The Future of Chicago Journalism

February 23rd, 2009

WNUA Broadcast Date: Sunday, February 22, 2009
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Will there be a Chicago Tribune in five years?  Will there be a Sun-Times in five months?In addition to city-wide layoffs and a worsening economy, experts say Chicago could lose both of its news dailies.The idea of no local daily newspaper leaves many journalists fearful of loosing their jobs.  But it also worries some citizens about the future of our democracy, and the health of our communities. Read the rest of this entry »

Reporter’s Roundtable

January 5th, 2009

Recorded December 10, 2008WNUA Broadcast date: Sunday, December 14, 2008
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On this end of the year edition of City Voices, the hosts of this weekly show want to share with you some of our reflections this historic 2008 election year, with maybe a look ahead to 2009. Stories you may have missed while violence in Iraq and presidential campaigns dominated the headlines –– such as the escalating foreclosure crises, police brutality cases haunting the mayor and a state legislature that’s not getting the job done. Joining in the discussion this morning are: Lorraine Forte, Editor of Catalyst: Voices of Chicago School ReformAlden Loury, Publisher & Editor, Chicago Reporter Stan West, observer of culture & good books, adjunct faculty Columbia College Chicago    

Folk Festival

July 18th, 2008

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Greek Town, China Town, Pilsen, Ukrainian Village, Humbolt Park – Chicago is a melting pot of world cultures and traditions. Our city is stronger and livelier because of our immigrant communities and the new traditions they bring.Apart from hosting ethnic restaurants and dozens of parades, Chicago is catching on to the growing popularity of world music. This summer, a number of festivals will celebrate Chicago’s diverse world music scene and the immigrant communities that live here.

One gathering in particular is the Nuestra Musica Festival. Hosted by the Old Town School of Music, Nuestra Musica will show-off the folk traditions of Latin America. Musicians, dancers, poets, and cooks will gather this month to commemorate one of Chicago’s largest ethnic communities.

In this episode of City Voices, we’ll be hearing from one of Nuestra Musica’s organizers, Nashima Carrera and we’ll also hear traditional Venezuelan music from David Blasini.

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