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  Chicago Public Radio
Chicago Public Radio is a community-supported, non-commercial public service broadcasting institution, broadcasting throughout Chicago and surrounding regions at WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago, WBEQ 90.7 FM Morris, and WBEW 89.5 FM Chesterton, Indiana.
Chicago Public Radio is committed to helping listeners learn about issues that affect the community, the nation, and the world.
Chicago Public Radio also expands its outreach to the community through partnerships with local and national institutions.
www.wbez.org /about/about.asp   (302 words)

  Chicago Public Radio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chicago Public Radio is a noncommercial public radio station in Chicago, Illinois.
CPR also managed Loyola University of Chicago's WLUW (88.7 FM, heard on the North Side of Chicago and adjacent suburbs) for a few years in the early 21st century--the station is now financially independent of CPR, although they receive some equipment and legal assistance.
Chicago Public Radio began as an extension of the Chicago Board of Education and began broadcasting as WBEZ in 1943.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chicago_Public_Radio   (972 words)

 Chicago Matters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Chicago Public Radio also examines the politics behind education funding reform, speaking with politicians from both sides of the aisle to learn why education funding reform efforts continue to fall flat.
Chicago Public Radio's Part 2 on equity and technology in the classroom examines how high schools are using technology to improve student performance and why some schools have more resources than others.
Public Radio looks at a city high school preparing to take on the most financially-advantaged students in debate competition.
www.chicagomatters.org /learning.asp?ID=119   (566 words)

 Boycott Chicago Public Radio
But we don't think that a public radio station in Chicago can accurately be a reflection of the people of Chicago without music programming.
Chicago is a major U.S. city and a market this large can't be served by one station.
One of the great things about public radio programming is that it supports a diverse range of musical tastes and can open your mind to new styles of music you might not hear on other commercial stations.
www.boycottcpr.com /faq.php   (963 words)

 NEWCITYCHICAGO.COM: Street Smart Chicago
"Radio is always included as an afterthought, something squeezed in somehow," says Johanna Zorn of Chicago public radio station WBEZ-FM 91.5.
Zorn is director of the new Third Coast International Radio Festival, a combination conference and competition honoring radio documentaries and features.
"It was sort of an appreciation that radio can really tell a powerful story," she says, noting that this was a logical place for the festival to spring up.
www.newcitychicago.com /chicago/features-2001-10-11-1432.html   (245 words)

 Chicago Public Radio :: This American Life Offers Free Podcast
CHICAGO, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago Public Radio's This American Life, one of the most popular shows in all of radio, is now offering listeners a free weekly podcast at any of the following web sites: http://thisamericanlife.org/, http://chicagopublicradio.org/ and at the iTunes Store.
Produced by Chicago Public Radio and distributed by Public Radio International, This American Life has been widely lauded for pioneering a new way to tell stories on the radio.
Nationally recognized as home to some of radio's most innovative programming and personalities, Chicago Public Radio offers 600,000 weekly listeners a wide variety of programs that reflect the distinct and diverse community it serves.
sev.prnewswire.com /radio/20061012/CGTH05412102006-1.html   (420 words)

 American Public Media: Press Archive
Minnesota Public Radio, along with its sister company Southern California Public Radio, belongs to a larger family of companies within American Public Media Group, a national nonprofit organization whose purpose is to develop resources, services and systems to support public media for public service.
From news and public affairs to music and arts, the station's distinctive selection of internationally, nationally and locally produced programs reflects the diversity of the community it serves.
Chicago Public Radio is on the web at chicagopublicradio.org, streaming live webcasts and offering podcasts.
americanpublicmedia.publicradio.org /press/archive/pr_062606_2.html   (729 words)

 Public Radio International - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
PRI, along with NPR and Minnesota Public Radio's American Public Media, is one of the largest distributors of public radio programming in the United States.
Although many National Public Radio (NPR) stations broadcast shows distributed by PRI, NPR and PRI are distinct, competing radio producers and distributors.
Public radio is a generic term for radio stations or programming that is not funded by advertising — specifically commercials.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Public_Radio_International   (685 words)

 The Sound of Young America: Will Chicago Public Radio change everything?
Recently, CPR got permission to dramatically boost the wattage of WBEW, from 7,000 watts to 50,000.
Much to their credit, CPR decided to use this new frequency to target new, younger, more urban listeners.
Here’s their plan: Hosts will be in charge of two-hour blocks of radio time, and they’ll be free to play whatever strikes their fancy that day.
www.maximumfun.org /blog/2006/08/will-chicago-public-radio-change.html   (590 words)

Her radio experience includes producing and hosting public affairs programming for CRIS Radio and WCKG-FM in Chicago.
He has worked as a reporter and anchor at WMAQ Newsradio 670 in Chicago, a news director at WWSW radio in Pittsburgh, a program director for WTKN Talkradio in Pittsburgh, and a freelance reporter for ABC Radio, CNN Radio and National Public Radio.
She was the Director of News and Public Affairs for both WEFM and WLOO radio, a reporter/producer for the nationally syndicated, Aware Talk Radio and served as Deputy Press Secretary for former United States Senator Carol Moseley Braun.
www.colum.edu /undergraduate/radio/ftime.html   (627 words)

