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The John Howell Show Podcast
Ald. Ray Lopez: “To Be Honest, I Don't Believe Lightfoot Has a 44% Approval Rating”

The John Howell Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 7:04


Ald.Ray Lopez says the only polls he cares about are the ones he takes on the street regarding Chicagoans' opinions. He also speaks with Ramblin Ray about his own mayoral campaign, last weekend's violence, and how he wants to improve the city. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

House Warming
Community Composting with Block Bins

House Warming

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 34:43


House Warming Podcast, Episode 017: Community Composting with Block Bins with Dane Christianson, Founder and CEO of Block Bins  In this episode, Sarah talks with Dane about Block Bins, the importance of composting and the benefits of composting as a community.Block Bins LLC is helping Chicago build an affordable curbside compost program by letting residents request compost bins, share them with neighbors, and drop-off their compost at one of over 600 existing locations. Chicagoans can visit blockbins.com to find a compost bin near them and bring composting to their block.  Dane Christianson is the founder and CEO of Block Bins, who created Block Bins out of frustration at Chicago's inability to create a scalable and affordable compost service.Block Bins: www.blockbins.comSupport the show

WBBM All Local
Two men charged after shooting young boy in Near West Side

WBBM All Local

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 5:51


Also in the news: Chicagoans troubled by Riot Fest going on this weekend; CPD Board voted to fire officer who shot and killed man during foot chase; Student with pellet gun caused a lockdown at Barrington High School and more.

WBBM Newsradio's 8:30AM News To Go
Two men charged after shooting young boy in Near West Side

WBBM Newsradio's 8:30AM News To Go

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 5:51


Also in the news: Chicagoans troubled by Riot Fest going on this weekend; CPD Board voted to fire officer who shot and killed man during foot chase; Student with pellet gun caused a lockdown at Barrington High School and more.

WBBM Newsradio's 4:30PM News To Go
Two men charged after shooting young boy in Near West Side

WBBM Newsradio's 4:30PM News To Go

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 5:51


Also in the news: Chicagoans troubled by Riot Fest going on this weekend; CPD Board voted to fire officer who shot and killed man during foot chase; Student with pellet gun caused a lockdown at Barrington High School and more.

Courier Pigeon
Courier Pigeon: Dixmoor Water Woes

Courier Pigeon

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 10:46


On this week's Courier Pigeon, we discuss the continuous water system issue in south suburban Dixmoor and the Village President talks with us about how they plan to move forward in the face of adversity. --------- Courier Pigeon is a new podcast from WBBM that will highlight trending topics affecting Chicagoans and beyond. Want us to cover a topic you think needs more attention? Tweet at us @WBBMPodcasts and let us know! Sources Used: CBS News WBBM Newsradio

Artivist Talk - Red Clay Dance Company
Artivist Talk Episode 9

Artivist Talk - Red Clay Dance Company

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 36:16


Utilizing family friendly events filled with song, music, dance and urban agriculture, Creating Fertile Grounds for Healing is a way for both members of the touring company and Chicago Communities to engage in a creative exchange. Tune in as we discuss the purpose of this project and how Company members plan to bring Chicagoans into an open creative space.

OKI Wanna Know
OKI Wanna Know: Do Cincinnatians have an accent?

OKI Wanna Know

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 4:26


People in Boston "pahk the cah in the gahden," while Chicagoans "root for Da Bears and Da Bulls." Is there anything unique about Cincinnati speech?

Kicking the Seat
Ep802: CLERKS III (2022) - Movie Review

Kicking the Seat

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022


Watch Ian and David knock over a convenience store! Yes, it's time to review Clerks III.After Randal (Jeff Anderson) suffers a heart attack, he decides to follow his long-dormant dreams of directing a movie. Enlisting the help of fellow Quick Stop employees and hangers-on Dante (Brian O'Halloran), Elias (Trevor Fehrman), and Jay and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes, respectively), Randal sets out to capture the comedic indignities of wage-slave living.The result is a bizarre second sequel to the film that put writer/director Smith on the map. In this spoiler-heavy discussion, Ian and David talk about what Smith's films have meant to them; why the series should have stopped at the note-perfect Clerks II; and the 37 ways in which Smith prevents this film from being a worthy tribute to an iconic career and characters.Clerks III hits select theatres starting September 13th as part of a limited Fathom Events run. Details on this and the Clerks III "Convenience Tour" (featuring appearances by Smith) below.Show Links:Watch the Clerks III trailer.Watch Kevin Smith's touching WonderCon tribute to Bruce Willis, following the actor's Aphasia diagnosis earlier this year (mentioned in the episode).See Clerks III on the big screen starting Tuesday, September 13th through Thursday, September 22 via Fathom Events.Chicagoans can get tickets to the November 7th stop on the Clerks III "Convenience Tour" at the Music Box Theatre, featuring a post-screening Q&A with Kevin Smith.Follow David's film criticism at Keeping It Reel.Subscribe to, like, and comment on the Kicking the Seat YouTube channel!

Morning Shift Podcast
Chicago Got Drenched This Weekend With Nearly 5 Inches Of Rain

Morning Shift Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 32:15


Chicago received torrential rainfall leaving entire blocks submerged underwater in parts of the city. Reset speaks with an atmospheric scientist and other experts, as well as Chicagoans affected by the storm.

WBBM Newsradio's 4:30PM News To Go
Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Anne Burke is stepping down from the bench

WBBM Newsradio's 4:30PM News To Go

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 6:42


Also in the news: Gov. Pritzker says rebate checks are coming; 'Unstable' man walks into Chicago church claiming to have gun; Chicagoans will celebrate Mexican Independence Day on Friday and more.

WBBM Newsradio's 8:30AM News To Go
Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Anne Burke is stepping down from the bench

WBBM Newsradio's 8:30AM News To Go

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 6:42


Also in the news: Gov. Pritzker says rebate checks are coming; 'Unstable' man walks into Chicago church claiming to have gun; Chicagoans will celebrate Mexican Independence Day on Friday and more.

WBBM All Local
Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Anne Burke is stepping down from the bench

WBBM All Local

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 6:42


Also in the news: Gov. Pritzker says rebate checks are coming; 'Unstable' man walks into Chicago church claiming to have gun; Chicagoans will celebrate Mexican Independence Day on Friday and more.

