1. Tomorrow: the story of Al Capone. Guest: writer Jonathan Eig.
Eastern State Penitentiary - Al Capone’s Cell (by Prof. Jas. Mundie)

    Tomorrow: the story of Al Capone. Guest: writer Jonathan Eig.

    Eastern State Penitentiary - Al Capone’s Cell (by Prof. Jas. Mundie)

  2. al capone

    jonathan eig

    esp

    philadelphia

    chicago

  1. Audio’s up for Terry’s interviews with Ameena Matthews and Steve James.

  2. chicago

    the interrupters

    Ameena Matthews

    Steve James

  1. Ameena Matthews is a former gang member who now enters Chicago’s most dangerous neighborhoods and mediates disputes before they erupt into violence. When Matthews was heavily involved in gang activities, it was her Muslim faith, her children and grandmother who served as her own violence interrupters: "[My grandmother] would step in the middle of raids, asking, ‘Where’s Ameena?’ Guns were drawn and she’s not even looking at the guns or the gas that was thrown in the building to smoke us out, she’s yelling my name and telling me to get my behind out. … She was there." View in High-Res

    Ameena Matthews is a former gang member who now enters Chicago’s most dangerous neighborhoods and mediates disputes before they erupt into violenceWhen Matthews was heavily involved in gang activities, it was her Muslim faith, her children and grandmother who served as her own violence interrupters: "[My grandmother] would step in the middle of raids, asking, ‘Where’s Ameena?’ Guns were drawn and she’s not even looking at the guns or the gas that was thrown in the building to smoke us out, she’s yelling my name and telling me to get my behind out. … She was there."

  2. ameena matthews

    the interrupters

    chicago

  1. Posted on 1 August, 2011

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Mercury Rising by Wade Griffith on Flickr.

Two stories about Chicago on Fresh Air this week. Today: violence interrupters on the city’s South Side. Friday: the story of Al Capone. 

    jjthiede2:

    Mercury Rising by Wade Griffith on Flickr.

    Two stories about Chicago on Fresh Air this week. Today: violence interrupters on the city’s South Side. Friday: the story of Al Capone. 

  2. chicago

    the bean

    the interrupters

    al capone

  1. jamieneish:

The Interrupters.
Director: Steve James.

Monday: director Steve James, former gang member Ameena Matthews who now works to stop the cycle of violence in Chicago

    jamieneish:

    The Interrupters.

    Director: Steve James.

    Monday: director Steve James, former gang member Ameena Matthews who now works to stop the cycle of violence in Chicago

  2. the interrupters

    steve james

    ameena matthews

    chicago

  1. Apparently the Midwest got slammed with a pretty intense storm this morning….
Hadoken on the radar (by Andrew Huff)

    Apparently the Midwest got slammed with a pretty intense storm this morning….

    Hadoken on the radar (by Andrew Huff)

  2. weather

    chicago

  1. Today: the story of American medical care as seen from the perspective of Dr. David Ansell, who treated the uninsured in Chicago for 17 years.

    Today: the story of American medical care as seen from the perspective of Dr. David Ansell, who treated the uninsured in Chicago for 17 years.

  2. public health

    health care

    chicago

    medicine

  1. Tomorrow: the story of American medical care as seen from the perspective of an inner city Chicago hospital. We speak with Dr. David Ansell, whose experiences treating patients at Chicago’s public Cook County Hospital make a strong case for national health care reform.


chicago — (by Melody Kramer)

    Tomorrow: the story of American medical care as seen from the perspective of an inner city Chicago hospital. We speak with Dr. David Ansell, whose experiences treating patients at Chicago’s public Cook County Hospital make a strong case for national health care reform.

    chicago — (by Melody Kramer)

  2. david ansell

    county

    chicago

    medicine

    public health

    health care

    sociology

    1970s

    history

  1. In 1997, Frank Calabrese Sr. was sent to prison along with his brother Nick and Frank Jr. on a series of racketeering charges. The feds had enough evidence to keep him in jail for 118 months — meaning Frank Sr. would have been a free man when he turned 70. But then Frank Jr. wrote a letter the FBI, offering to help bring down his father’s murderous Chicago crime family. View in High-Res

    In 1997, Frank Calabrese Sr. was sent to prison along with his brother Nick and Frank Jr. on a series of racketeering charges. The feds had enough evidence to keep him in jail for 118 months — meaning Frank Sr. would have been a free man when he turned 70. But then Frank Jr. wrote a letter the FBI, offering to help bring down his father’s murderous Chicago crime family.

  2. operation family secrets

    frank calabrese jr.

    chicago

    mafia

    mob

  1. Posted on 7 February, 2011

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Super bowlers

Angela Klank and Ida Scheidweiler, Chicago, 1926 (Library of Congress)

    lookhigh:

    Super bowlers

    Angela Klank and Ida Scheidweiler, Chicago, 1926 (Library of Congress)

  2. bowling

    chicago

  1. From Chicago Tribune photographer Jason Wambsgans, a frightening scene of abandoned cars on Lake Shore Drive this morning. (via @kevinthepang)

    From Chicago Tribune photographer Jason Wambsgans, a frightening scene of abandoned cars on Lake Shore Drive this morning. (via @kevinthepang)

  2. lake shore drive

    chicago

    chicago tribune

  1. This is the first of four clips of a broadcast from the 1967 Chicago blizzard.( With Pictures / via Gaper’s Block)

  2. blizzard

    chicago

    WCGO

  1. Happy Friday! Carl Kasell, the Hall of Fame NPR broadcaster and scorekeeper for Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, did the Bears players a favor by reciting the famous Al Pacino pre-game speech from the movie Any Given Sunday. It’s a pump up pre-game speech from your extended family at NPR/WBEZ.

    Happy Friday! Carl Kasell, the Hall of Fame NPR broadcaster and scorekeeper for Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, did the Bears players a favor by reciting the famous Al Pacino pre-game speech from the movie Any Given Sunday. It’s a pump up pre-game speech from your extended family at NPR/WBEZ.

  2. carl kasell

    bears

    chicago

    wait wait don't tell me

    wbez

    any given sunday

  1. Only two families remain in the last standing high rise in Chicago’s  Cabrini-Green public housing complex and they could move out as soon as  Tuesday. The move marks the end of an era in Chicago’s troubled public housing  history, as the Chicago Housing Authority has been gradually moving  residents out and tearing down the high rises at Cabrini and other  public housing developments in the city. View in High-Res

    Only two families remain in the last standing high rise in Chicago’s Cabrini-Green public housing complex and they could move out as soon as Tuesday. The move marks the end of an era in Chicago’s troubled public housing history, as the Chicago Housing Authority has been gradually moving residents out and tearing down the high rises at Cabrini and other public housing developments in the city.

  2. chicago

    cabrini-green

    chicago housing authority

    npr