WBEZ | Oak Park River Forest High School http://www.wbez.org/tags/oak-park-river-forest-high-school Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: Frankie Knuckles life and music to get film treatment http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-03-17/morning-shift-frankie-knuckles-life-and-music-get-film-treatment <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/Ben30_0.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="Flickr/Ben30" /></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/196326120&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;">First debate between Emanuel and Garcia</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);">With only weeks left until voters decide between incumbent Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his challenger, Cook County Commissioner Jesus &lsquo;Chuy&rdquo; Garcia, the two are working hard to draw voters into their respective camps. They did so last night in their first one on one debate of the run- off election campaign. WBEZ Political Reporter Lauren Chooljian joins us with highlights from the debate.&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);"><em><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><a href="https://twitter.com/laurenchooljian">Lauren Chooljian</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);"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/196326117&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;">OPRF holds special School Board Meeting</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);">Oak Park and River Forest High School made headlines in late February after a &quot;Black Lives Matter&quot; event limited its attendance to black students only. The Black History Month themed assembly, held Feb. 27, was organized by OPRF Principal Nate Rouse, with the intent to gather the school&#39;s black community to discuss racial equity, black culture in the OPRF community and to touch on the August shooting of Ferguson Missouri&rsquo;s Michael Brown. The assembly - the first in a series of &ldquo;affinity group&rdquo; gatherings - has stirred controversy among students and community members who feel that it was unfair not to allow students of other races to attend.Monday night, School District 200 held its first board meeting since the event and allowed time for an open dialogue on the matter. Wednesday Journal D200 reporter Michael Romain has been covering the Board and attended last night&#39;s meeting. He joins us with more.&nbsp;</p><p><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.oakpark.com/Community/People/Michael-Romain/">Michael Romain</a> is a staff reporter at the Wednesday Journal.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/196326112&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;">NEIU Update</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);">Northeastern Illinois University is moving forward with a plan to build its first-ever on-campus housing. And the surprise is&hellip; it will build it on property that the university already owns. This comes as a surprise to many who&rsquo;ve been familiar with the school&rsquo;s bid to acquire private properties just north of its campus via eminent domain. Meanwhile, there&rsquo;s a new bill in the state legislature that would place new limits on how public universities could use eminent domain. WBEZ&rsquo;s Odette Yousef is here with an update.&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);"><em><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><a href="https://twitter.com/oyousef">Odette Yousef</a> is a WBEZ 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);"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/196326103&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;">Frankie Knuckles life and music to get film treatment</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);">Jazz changed forever when Louis Armstrong arrived to ply his trade in Chicago. The Blues became electrified and spread around the world when Muddy Waters started playing here. And club music would never be the same after Frankie Knuckles came to Chicago from the Bronx to spin records. A new movie is in the works to honor Knuckles, the scene, and the music he created. We talk with film producers Bob Teitel, Joe Shanahan, and Billy Dec about their new project, The Warehouse. The group will celebrate the film&#39;s prodcution launch at an upcoming <a href="http://www.TheUndergroundChicago.com.">event</a> on March 31.&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);"><em><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guests:&nbsp;</strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/robert.teitel">Bob Teitel</a>&nbsp;is a film prodcuer and screen writer. &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);"><em>Joe Shanahan is the owner of <a href="http://metrochicago.com/">Metro</a> and&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/SmartBar">Smart Bar</a> in 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);"><em><a href="https://twitter.com/BillyDec">Billy Dec</a> is the owner of Rockit Ranch Productions, restauranteur and event promoter.&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);"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/196326086&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;">Recently rediscovered fairy tales get a fresh translation</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 stories may be old, but our love for them never dies. We&rsquo;re talking about fairy tales. For example, the live-action remake of Disney&rsquo;s Cinderella topped the U.S. box office for the weekend with over $70 million in ticket sales. And while Frozen may be a modern-day fairy tale, it&rsquo;s proof that tales of princesses, talking animals, baddies, and a bit of magic continue to have a powerful hold on our imagination. Harvard professor Maria Tatar researches and teaches Germanic languages, folklore, and children&rsquo;s literature, and recently had the honor of translating a lost-and-found treasure trove of stories from Bavaria. It&rsquo;s called &quot;The Turnip Princess and other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales.&quot; She joins us on the Morning Shift.&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);"><em><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guests:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~tatar/Maria_Tatar/About_Me.html">Maria Tatar</a> is a Harvard professor and author of the book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Turnip-Princess-Discovered-Penguin-Classics/dp/0143107429">&quot;The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales.&quot;</a></em></p></p> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 07:41:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-03-17/morning-shift-frankie-knuckles-life-and-music-get-film-treatment Louder Than a Bomb: Scaffolding http://www.wbez.org/content/louder-bomb-scaffolding <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2011-April/2011-04-22/Raven thumbnail.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="338" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/22757566?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=b30000" width="600"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><div>Raven Hogue says she and her younger brother have dealt with their parents’ divorce in very different ways. Both took to the pen, but whereas Hogue writes poetry, her brother writes graffiti.<br><br>Hogue says her 13-year-old brother has gotten in trouble more than once for tagging. This was part of the inspiration for her poem <em>Scaffolding</em>, in which she describes washing spray paint out of her brother’s clothing and struggling to understand his behavior. “Another fine for our parents to fight over,” she writes, his “fingers are wrecking balls.” &nbsp;<br><br>Her piece is the third in our month-long series of young poets performing their work on location, in honor of National Poetry Month.<br><br>To set the scene, we filmed the 17-year-old Oak Park River Forest High School student performing at a writers’ wall in River Forest, IL. You can check out Hogue’s poem in the video clip above.<br><br>WBEZ is a presenting partner of Young Chicago Authors' Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Slam Competition and Festival. Click <a href="about:blank">here</a>&nbsp;for more information.</div></p> Fri, 22 Apr 2011 22:53:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/content/louder-bomb-scaffolding