WBEZ | Record Store Day http://www.wbez.org/tags/record-store-day Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: Changes afoot for No Child Left Behind http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-04-16/morning-shift-changes-afoot-no-child-left-behind-111885 <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/Sharon%20%26%20Nikki%20McCutcheon.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="Flickr/Sharon &amp; Nikki McCutcheon" /></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/201101696&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;">Feds investigating CPS&rsquo; CEO</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);">There&rsquo;s word that Chicago public Schools CEO is being investigation by federal authorities over a multi-million dollar no bid contract. This comes as the CPS inspector general is looking in the matter as well and that action was spurred by an investigative piece by the education publication Catalyst Chicago. Catalyst Deputy Editor Sarah Karp gets us up to speed. Read the article <a href="http://catalyst-chicago.org/2015/04/feds-investigate-20-million-supes-contract-byrd-bennett-ties/">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;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/CatalystChicago">Sara Karp</a> is the Deputy Editor of Catalyst 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><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/201101692&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;">Changes afoot for No Child Left Behind</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 U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions is working on a bi-partisan bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act -- most recently known as No Child Left Behind. The law expired at the end of last year and a new version could shift how public schools operate going forward. Joining us now to talk about how the rewrite could affect schools in Illinois is Peter Cunningham, former press secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, Robin Steans, executive director of Advance Illinois, and the president of the National Education Association Lily Eskelsen-Garcia.</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/pcunningham57">Peter Cunningham</a> is the former press secretary at the U.S. Department of Education.</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.steansfamilyfoundation.org/bio_robin.shtml">Robin Steans</a> is the Executive Director of Advance Illinois.</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/lily_nea">Lily Eskelsen-Garcia</a> is the President of the National Education Association.&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/201101689&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;">Indiana Dunes faces threats of private development</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 2012 the Indiana state legislature entered into an agreement with a company that would restore the 85-year old limestone pavilion that sits on the beach at Indiana Dunes State Park. Now plans to expand the building&rsquo;s footprint with an additional glass and steel conference center are moving forward. The state of Indiana calls it the perfect public/private partnership that will bring even more visitors and revenue to the popular park. Environmental groups are calling it a potential disaster for migrating birds and people wanting peace and quiet. WBEZ&rsquo;s Northwest Indiana reporter Michael Puente tells us what we the state might gain, and lose from the project.&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/MikePuenteNews">Michael Puente</a> is WBEZ&#39;s North West 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);">&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/201101686&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;">Vatican Ends Scrutiny Of U.S. Nuns</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 Vatican has ended a controversial oversight of a group that represents most United States Catholic nuns. WBEZ Religion reporter Lynette Kalsnes provides details.&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/LynetteKalsnes">Lynette Kalsnes</a> is a WBEZ 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/201101684&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;">Remembering the Holocaust 70 years later</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 year marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps. This Sunday, Jews from across the region will gather to remember and honor those who died. David Levine chairs the local Holocaust Remembrance Day, held at a synagogue in Skokie. Joining him is Henry Jelen, the co-chair of Yom HaShoah ceremony. They talk about the event, and the challenges of keeping history alive as the survivors pass away.</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;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guests:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/illinoisnut">David Levine</a> is the chair of a Holocaust Remembrance Day in Skokie.</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>Henry Jelen is the co-chair of the <a href="https://twitter.com/yom_hashoah">Yom HaShoah</a> ceremony.</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/201101677&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;">Increased record sales put strain on vinyl pressers</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);">Vinyl records--like cassettes and CDs--are often thought of as a thing of the past. But vinyl has been making a comeback over the last decade. Last year, more than 9.2 million vinyl records sold in the U.S., according to a Nielsen report. And, as sales and production for vinyl has increased, the number of pressing plants has stayed the same. Some of the biggest American pressing plants are &ldquo;booked up&rdquo; currently. To get an inside view on the record pressing business as we approach Record Store Day this Saturday, we&rsquo;re joined by Matt Early, VP of Sales and marketing of Gotta Groove Records out of Ohio and local musician Dave Thompson.</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;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guests:&nbsp;</strong><em>Matt Early is the VP of Sales at <a href="https://twitter.com/gottagrooverecs">Gotta Groove Records</a> in Ohio.</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/bsidechicago">Dave Thompson</a> is the member of Chicago-based band Hidden Billboards.</em></p></p> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:48:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-04-16/morning-shift-changes-afoot-no-child-left-behind-111885 Why vinyl records are important http://www.wbez.org/blogs/leah-pickett/2013-04/why-vinyl-records-are-important-106706 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/628x471.jpg" style="height: 415px; width: 620px; " title="John Cusack in the Chicago-filmed adaptation of the Nick Hornby novel, &quot;High Fidelity.&quot; (Touchstone Pictures)" /></p><div class="image-insert-image ">At last, the wait is over. Tomorrow is&nbsp;<a href="http://www.recordstoreday.com/CustomPage/614" target="_blank">Record Store Day</a>, an annual celebration of independent record stores with new releases, special shows and giveaways galore.