Patrick's Day http://www.wbez.org/tags/st-patricks-day Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: Should knowledge of police abuse be public domain? http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2014-03-14/morning-shift-should-knowledge-police-abuse-be-public <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Cover Flickr Mite Kuzevski.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We wrap up our GOP gubernatorial candidate check-ins with State Treasurer Dan Rutherford. Also, the right of the public to know when it comes to police misconduct. And, comedian W. Kamau Bell.&nbsp;</p><div class="storify"><iframe src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-should-knowledge-of-police-abuse-be/embed?header=false" width="100%" height=750 frameborder=no allowtransparency=true></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-should-knowledge-of-police-abuse-be.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-should-knowledge-of-police-abuse-be" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Should knowledge of police abuse be public domain?" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:03:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2014-03-14/morning-shift-should-knowledge-police-abuse-be-public Weekend Passport March 16th http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-16/weekend-passport-march-16th-97371 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-March/2012-03-22/AP110317028964.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>This week, our global citizen Nari Safavi is here to help us plan your international weekend. Nari is president of Pasfarda Arts and Cultural Exchange. <a href="http://www.vox3.org/vonrueden.html" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Brian von Rueden</a>, artistic director of Vox 3 Collective, contributes. Today we’ll celebrate St. Patrick's day, the Persian New Year, and Bulgarian art.<a href="http://www.vox3.org/vonrueden.html" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;"> </a></p><p>First up, we have a <img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/insert-image/2012-March/2012-03-16/bagpipes1.jpg" style="width: 201px; height: 133px; float: left;" title="(AP/Staff Photo)">St. Patrick's Day celebration with some very German flair. This Saturday at 7:30 pm, <a href="http://vox3.org/home.html" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Vox 3 Collective</a> is partnering with <a href="http://www.dankhaus.com" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Dank Haus</a>, Chicago’s German American cultural center, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with their cultural fusion event <em>Erin Go Berlin</em>. The Vox 3 Collective fuses combines folk music with classical German composers like Beethoven to bring us a totally original performance. If you're looking for an event sooner, Dank Haus is also hosting McStammtisch, another St. Patrick's Day event tonight 7:30. This event involves playing a mix of Irish and German songs on Irish bagpipes. There is no cover. Dank Haus is located in Lincoln Square at 4740 North Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>This weekend m<img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/insert-image/2012-March/2012-03-16/fire.jpg" style="width: 169px; height: 110px; float: right;" title="(AP/Vahid Salemi)">arks the beginning of festivities celebrating the Persian New Year, Nowruz. On Sunday, March 18th from 5-9 pm, the Libertyville Civic Center will be hosting its annual Nowruz Celebration in Chicago. <a href="http://www.niacouncil.org/site/PageServer?pagename=About_sadri" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Dr. Ahmad Sadri</a> will be making a presentation on his translation of the Shahnameh project. The official beginning of the Persian New Year comes with the Spring solstice.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Lastly, there is<img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/insert-image/2012-March/2012-03-16/STAGE02.jpg" style="width: 155px; height: 155px; float: left;" title="(Painting by Lubo Velkov)"> an <a href="http://www.bulgarianartistsabroad.net/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Bulgarian art exhibit</a> at the <a href="http://www.ukrainiannationalmuseum.org//eng/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Ukrainian National Museum</a>. Tonight's exhibit opening begins at 7pm and includes a performance of traditional Bulgarian national dancing. You can also go Saturday and Sunday from 11am-5pm. Children under 12 are free. The exhibit runs through March 25th. The museum is in Ukranian Village on Chicago Avenue. This Sunday, from 2-4pm, museum-goers will have a chance to meet the artists.