 KICP Research Highlights: Public Cosmology Panel Discussion, Randall H. Landsberg
One of the core missions of the KICP is to engage the public in the excitement of scientific discovery.
One unexpected bit of press that bolstered the attendance was that the Chicago Reader, a free, alternative, weekly newspaper, selected the New Views Panel as the ''Daily Special'' for Monday December 12, 2005.
Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ, 91.15 FM, recorded the discussion and broadcast a one hour edited version of the evening as part of the Sunday Specials series on January 22, 2006.
cfcp.uchicago.edu /research/highlights/highlight_2006-02-05.html   (1264 words)

 Preaching to the Perverted
Chicago certainly has a fine dining scene with some great selections, like the classic Charlie Trotter's or the nouveau Alinea.
They went public with a nascent idea which (depending on the final form) may or may not have merit, but as it was presented just sounds like a plain bad idea and now are acting shocked that listeners are outraged.
If you live in Chicago (or are just curious) there's a new service at chicagocrime.org that combines Chicago Police Crime stats with Google Maps to create very detailed maps of crime in Chicago.
www.gulbransen.net /preaching/chicago   (2282 words)

 Chicago Public Radio Gets A Facelift - Josh Spear
When the FCC granted a request by Chicago Public Radio to boost their wattage by 7 times, the team led by president Tony Malatia decided that they would use the new broader reach to tap into a demographic that is not traditionally known to listen to CPR - young, non-whites.
Listeners will be able to upload their own music and other content to the website, affording millions of garage musicians a chance for some radio playtime.
Chicago Public Radio and their tongue-in-cheek SecretRadioProject (password: newcitizenband) could very well change the landscape of radio.
www.joshspear.com /item/chicago-public-radio-gets-a-facelift   (203 words)

 Long Haul Productions: Homeplace Series
Enrolled in a transitional living program on the south side of Chicago, Shamika tries to learn to be the parent she never had to her own children, as she nears the age when she'll no longer be supported by the state.
Her move was one that thousands of public housing residents are making, as the Chicago Housing Authority systematically demolishes its notorious high-rise projects in favor of redeveloped mixed-income communities and Section 8 apartments.
Right now in Chicago, thousands of public housing residents are being forced to move as the Chicago Housing Authority systematically demolishes their notorious high-rise apartment buildings and plans to replace them with mixed-income developments.
www.longhaulpro.org /pages/series/homeplace.html   (1238 words)

A production of Chicago Public Radio, the Festival was created to bring extraordinary and format-breaking radio to broader audiences and to serve as a resource to producers who are working to perpetuate their craft in fresh and vital ways.
Chicago Public Radio offers more than 600,000 listeners each week a wide variety of programs from news and public affairs to music and arts.
Chicago Public Radio is also the home of the Third Coast International Audio Festival.
www.thirdcoastfestival.org /news_press_092805.asp   (1698 words)

 Third Coast International Audio Festival // Chicago Public Radio
Deborah George is the Senior Producer of American RadioWorks, the documentary project of Minnesota Public Radio and NPR News.
Hobson has spent the last two summers working as a host, reporter, and producer for Atlantic Public Media and spends the rest of the year working for WILL in Urbana, where he is starting his sophomore year at the University of Illinois.
Glass began his career in public radio as an intern at National Public Radio headquarters in Washington when he was 19 years old.
www.thirdcoastfestival.org /annual_competitions_2001_judges.asp   (1070 words)

 American Public Media :: American Public Media(TM) and Chicago Public Radio(R) to Produce and Distribute 'The World's ...
For Chicago Public Radio, the managing producer of Sound Opinions is Todd Bachman, producer is Matt Spiegel and the executive producer is Torey Malatia.
American Public Media(TM) is the nation's second-biggest producer of public radio programs, reaching 14.2 million listeners nationwide each week.
Chicago Public Radio is on the web at http://chicagopublicradio.org/, streaming live webcasts and offering podcasts.
sev.prnewswire.com /music/20060626/CGM05426062006-1.html   (804 words)

 Third Coast International Audio Festival // Chicago Public Radio
To hear Hour Two, you'll have to tune in to your local public radio station.
We highly recommend you head to Toronto for Radio Without Boundaries in May and the Summer Audio Institute at the Center for Doc Studies in June.
Additionally, please nominate your radio hero for the 2007 Audio Luminary Award.
www.thirdcoastfestival.org   (390 words)