Chicago Public Square Podcasts
Axios Chicago's Monica Eng and Justin Kaufmann: ‘This is a talk show in an email format'

Chicago Public Square Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022


She's worked for Chicago's biggest newspapers and he's worked for Chicago's most successful radio stations. And now … they do email.Joining Charlie Meyerson for this edition of the Chicago Public Square / Rivet360 podcast, Chicago Media Talks: Axios Chicago newsletter authors Justin Kaufmann and Monica Eng.Listen in your favorite podcast player, via Spotify and Pandora, on Amazon's Alexa-powered speakers or on Apple Podcasts.Or if you prefer to read your podcasts, check out the transcript below.And if you're a completist, check out the behind-the-scenes raw audio and video from the recording of this podcast via Zoom on YouTube—including deleted segments like Eng and Kaufmann's answers (at 34:50) to the question, “How did Charlie most annoy you?” ■ Enjoying these podcasts? Help keep them coming by joining The Legion of Chicago Public Squarians.■ And consider subscribing—free—to the daily Chicago Public Square email newsletter._____Now, here's a roughly edited transcript of the interview with Eng and Kaufmann. Corrections? Email Squerrors@ChicagoPublicSquare.com.Charlie Meyerson 0:00 She's worked for Chicago's biggest newspapers, and he's worked for Chicago's most successful radio stations. And now, they do email.Monica Eng 0:08 At WBEZ they kept saying, “Would you like to write our newsletter?” And I'm like, “Are you kidding me? I'm a reporter! Stop with the insulting questions.” And now, like, I love it.Meyerson 0:20 Monica Eng is a longtime Chicago reporter who's covered food, culture, health and the environment for the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Tribune and, yes, also at a radio station, WBEZ. Justin Kaufmann's a former talk show host and producer in Chicago at WBEZ and WGN Radio. They've teamed up to create the Axios Chicago newsletter, rounding up the day's biggest Chicago news plus coverage of their passions, including food and sports.Justin Kaufmann 0:44 Chicago is a different place. It is going to be a different newsletter than Denver. It should be a different newsletter than San Francisco.Meyerson 0:52 Coming to you despite a cough, congestion and a mild fever that a test assures me do not signify COVID-19, I am a well-medicated Charlie Meyerson with Rivet360 and Chicago Public Square, which, yes, is also an email newsletter. And this is Chicago Media Talks. Justin, what did you want to be when you grew up? And how did that lead you into Chicago radio?Kaufmann 1:14 You know, it's funny. My dad always reminds me that I was really into DePaul Blue Demon basketball when I was a kid and I would write up stories like sports stories of the games that they would show on Channel 9 at the time, like when DePaul would pay like Creighton, or Georgetown. And I would write—he showed me when I was older—like, these write-ups. So I think I wanted to be a sports writer in some form. But to be honest, I really wanted to be in radio. I love the idea I had my own— I did the announcements in high school and a lot of things to end up where I ended up to be a talk show host. So I think that that's what I wanted to be.Meyerson 1:53 High school announcements: You and I have that in common. Monica, what did you want to be when you grew up? And how has that shaped your career?Eng 2:01 I had no idea. But by the time I was 15, and my mom was dating Roger Ebert, he said, “Hey, so do one of your kids need a job this summer?” I said, “Well, I'm not going to be doing anything but watching TV. So maybe I'll go try this thing called being a copy clerk at the Chicago Sun-Times.” And from the first day I started working in the features department at the Chicago Sun-Times in 1985, I fell in love with it, and that's all I ever wanted to do—be a newspaper woman or a newswoman. I did not envision I would be an emailer, thanks for calling me that.Meyerson 2:35 It's an honorable profession. It's honorable. Eng 2:37 There was no email at the time, which was why I had a job. You know, putting the mail in the slots at the Chicago Sun-Times.Meyerson 2:45 How and when did you two first meet?Kaufmann 2:48 Ooh.Eng 2:49 Ooh.Kaufmann 2:49 That's a good question. Monica was world-renowned, you know, in Chicago media. And I think I booked her a couple times on talk shows on WBEZ. And then, you know, when Monica was looking to make a career change, she came over to WBEZ. So we worked together at WBEZ for a couple of years, working on talk shows and reporting.Eng 3:12 Yeah, well, yeah, I remember I remember. I used to hear you on the radio. And I was always a huge fan of WBEZ, and then you know, you, you'd say, “Hey, can you come on and talk about your Tribune stories?” And I thought, “Oh, this is fun.” So when you said, “Hey, there might be a spot here,” like, “You know what? I'm gettin' a little sick of the Tribune, maybe I'll think about that.” But as you recall, hiring at public radio sometimes takes a little time. So I think we were doing that dance for a couple of years.Kaufmann 3:39 Yeah, we had a lot of lunches at Fox & Obel, which is that high-end grocery store over on …Eng 3:44 … between Tribune Tower and WBEZ.Meyerson 3:47 How did you come to be a team on the Axios Chicago newsletter?Eng 3:51 Justin had already been working with the Axios daily podcast. So he kind of knew about that world. And we both had worked with Niala Boodhoo at WBEZ. And she was already there. She was quite an evangelist for the place. And I thought, “Whatever, I've never really even heard of this thing.” And so when she told us both about it, I think we're like, “Well, let's take a look at this.” I don't think either of us were like super-sure we wanted to do a newsletter because obviously we had different skills. We didn't like who has newsletter skills? Do people like graduate college knowing how to do this?Kaufmann 4:25 Yeah, I will say, Charlie, that the one thing that grabbed our attention, I think, was looking at what Axios was doing with newsletters—not just in the local markets, but what they were doing with Mike Allen and others who do the national newsletters—is they really did feel like a written talk show. And if you look at Mike's Axios AM, that's what it is. Mike is hosting a talk show—he's doing articles instead of segments—but it really had this vibe, this energy to it. He's connecting to his readers. He's engaging, he's going back and forth. It reminded me a lot of what I was doing at WGN Radio when I was doing a WBEZ with Reset. So it was an easy opportunity when they said they wanted to do it for Chicago, you know, it was a, it was a no-brainer to say, “OK, well, you know, could you do a talk show in an email format?” And that's what we've been, that's really our ethos, our mission statement, our philosophy, Monica and I, that this is a talk show in an email format, and it seems to be working.Eng 5:19 In fact, when we are when we're over length on these newsletters, Justin's like, “Oh, we gotta cut it for time.” I'm like, “Justin, we're not doing radio.”Kaufmann 5:28 It's hard to lose the little radio things like “cut for time.” “Listeners,” I always— Our readers are listeners, I always say that.Meyerson 5:37 It's easy to get those mixed up. You know, sharing some of that same professional DNA with you guys, I know that one of the hardest things I find in creating an email newsletter is deciding what not to put in. Because, as Monica has said, there's no time restriction, there's no length restriction, and deciding what doesn't go in is harder than deciding what does go in. How do you wrestle with that?Eng 6:00 Well, we do have a length: Nothing over 950 words. But that does make it harder. I mean, Chicago is full of, you know, a million stories in the naked city. And so how do you choose, you know, four or five a day? It's a terrible Sophie's choice to make.Kaufmann 6:16 That has been an issue where I think a lot of the editors and everyone were like, “You know, you're gonna have to do this every day, you're gonna watch out— Finding content will be an issue.” For Monica and I—because we've covered the city for years, and you know, this, Charlie; I read your newsletters and same idea—you could do 50 stories, you could do 100 stories. I mean, there's— time is nothing, so you're just like, yeah, every night at 10 o'clock, after we put the thing to bed, I'm like, “Darn it, we didn't talk about this, or we didn't do this.” And that reminds me of when I worked at 'BEZ and 'GN as well, where you would be down on yourself because you missed the topic that you think Chicago wanted to talk about.Meyerson 6:52 As we record this August 22, 2022, you've been with Axios just a bit more than a year. What's been a high point of that year or so with Axios?Kaufmann 7:00 I think, to me, the highlight has been just connecting with Chicago readers. I would have never thought this would be this successful. I mean, at the time we tape this, we're over 80,000 people who are signed up for it. The open rate is way above the average. And people are engaging and sending us emails on a daily basis on every story we do. It's way more than I ever had at WGN or WBEZ. I think that that has much to do with the format—I mean, people at their computers are like I can easily respond to this. But that has been the high point to me is watching that sort of evolved engagement from some of the other things that were— I mean, you know, Charlie, talk radio is all about engaged. So by getting people on the phone, like, that's where it's supposed— you think that's ingrained in the secret sauce of an AM talk radio station like WGN, but this supersized it. We're talking hundreds and hundreds of emails and people who want to engage.Eng 7:56 They can be overwhelming at times—because, yeah, it's like, “Oh, I want to respond to all 150 people who wrote to us today sharing you know, where they like to go, you know, for a picnic in Chicago, or, you