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Ben Blount's art stirs things up

If you meet Ben Blount after seeing his art, you may be surprised to discover that he is a soft spoken man. Perhaps it’s because he doesn’t have to say much, his art speaks loudly. 1,848 more words

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Johnson Publishing Building To Be Considered For Landmark Status

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced Chicago’s former Johnson Publishing Co. building on South Michigan Avenue will be considered for landmark status. The move will help protect and celebrate the 11-story building’s iconic, International Style design and its decades-long affiliation with black business and culture. 690 more words

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Johnson Publishing Building To Be Considered For Landmark Status

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced Chicago’s former Johnson Publishing Co. building on South Michigan Avenue will be considered for landmark status. The move will help protect and celebrate the 11-story building’s iconic, International Style design and its decades-long affiliation with black business and culture. 690 more words

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The Diary of George Templeton Strong

On this new episode of “Bookworm History”, we’re discussing the man and the history behind the Diary of George Templeton Strong.  Today, his diary is one of the most valuable primary sources for historians studying the American Civil War.   40 more words

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Exploring Chicago's contribution to the pantheon of storytelling

Author and Columbia College Professor Sam Weller joins Justin to talk about a class at Columbia called, “Chicago: City of Stories” that explores the history of Chicago literature and storytelling from the Great Fire of 1871 to the present. 103 more words

The Download

The Download with Justin Kaufmann Full Show 12-2-16

We have another great show for you to end the week! On tonight’s episode of The Download, Justin speaks with IPR reporter Amanda Vinicky and Reboot Illinois publisher Madeleine Doubek about all of the big stories coming out of Springfield this week, we reload the week of news with poet and activist Mario Smith and public policy consultant Amara Enyia, author and Professor Sam Weller introduces us to the “Chicago: City of Stories” class at Columbia College, Amy Miller chats about her new comedy record, “Solid Gold” and we end the show with a conversation with the great musician Har Mar Superstar! 44 more words

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Jane Saks harnesses art to take on social justice with Project&

Jane Saks is a lot of things. Author, writer, poet, activist, educator, and collaborator are just some of her titles. She has dedicated her life to advancing human rights and social justice;  first coming to national attention as the founding director of Columbia College Chicago’s Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, which launched prize winning work. 1,857 more words

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