As the powers that be struggle to determine the future of Wrigley Field, we explore the uniqueness of the neighborhood around the ballpark through a photographer’s work and get the inside story of one of Chicago’s most famous music venues, Metro.
Sustainability and ways that individuals can reduce their carbon footprint are becoming increasingly important in the city of Chicago. Today we meet with Heather Korpella from Chicago Gateway Green to tell us ways they’re beautifying City expressways and more. We also chat with Stephanie Katsaros from Bright Beat about mobile workshops at the APA National Planning Conference. And finally, Adam Burck from the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce discusses the upcoming Green Resources Fair.
The Art Institute of Chicago is a world renowned museum with a collection of over 260,000 art works and artifacts. Today we hear about its 130-year history, the museum’s Modern Wing expansion, an exciting new exhibit, “They Seek a City,” and, finally, we learn about some of its educational programming.
Hunger is an ongoing dilemma in Chicago. Food deserts are prevalent all over the city and today we meet with people working hard to provide healthy food access to the residents in these areas. We also get some details on the upcoming Good Food Festival.
We revisit the Southeast Side in today’s episode. Our friend Patty Fisher will give us the latest updates on Knowledge Hook-Up, Tricia LaPointe from Family Rescue will talk about how they’re helping fight and prevent domestic violence, and Dustin Quebedaux from the Spanish Coalition for Housing discusses the many ways they’re helping people stay in their homes.
There’s so much going on in the Southeast Side that we continue this week’s episode talking with Chris Rollins from Powers State Recreation Area about the park and conservation efforts. We also meet with Ileo Lott from City Colleges of Chicago to discuss the college to career program at Olive-Harvey College. And finally, learn about the safe passage program and other efforts by the Claretian Associates as we’re joined by Angela Hurlock.
On today’s show, you’ll meet with Brian Andreotti, director of programming, and Douglas Mclaren, repertory film programmer, from the Music Box Theatre. The Music Box Theatre is an iconic landmark in the Lakeview neighborhood dating back to 1929. Hear about its rich history, current programming and the exciting 70 mm film festival coming up on February 15, 2013.
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