know, what they remember about Tower Records.” So, yeah, similarly, I think, you know, the engagement. Yeah, of course, I got COVID during our first or before our first retreat, so I couldn't go, and Justin just loves to rub it in about how fun it was.Kaufmann 8:25 It was such a fun time without Monica. That really I think that's the secret sauce is that Monica wasn't there.Eng 8:30 Leave that old wet blanket home.Meyerson 8:32 All right, how about the low point of your first year with Axios? Monica?Eng 8:36 Oh, jeepers, I wouldn't say low point. But, I think, you know: Breaking news. During the strike, when omicron was raging and the CPS and CTU were fighting. We were doing really long days. And it was like, “Oh, shoot, something else just happened. Let's, you know, break the thing open again.” It can kind of it's actually very exciting to cover breaking news. But it was wearing and I think, you know, and well and then the Highland Park thing, day after day, turns into a manhunt it turns into to these things. And our bosses are actually great. They're like, “Look, are you guys feeling worn down? What can we do to kind of rejuvenate you.”Kaufmann 9:20 I think because we are news media creatures at best and at heart, it becomes really difficult to shut it off. And so, if there are breaking news stories on top of breaking news stories, we're not the type to bury our head in the sand. We're the type to say it doesn't matter if it's 8 o'clock, 10 o'clock at night, 11 o'clock, we get up and we start working again. And that is just part of the pitfalls of the job. I mean that you get burnout. You don't get a chance to have any sort of renewal moment or time to rest. You just gotta keep going.Meyerson 9:53 Just six years after its founding Axios is being bought by Cox Enterprises, the cable communications and historically a newspaper company, for a little more than half a billion dollars. What's that mean for you and Axios Chicago? Are you both millionaires now?Eng 10:09 Well, I guess quasi-millionaires maybe like, multi. It's actually, you know, I've been and Justin's been at companies that have been bought before, and it's usually bad, bad news. It actually appears to be good news, in this case. And, and our bosses made sure that they got a really good deal for employees as well. As far as we can tell, they're not going to touch the journalism, they just actually want more local journalism. Cox seems to really love the local end of it. And so I think it means we get more love and, and, and our bosses are talking about this as a multi-generational thing. They want Axios to be around generations after they're gone. And I think, as far as I can tell, that's, that's really gonna help with this. Kaufmann 10:59 Yeah, they're saying all the right things.Meyerson 11:00 When you say “good deal for employees,” what does that really mean? Eng 11:03 We get to sell a third of our stock. So everyone is vested, even people who have been there a short time, and you can sell a third of your stock to Cox and then later, we can sell it for actually an even better deal—you know, depending on the valuation of the company at the time.Kaufmann 11:17 You know, Axios is a young company. And it is interesting to see the difference in philosophy and styles when a young company is bought, as opposed to an older company. And I've been on both sides of the spectrum. I was there when WGN Radio was sold to Nexstar, before that tried to be sold to Sinclair. That is a different feeling. That's a feeling of dread. And, you know, they're coming in to change formats or cut or like even work in the newspapers. That's not what this is, this is a win for Axios, they got a media company to buy the product for a pretty sizable amount of money. And they look at it as this is an indicator and also, I would think, an encouraging sign that people are interested in the future of local news.Meyerson 12:03 Between the two of you, you have by my count, more than half a century of experience in newspapers and radio. What's your take on this, this email news business? Is it a fad? Is it here for the long run? Is it the successor in any way to traditional radio and television? Or is it something that you expect is going to fade away as something else comes along?Kaufmann 12:23 Well, I will say this: I think that obviously you've been a pioneer and doing email, and you've you found your voice, and that's really what it's about. It's not that everybody can go to email and, and be like, “All right, I'm just going to transfer my product to this new format and it's gonna work.” I mean, it's the same tenets. You have to be engaging, you have to have personality, it's about the tone. Everything is the same. It's just you're using words, and I think it's very akin to maybe what we saw in the early 2000s, with the blog movement. I think that that was something that at first people were like, “What, you're gonna put your—this is in the newspaper? It's digital? What are we doing?” And you saw some that became very successful and very profitable, and some that were middle of the road and some that died off. And I think that newsletters, especially independent newsletters, are in the same ballpark. I think it's the same game. It's just evolved. And I think that advertisers are more interested in putting their money into email newsletters because it's been tried and true by now.Eng 13:26 Yeah, if you'd asked me a year ago, I would have said, “What the heck email newsletters?” I mean, actually, I'll be honest: At WBEZ they kept saying, “Would you like to write our newsletter?” And I'm like, “Are you kidding me? I'm a reporter! Stop with the insulting questions.” And now, like, I love it. And it really is meeting people where they are. People our age still open email. My daughter, she's like, “Can't you just text it to me, mom?” So maybe these will be texted in the future. But it's respecting their time. It's curating for them. And it's yeah, it's going into the box that they open every morning.Kaufmann 14:05 I think it's all about advertising. And I think that the audience has been there. Charlie, you—we did it together at 'BEZ.Meyerson 14:13 Let's be transparent. You hired me to do WBEZ's— Kaufmann 14:17 Yeah!Meyerson 14:17 Well, it wasn't even— WBEZ in 2013 was not set up to send email to readers. So I did what should have been email but was just a blog at the time.Kaufmann 14:27 Yeah, but it was a news blog. It was similar. It's similar in the way to what you do right now with Square. I mean, it was a very similar idea. But that is where this— I mean, you could see the evolution from those kinds of posts that were important—that people would go to the URL to check it out every morning to see what Charlie had to say about Chicago news. Now, they've just like podcasts, they figured out a way to take these blog posts and give them right to you in an email format. And that is that I mean, if you really think about podcasts, that's where the world changed when you were doing radio and it was appointment and I had to go to a dial. I had to actually punch the numbers in. Now they found technology that just puts it on my phone when I wake up. And that's a big difference. That's why you have … so much audience there because they're not having to do anything. It's almost like the media industry is finally figuring out, you have to go where the audience is at as opposed to trying to get them to come to you.Meyerson 15:20 A colleague in the broadcast business once talked about his organization's ability to train listeners to do certain things at certain times. That seems to be a notion that I think is going away. I don't even know when my favorite TV shows are on, they just show up on my TV when I want to watch—Kaufmann 15:34 When you're ready to watch them! Exactly! Right? I mean, I watched two or three TV shows over the weekend that were season finales from two weeks ago. And I didn't have any problem with it. I knew how to avoid the spoilers. We're not living in this collective zeitgeist anymore, where everybody's watching one episode of Lost. There's a lot going on. And I feel like that is the same with we talked about podcasts, you talking about newsletters, talking about news. And I think that what I find interesting is just the idea that Monica and I are, we get this all the time from listeners—or readers. Sorry, there you go—that say, “I get all my stuff from you.” You know that—Eng 16:11 Which is scary. Come on, guys, you shouldn't be—Kaufmann 16:13 Yeah, it is scary. You should read other stuff for sure. I mean, but I think it'd be the same with your readers, Charlie. I mean, they're coming to you, they can go get the stories from different places. But they're coming to you for that five, three to five minutes in the morning. For them to say, this is what I this is what's going on. And this is what I need to know what's going on.Meyerson 16:28 You know, “We read the news so you don't have to” is one approach to email newsletters, I think. How has the pandemic played out for you, as you create the Axios Chicago newsletter? Monica? Eng 16:40 Well, we started it like 1/3 or halfway into the pandemic. And so, I'm thrilled to be at an organization that says “We will be remote all the time.” If you're in New York, and you want to go to the New York office, or in Virginia and want to go there, that's great. But they say “Home is where your office is,” and we get a nice fat stipend every month to make our home a nicer place. And you can spend it on flowers or a dog or whatever — Meyerson 17:12 A dog? I'm impressed. Eng 17:14 I mean, anything that will make your home a nicer place to do your job. But for younger people for whom work is like the place where you're gonna meet your mate, and you can learn from older journalists, I could see how it's a problem. The world, you know, we know it all.Meyerson 17:29 You're both youngsters compared to me! Justin, how did the pandemic play out for you?Kaufmann 17:33 Well, I mean, I left—I got, you know, tossed outta WG

