WBEZ | sports http://www.wbez.org/tags/sports Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Cubs are closing in on the Wild Card http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-08-24/cubs-are-closing-wild-card-112711 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/cubs Ron Cogswell.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The Cubs are six games ahead of the San Francisco Giants for the final National League wild card spot after sweeping Atlanta at a raucous Wrigley Field over the weekend. For Cubs&rsquo; fans, it&rsquo;s pretty amazing to watch...WBEZ sports contributor CRS joins us to talk about their winning ways.&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:54:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-08-24/cubs-are-closing-wild-card-112711 Morning Shift: August 18, 2015 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-08-18/morning-shift-august-18-2015-112676 <p><p>Much has been written about the life and work of nanny/photographer Vivian Maier &mdash; even a film was made about her now. New twists and turns into exactly who owns Maier&#39;s work the latest is it could end up with the county. We learn more about the case. And more on photography...the art of street photography is not about walking up to a sleeping homeless person and taking a bunch of pictures. Photographer Chuck Jines joins us to talk about street photography and his long-term projects. Then, giving out trophies for participation...is it a good idea or does it fail to teach children about competition and winning and losing? We also talk to Gov. Bruce Rauner and hear from the spokesman of the labor union AFSCME.</p></p> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:23:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-08-18/morning-shift-august-18-2015-112676 Recap of Chicago's sports weekend http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-08-17/recap-chicagos-sports-weekend-112664 <p><p>It was an interesting weekend for Chicago sports. When we last left the crosstown classic, the Sox took 2 of 3. The Cubs though, have been tearing things up and came in to the series winners of 13 out of the last 14 games. The Sox on the other hand, have been up and down, losing 2 of 3 to the Rays and Yanks, they were swept by Kansas City before sweeping Anaheim. WBEZ&rsquo;s sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout joins us with more on the weekend in sports. (Photo:&nbsp;Flickr/Mike Walker)</p></p> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:04:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-08-17/recap-chicagos-sports-weekend-112664 Cubs and Sox wind up big weekend series http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-08-10/cubs-and-sox-wind-big-weekend-series-112609 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/wrigley FlickrRon Cogswell.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Here we are in the middle of August, nearing the end of the regular baseball season, and Chicago&rsquo;s teams each just wrapped up an exciting series. The Cubs were spectacular, sweeping the defending World Series champs the San Francisco Giants in four games. On the flip side, the Sox were the ones who got swept. They fell three games in a row to the Kansas City Royals, last season&rsquo;s runner-up. So, what does this mean for the postseason for our two home teams? WBEZ&rsquo;s Cheryl Raye Stout talks baseball, plus an update on the Patrick Kane situation, and the latest from Bears training camp.</p></p> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 12:49:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-08-10/cubs-and-sox-wind-big-weekend-series-112609 Changes might be in store for Cubs, White Sox http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-07-28/changes-might-be-store-cubs-white-sox-112492 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/baseball FlickrGeoff Livingston.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Baseball teams are getting closer to their trade deadline. When it comes to the Cubs and Sox...Who might be going? Who might come in? And will the teams be buyers or sellers? WBEZ&#39;s sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout provides those answers.</p></p> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:34:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-07-28/changes-might-be-store-cubs-white-sox-112492 Baseball returns from All Star break http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-07-17/baseball-returns-all-star-break-112415 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/wrigley Chris Brown.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/215157244&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><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">We speak with WBEZ sports reporter Cheryl Raye-Stout to look back on the Cubs and White Sox seasons so far and discuss what lies ahead as both teams return from the All Star break.