 XM Radio - Announcing XM Public Radio
Garrison Keillor is a Minnesota writer and humorist whose name is synonymous with public radio and casual Mid-western charm.
On Point deliberately seeks out distinct and provocative voices that may be new to public radio or that may not have been heard in quite the same context before.
Debriefs, discussions and radio diaries are designed not just to stimulate the intellect of the listeners but also to elicit emotion and passion about the state of national and international affairs.
www.xmradio.com /publicradio/index.jsp   (2004 words)

 Chicago Sinfonietta | 20th Anniversary Season
Chicago Sinfonietta kicks off 20th season by making cell-phone rings part of the show
The Chicago Sinfonietta, the nation's most diverse symphony orchestra, presents an exciting blend of musical and artistic genres.
Founded in 1987 by distinguished Music Director Paul Freeman under the mission of Musical Excellence Through Diversity, the Sinfonietta is Chicago's premier mid-size professional orchestra and serves as a cultural crossroads, featuring talented soloists, composers and musicians of color.
www.chicagosinfonietta.org /index.html   (167 words)

 CPL - Chicago Matters
Chicago Matters: Valuing Education explores the importance—and cost—of providing a high quality public education to all children in Illinois.
The Chicago Public Library recommends the following books related to the topic of Education and Education Funding in order to complement the programs and reports offered by The Chicago Reporter, Chicago Public Radio and WTTW Channel 11.
Government Publications are available for review in the Government Publications Department, located on the fifth floor of the Harold Washington Library Center or on the Internet.
www.chicagopubliclibrary.org /003cpl/cmatters/valeducatbib.html   (700 words)

 Chicago Matters
On our next Chicago Matters: Valuing Education segment, we'll pay a visit to the Grand Rapids Public Schools to see how the tax swap has affected Michigan schools and whether a similar plan, long proposed in Illinois, is a good option.
From Chicago to rural Illinois, Chicago Public Radio explores the quest for an adequate public education with a personal story and documentary airing today.
Join Chicago Public Radio for an open meeting to discuss the education issues that matter in your community.
www.chicagomatters.org /calendar.asp?mode=past   (1745 words)

 Chicago Media Action
CMA has been monitoring the threat by Chicago Public Radio, license holder of WBEZ-FM, to remove ALL music programming playing entire songs next year, even though it will be reaching Chicagoans via TWO (2) full power stations in the Chicago area by then.
But in fact, ever since station head Torey Malatia arrived in Chicago, and even before in Seattle where he got fired for a similar move according to one source, he has stated his dislike of music formats on public radio.
One particularly upset listener called Malatia "the Donald Rumsfeld of public radio." Another states, "It never fails to amaze me when a dictator like Torey Malatia gets into a position in life where he can force his whims and ideals on the majority of a population," Daniel Arnswald wrote on the savethemusiconwbez.com blog.
www.chicagomediaaction.org /news.php?id=471   (732 words)

 Chicago Public Radio
While Chicago Public is pleased to offer membership benefits to all station contributors, thousands of listeners choose to make a more substantial annual gift.
On Chicago Public Radio, underwriters do much more than place a flight of spots; they build a relationship with the community they serve.
Chicago Public Radio appreciates the support of all our listeners, and we want to make giving even easier.
www.chicagopublicradio.org /support/individual.asp   (405 words)

 WBEZ change don't come EZ: Chicago Public Radio says dropping music Chicago Sun-Times - Find Articles
Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 10, 2006 by mike thomas
In early April, management announced that Chicago Public Radio -- which includes WBEZ and its suburban satellites WBEW-FM (89.5) in Chesterton and WBEQ-FM (90.7) in Morris -- would drop music programming altogether, instead of making the satellites music-only spin-offs as originally planned.
In Chicago, where musical roots (of jazz and blues, in particular) run deep, the decision to drop every music block on the schedule seems especially egregious.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4155/is_20060710/ai_n16525067   (943 words)

 Metroblogging Chicago: WBEZ: What are you smokin'??!?!
During my time living in Chicago and Milwaukee, I have continued to enjoy your reporting on the Chicago radio scene.
Malatia did a very serious canvassing of his listeners regarding this, let alone that it has been proven over the years that ratings to the public radio and fine arts music formats are not nearly as relevant as to their demographics, fierce loyalty, and appreciation for what this type of radio operation does.
Written from the perspective of people who live, work, and play here every day, Chicago is one of over forty five (and growing) blogs in the globe-spanning Metroblogging network.
chicago.metblogs.com /archives/2006/04/wbez_hittin_the.phtml   (959 words)

 The View From The Ground » Blog Archive » Chicago Public Radio reports on Bond case and Kalven subpoena
The View From The Ground » Blog Archive » Chicago Public Radio reports on Bond case and Kalven subpoena
Chicago Public Radio reports on Bond case and Kalven subpoena
On Tuesday, May 30, 2006, Diantha Parker of Chicago Public Radio reported on the Bond case and the City's effort to compel Jamie Kalven to surrender his notes and other documents regarding allegations of police misconduct at Stateway Gardens.
www.viewfromtheground.com /archive/2006/05/wbez-subpoena.html   (172 words)

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