WGN - The After Hours with Rick Kogan Podcast
Come help feed homeless and unemployed Chicagoans

WGN - The After Hours with Rick Kogan Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022


Founder and President of the Chicago Help Initiative, Jacqueline C. Hayes, joins Rick Kogan to talk about the organization and its Feeding Hope benefit happening on Thursday, September 15th at the Sports Museum in Water Tower Place from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The mission of the Chicago Help Initiative is to provide meals and social services […]

The Bridging Connections Podcast
Tzedakah at Its Best

The Bridging Connections Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 24:23


Jewish Free Loan ChicagoFeaturing: Leah Greenblum, Founder and Executive DirectorIn the Middle Ages Moises Maimonides (1), great philosopher, physician and rabbi, outlined eight levels of tzedakah (charitable giving). He describe the highest form of giving is to give a gift, loan, or partnership that will result in the recipient becoming self-sufficient instead of living upon others. Jewish Free Loan Chicago is embodying this level of giving in an effort to engage people to help those in need. Jewish Free Loan Chicago's mission is to help Chicagoans discover small personal loans with zero-interest, in an effort to cut out the need for predatory lending, often in the form of risky payday loans and car title loans.At Jewish Free Loan Chicago, people of all backgrounds can discover personal loans that are fast, easy, and accessible to anyone in the Chicagoland area. What is a Jewish Free Loan?An age-old tradition recrafted for the 21st century, a Jewish free loan is a small personal loan that is interest-free and can be paid back on a timeline that meets each borrower's individual needs.Where do interest-free loans come from?Rooted in teachings from the Torah and sages, Jewish free loans are a time-honored tradition in the U.S. and beyond. In fact, most U.S. cities play host to at least one Jewish or Hebrew Free Loan agency. Unlike JFLC, some Jewish loan societies cater only to the needs of the Jewish community and do not have income caps. JFLC serves low- to moderate-income people of all backgrounds who need access to capital.Loan Possibilities JFLC borrowers' financial status can be wide-ranging, and their potential financial needs can also run the gamut, including:General expenses: transportation, technology, and debt consolidationEmployment: job-search, initial costs (transportation/relocation), job trainingHealthcare: medical, mental, and dentalWomen & children: childcare, education, fertility, adoptionLegal fees: divorce, immigration, discriminationEducation: tuition, suppliesJewish Free Loan Chicago is part of the International Association of Jewish Free Loans, a large network of 50 related organizations.https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/moses-maimonides-rambamSupport the show

Curious City
Chicago teens went to dance and find connection at Medusa's

Curious City

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 22:09 Very Popular


Medusa's was “like a community center for weirdos and freaks and everybody else in between,” say some Chicagoans who went there as teens in the 1980s and '90s. In this week's episode Axios Chicago reporter Monica Eng finds out how the club got started, what it was like to hang out there and why, despite its popularity, it closed its doors in 1992.

Courier Pigeon
Courier Pigeon Presents: A Look At Concerns for President Biden's New Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

Courier Pigeon

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 23:18


In this episode we unravel President Biden's new student loan debt forgiveness plan and how it will effect families in the short and long term. You'll hear from a current graduate student about the stressors of debt, a financial aid advisor informs us about how important it is to disseminate accurate information, and the President of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators breaks down the history of student loans. --------- Courier Pigeon is a new podcast from WBBM that will highlight trending topics affecting Chicagoans and beyond. Want us to cover a topic you think needs more attention? Tweet at us @WBBMPodcasts and let us know! Sources Used: Buzzfeed NASFAA Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Fact Sheet

WBBM All Local
Chicagoans react to Queen Elizabeth's death

WBBM All Local

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 6:53


Also in the news: A 27-year-old Illinois man is charged with raping an 18-year-old woman in Bloomington, Ind.; A motorist suffered serious injuries when his vehicle hit a horse in Kane County; Opponents of Bally's Casino take case to Illinois Gaming Board and more.

WBBM Newsradio's 8:30AM News To Go
Chicagoans react to Queen Elizabeth's death

WBBM Newsradio's 8:30AM News To Go

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 6:53


Also in the news: A 27-year-old Illinois man is charged with raping an 18-year-old woman in Bloomington, Ind.; A motorist suffered serious injuries when his vehicle hit a horse in Kane County; Opponents of Bally's Casino take case to Illinois Gaming Board and more.

WBBM Newsradio's 4:30PM News To Go
Chicagoans react to Queen Elizabeth's death

WBBM Newsradio's 4:30PM News To Go

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 6:53


Also in the news: A 27-year-old Illinois man is charged with raping an 18-year-old woman in Bloomington, Ind.; A motorist suffered serious injuries when his vehicle hit a horse in Kane County; Opponents of Bally's Casino take case to Illinois Gaming Board and more.

The Chad Benson Show
Heat wave in California

The Chad Benson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 124:21


Heat wave in California. Mayor Lightfoot asks Chicagoans to help Texas migrants after more arrive in city. Students in Uvalde, TX returning to school. LA county wants hotels to house homeless. National Cinema Day falls short of expectations. New British prime minister assumes duties. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Ben Joravsky Show
Rummana Hussain--Sydney Sweeney Party

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 52:33


Sun-Times editorial writer/columnist Rummana Hussain returns just in time to take the deep dive on "Sweeneygate". Pretty sure, we're the only people calling it that. It's when the famous TV actress threw a make-60-great again party for her mother. Turns out every white family in America has a little MAGA in them. From there it's on to the downstate lament that Chicagoans are mean to them. Yet it's Darren Bailey--the downstate MAGA man--who thinks he can get elected governor by calling Chicago a "hellhole".See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

It's All Good - A Block Club Chicago Podcast
Episode 56 - What's The Deal With Chicago's Honorary Signs?

It's All Good - A Block Club Chicago Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 20:03


Host - Jon HansenScattered throughout Chicago's neighborhoods are brown (usually) honorary signs. Some people are famous, others are only known to those who lived on that block. And some have names that nobody can figure out who they honor! Linda Zabors chronicles them all!