&nbsp;</span></p></p> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:28:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-07-17/baseball-returns-all-star-break-112415 Title IX rules hit Chicago http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-07-14/title-ix-rules-hit-chicago-112383 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/146165203_a231642c3d_z (1).jpg" alt="" /><p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/214535761&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><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">It&rsquo;s parade day in New York to celebrate the US Women&rsquo;s Soccer Team World Cup win. There&rsquo;s no doubt lots of young girls have gotten the soccer bug due to the World Cup excitement. But if you&rsquo;re a Chicago Public Schools high school student there&rsquo;s a chance you didn&rsquo;t have an opportunity to play on a girls soccer team. That&#39;s because according to a lawsuit filed by the National Women&rsquo;s Law Center, CPS discriminated against female students on the basis of sex when it came to interscholastic sports.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">CPS has agreed to up its game as part of an agreement with the US Education Department, in accordance with Title IX rules. Here with more on the agreement and why it was needed in the first place is Fatima Goss Graves, Vice President for Education and Employment at the National Women&#39;s Law Center.</span></p></p> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:23:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-07-14/title-ix-rules-hit-chicago-112383 Morning Shift: July 7, 2015 http://www.wbez.org/morning-shift-july-7-2015-112337 <p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/213658550&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> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:38:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/morning-shift-july-7-2015-112337 Chicago fetes Cubs and Sox all stars http://www.wbez.org/chicago-fetes-cubs-and-sox-all-stars-112336 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.wbez.org/" alt="" /><p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/213657057&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 fetes Cubs and Sox all stars</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);">We&rsquo;re at the halfway point in the baseball season. The 2015 All Star Game takes place a week from today in Cincinnati. Two players from Chicago will be representing the National League: Cubs 3rd baseman Kris Bryant and his teammate 1st baseman Anthony Rizzo. And a player from the White Sox -- pitcher Chris Sale -- will be playing for the American league. WBEZ Sports Contributor Cheryl Raye Stout is here now with more on the roles these guys will have in the game and how their respective teams are doing so far this season.</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>Guest:</strong> <em>WBEZ sports contributor <a href="https://twitter.com/Crayestout">Cheryl Raye Stout</a></em></p></p> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:32:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/chicago-fetes-cubs-and-sox-all-stars-112336 Week in Review: Dennis Hastert indicted, Chicago still most corrupt, Bears dismiss Ray McDonald http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2015-05-29/week-review-dennis-hastert-indicted-chicago-still-most-corrupt <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/7167050199_8f7024b8a4_z.jpg" style="height: 661px; width: 620px;" title="(Photo: Flickr/Teemu008)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207892222&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><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Week in Review: Dennis Hastert indicted, Chicago still most corrupt, Bears dismiss Ray McDonald</span><br />We recap the week&rsquo;s news including the developing scandal surrounding former Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert; the latest developments from Springfield; and the ups-and-downs for the Chicago Bulls, Bears and Blackhawks.</p><p dir="ltr"><br /><strong>Guests:</strong></p><ul dir="ltr"><li><em><a href="https://twitter.com/amyguth">Amy Guth</a> is a WGN radio host.</em></li><li><em><a href="https://twitter.com/AndyShawBGA">Andy Shaw</a> is president and CEO of the Better Government Association.</em></li></ul><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207892221&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><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Friday Mini-Mix featuring DJ Milty Evans</span><br />Every Friday we bring you a brand new mix from the Vocalo DJ Collective, curated by DJ Jesse De La Pena. This week&rsquo;s set comes from DJ Milty Evans and features soul-inspired House music.</p><p dir="ltr"><strong>Guest:</strong> <em><a href="https://twitter.com/MiltyEvans">Milty Evans</a> is a Chicago-based DJ.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207884595&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><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">30th annual Chicago Gospel Music Festival preview</span><br /><span id="docs-internal-guid-bad12e22-a1f6-2498-df7b-dbd700376f6c">The annual Chicago Gospel Music Festival kicks off Friday evening at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park and runs through Sunday night. Ivy Hall is the Gospel Music Festival Programmer for the City of Chicago. She joins us with a details on this year&rsquo;s fest.