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Happy travels!</p></p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 18:34:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-16/weekend-passport-march-16th-97371 Can Irish survive beyond sláinte? http://www.wbez.org/story/brian-o%E2%80%99conchubhair/can-irish-survive-beyond-sl%C3%A1inte-83888 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2011-March/2011-03-17/O&#039;Conchubhair-Brian.jpg" alt="" /><p><h1 id="internal-source-marker_0.052819848386948975"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">There&rsquo;s no doubt &ldquo;sláinte&rdquo; will be heard in Irish pubs throughout Chicago on St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day. It&rsquo;s the favorite Irish-language (Irish Gaelic) toast for those who hoist pints of Guinness. But beyond St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day, a linguist worries about the language&rsquo;s long-term survival. </span></h1><h1><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">&ldquo;The challenge is to have Irish survive more as just a few calcified phrases like &lsquo;sláinte,&rsquo; speckling our English language and have it as a living, modern language,&rdquo; says Brian O&rsquo;Conchubhair, a native of Ireland who is now a professor at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. </span></h1><h1><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Irish isn&rsquo;t the dominant language in Ireland: English is now king. O&rsquo;Conchubhair says Irish may not even be the second-most spoken language in Ireland. Depending on how you count speakers, that distinction could go to Chinese.</span></h1><h1><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">This is despite the fact that Irish is the island nation&rsquo;s official language, and documents from the European Union still must be translated from English into Irish.</span></h1><h1><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">O&rsquo;Conchubhair, who was in Chicago for St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day, says the Irish language took a big hit following the Great Potato Famine of the 1800s. People left Ireland in droves for the U.S. Those who remained began to speak English--primarily because it was viewed, O&rsquo;Conchubhair says, as the language of prosperity. The language was seen as the tongue of rural people or the elderly.</span></h1><h1><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">O&rsquo;Conchubhair says it&rsquo;s unclear why Ireland didn&rsquo;t become a bilingual society, embracing both Irish and English. He says it&rsquo;s not uncommon to have English-speaking young people unable to communicate with older relatives, who may only speak Irish. </span></h1><h1><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">&ldquo;It would be much easier to be a monoglot English speaker in Dublin who knows no Irish than someone who is willing to say they are bilingual,&rdquo; O&rsquo;Conchubhair says.</span></h1><h1><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">However, Irish saw a resurgence in the 1990s, especially among young people. O&rsquo;Conchubhair says they viewed it as hip.</span></h1><h1><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">&ldquo;There are more Irish speakers now in the urban based areas in Dublin, Cork and Limerick who speak Irish socially, who use the Internet, who listen to the radio and the TV stations through the Irish language,&rdquo; O&rsquo;Conchubhair says.</span></h1><h1><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">As that resurgence continues, the debate over whether Irish should be preserved sometimes gets heated.</span></h1><h1><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">&ldquo;If you want to start an argument in an Irish pub, raise the issue of the Irish language: Is it a waste of time? Is it the unique culture gem that needs to be protected and nourished?,&rdquo; O&rsquo;Conchubhair says. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a hot-button issue. Always has been, always will be.&rdquo;</span></h1><h1><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">O&rsquo;Conchubhair planned on celebrating St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day at a Chicago pub, where he hoped to also catch a championship game of Gaelic football, a sport that shares similarities with soccer and rugby. <br /></span></h1><h1><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Here, WBEZ&rsquo;s Michael Puente asks O&rsquo;Conchubhair more about the Irish language, how it fared during the days of the &ldquo;Celtic Tiger&rdquo; economic boom, and why an Irishman decided to study his own language and heritage from the confines of Notre Dame.