City Cast Chicago
You're on a Boat! How to Stay Safe in Lake Michigan

City Cast Chicago

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 16:07


Just in the past couple weeks, one person was found dead and at least three others have been seriously injured at the “Playpen” in Lake Michigan — a popular boating spot east of Oak Street beach. As boaters, kayakers, swimmers, and casual Chicagoans make their way out to the water for the last few weeks of summer, host Jacoby Cochran talks to Mike McElroy, vice president of the Chicago Harbor Safety Committee, about the safety rules in the water, and why August is traditionally difficult for boaters.  Some good news: Nominations are open for Chicago magazine's Chicagoans of the year. Follow us on Twitter: @CityCastChicago Sign up for our newsletter: chicago.citycast.fm Call or Text Us: (773) 780-0246 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Morning Shift Podcast
Chicagoans React To Student Loan Debt Forgiveness

Morning Shift Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 16:09


President Biden has announced up to $20,000 of student loan debt forgiveness per individual who makes less than $125,000 a year. The announcement has sparked relief and ire, with some people saying it's too much money, and others saying it doesn't go far enough. Reset hears reactions from Chicagoans who are having some of their debt forgiven.

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Manny's Deli celebrates 80 years of serving Chicagoans

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022


Dan Raskin, 4th generation owner of Manny’s Cafeteria & Delicatessen, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to talk about their legacy of serving Chicagoans for 80 years and the new smoked pastrami sandwich they’re serving in honor of the celebration. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow […]

True Blue Cubs
Cubs Do a Bad, Bad Thing

True Blue Cubs

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 20:15


Welcome to the True Blue Cubs podcast! Hosted by comedian, Chicagoan, and die hard Cubs fan, Joe Kilgallon! Today Joe talks about the Cubs honoring a couple Cardinals, Sammy Sosa, and Preview the Cubs vs Brewers series! Best Cubs 20 minute podcast on the internet! Go Cubs! www.twitter.com/truebluecubs www.youtube.com/joekilgallon  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Kicking the Seat
Ep797: FUNNY PAGES (2022) - Movie Review

Kicking the Seat

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022


Ian and David reminisce about the odd, audacious indie scene of the 90s with a look at Owen Kline's Funny Pages!This biting black comedy stars Daniel Zolghadri as Robert, a teenage artist who drops out of high school to pursue a career in comics. While temping for a public defender, Daniel meets Wallace (Matthew Maher), a former color separator for Image Comics who wants nothing to do with the awkward, starry-eyed kid asking him for pointers.In this spoiler-lite conversation, the guys indulge their inner (and, frankly, outer) comics geeks while heaping praise on this hard-to-watch gem, which feels plucked straight out of the pre-millennial arthouse scene--or the grotesquely liberating autobiographical comix of underground pioneers like R. Crumb and Harvey Pekar.Funny Pages is now playing in select theatres and is available On Demand.Show Links:Watch the Funny Pages trailer.Follow David's film criticism at Keeping It Reel.Chicagoans! Catch Funny Pages starting this weekend at the historic Music Box Theatre!Subscribe to, like, and comment on the Kicking the Seat YouTube channel!

Thriving Adoptees - Inspiration For Adoptive Parents & Adoptees
Empathy, Connection & Healing With Maria Nanos

Thriving Adoptees - Inspiration For Adoptive Parents & Adoptees

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 49:29


Being where the other is. Putting ourselves in our kids' shoes. Seeing life through their lens. Maria goes deep on how we build empathy and connection with our kids to help them heal and thrive.Maria Nanos, LCSW, Ph.D., is the Chief Executive Officer of the Greenlight Family Services. Dr. Nanos received her Ph.D. in Clinical Social Work from the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago and her masters in social work at Jane Addams, University of Illinois. Dr. Nanos' clinical career began in 1987 focusing on children and families of sexual abuse and neglect in the Chicagoland area. Dr. Nanos rapidly moved into managerial positions supervising programs in areas of mental health, child abuse, sexual assault, DCFS investigations and more recently grandparents raising grandchildren. Dr. Nanos is an avid advocate for human services in Chicago and is a frequent presenter at conferences and trainings. Dr. Nanos is an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago in the Masters program and has a part time clinical private practice. She has consulted with many agencies in Chicago thus reaching thousands of families.Dr. Nanos is a native Chicagoan who enjoys most outdoor activities, travel and nature. She resides with her family in Evanston.Greenlight Family Services (formally known as Center for Law and Social Work) has been preserving families, providing hope and protecting lives throughout the State of Illinois since 2003. Our mission is to achieve the best outcomes for families, young adults, and children by providing the highest quality services. In the beginning, Greenlight focused on providing legal assistance for the growing population of grandparents raising grandchildren. Each year, Greenlight strategically expanded its legal and social services.In 2017, Greenlight acquired Porchlight Counseling Services and added specialized sexual assault therapy to our array of crisis counseling services programming. These services exist to help college sexual assault survivors achieve healing and wholeness and to create a world in which a person's life is not defined by the devastating experience of sexual assault. The program provides counseling, advocacy, and other supportive services to the survivors of campus sexual assault, with the goal to provide high-quality, long-term counseling at no charge to the client.In 2019, Greenlight expanded its services and moved its main office to the South Side of Chicago to better serve its foster care and post adoption families where they live. Greenlight also opened a Springfield office to better serve the southern region of the state of Illinois.Today, Greenlight manages the Heart Gallery of Illinois and Adoption Listing Service for the state of Illinois and provides relative, non-relative, second parent, step-parent, adoption services as well as DCFS foster parent adoption and post adoption services. Greenlight provides services for more than 7,000 families and young adults each year.https://greenlightfamilyservices.org/https://greenlightfamilyservices.org/heartgalleryofil/https://www.facebook.com/GreenlightILhttps://www.instagram.com/greenlight_il/?hl=en

Morning Shift Podcast
Chicagoans Reflect On Ukrainian Independence And Six Months Of War

Morning Shift Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 43:41


WBEZ recently held an open mic in Ukrainian Village and people with ties to Ukraine shared their stories of leaving Ukraine, living with fear and anger, and figuring out ways to help out. Reset spoke to WBEZ reporter Anna Savchenko, who hosted the open mic, and participants Olha Tsvyntarna, Dania Hrynewycz, and Harrison Jozefowicz.

Chicago Justice Podcast
“Subtle but Pervasive Problem” of the Absence of News

Chicago Justice Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 32:24


On today's pod we focus on the problem of the absence of news and how humans fill that hole with their beliefs rather than facts. We dive deep in to these issues with Professor Sandy Goldberg from Northwestern University's Department of Philosophy. Goldberg recently authored an opinion editorial in the Chicago Tribune focused on the dangers posed when people fill the whole left by a lack of news on a topic with their beliefs about an issue that of course fit their political beliefs. Goldberg's research focuses on Epistemology which is the investigation of what distinguishes justified belief from opinion. While this topic is incredibly meaningful given the how divisive the political rhetoric is in America it is especially important given the state of the discourse around justice reform in Chicago. Chicagoans are convinced that crime and violence are out of control and that these issues are unique to Chicago in a manner that it can only be dealt with by changing local responses. This of course flies in the face of the reality that crime and violence is up in cities around the country and that local responses seem not to impact whether a city is experiencing increased levels. Also important to note is that the public's lack of trust in the news and the news media certainly plays in to exacerbating this issue. Many in the alt right in Chicago are convinced that local justice reform is responsible for the increases in crime and violence despite media reporting on data that proves this just isn't the case. When confronted by these facts the alt right just ignores them and relies on their political beliefs as enough to reinforce their beliefs despite being challenged by the news media with the facts. There is also the case that the fact that the news media is not reporting on individual aspects of the social circumstances in Chicago means they cannot be contributing to the underlying causes of crime and violence.