</span></p><p><strong>Guest:</strong> <em>Ivy Hall is the <a href="http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_gospel_musicfestival.html">Gospel Music Fest</a> programmer.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207884724&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><br /><span style="font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 24px;">Cook County Commissioner propses plan to take on gun violence</span><br />To date this year, there have been at least 600 shootings and 140 people killed by gun violence in the Chicago. Grown weary of hearing the weekend tally of shootings and fatalities in the city, Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin &nbsp;- who represents a portion of the West Side and west suburbs - proposed a 7-point plan to stem the tide of violence. His plan includes domestic terrorism charges against shooters and accomplices. He joins us in studio to discuss his plan.&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr"><strong>Guest:</strong> <em><a href="http://www.richardrboykin.com/about">Richard Boykin</a> is Cook County Commissioner for Chicago&rsquo;s 1st District.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207885386&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><br /><span style="font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 24px;">Tech Shift Week in Review: Subsidized internet, new Google gadgetry, and supercomputing</span><br />The FCC proposes subsidizing broadband access for the poor; Google introduces some pretty fantastic technology; and the latest supercomputing news. Those are just a few stories we explore on our Tech Shift Week in Review. We&rsquo;re joined by Argonne&rsquo;s Deputy Director for its leadership computing facility, Susan Coglan, as well as our WBEZ super digital guy, Tim Akimoff.&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr"><br /><strong>Guests:</strong></p><ul dir="ltr"><li><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-bad12e22-a21a-647f-8595-2e9ffda7120d"><a href="https://www.alcf.anl.gov/staff-directory/susan-coghlan">Susan Coghlan</a></span> is a Deputy Division Director at Argonne National Laboratory.</em></li><li><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-bad12e22-a21a-647f-8595-2e9ffda7120d"><a href="https://twitter.com/timakimoff">Tim Akimoff</a></span> is WBEZ&rsquo;s Director of Digital.&nbsp;</em></li></ul><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207884823&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><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Gov. Rauner pressures Democrats to pass his agenda items by Sunday</span><br />There&rsquo;s a flurry of activity in Springfield as Republican Governor Bruce Rauner has issued Democrats an ultimatum to pass two of his agenda items by Sunday. But Democrats are saying that&rsquo;s not possible. Those negotiations are just part of what&rsquo;s happening in Springfield. WBEZ&rsquo;s State Political reporter Tony Arnold is in Springfield and joins us for an update.</p><p><br /><strong>Guest:</strong> <em><a href="https://twitter.com/tonyjarnold">Tony Arnold</a> is a WBEZ reporter.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207884969&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><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Gas prices are rising in Chicago, but not like last year</span><br />Gas prices in Chicago are going up. In fact, they&rsquo;ve risen by seven percent in the last week alone. But even with the jump, what you&rsquo;re paying at the pump is still lower than it was a year ago. Patrick DeHaan is GasBuddy.com&rsquo;s Senior Petroleum Analyst for the Midwest and he joins us with more.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong> <em><a href="https://twitter.com/GasBuddyGuy">Patrick DeHaan</a> is GasBuddy.com&rsquo;s Senior Petroleum Analyst for the Midwest.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207885097&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><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">More details emerge in the Dennis Hastert indictment</span><br /><span id="docs-internal-guid-bad12e22-a229-24c6-0bb4-38ed8b470e70">Thursday afternoon we learned that former House speaker Dennis Hastert, an Illinois Republican, was indicted on charges that he lied to the FBI about alleged hush money he paid to someone the indictment refers to only as &ldquo;Individual A.&rdquo; Now, more details are starting to emerge with the </span>New York Times reporting that Hastert was paying someone to conceal decades-old sexual abuse that took place when he was a high school teacher and coach in suburban Chicago. Here to walk us through the legal language of the indictment is former federal prosecutor Jeff Cramer, who&rsquo;s currently a senior managing director at Kroll Investigations, a risk and security consultancy.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong> <em><a href="http://www.kroll.com/who-we-are/kroll-experts/jeffrey-cramer">Jeff Cramer</a> is a senior managing director at risk and security consultancy, Kroll Investigations.</em></p></p> Fri, 29 May 2015 18:06:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2015-05-29/week-review-dennis-hastert-indicted-chicago-still-most-corrupt