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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.

WBEZ's New Ad Campaign Urges Their Listeners To 'Go Make Babies'

Posted 01.28.2013 | Chicago

Because nothing inspires babymaking quite like the coo of Terry Gross' voice conducting an interview on "Fresh Air," WBEZ 91.5 FM, Chicago's NPR stati...

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...

WBEZ Off-Air Series Panel Discusses Politics Of Theater

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 12.10.2011 | Chicago

A political, cultural and racial dialogue bounced all over the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater on Sunday evening. It arose among a panel of artistic ...