WBEZ | May Day http://www.wbez.org/tags/may-day Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: May Day http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-05-01/morning-shift-may-day-106920 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/MorningShift_CMS_tile_1200x900_18.png" alt="" /><p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/the-morning-shift-may-day.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/the-morning-shift-may-day" target="_blank">View the story "The Morning Shift: May Day" on Storify</a>]<h1>The Morning Shift: May Day</h1><h2>From the meaning of work to musical mashups, the Morning Shift serves up its usual mix of news and conversations</h2><p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ"></a>&middot; Tue, Apr 30 2013 14:57:01</p><div><b>Downstate Fracking</b><div>WBEZ Environmental blogger Chris Bentley has the latest on the downstate tug of war over fracking.<br></div></div><div>Illinois Republicans push for fracking bill vote(AP) - House Republicans cranked up the pressure today for a vote on legislation regulating high-volume oil and gas drilling in the state...</div><div><b>Boston Bloomberg</b><p>Bloomberg reporter Kathleen Howley outlines how Boston police made some errors in their pursuit-and ultimate capture-of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.</p></div><div>Boston Manhunt 'Missed the Boat' as Police Skip StreetSue Lund lives about five blocks from where police engaged in a wild shootout April 19 with the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects and ...</div><div><b>The Meaning Of Work</b>-May Day is a celebration of the worker. But what's the state of the worker today? &nbsp;University of Iowa Professor of Leisure Studies Ben Hunnicut gives us the good news, and the not-so-good news.&nbsp;<br></div><div><b>WattStax</b>-The hosts of Sound Opinions dive into the meaning and the music behind one of the most soulful, funky documentary films in history.&nbsp;</div><div>Wattstax (1973) movie trailersoulkissed</div><div><b>Morning Shift Mashup Series</b>-<p>Our mash-up series continues with Chicago MC and hip-hop artist Psalm One. &nbsp;For the series, she blends the music of indie rockers Spoon with that of hip-hop pioneers Public Enemy, and tosses in a splash of L’il Kim to round it out.</p><div><br></div></div><div>Psalm One - Woman At Workhightowerandjones</div></noscript></p> Wed, 01 May 2013 08:24:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-05-01/morning-shift-may-day-106920 Immigrant, labor, Occupy groups join for May Day protests http://www.wbez.org/news/immigrant-labor-occupy-groups-join-may-day-protests-98705 <p><p>Activists say a May Day rally in Chicago includes the Occupy movement along with it usual focus on immigrant rights.</p><p>Organizer Orlando Sepulveda says the anti-Wall Street groups' presence enriches the march. They plan to gather in a park around noon and then march downtown.</p><p>Sepulveda has marched in Chicago every year since 2006. That's when more than 1 million people nationwide protested federal legislation that would have made being an illegal immigrant a felony. Nearly half a million people marched in Chicago.</p><p>Since then, the numbers have greatly dwindled and advocates haven't united behind a single cause.</p><p>Some activists have focused on voter registration and politics, while others have focused on workers' rights.</p><p>A few thousand marched last year in Chicago and organizers expected the same turnout Tuesday.</p></p> Tue, 01 May 2012 14:22:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/immigrant-labor-occupy-groups-join-may-day-protests-98705 This week in food events: May Day, Cinco de Mayo and more http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2012-04/week-food-events-may-day-cinco-de-mayo-and-more-98686 <p><p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/mexicobreakfast.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 399px; " title="Breakfast in Los Cabos, Mexico (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)"></p><p>Spring is in the air, with a whole week of market openings and festivals, as well as the fascinating Smart Museum Symposium: Of Hospitality. The Friday dinner is sold out but I'll be there and will report back. In the meantime, happy May Day and Cinco de Mayo this week!</p><p><u><strong>Monday, April 30</strong></u></p><p>Watch chef&nbsp;<a href="http://publicanqualitymeats.com/">Paul Kahan</a>&nbsp;make a blood mortadella, ramps, and squid salad—and a pork belly, chorizo, and clams&nbsp;entrée&nbsp;<a href="http://fearnoartchicago.com/paul-kahan-executive-chef-publican-quality-meats/">here</a>—as an&nbsp;<em>amuse-yeux</em>&nbsp;to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&amp;eventId=4411385&amp;pl=mayne">Fear No ART's monthly Dinner Party</a>&nbsp;the Mayne Stage. Kahan's food will be paired with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ommegang.com/">Brewery&nbsp;Ommegang</a>&nbsp;beer.</p><p><u><strong>Tuesday, May 1</strong></u></p><p>Celebrate May Day and University of Illinois Chicago workers at <a href="http://www.uic.edu/jaddams/hull/_programsevents/_kitchen/_rethinkingsoup/rethinkingsoup.html">Re-Thinking Soup</a>, the free weekly soup and bread lunch program at the Hull-House Kitchen. "Listen to a selection of significant moments in U.S. labor history, curated from artists&nbsp;Deborah Strattman&nbsp;and Steve Badgett's installation '<a href="http://suspension.steverowell.com/stratman-badgett/">Polygonal Address System</a>.'" And as always, "eat delicious, healthy soup" with bread provided by Nicole's Crackers.</p><p>The inaugural <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/345281082200069/">Ground Up Chicago farmers market at Browntrout</a>, with "child-friendly chef demos and adult-friendly specialty cocktails"&nbsp;kicks off the new "Chicago chef collective committed to building a local and sustainable farmer-chef connection through education, access, and support."