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The first Chicago Podcast Festival, Nov. 17-19, will feature 30 podcasts at the Vittum Theater, Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theater, Schuba’s Tavern, the Promontory and the Athenaeum.

Podcast festival to spread culture, art to Chicago

November 7, 2016

Podcasting is getting its legs as a recognized art form, and festivals such as the inaugural Chicago Podcast Festival further that idea, said Jimmy Carrane, host of the podcast “Improv Nerd” and 1988 ...

Avengers: Age of Ultron

‘Age of Ultron’ starts summer movie season

May 11, 2015

Most films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe share similar characteristics: The central characters are established, a new villain emerges and the two forces fight. The final sequence is 20 minutes of break...

Outrage Culture: Justified or overblown?

Outrage Culture: Justified or overblown?

April 27, 2015

In recent weeks, Trevor Noah, a South African comedian and the designated successor to Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show,” received backlash for a series of tweets dating back to 2009.The tweets, in whic...

Taylor Swift and Kanye West finally ‘Shake It Off’

By Managing Editor

April 27, 2015

Nearly six years after the infamous MTV Video Music Awards at which Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift’s award acceptance speech, the two powerhouses have allegedly developed a revitalized, friendly relationship.Rumblings of the brewing friendship started back in February after West and Swift were seen chatting it up at the 2015 Grammy Awards, and the whispers were revived again when an April 24 Glamour U.K. article fi...

Nick Hoeppner, president of the United Staff of Columbia College and an engineer in the Radio Department, said he is bargaining with the administration for a better staff contract because some staff members feel undervalued by the campus community.   

Staff fights for on-campus visibility

April 13, 2015

One group on campus wants to make its presence better known as the Columbia community continues to react to the recently unveiled Strategic Plan.Posters created and distributed by college staff members...

Exercise may be missing piece for some cancer patients

Exercise may be missing piece for some cancer patients

April 6, 2015

Exercise not only plays a vital role in improving and maintaining the quality of life in healthy people but also can do so for cancer patients. However, sustaining a regular exercise regimen can be di...

2015 Studs Terkel Community Media Awards | The Columbia Chronicle

March 16, 2015

The Studs Terkel Community Media Awards have celebrated outstanding journalists in Chicago for the past two decades.This year’s award ceremony took place on March 12 at Film Row Cinema in Columbia’s 1104 S. Wabash...

Homan square not so off-the-books

By Metro Editor

March 9, 2015

An inconspicuous warehouse in Chicago has captured the world’s attention.Homan Square, 3379 W. Fillmore St., is a former Sears Roebuck & Co. warehouse owned and operated by the Chicago Police Department since 1999. It houses the Evidence and Recovered Property Section and is open to the public. Homan Square is the only CPD facility “where members of the public can collect evidence recovered during a now complete c...

The first video of the “Videos 4 U” series titled “I Love You” includes a couple who has been dating for eight years that finally works up the courage to say “I love you.”

Video series helps people say what’s on their minds

March 2, 2015

Communication is difficult enough among strangers, but is especially so when dealing with saying something as simple as “I love you.”The popular WBEZ radio program “This American Life” has partnered...

Mikky Ekko wants fans to know he has ‘arrived’





Mikky Ekko, known for his collaboration on the song “Stay” with Rihanna in 2013, released his debut full-length album, Time, on Jan. 16. 

By Managing Editor

January 26, 2015

After years of being featured on fellow artists’ albums and dropping his own occasional singles, Mikky Ekko is making a name for himself as an emotive artist. Most people know Ekko as Ri- hanna’s duet ...

Nancy Updike, a founding producer of podcast giant

As podcasts expand, funding competition toughens

November 17, 2014

For a radio conference, there was a lot of extraneous noise Nov. 9 in the meeting rooms at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, 350 W. Mart Center Drive, during the Third Coast International Audio Festival. ...

Athlete Profile: Jake Maali

Athlete Profile: Jake Maali

February 10, 2014

Originally a tae kwon do fighter, Jake Maali became interested in computers and bodybuilding after graduating high school. He is now majoring in network architecture and design at DeVry University a...

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