Talent Brand Podcast
Talent Brand Bite - Camille Richardson, Native Chicagoan at #TBSummit

Talent Brand Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 2:05


Our co-founder Bryan Chaney sat down with two TBA board members, Camille Richardson of Meta, and Crystal Lay of GBS. The three of them are leading the Foundations Workshop at #TBSummit in Chicago this October. They have a thing or two to share about building relationships with stakeholders, measuring what matters, and making the business case for a team in talent brand.

Real Estate for Breakfast
The Multifamily Housing Market in Chicago, the Importance of Market Research and the “Next West Loop” with Jon Morgan of Interra Realty

Real Estate for Breakfast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022


On this episode of Real Estate for Breakfast, host Phil Coover is joined by a fellow champion of Chicago, Jon Morgan. Jon is co-founder and managing principal of Chicago-based Interra Realty, and he and Phil begin their conversation by discussing Interra's formation to its emergence as a middle-market commercial real estate brokerage focusing primarily on multifamily asset sales. During the episode, Phil and Jon reminisce on the 2008 recession and how it differs from today's market conditions, especially concerning the level of control banks previously had on real estate. Now that the real estate market is so volatile, Jon ensures that research is an integral part of Interra's philosophy. Jon says he and his colleagues track the market weekly and stay in constant communication with clients to effectively take advantage of fluctuating market conditions. Jon also explains how the multifamily market has managed to stay lucrative despite seesawing trends spurred by the pandemic. He points out that retailers are now starting to participate in the multifamily space because it keeps pace with inflation, making it a prime investment opportunity. As fellow Chicagoans, Phil and Jon do not forget to pay homage to the city by highlighting Chicago's phenomenal restaurants, major sports teams and growing tech scene. As the two discuss prominent Chicago neighborhoods such as the West Loop, Phil capitalizes on Jon's knowledge of economics to get him to reveal what he believes the “next West Loop”, or at least an up-and-coming area of Chicago. Jon Morgan began his career in real estate in 2004. Since then, he has been involved in more than $1 billion in transactions, including apartment buildings, retail properties and ground-up developments. Jon co-founded Interra Realty with David Goss in 2010 to create a different kind of brokerage firm, one built on trusting relationships with buyers and sellers and hyperlocal, block-by-block expertise. This, coupled with Interra's commitment to client service, has helped the company to establish many long-lasting relationships, fuel its meteoric growth and become a destination for talent and the training of up-and-coming brokers. As Chicago's top middle-market brokerage, Interra now handles almost one in five sales of apartment buildings up to 100 units, according to CoStar. Learn more about Interra here: https://interrarealty.com/

B2B Thought Leadership
Leadership Styles: Are You a Good Leader? | Robert Jordan & Alejandro Sanoja

B2B Thought Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 68:00


Welcome back to the Thought Leadership Podcast! In today's episode, we're discussing a topic that we love to talk about, leadership. To learn more about this amazing subject, we broad an expert on the matter, Robert Jordan. Hi has launched companies and helped other owners and investors build their companies for 25+ years. With him, we spoke about the different types of leadership, if it is really necessary to be a leader to generate changes and if a leader is actually born or made.Are you interested to know the answers to these questions? Listen to the full episode!Intro  0:00:00Different Leadership Styles 00:01:19  Identify Your Leadership Style 00:03:40Your Leadership Capabilities  00:06:52Tough and Empathic Leadership 00:10:01How Do You Approach Difficult Conversations? 00:14:48Are You Leveling Up in the Game of Leadership? 00:20:55 Leadership Archetypes (Framework) 00:26:53 Are You Born a Leader or Do You Become a Leader? 00:33:32 It's Okay Not To Be a Leader 00:41:07How To Encourage Performance Over Leadership 00:48:02 Signs to Pay Attention As a Leader 00:58:12Method of Releasing (storytime) 1:02:17 - 1:04:33What Does Robert Jordan Do? 1:04:34-About Robert Jordan:Jordan is the author of How They Did It: Billion Dollar Insights from the Heart of America, and publishing partner for Start With No, Jim Camp's bestselling book and audio on negotiation. He is a lifelong Chicagoan, with a wife and two daughters plus two dogs.He has launched companies and helped other owners and investors build their companies for 25+ years.

Dynasty Addicts Podcast Network
DynastyJunkies Episode 108 - QB Roundup w/ Kyle August

Dynasty Addicts Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 88:10


The Chicagoans start our positional series by talking QB's, as well as the listener league and of course, finding some trades.

Dynasty Junkies Podcast
Dynasty Junkies Episode 108 - QB Roundup w/ Kyle August

Dynasty Junkies Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 88:10


The Chicagoans start our positional series by talking QB's, as well as the listener league and of course, finding some trades

Discovered Wordsmiths
Episode 119A – Emily Wolf – My Thirty-First Year (and Other Calamities)

Discovered Wordsmiths

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 40:19


Overview When Emily Wolf penned My Thirty-First Year (And Other Calamities), she didn't know she'd be living in the epicenter (Houston) of the current abortion debate. But there she is, preparing to release a book that leads with an abortion that anchors how the protagonist, Zoe, is able to live her life. It is a story for women of all ages, normalizing abortion without minimizing it, and weaving in all the other things that impact dreams: divorce (then dating), family and friends, and  faith. The city of Chicago (Emily's hometown) and the band U2 are colorful backdrops to her story. Zoe Greene is approaching her 30th birthday not with celebrations in mind, but by recovering from an abortion, planning a divorce, negotiating family drama, and later, reentering the modern dating pool. Using humor and unfiltered truth (and Zoe's favorite rock band, U2), Houston-based author Emily Wolf's debut, My Thirty-First Year (And Other Calamities), illuminates the realities of womanhood, and connects to them through shared challenges, resilience, and hope.Emily is an ardent feminist, U2 fan, and native Chicagoan. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Emily now lives in Houston with her husband, children, and dogs. She volunteers with Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast and with her synagogue's Board of Trustees and Social Justice Core Team. Emily has published several essays in the Houston Chronicle and on emilyvwolf.medium.com Website https://emilyvwolf.medium.com Her book https://www.amazon.com/My-Thirty-First-Year-Other-Calamities-ebook/dp/B09TSWPFXL?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1660216244&sr=8-1&linkCode=li2&tag=horrorlasagna-20&linkId=f0645a5b1a1cf5283ceee300fff5b5fe&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_il Favorites https://www.amazon.com/More-Than-Woman-Caitlin-Moran-ebook/dp/B082T332CF?crid=2W7SPUYPS3NVG&keywords=cat+moran&qid=1660216855&sprefix=cat+mo%2Caps%2C430&sr=8-4&linkCode=li2&tag=horrorlasagna-20&linkId=b58882027e4f25d6b2094a0d69f2b434&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_il https://www.brazosbookstore.com/ YouTube https://youtu.be/e5sa9DiMVbk Transcript Stephen: All right. Today on discovered wordsmith, I have Emily Wolf. Emily. Welcome. How are you doing today? Hi, thanks Emily: so much for having me. I am doing really well. Thank you. Stephen: Good. So tell us a little bit about yourself. Some things you do outside of writing and maybe like where you live, that type of thing. Emily: Sure. I feel like the first caveat for anything with a video component is that I am. In my forties with braces so that's something I'm unfortunately doing right now. That's kinda Stephen: new too you never saw that back in the eighties, nineties. Yeah. Emily: Yeah. It's a whole shebang. I gotta tell you. So it's pretty humbling, but it's supposed to make me healthier help my sinuses ears, airway, whole business. So my kids think it's hilarious and I'm trying to also find the hilarity in it. So Stephen: you need to put on like Bobby socks and a poodle skirt and tell 'em you're going to a prom dance and stuff. And. Bug him Emily: yeah, I might I might get some strange looks if I did that, but yeah, I should totally have more fun with them about this. And I FaceTimed with my brother yesterday and he said he lives in Los Angeles and I'm in Michigan right now. And he said, oh, I always forget you have braces now. But anyway, besides adult braces, I I have a day job that I'm very lucky to have doing writing for a children's hospital in Texas. I've lived in Houston for over 13 years, which I can't believe I was born and raised in Chicago and thought that I was going to live my whole life and die happily in Chicago, eating deep dish and hot dogs and all that good stuff. And then life, as it does, threw me a curve ball and introduced me to my husband who. Lives in Houston and needs to be in Houston for work. So our deal that we struck is I get to spend a nice chunk and my boss is also very accommodatin...