</span></h1><p>&nbsp;<span href="/sites/default/files/story/insert-image/2011-march/2011-03-17/irish-language-2-way.mp3" id="filefield_audio_insert_player-91188" class="filefield_audio_insert_player" player="null">irish-language-2-way.mp3</span></p></p> Thu, 17 Mar 2011 23:21:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/brian-o%E2%80%99conchubhair/can-irish-survive-beyond-sl%C3%A1inte-83888 The Weekly Guide: 'Chicago's Wingman' breaks down the weekend http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-11/weekly-guide-chicagos-wingman-breaks-down-weekend-83543 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/St Pat&#039;s Chicago River Tim Boyle Getty.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>It&rsquo;s the weekend! Time to put the stress and demands of the work week behind.&nbsp;But, for some folks, a fun weekend is just part of their job description.</p><p>Ernest Wilkins is a social media and events producer for <em>Chicago Tribune&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.redeyechicago.com/" target="_blank">RedEye</a></em> and <a href="http://chicago.metromix.com/" target="_blank">Metromix</a>. He&rsquo;s known as &quot;<a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/metromix-blog/wingman-chicago/" target="_blank">Chicago&rsquo;s Wingman</a>.&quot; And Friday he provided some plans for the latest installment of <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/weeklyguide"><em>The Weekly&nbsp;Guide</em></a>.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p><p><strong><br />Ernest's Ideas for the Weekend:<br /><br />Friday night</strong>:<br />At 7 p.m.: <a href="http://tcwmag.hastickets.com/eventinfo.aspx?eventId=146 " target="_blank">Today&rsquo;s Chicago Woman Top Singles Party</a> <br />At 7:30 p.m.: <a href="http://www.chicagogoldengloves.com/" target="_blank">Chicago Golden Gloves qualifier</a></p><p><strong>Saturday: </strong><strong>St. Patty&rsquo;s Day celebration</strong><br /><a href="http://www.sullyshouse.com" target="_blank">Sully&rsquo;s House</a> on Dayton<br /><a href="http://www.lizziemcneills.com/ " target="_blank">Lizzie McNeill&rsquo;s</a><br /><br />At 10 pm: <a href="http://www.thebeautybar.com/chicago/calendar/calendar.php?mode=view&amp;id=762" target="_blank">Beauty Bar for Digital Freshness</a></p><p><strong>Sunday:</strong><br />Brunch at new spot <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kanela-Cafe/115395058525615" target="_blank">Kenela Café</a><br />At 8 p.m.: Orgone at <a href="http://www.schubas.com/" target="_blank">Schuba&rsquo;s</a></p></p> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 14:57:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-11/weekly-guide-chicagos-wingman-breaks-down-weekend-83543 Friday Foodie Forecast: Happy St. Patrick's Day! http://www.wbez.org/blog/steve-dolinsky/2011-03-11/friday-foodie-forecast-happy-st-patricks-day-83513 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Corned Beef and Cabbage.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><o:p><img width="400" height="267" alt="Rockit Bar &amp; Grill corned beef and cabbage mac &amp; cheese" title="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-March/2011-03-10/Corned Beef and Cabbage.jpg" />&nbsp;<br /><em>Corned beef &amp; cabbage mac &amp; cheese from Rockit Bar &amp; Grill</em></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Believe it or not, spring is almost here. What does that mean for foodies in Chicago? Things start going green. St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day is this Thursday, and in a city that dyes its river green-<em>er</em>, Irish-inspired cuisine and cocktails can be found at almost every pub and restaurant throughout the city. But if you&rsquo;re looking to toast the holiday with something other than green beer and shamrock shakes, head to a <a href="http://www.burgundy-wines.fr/">Burgundy Wines</a> tasting in between feasting on the corned beef and cabbage varieties of mac &amp; cheese at <a href="http://www.rockitbarandgrill.com/">Rockit Bar &amp; Grill</a> and sliders at <a href="http://www.thefifty50.com/">The Fifty/50</a>. <span style="">&nbsp;</span>Whatever your preference, everyone can enjoy being Irish this week. Sláinte!