WBEZ | anniversary http://www.wbez.org/tags/anniversary Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: Are we living Dr. King's dream? http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-08-28/morning-shift-are-we-living-dr-kings-dream-108547 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/King Speaking - Flickr - VU Connected.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Today we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington by looking at the effect of that call to action on Chicagoans today. From education to housing, how is the city still struggling to find equality?</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-53/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-53.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-53" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Are we living Dr. King's dream?" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 08:01:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-08-28/morning-shift-are-we-living-dr-kings-dream-108547 One year after Fukushima, Japanese society still recovering http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-08/one-year-after-fukushima-japanese-society-still-recovering-97095 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-March/2012-03-08/AP1202260104018.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>This Sunday will mark the one year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.&nbsp; While the country continues the physical clean up in many areas outside the 12-mile exclusion zone, it’s the psychological toll that may have the most lasting effects on Japanese society.&nbsp; People throughout the country remain preoccupied with radiation fears.&nbsp; The anti-nuclear debate has taken on a new meaning and for many families, even as far as Tokyo, day-to-day life has been significantly changed.</p><p><a href="http://ealc.uchicago.edu/faculty/field.shtml" target="_blank">Norma Field</a>, professor of Japanese studies at the University of Chicago, discusses how Fukushima has affected Japanese society.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>“<a href="http://ceas.uchicago.edu/events/what_march11_means_to_me.shtml" target="_blank">What March 11 Means to Me</a>” is a symposium that will be held on March 10-11, 2012 at the University of Chicago, Swift Hall, 3rd Floor Lecture Hall, 1025 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL.</em></p></p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 17:57:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-08/one-year-after-fukushima-japanese-society-still-recovering-97095 Voices from Afghanistan http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-04/voices-afghanistan-93732 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-November/2011-11-03/afghan1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Investigative journalist Anand Gopal takes us inside life in Afghanistan. &nbsp; <em>Voices from Afghanistan </em>offers an in-depth look at the war torn country, a decade after U.S. intervention began.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 14:47:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-04/voices-afghanistan-93732 WBEZ's 'Radio M' celebrates five years http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-22/wbezs-radio-m-celebrates-five-years-85548 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-22/Sarabia.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>For the last five years <a href="http://www.wbez.org/staff/tony-sarabia" target="_blank">Tony Sarabia</a> has been rocking Friday night dance parties on WBEZ. Every week on <a href="http://www.wbez.org/radio-m%20%20" target="_blank"><em>Radio M</em></a>, Tony scours the corners of the earth – and reads a ton of liner notes - to bring you great global grooves. He plays an eclectic mix - ranging from the clubs of Berlin to the streets of Benin. But whatever you do, don't call it World Music!<br> <br> Tony joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> to talk about five years of <em>Radio M</em>, and the festivities surrounding this milestone. You could catch Tony on Monday night at <a href="http://www.martyrslive.com/" target="_blank">Martyrs’</a> for <em>Radio M’s</em> 5th birthday. And tune into WBEZ every Friday night from 9-11 p.m. to hear more sounds from the show.</p></p> Fri, 22 Apr 2011 13:57:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-22/wbezs-radio-m-celebrates-five-years-85548 Morning Rehearsal: Chicago theater news 4/12 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-04-12/morning-rehearsal-chicago-theater-news-412-85069 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-April/2011-04-12/tree2.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Monday is a typically slow performance night in the theater world, but there's always someone trying to be funny, so never fear! There's still some stuff you didn't do yesterday.&nbsp;</p><p>1. There <i>is</i> comedy you can bring the kids to...maybe. Last night, Zanie's presented <a href="http://www.marklundholm.com/">Mark Lundholm</a>'s "Alcohol-Free Evening", where the recovering alcoholic of over 20 years made fun of his struggles all within the confines of a "PG rating." In case you're hankering to go, there's an encore performance <a href="http://www.chicago.zanies.com/news.php?NewsSection=Mark+Lundholm">tonight at 7:30 pm</a>.</p><p style="text-align: center; "><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/cvM-zqzAdt8" title="YouTube video player" width="480"></iframe></p><p>2. Ten years ago this Friday, the Edge Comedy club was founded, and they'll be celebrating this weekend with anniversary shows. The man who started it all, Dave Odd, <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-12/edge-comedy-club-celebrates-10-years-first-time-funny-folks-85065">talked with&nbsp;<em>Eight-Forty-Eight&nbsp;</em>today</a>&nbsp;about how it all happened. When asked about the long-term potential of comedy in Chicago, Odd said, "There's this, 'you've got to move to one of the coasts to become famous' mentality out there. And I feel like Chicago is getting a lot of notoriety lately because a lot of the people who have come out of here are blowing up, and it's just a matter of getting people to pay attention."</p><p>3. Speaking of LA, the production of "Tree" is playing&nbsp;<a href="http://www.victorygardens.org/onstage/tree.php">at the Victory Garden's Theater</a>&nbsp;after a success run on the west coast. It&nbsp;was written by <a href="http://www.juliehebert.com/index.html">Julie Hebert</a>, who has written and directed for television, film and theater (<em>ER</em>! <em>The West Wing</em>!). "Tree" clashes people of starkly different backgrounds, race and gender, from Chicago to Baton Rouge.</p><p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" height="237" src="http://www.wbez.org/sites/default/files/blog/insert-image/2011-April/2011-04-12/Fair%20%26%20Unbalanced.jpg" title="" width="623"></p><p>4. Second City is cheaper during the week than it is on the weekend (which is either little known or common sense). So next time, take advantage and see their new show "<a href="http://www.secondcity.com/performances/detail/259/">Fair and Unbalanced</a>" on a Monday instead of a Saturday. As usual, the folks at Second City do what they do best and make fun of the people we exalt -- celebrities, and politicians -- leaving you feel warm&nbsp;and fuzzy inside.</p><p>5. The <a href="http://chitheatreaddict.com/2011/04/11/a-packed-jim-carusos-cast-party-gives-chicago-performers-a-chance-to-show-their-stuff/">Chicago Theater Addict reports</a> that Sunday's Chicago Performance of "<a href="http://castpartynyc.com/">Cast Party</a>" was a rollicking success. Creator Jim Caruso has brought the show from New York, which is best described as a little bit cabaret, a little bit karaoke, with a dash of open mic night. It technically sounds like a disaster, but with some of the biggest talents in Chicago theater showing up, "Cast Party" could be the best thing to leave New York since bagels.</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email kdries@wbez.org.</p></p> Tue, 12 Apr 2011 14:45:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-04-12/morning-rehearsal-chicago-theater-news-412-85069