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  • [Chicago Slices raw: Jim Hightower Interview]

    [Chicago Slices raw: Jim Hightower Interview]

    Tom Weinberg takes Jim Hightower to the Billy Goat Tavern for an informal interview. Hightower discusses the 1992 presidential election and general progressive politics. Continue reading

  • [Chicago Slices raw: Marianne Kurtz]

    [Chicago Slices raw: Marianne Kurtz]

    Raw footage for “Chicago Slices,” a series about everyday life in Chicago. In this video, Karen Hutt interviews Marianne Kurtz, a white suburban Palatine teen. Marianne talks about her life in Palatine, her interests, hobbies, and friends. They take a drive and walk around Woodfield Mall, discussing her views on the city versus the suburbs, teenage drinking, and sex, and other subjects. Continue reading

  • [Chicago Slices raw: Community Support Systems, John Rossen]

    [Chicago Slices raw: Community Support Systems, John Rossen]

    Raw footage for “Chicago Slices,” a series about everyday life in Chicago. In this video, we meet Guadalupe Castillo Rossen, John Rossen, Jose Canderas, and Fabiana Cardozo, of an organization called “Community Support Systems,” a non-profit organization based in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. They are interviewed by Tobi Johnson at an annual fundraising event at their office, and talk about their work in the Mexican-American community in Pilsen, highlighting specific needs, challenges, and rewards of their work. Continue reading

  • [Chicago Slices raw: Community Support Systems #2, Star Trek Convention]

    [Chicago Slices raw: Community Support Systems #2, Star Trek Convention]

    Raw footage for “Chicago Slices,” a series about everyday life in Chicago. This video is a continuation of footage of a benefit for Community Support Systems, a non-profit organization based in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. This is followed by Tobi Johnson interviewing members of the Klingon Assault Group at a Star Trek Convention in Harvey, Illinois. She interviews Jerry Murphy, of the group, who says that they put on full Klingon make-up and costume and perform service work in the community. Johnson also follows around a set of twin boys who are new members of the group and tell a bit about the Star Trek fan community and how they are involved in the group. Continue reading