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Gutierrez Concedes Immigration Reform Will Be 'Piecemeal,' But Promises 'A Full Menu'

The Huffington Post | Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), a leading proponent of comprehensive immigration reform in the House, said Thursday in a radio interview that the GOP pr...

Rodrigo y Gabriela Record Sound Opinions Show at Goose Island Barrel Warehouse

Lauren Drell | Posted 10.02.2013 | Chicago
Lauren Drell

Goose Island's barrel-aging warehouse was perhaps the perfect backdrop to uncork those stories the duo holds, and unveil new music; just hours before the internationally-acclaimed musicians took the stage at the Chicago Theatre on July 24.

It's Time to Start Walking the Walk of Service to Minority Communities

Tavis Smiley | Posted 01.16.2013 | Black Voices
Tavis Smiley

When will WBEZ and other public stations get serious about making media that looks and sounds like America? We have a two-term African-American president from Chicago but not a single daily program on WBEZ hosted by an African-American.

Public Media CEO Defends 'Smiley & West' Cancellation

Posted 11.14.2012 | Chicago

Words flew last month between radio host Tavis Smiley and Chicago Public Media CEO Torey Malatia over the cancellation of Smiley's show, "Smiley & Wes...

Getting To Know WBEZ's Alison Cuddy

Time Out Chicago | Posted 09.19.2011 | Chicago

If Alison Cuddy had her way, the only thing you'd know about her is how she sounds coming through your radio speakers. For the past year, the Canada n...

NPR's Surprisingly Firm Financial Footing

Daily Finance | JONATHAN BERR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For more than two decades, public-radio listeners have grown accustomed to the erudite questioning style of Fresh Air host Terry Gross. What many peop...

Peter Sagal Recovering After West Suburban Bike Accident

TribLocal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For the past two days, Peter Sagal has been harassed by an invisible dwarf. Metaphorically, of course....

Jim DeRogatis Leaves The Sun-Times To Blog For Vocalo, Teach At Columbia College

Robert Feder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Jim DeRogatis, co-host of Chicago Public Radio's nationally syndicated "Sound Opinions" and one of America's premier authorities on everything that ro...

APRIL FOOLS: Faux Letterman's Chicago Public Radio Prank

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A man who does a mean David Letterman impression opened WBEZ's Chicago news program "Eight Forty Eight" Thursday morning, pretending that the New York...

NPR Zombie Spoof: 'Wait Wait Don't Eat Me!'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If you ever found yourself wondering what Chicago Public Radio's popular quiz show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" would sound like during a zombie attack, ...

Robert Feder, Former Sun-Times Media Columnist, Joining Public Radio's Vocalo

Chicago Tribune | Phil Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Robert Feder, who last year quit the Chicago Sun-Times after 28 years with the lament that "covering the minutiae of the broadcast business isn't as m...

13 Questions For Which I Expect No Answers

Ted Goeglein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ted Goeglein

If the Cubs win the World Series this year, thus halting and reversing the space-time continuum, do we have to pay Mayor Daley's latest property tax increase?

Chicago Public Radio Lays Off 11

Chicago Tribune | Phil Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Radio, the parent of WBEZ-FM 91.5,, and WBEW-FM 89.5 FM, is laying off around 9 percent of its staff i...

Do You Know Where Your Public Radio Pledge Is Going?

Chicago Reader | Michael Miner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Wondering whether any of the money you want to give WBEZ this week will wind up with Vocalo? Don't expect the folks running the fall pledge drive to t...

Obama Versus R. Kelly: No Competition

Christine Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Escobar

In Obama's hometown the big news this week was not his historic delegate lead. It was the R. Kelly underage porn trial, which is no knock on Obama, for what can compete anymore with a celebrity underage porn trial?