&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Held every third Saturday in April since 2007 (and ironically falling on <a href="http://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2013/04/17/record-store-day-is-april-20" target="_blank">4/20</a> this year), RSD has often been described as &quot;Christmas for audiophiles.&quot; Dreams of finding those perfect limited-edition LPs and <a href="http://pitchfork.com/news/50371-the-top-45-releases-of-record-store-day-2013/" target="_blank">45 RPM singles</a> dance like sugar plums in our heads; until that magical day finally arrives and we can no longer contain our excitement. We rush out to our favorite stores in the wee morning hours, spending way too much money on vinyl that comes but once a year. But as we gaze down at our large hauls, overwhelmed with that indescribable feeling of reverance mixed with pure joy, we know that every dollar spent was worth it.&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">My first boyfriend introduced me to records. I would curl up next to him as we listened to<i>&nbsp;</i>Bob Dylan&#39;s<em> <a href="http://www.allmusic.com/album/blood-on-the-tracks-mw0000189846" target="_blank">Blood on the Tracks</a></em>, Neutral Milk Hotel&#39;s <a href="http://www.allmusic.com/album/in-the-aeroplane-over-the-sea-mw0000032195" target="_blank"><em>In the Aeroplane of the Sea</em></a>&nbsp;and a cavalcade of other treasures that made my heart swell when I heard them for the first time. But as I&#39;ve moved on from him (and picked up new records along the way), I feel like they belong to me now. They speak to me in words that only I can understand, and touch me in ways that nobody else can feel quite so achingly, intimately. I hold them in my hands and know that they are mine; and when I play them on my sacred little turntable, the rest of the world falls away.&nbsp;<img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Record-Store-Day-2013.jpg" style="float: right; height: 244px; width: 320px; " title="The official logo for Record Store Day 2013 (RecordStoreDay.com)" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><p>Vinyl records are important because they represent the enduring power of analog in a digital world. They are beautiful works of art, lovingly rendered and unselfishly provided. They wait for us in those time-honored record shops, reminding us to support the independent businesses who give us more than we could ever repay them.</p><p>But ultimately, vinyl is about bringing people together. From the record makers and manufacturers to the local shops who barely turn a profit to give back to their communties every day, we are all working together to keep the integrity of music alive and well for future generations.&nbsp;</p><p>RSD is a nationwide event, but Chicago is perhaps the number one city outside of Nashville to celebrate the occasion. Our long list of independent record stores includes <a href="http://www.logan-hardware.com" target="_blank">Logan Hardware</a>, <a href="http://sakistore.net" target="_blank">Saki</a>, <a href="http://www.permanentrecordschicago.com/news.php" target="_blank">Permanent Records</a>, <a href="http://www.dustygroove.com" target="_blank">Dusty Groove</a>, <a href="http://valshallarecords.com" target="_blank">Val&#39;s Halla Records</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://lauriesplanetofsound.blogspot.com" target="_blank">Laurie&#39;s Planet of Sound</a>, <a href="http://www.davesrecordschicago.com" target="_blank">Dave&#39;s Records</a>, <a href="https://www.vvmo.com" target="_blank">Vintage Vinyl</a>, <a href="http://www.gramaphonerecords.com" target="_blank">Gramaphone Records</a>; and of course, the long-beloved <a href="http://www.reckless.com" target="_blank">Reckless Records</a> stores on Broadway, Madison and Milwaukee. A list of RSD events can be found on their websites,&nbsp;along with special releases and promos that each store will be offering on the day.&nbsp;</p><p>And now, I will leave you with 2013 Record Store Day Ambassador Jack White, explaining how vinyl records are made:</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/etxYxIfDhXc" width="620"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>How do you plan to celebrate Record Store Day this year? Leave a comment below, send me a tweet <a href="https://twitter.com" target="_blank">@leahkpickett </a>or join the conversation on <a href="https://www.facebook.com" target="_blank">Facebook</a>.</em></p></p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/leah-pickett/2013-04/why-vinyl-records-are-important-106706 The Weekly Guide: Permanent Records' Liz Tooley rock out the weekend http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-15/weekly-guide-permanent-records-liz-tooley-rock-out-weekend-85225 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-15/Record Store Flckr Dan Morgridge.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>On Saturday many music fans will be rummaging through the bins for <a href="http://www.recordstoreday.com/Home" target="_blank">Record Store Day</a>. Local shops have big plans to entertain and remind people that vinyl is not dead!<br> <br> Liz Tooley doesn’t need the yearly reminder. She’s the co-owner of <a href="http://www.permanentrecordschicago.com/news.php" target="_blank">Permanent Records</a> in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village neighborhood. She discussed her rocking weekend plans as part of <em>Eight Forty-Eight's</em> <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/weeklyguide" target="_blank"><em>The Weekly Guide</em></a>.</p><p><br> <strong>Liz's List:<br> FRIDAY:</strong><br> At 10 pm: Zola Jesus and Cult of Youth play the <a href="http://www.emptybottle.com/home.php" target="_blank">Empty Bottle</a><br> Extra Special Midnight Sale (12:01am) at <a href="http://www.permanentrecordschicago.com/news.php" target="_blank">Permanent Records</a><br> <br> <strong>SATURDAY:</strong><br> Earth Day Clean-up Celebration going on in <a href="http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/events.detail/object_id/304e6a24-325a-405c-b330-c26994124b33/instance_object_id/fabd0334-c8f3-491b-992a-c66f7a844f2e/park/3A5DC0F3-2FEF-44E8-B99B-1487EAC9D1D2.cfm" target="_blank">Humboldt Park</a><br> <br> At 8 pm: <a href="http://www.doubledoor.com/event/34389/" target="_blank">Tutu and the Pirates are playing the Double Door</a> with The Goblins and Nones<br> <strong>SUNDAY:</strong><br> <a href="http://www.mcachicago.org/exhibitions/exh_detail.php?id=260" target="_blank"><em>Without You I'm Nothing</em> exhibition</a> at the MCA<br> <br> Trip to <a href="http://www.garfield-conservatory.org/" target="_blank">Garfield Park Conservatory</a><br> &nbsp;</p><p><em>A correction has been made to this story.<br> <br> An earlier version of this story stated that the Zola Jesus show was scheduled for Saturday, April 16. The show was on Friday, April 15.</em><br> &nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 13:24:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-15/weekly-guide-permanent-records-liz-tooley-rock-out-weekend-85225