Music Therapy with Jessica Risker
Episode 98: Moving to L.A. Pt 1 (with BRIDEY)

Music Therapy with Jessica Risker

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 59:41


How do you start over in a new city?  Bridey Hicks (BRIDEY) is moving from Chicago to LA.  We discuss the reasons behind her move, her approach for joining the LA music community, why Chicagoans are the best people,  transitioning from comedy to music, her songwriting process, working solo vs with a band, and recordings vs live performance.  She also debuts a brand-new single called "The Light" from her upcoming EP. Songs featured in episode: "The Light" and "Decisions Make Me Sick In The Head" by BRIDEY Visit musictherapypodcast.com for show notes, past episodes, and upcoming events! Music Therapy Podcast Credits:  Music Therapy is hosted by Jessica Risker, produced by Sullivan Davis of Local Universe, and engineered by Joshua Wentz in Chicago.  Opening and closing music composed by Joshua Wentz.  Instrumental music by David Yontz.   

Leading Equity
LE 254: Preparing Culturally Responsive Leaders with Carole Collins-Ayalaja

Leading Equity

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 45:01 Very Popular


Order the Leading Equity Book Today! About Carole Collins-Ayanlaja Dr. Carole Rene' Collins Ayanlaja, a native of Indianapolis, IN and a Chicagoan for three decades, holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  She is a parent, teacher, educational leader, and researcher.  A commitment to educational success for k-12 students through effective teaching and authentic equity-driven leadership is the hallmark of her professional career. She began her educational career as a Chicago Public Schools 6th and 8th grade teacher in the Latinx community.  In 1998 she launched her leadership journey in suburban Cook County, soon thereafter joining Chicago Public Schools.   Prior to joining higher education in 2016, Dr. Collins Ayanlaja served as a public education leader for over 25 years in the capacity of elementary assistant principal and principal; high school assistant principal and principal; district director of curriculum and assessment, chief academic officer, chief assessment officer, and superintendent in Chicago, Suburban Cook County (IL), Ohio, Iowa, and Connecticut. Currently, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, College of Education, Eastern Illinois University, Dr. Collins, as she is frequently called, prepares graduate candidates for the principalship and superintendency in the state of Illinois. Her research incorporates intersectionalities of race and gender in educational leadership and schooling experiences.  Carole promotes democratic engagement for diverse children and families in equitable learning environments that propel anti-racist pedagogy and inclusive practices. Dr. Collins Ayanlaja engages in broader community work by partnering with schools, community organizations, and businesses to strategically plan, develop, and implement culturally responsive practices by building staff capacity to engage with families and propel programming that ensures access and equity. Her greatest gift and accomplishment are that of being the mother of one young adult son, who recently graduated from Lake Forest College, her alma mater.  Carole is full of gratefulness and gratitude to her Creator for the intellectual capacity and opportunity to be a contributor to our collective field of education. Show Highlights Culturally responsive leadership “Who are you?” Facing history when leading Strategies to deal with challenges Critical questions to ask ourselves as leaders Public relations and social issues Connect with Carole Email LinkedIn Additional Resources Learn more about the Advocacy Room Free Course on Implicit Bias 20 Diversity Equity and Inclusion Activities Annihilating Racial Injustice in School Course FREE AUDIO COURSE: Race, Advocacy, and Social Justice Studies

WGN - The Dave Plier Podcast
Classic Chicago commercials, legendary pitchpeople and memorable jingles only Chicagoans know

WGN - The Dave Plier Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022


What is the classic Chicago TV commercial or business that is your remember that is gone but not forgotten? Roger Badesch, retired WGN Radio news anchor, returns to ‘The Dave Plier Show' to talk to Dave and our listeners about vintage Chicago commercials including Boushelle (Hudson3-2700), Victory Auto Wreckers, Empire Carpet, Zayre, Wieboldt's, Marshall Fields, Lincoln Carpeting and United Auto Insurance; […]

The Ben Joravsky Show
Oh. What a Week: "Lolla, Lori, Bailey & the Bears"

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 68:06


Time for Ben & the Doctor to talk a week's worth of news, starting with...The Forward Party? Wasn't expecting that. And then Lightfoot & Lolla. And Darren "DB" Bailey puts on his dancing shoes to duck and dodge questions on Trump. As JB and the Dems seemed determined to do what they can to lose an election that shouldn't even be close. Also, a roof on Soldier Field? That would be the month's dumbest idea out of City Hall, if not for the NASCAR one. And...are Chicagoans nasty by nature? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Chicago Way
The Chicago Way w/John Kass: Can a dome keep the Bears from fleeing and the mayor in power?

The Chicago Way

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022


The Chicago Way w/John Kass (07/29/2022): On this episode, John Kass & Jeff Carlin react to a solid week of ‘efforting’ by Chicago Mayor Lori Lighfoot as she announces plans to put a dome on Soldier Field in a bid to keep the Chicago Bears from leaving for the suburbs like so many other Chicagoans. […]

City Cast Chicago
How One Chicagoan Knew He Had Monkeypox and What He Did About It

City Cast Chicago

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 21:45


Since the monkeypox outbreak started this spring, there have been more than 200 cases in Illinois, according to the CDC, and 197 in Chicago, according to the Chicago Dept. of Public Health. Vaccines are being rolled out, but it's a slow and confusing process for patients — and health professionals worry the city isn't doing enough. Host Jacoby Cochran speaks to Dr. Daniel Berger, who runs Northstar Medical Center in Lincoln Park, which is focused on Chicago's gay community. Dr. Berger is seeing scary similarities to the start of the AIDS crisis in terms of lack of information, stigmatization, and access to treatment. He explains. Plus, we from Aaron Gettinger about his experience with monkeypox.  Register for CDPH's Get the Fax: Monkeypox Chicago monkeypox update: July 22, 2022 Follow us on Twitter: @CityCastChicago Sign up for our newsletter: chicago.citycast.fm Call or Text Us: (773) 780-0246 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Office Hours with Tim Heidecker
214. Live & In Person from Chicago w/ Steve Albini, Fire-Toolz

