Illinois’ voter registration deadline is October 18!

In Illinois, any registered voter can vote by mail for any reason. If you're concerned about the post office situation, in Chicago, you can securely drop off your mail-in ballot at any early voting location. Learn more about registering and voting by mail at chicagoelections.gov. Not in Chicago? Find the information you need at vote.org.

Become a Member

Now Playing

Current DJ: Heathen Disco with Doug Mosurock

Mac Blackout Wandering Shapes from Love Profess (Trouble in Mind) Add to Collection

Listen Live

Requests? 773-DJ-SONGS or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

CHIRP Podcasts

News Chicago Writers Conference: Helping Writers to Get Published

The Chicago Writers Conference took place in mid-September downtown at the Tribune Building. The conference was a weekend of seminars and talks for all types of writers about the business of writing.

CHIRP’s Jessi DiBartolomeo and Dan Epstein talked with executive director Mare Swallow. Her mission is to help writers get their writing published.

Download this episode Subscribe to all podcasts Subscribe to all News podcasts

Share August 29, 2012 http://chrp.at/1P7o Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Split Reel Race and Visual Imagery (w/guest Maurice Berger)

It’s long been said that perception becomes reality, and for much of our nation’s history, mass media has not been kind to minorities — in particular, the African-American community. From Birth of a Nation (where the Ku Klux Klan were portrayed as crusading heroes) to the bumbling, shiftless TV characters of Mantan Moreland and Stepin Fetchit, early film and television did much to portray black America as an underclass deserving of pity and ridicule.

But images were also used as weapons to advance the cause of civil rights, as evidenced by the power of photos of the horrifically-beaten Emmit Till to news coverage of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C.

Today we’ll be talking about landmark TV shows and films that have inspired discussions on race — from All in the Family to The Cosby Show to Spike Lee’s Bamboozled — as well as look at how race has been used in the political arena.

My guest is Maurice Berger, senior research scholar at the Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and senior fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics of The New School. He’s also the author and curator of the new book and exhibit titled For All the World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights.You can access the online portion of the exhibit here, while the actual project is currently stationed at the International Center of Photography in New York City.

For more information and archived shows, visit kevinfullam.net.

Download this episode Subscribe to all podcasts Subscribe to all Split Reel podcasts

Share August 21, 2012 http://chrp.at/1OY8 Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Topics: film, politics, popular culture, race, tv

Artist Interviews Bowerbirds

Hailing from Raleigh, North Carolina, Bowerbirds released their third full-length album, The Clearing, on Dead Oceans in March of 2012. CHIRP DJ Dylan Peterson had the pleasure of hanging out with the entire band after their performance at Lollapalooza.

In this exclusive CHIRP interview the band reflects on their place in the nu-folk canon, Beth and Phil’s on-again, off-again, on-again relationship, and how accidentally adopting a dog affected their outlook on life.

Download this episode Subscribe to all podcasts Subscribe to all Artist Interviews podcasts

Share August 18, 2012 http://chrp.at/1PeD Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Topics: bowerbirds, dylan peterson

Chicago Theatre Off Book Chicago Theatre Off Book: Aug. 17, 2012 Ed.

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “The Glass Menagerie” at Redtwist Theatre and “Julius Caesar” at Muse of Fire Theatre. And our Special Guests are Vinnie Lacey, Executive Director, and Adrienne Guldin, Business Manager with the Chicago Fringe Festival and Elizabeth Carlin-Metz, Artistic Director at Vitalist Theatre and director of “Pool (no water)”. And of course, we have 2 new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights.

This August 17, 2012 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance.

Shot word of the day: Fringe

Keep Reading…

Download this episode Subscribe to all podcasts Subscribe to all Chicago Theatre Off Book podcasts

Share August 17, 2012 http://chrp.at/1OPr Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Split Reel The “War on Terror” and Popular Culture

What were the “flash points” which signified the “War on Terror” was having a concrete impact on popular culture? If the Hollywood norm over the past decade has been to showcase films that highlight the failures of American policy rather than champion it… then how does this fit within the framework of rah-rah patriotism that erupted in the wake of 9/11? And what sort of impact will the new strain of anti-government movements have in the wake of the Obama White House administration?

My guests are Andrew Schopp and Matthew B. Hill, co-editors of the recent book The War on Terror and American Popular Culture: September 11 and Beyond.

For more information and archived shows, visit kevinfullam.net.

Download this episode Subscribe to all podcasts Subscribe to all Split Reel podcasts

Share August 14, 2012 http://chrp.at/1P1M Share on Facebook Tweet This!

Topics: film, hollywood, popular culture

  1. ««
  2. 128
  3. 129
  4. 130
  5. 131
  6. 132
  7. »»