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Morning Chooljian: WBEZ Morning Reporter Lauren Chooljian stops in with the news to look forward to and a little weekend round up.
Anti-TV Guide: Every Monday, Maggie Dziubek reviews the moving pictures that reveal themselves in an episodic way only on the Internet. This week: What’s Trending, a Youtube show whose topic is… YouTube. Also, the show’s broadcast history is a parable of new and old media’s rocky relationship.
Constitution USA: Our friend upstairs, Peter Sagal, host of Wait,Wait, Don’t Tell Me has a TV show premiering Tuesday night. It’s called Constitution USA and in it, he drives around on a Harley Davidson, seeing how Americans are living life around the law.
City Movies: Urbanologist Max Grinnell drops in to play clips from films that prominently feature a city in a non-speaking role. What are your favorite movies that capture the essence of a city, from the States out to the world?
Morning Chooljian: Lauren Chooljian, WBEZ’s morning reporter, fills us in on the stories she’ll be keeping an eye on this week.
Que Extraño, Abuela: Barrel of Monkeys long-running theater collaboration with Chicago Public School students is going to start churning out new plays en español. Molly Brennan, Artistic Director of Barrel, is in studio to talk about the process of putting together their show, which you can catch Mondays at 8pm at the Neo-Futurarium.
Local Hip-Hop: Ike Sav start playing piano when he was five, followed by violin, and soon found out that classical music was not his calling. An original composer, producer, and lyricist, Ike Sav talks with us about launching a music career.
Anti-TV Guide: The Young Turks talk show, hosted by Cenk Uygar, has been on some form televised media since 2005. With Al-Jazeera’s purchase of Current TV, the fate of the show on cable is up in the air, but it is definitely still online. Maggie Dziubek has a guide to the whole TYT media empire.
Morning Stories: WBEZ Reporter Lauren Chooljian is the first person in the building every morning. She brings us the stories that are consuming the Chicago media and her own little world, from the Wells Street Bridge closure and ensuing traffic snarls to a new treatment for HIV in infants.
Anti-TV Guide: Pride and Prejudice has been adapted for the big screen, the small screen, and inspired spin-off books. But now it’s been adapted for YouTube, Twitter, and Tumblr in a trans-media extravaganza that’s been running online for over 90 episodes. Maggie Dziubek, our Anti-TV Guide, has the review.
Lauren Chooljian is the first reporter to arrive at our office every morning. She’s got the stories she’s looking at this week, including continuing the conversation around gun violence after Obama’s Friday appearance in the city, the newest shenanigan’s with Jesse Jackson Jr’s relinquished congressional seat.
Last night the 3rd annual “Streamys” were held, awards for teleivision programming only available online. Well, you know our Anti-TV Guide, Maggie Dziubek had it covered.