</p><p>The <a href="http://growinghomeinc.org/support/10years/">Growing Home 10th birthday party and annual benefit</a> at the Notebaert Nature Museum features Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Goose Island Beer, Candid Wines, and much, much more—including Steve James, director of the award-winning film <em><a href="http://interrupters.kartemquin.com/">The Interrupters</a></em>.</p><p><a href="http://www.chicagosculinarycrossroads.org/">Chicago's Culinary Crossroads</a> launches as&nbsp;"[r]estaurants throughout Chicagoland present special tasting menus, featured items or desserts, cocktails, or beers inspired by the cuisines of the NATO nations. In addition, internationally renowned chefs from some of the NATO nations will be paired with participating restaurants to collaborate on menus that truly reflect their nation’s cuisines...And, at each restaurant, diners can collect "passport" codes that may be entered online to win a VIP weekend for two to <a href="http://www.illinoisrestaurants.org/associations/2039/chicagogourmet/">Chicago Gourmet</a>."</p><p><u><strong>Thursday, May 3</strong></u></p><p>The first <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/404177916273953/">Meet the Market</a> of the year opens at <a href="http://balenachicago.com/">Balena</a>, hosted by the Green City Market Junior Board. "Both food and drink will feature the seasonal produce of <a href="http://www.ellisfamilyfarm.com/">Ellis Family Farms</a>. The <a href="http://deathsdoorspirits.com/">Death's Door Spirits</a> cocktails sales benefit the Green City Market.</p><p>Drink free beer as art again at "<a href="http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/calendar/event-details/index.php?guid=CAL-402882f8-34a921f9-0134-aee6a964-0000015aeventscalendar@uchicago.edu">The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends is the Highest Form of Art</a>" within the exhibition Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art at&nbsp;the Smart Museum of Art. "[G]uest bartenders will be poets and teaching artists from Young Chicago Authors."</p><p><u><strong>Friday, May 4</strong></u></p><p>The <a href="http://www.chicagoevents.com/event.cfm?eid=200">Festival Cinco de Mayo</a> in Little Village is one of the "biggest Mexican festivals in the Midwest...this third annual gala...will again feature plenty of live music, authentic foods, arts and crafts, activities for families and children, and much more."</p><p>Frau Ingrid demonstrates the classic German seasonal trio of <a href="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/241442">Schnitzel, Spargel (asparagus) and Spaetzle</a> at Dank Haus, the German American Cultural Center. For more information, contact Heidi.</p><p><u><strong>Saturday, May 5</strong></u></p><p>The <a href="http://www.greencitymarket.org/calendar/event.asp?id=608">Green City Market outdoor market opens for the season</a> with a chef demo by Spiaggia's Top Chef&nbsp;Sarah Grueneberg.</p><p>The <a href="http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/symposium/">Smart Museum's Symposium: Of Hospitality</a> presents a full day of free panel discussions and performances, including the Soup &amp; Bread: Radical Hospitality One Pot at a Time closing reception at the Logan Center. The Friday dinner is full but sign up now for fascinating line-up of speakers and topics, including a Food Truck-o-Rama lunch featuring artist Michael Rakowitz's food truck as art, <a href="https://twitter.com/#%21/enemykitchen">Enemy Kitchen</a>.</p><p>The two day <a href="http://www.greenfestivals.org/">Green Festival</a> at Navy Pier an organic cooking stage as well as a local, organic food court, and an organic beer and mead garden—a mead garden!</p><p>"The editors of Epicurious and Chicago's top chefs, sommeliers, and mixologists invite you to join...[t]he first-ever <a href="http://epientertains2012.eventbrite.com/">Epicurious Entertains Chicago</a> at the Chicago Illuminating Company" with two days of classes, dinner, and a BBQ—each event available&nbsp;à la carte.</p></p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 08:39:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2012-04/week-food-events-may-day-cinco-de-mayo-and-more-98686 Analyzing the rights of migrant workers who cross the U.S. southern border http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-09/analyzing-rights-migrant-workers-who-cross-us-southern-border-85898 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-01/57406237.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The first of this month marked "May Day". Many only know May 1st as a Soviet celebration with a procession of tanks, missiles, and soldiers. But as many Chicagoans know, the day’s historic significance has to do with labor. Most nations still use it to celebrate the rights of workers.</p><p>Today we’ll reflect on May Day issues with a conversation rooted in the rights of migrant workers who cross our southern border.</p><p>Jacob Lesniewski is a doctoral candidate at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. His research focuses on improving work conditions for immigrant and other low-wage workers. He’s also an organizer for the group <a href="http://www.arisechicago.org">Arise Chicago</a>, an Interfaith group focused on worker issues. And Oscar Chacon is Executive Director of the National Alliance of Latin American &amp; Caribbean Communities knows as (<a href="http://www.nalacc.org/index.php?id=68&amp;L=1">NALACC</a>). Oscar’s dedicated to the pursuit of social and economic justice across borders, for migrant communities. Both participated last month in a conference at the University of Chicago titled, “<a href="http://www.ssa.uchicago.edu/aboutssa/migrant_rights.shtml">Migrant Rights in an Era of Globalization: The Mexico-U.S. Case</a>.”</p></p> Mon, 09 May 2011 17:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-09/analyzing-rights-migrant-workers-who-cross-us-southern-border-85898