<o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Mac Madness</strong><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Kicking off the same week as St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day and March Madness, basketball fans, revelers and foodies alike can celebrate Rockit Bar &amp; Grill&rsquo;s second annual <a href="http://www.rockitbarandgrill.com/.../rockit-celebrates-second-annual-mac-madness/">Mac Madness</a> with a week-long fest of mac n&rsquo; cheese from March 14 &ndash; 18 in <a href="http://www.rockitbarandgrill.com/locations/rockit-river-north/">River North</a>, and from March 17 &ndash; 19 at the <a href="http://www.rockitbarandgrill.com/locations/rockit-wrigley/">Wrigleyville</a> location. Chef James Gottwald and Chef De Cuisine Amanda Downing take one of America&rsquo;s most beloved dishes one step further with new and innovative twists on the comfort casserole every day of the week. Beginning Monday, the daily specials include: hog-a-roni &amp; cheese (braised pork belly, bacon, bbq, baked beans, smoked gouda, $14), lamb sausage &amp; ratatouille (with goat cheese, $14), French onion &amp; beef brisket (caramelized onions, gruyere cheese, $14), corned beef and cabbage (Irish Cheddar, whiskey mustard cream, $14 &ndash; in celebration of St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day), oyster mac-a-fella (creamed spinach, fried oysters, pecorino, $14) alongside existing favorites including Rockit&rsquo;s signature mac &amp; cheese ($8), and last year&rsquo;s reining Mac Madness king, Buffalo chicken mac &amp; cheese (four cheese mac, buttermilk blue cheese, chives, $14). Rockit River North is located at 22 W. Hubbard, and Rockit Wrigley at 3700 N. Clark. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.rockitbarandgrill.com">www.rockitbarandgrill.com</a>.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b>Goin' Green on Division St.</b></p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Celebrate the luck of the Irish twice this week as <a href="http://www.thefifty50.com/">The Fifty/50</a> hosts two parties featuring food and drink specials in honor of St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day. During the St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day parade this Saturday, March 12 and for the actual holiday Thursday, March 17, patrons can feast on corned beef and cabbage sliders ($3), Mickey&rsquo;s hand grenades ($3), 16oz Guinness cans ($6), Jameson shots ($6), Irish Car Bombs ($8) and &ldquo;Irish Threesomes&rdquo;(a corned beef and cabbage slider, an Irish Car Bomb, and a Mickey&rsquo;s hand grenade, $12) alongside Executive Chef Martin Arellano&rsquo;s made-from-scratch menu of smoked/fried foods and sandwiches. The Fifty/50 is located at 2047 Division St. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.thefifty50.com/">http://thefifty50.com</a>.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Burgundy Wine Tasting</strong></p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">If wine is your libation of choice to toast St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day, head to the free <a href="http://www.burgundytasting-usa.fr/terroirs-et-signatures-de-bourgogne-chicago,861.html?&amp;args=Y29tcF9pZD04OTQmYWN0aW9uPXZpZXcmaWQ9JnBhZ2U9aW5mb3NwcmF0aXF1ZXN8">Burgundy Wine&rsquo;s Terroirs &amp; Signatures de Bourgogne 2011</a> tasting Thursday, March 17 at the <a href="http://www.chicagoilluminatingcompany.com/">Chicago Illuminating Company</a>. Oenophiles and wine novices alike can take the opportunity to meet with more than 35 wine growers and merchants from Burgundy as they introduce a new theme to the American market, &ldquo;<a href="http://www.burgundytasting-uk.fr/">Climats &amp; lieux-dits de Bourgogne</a>.&rdquo; From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., a training seminar to improve your knowledge of Burgundy wines will be presented by Jay Youmans, Master of wines and official Burgundy wines educator. A tasting of eight different village appellations from throughout the vineyard will follow from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Chicago Illuminating Company is located at 19 E. 21 Street. For more information and to RSVP, visit <a href="http://www.burgundytasting-usa.fr">www.burgundytasting-usa.fr</a>.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <!--EndFragment--><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>- Dimitra Apostolopoulos&nbsp;</em></p></p> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 14:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/steve-dolinsky/2011-03-11/friday-foodie-forecast-happy-st-patricks-day-83513