WBEZ | semi-finals http://www.wbez.org/tags/semi-finals Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Louder Than a Bomb 2013 Semi-Finals http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/louder-bomb-2013-semi-finals-106059 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/logo_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><div class="image-insert-image ">The Louder Than a Bomb 2013 Semi-Final bouts featured the top 12 individuals vying for a spot in the Indy Finals and the top 16 teams competed for a slot at Team Finals.</div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F83009394&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Competing Teams: Whitney Young High School, Little Village North Lawndale High School, Simeon Career Academy, Evanston Township High School</p><p>Individual Poets: Olivia Shine (Nicholas Senn High School), Dawn Smith (Bowen High School), Diana Sarfo (St. Ignatius College Prep), Amanda Villaronga (Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School)</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F83010628&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Competing Teams: Homewood Flossmoor High School, Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy, Kenwood Academy High School, Noble Street Charter High School</p><p>Individual Poets: Nora Engel-Hall (InVerse), Kayla Polo (Mather High School), Emma Coleman (Northside College Prep High School), Christian Rivera (Roberto Clemente Community Academy)</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F83011579&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Competing Teams: Oak Park and River Forest High School, New Trier High School, Jones College Prep, Maine West High School, Francis W. Parker School</p><p>Individual Poets: Doktor Germz, Nathalie Irmer, Jasmine Jones</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F83012422&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Competing Teams: Percy L. Julian High School, East Leyden High School, Phoenix Military Academy, Kuumba Lynx</p><p>Individual Poets: Jordan Hurst (Providence Saint Mel School), Michael Hargrove (Westinghouse College Prep), Charles Davis (Urban Prep-Bronzeville High School), Megan Vinson (Merrillville High School)<br /><br />The largest of its kind in the world, Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB) is Chicago&rsquo;s rapidly-growing teen poetry festival, this year which took place at various venues around Chicago beginning February 16 through to the finals on March 9, 2013. Aiming to bring teens together across racial, gang, and socio-economic lines, LTAB is a friendly competition that emphasizes self-expression and community via poetry, oral story-telling, and hip-hop spoken word.</p></p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 22:01:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/louder-bomb-2013-semi-finals-106059 The scandals and background of the 2011 Cricket World Cup http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-23/scandals-and-background-2011-cricket-world-cup-84136 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-March/2011-03-23/110489412.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>All sports have controversies, but cricket sets a high bar for scandals. Right now, billions of people globally are tuned into the Cricket World Cup, underway in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India. The final eight teams are currently in the knockout round.</p><p>WBEZ&rsquo;s news desk editor <a href="http://www.wbez.org/staff/ammad-omar">Ammad Omar</a> clues us in on cricket&rsquo;s incredible story lines.</p></p> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 16:28:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-23/scandals-and-background-2011-cricket-world-cup-84136