Episode 161: Locals Only AHHHH!

September 28, 2008 · Print This Article

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This week we return to the local Chicago Art world and the things that mean most to us.

First, we check in with Allison Stites at the Around the Coyote and ask why and how the city’s main emerging arts festival is moving from the community that gave it life. There are some good answers.

Then we check into what is going on with Chicago’s Allrise gallery. It’s director, Lisa Flores, tells us about how she is moving heaven and earth to do weekly shows and how you can get involved.

Finally, the BOOK Review is back! This week we chat about David Carr’s “The Night of the Gun.” Also, we want to let everyone in the world know that celeb author Naemm Murr is reading at the Parlor on October 7th. Be there.

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Texas Voters Take the Fast Lane (and every other one) to the Polls

February 25, 2008 · Print This Article

After years of Redistricting in the State of Texas some polling places have been moved to incredibly distant locations in order to encourage voter apathy and lower turnout (if you are not real sure on how Redistricting works and why it happens then check out this Sim City inspired educational game ) .

Well the students of the Prairie View A&M University (The second oldest public institution of higher education in Texas, a historically black university ranked as one of the top producers of engineers & nurses) decided to go to their polling place (even though it is 7 miles away) by foot. Essentially shutting down the highway that feeds the town and making sure their voice was heard. Video was taken of the march and can be seen below.