Office Hours with Tim Heidecker

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 62:45


This is the free first half of Office Hours. Watch or listen to the full two hours with Chris James from Not Even A Show, Uncle Phil zooming in from a remote location, and get tons of other stuff at patreon.com/officehoursliveThe holy trinity was live and in person from the Windy City with legendary Chicagoans producer/musician Steve Albini and musician Fire-Toolz.See the two Tims live on tour this summer! Get tickets at timheidecker.com/liveFind everything else at officialofficehours.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Lagralane Spirits
Creating Access Through Film with Angela C. Lee

Lagralane Spirits

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 58:05


Why is film such an important medium for creating access? How can we use empathy to expand vision? Hosts Jason and Yvonne Lee share a moment with Spirit Award nominated producer (Songs My Brothers Taught Me), Angela C. Lee who also is the Associtate Director of Artist Development at Film Independent. By examining the ecosystem of filmmaking and producing, these three discuss the larger notion that access to “Hollywood” doesn't come just because we deserve it. They explore how we can find (or even create) traction within a film system by showing myopic gatekeepers the capability of success from projects that have stories, actors and production teams with whom these power-holders may not associate with viability. As a solution, these three discuss one real truth: diverse producers get diverse projects made. How do we nurture empathy to gain equity? How do we create a pathway to ownership so that we can control and expand vision? Listen and be inspired by Angela's determined passion. LA based and a native Chicagoan, she understands that producing is about seeing and supporting a filmmaker's vision, and sticking with them for the long haul to create space where they can shine. Along with Jason and Yvonne, who are on a mission to provide opportunities for stories that may not otherwise be told, they ask, how can we explain that discovery is infinite? For more spirited discussions, make sure to subscribe to the podcast. And if you've enjoyed thinking and mocktailing along with us, we'd love for you to leave us a review. Cheers … and Please Drink Responsibly!   Links: Guests: Angela C. Lee https://www.filmindependent.org/talent/angela-c-lee/ Project Involve https://www.filmindependent.org/blog/project-involve-is-back-meet-the-30-new-fellows-joining-us-in-2022-2/ Philiane Phang https://www.filmindependent.org/talent/philiane-phang/ Chloe' Zhao (Songs My Brother Taught Me, Nomadland) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlo%C3%A9_Zhao Original source of NPR episode about the ABA: https://freakonomics.com/podcast/dont-worry-be-tacky/ Kurtis Blow - “Basketball” song https://youtu.be/_shxzlTRK44 Death & Company https://www.deathandcompany.com/ Array Now https://arraynow.com/ Byron Allen https://entertainmentstudios.com/founder/ Robert Townsend https://www.roberttownsend.com/ Shonda Rhimes https://www.shondaland.com/ Sundance Institute https://apply.sundance.org/ Ruth Ann Harnisch https://thehf.org/about/   Additional Links + Special thanks to: Podcast Haven - https://thepodcasthaven.com/ Liam E. Allen (original music) - @Liamea97   Drink Recipe: Ep 4 Cocktail- Smoke & Mirrors A daiquiri variation created by bartender Alex Day for Death & Co in NYC, a company who has been a huge inspiration for Jason.  Ingredients: 1oz Islay scotch - Lagavulin  1oz blended scotch - Johnnie Walker red or black 3/4 oz lime juice  3/4 oz simple syrup 4-6 mint leaves  Absinthe spray  Shake ingredients with ice. Finish with absinthe spray.

The Ben Joravsky Show
"NASCAR In Chicago" & Monroe Anderson

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 64:13


After months on insisting we needed tougher laws to keep Chicagoans from speeding, Mayor Lightfoot announces--hey, good news! I'm bringing NASCAR to Chicago. Ben riffs. And Monroe Anderson returns to talk Trump. Particularly, why he's a law-and-order, lock-`em-up man when it comes to Trump's failed coup. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

THE SOVEREIGN SOUL Show: Cutting Edge Topics, Guests & Awakened Truth Bombs with lotsa Love, Levity ’n Liberty.

His brake lines have been cut.  His tires slashed. He's had threats against his life.  He has to move from house to house every 2-3 days…   Yet he still continues to press on, exposing MASSIVE HUMAN TRAFFICKING and VOTER FRAUD in Vermont…   It's like a JASON BOURNE-type story from the big screen, yet this is an every day reality for Vermont's Candidate for Governor, Kevin Hoyt.    Mr. Hoyt's no stranger to evil. His family has fought for Freedom for generations….his bloodline traces back to the 16th Century in Vermont. The Hoyt family fought in the American Revolution against the tyrannical English King and his Red Coats, the family fought again in the Civil War to abolish slavery…   And now, having proven beyond a shadow of a doubt his 2018 election was stolen from him (by a Chicagoan later arrested on warrants for felonies in Illinois), he runs again a Candidate for Governor.  Further, undeterred, he presses on, meeting daily with fellow Vermonters while simultaneously pressing forth with his investigations which continue to expose both massive Voter Fraud and Trafficking in the State of Vermont.  Thus far, information he has gleaned has helped officials conducting a broad RICO case arrest and/or try dozens of government officials, members of law enforcement, judges, Vermont administrators, a Sheriff, and 43 incumbents posing as patriots in Vermont.     Tune in as Mr. Hoyt shares in detail the web of lies, deception, and corruption at all levels of Vermont, how he's part of a RICO case persecuting public officials who committed voter fraud and child trafficking, and what lessons he has for others who are ready to take back their state, their province, and their community from the clutches of evil.    If there is another example of a Patriot for America, a citizen soldier whom stands for the freedoms of its Constitution, you'll be hard pressed to find one.    Please Donate $ and/or Prayers to Help Kevin's Ongoing Campaign Against Tyranny Here

The Charlie Kirk Show
Liberal Carnage: How the Left Destroyed Chicago, the Economy, and Twitter with Steve Moore and Jason Miller

The Charlie Kirk Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 34:56 Very Popular


Charlie starts off the hour with an impromptu conversation with the founder of The Committee to Unleash Prosperity, Steve Moore on the downfall of Chicago. As two native Chicagoans, the two reflect on their time growing up in the once great American city that is now in precipitous decline. And although every metric shows how degraded Illinois and other blue enclaves such as California have become, Democrats still cling onto their degenerate leaders. The question is, why? Next, Steve lays out the details of his organization's newest finding revealing the Biden administration's shocking and utter lack of business experience as the nation careens toward what seems to be an imminent recession. Next, Charlie welcomes the CEO of Gettr.com, Jason Miller, to give the latest updates on the ongoing Twitter vs. Elon Musk legal saga and to detail the psychographic espionage playing out in America via the CCP controlled social media app, TikTok. Support the show: http://www.charliekirk.com/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Curious City
Four Dances Invented in Chicago and One Traditional Dance Chicagoans Keep Alive

Curious City

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 16:57 Very Popular


We track down the band members, musicians and dancers who popularized dances in Chicago, and meet the people who keep La Danza Azteca alive in Pilsen.