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Fresh "Chicago" from Jim Bohannon
"And 39 for the bears game this upcoming Sunday with mostly sunny skies. I'm WG and meteorologist Demetrius ivory. The cool and clear out there right now it's 20° at both airports with the windchill that feels like 90°. It's 19 up in Waukegan 16 in aurora and 19 in Lansing. Celebrating our 100th year serving Chicago. I'm James Sears on Chicago's very own 7 20 WGN. Happy holidays, babe. What? We agreed no buying presents this year
Dan Proft: Why We Have Lawlessness in Blue City America
"I mean, this Alvin Bragg district attorney in New York made a stunning admission yesterday. There's a guy who's a serial shoplifter. I'm sure in Chicago like Chicago, New York has had all these instances of people that go in and clear the shelves right in front of people, right? Broad daylight walk out because they won't be prosecuted. The district attorney admitted that out of nearly 24 separate shoplifting cases against this guy, they pursued only two of them because it would have been a waste of resources to hit him with all charges. Listen, these radicals, these zealots, the Lori Lightfoot's of the world, they don't want bad guys prosecuted, Dan. Well, this is the anti broken windows philosophy of Soros funded prosecutors. You've got Alvin Bragg in Manhattan. We've got Kim Foxx and Cook County in Chicago. And this is why you have lawlessness that is raining in big blue city America. I mean, in Chicago, we've had 670 people murdered so far this year more than 3300 people shot. And that's actually slightly down from last year. It really is a level of mayhem that has not been seen in at least the last 50 years in Chicago. And their response is to do more of the same.
Fresh "Chicago" from Jim Bohannon
"Practice Wednesday, Trevor Simeon did not practice while packers head coach Matt lafore expects Aaron Rodgers to be ready for Green Bay and on the field Sunday at soldier field. WGN sports. The forecast from the WGN Chicago weather center meteorologist Demetrius ivory. Mostly sunny skies come our way on Thursday. We'll have a high temperature right around 36° and then into Friday 51, clouds on the increase during the day rain does arrive Friday night. Saturday will dry out, we'll cool down also the high only reaches 36 and 39 for the bears game this upcoming Sunday with mostly sunny skies. I'm WG and meteorologist Demetrius ivory. The cool and clear out there right now it's 20° at both airports with the windchill that feels like 90°. It's 19 up in Waukegan 16 in aurora and 19 in
Dan Proft: Lori Lightfoot Might Be Re-Elected for Chicago Mayor
"She must have no shame. I think I know politicians have a low present company excluded, but most politicians have zero shame. But here she is running for office again, surely Chicago residents aren't going to put her back into office. They probably will put her back in office and don't call me Shirley. Yeah, I mean, honestly, there's she's got ten candidates running against her, which is an indication of how many people think there's an opportunity there. But by the same token, that carves up the electorate such that somebody even as relatively unpopular as she is, has a pathway to a runoff at the end of February. And then a one on one matchup, depending on who that is, you'd be surprised the virulent strain of Stockholm syndrome that afflicts the people of Chicago.
Fresh update on "chicago" discussed on Rollye James
"Here on Chicago's west side saying thank you for tuning in. This has been Blackhawks hockey on 7 20 WGN and Joe's got your postgame show, so let's get it to him right now. It's time for the Chicago Blackhawks postgame show on the Blackhawks radio network. Here's Joe brand. Well the Blackhawks winless streak may have now stretched out to 8 games. However, multiple times in this game, the Edmonton Oilers had an opportunity to just put this one away and the Blackhawks did not let that happen. They fall to the Edmonton Oilers tonight 5 to four. Second straight time that the Blackhawks have brought the oilers to within one goal. However, they do stuff the loss in tonight's game. They now move
University students sent home as China tries to end protests
"Chinese universities are sending students home amid protests against coronavirus restrictions, China's ruling Communist Party is trying to prevent more protests after weekend crowds in at least 8 cities demonstrated against its zero COVID policy and called for the resignation of president Xi Jinping. Police route in force, and there was no word of protest Tuesday in Beijing or other major cities. Yesterday in Hong Kong, activists at about 50 university students from the mainland lit candles and chanted slogans in a show of support. Some restrictions were eased and now universities are sending students home, calling in buses to take people to train stations, qinghai university where students protested Sunday, said they were protecting students from COVID-19, but dispersing them to far flung hometowns also reduces the likelihood of more campus activism. Dali Yang and expert on Chinese politics at the University of Chicago says authorities are hoping to diffuse the situation.
Fresh update on "chicago" discussed on Rollye James
"And the horn sounds in the background and a hard fought game by the Blackhawks here, the full 60 minutes they never gave up. But they were just one goal shy of the Edmonton Oilers here tonight. You end up winning the hockey game 5 to four and winning the season series winning two games out of three. The other game will be played up and Edmonton in the new year. Final shots on goal favoring the Edmonton Oilers as well, 41 to 25. And the valiant effort by the hawks fell one goal short. Friday night will be back to tell you all about it right after you hear this break. This is Blackhawks hockey on 7 20 WGN. My Chicago bank was acquired by some big out of state bank. You know, you should try my bank. Mark Ted bank. There are modern neighborhood bank with bankers who actually cared. They've got the digital stuff you need and they're the only bank in Chicago with fun rewards. Plus, they do monthly service projects to help people in the neighborhood
White throws 3 TD passes to lead Jets past Bears 31-10
"Mike white took over as the jets starting quarterback and threw for 315 yards and three TDs and a 31 to ten win over Chicago. It was a good game for the offense, but I'll enjoy this one with my friends and family and tomorrow turns into Minnesota prep and turn the page and keep going to where we're trying to go. The jets trail ten to 7 when white hit Garrett Wilson for a second time with a TD pass is the jet score 24 unanswered points at a rainy MetLife stadium. The jets are 7 and four. Chicago fell to three and 9. Mike mancuso, east Rutherford, New Jersey.
Fresh update on "chicago" discussed on Rollye James
"Drives Chicago dot com scores Chevy Equinox on or off on the ice or off Jeremy Knox will get you where you want to go drive with Kane and caves driving with that goal. Let's break out the bandeau celebrate every goal with Elle bandido Yankee tequila. Hyman gave it a Dreyse and he fired from the right circle that hit the back of the hawk net. We're under medical playing regulation. It's 5 four Edmonton. Here's Seth Jones. Put a pass up the left wing chef at the Euler line. He spins it down to the left wing corner in the Edmonds Enzo. As sonar boom heads to the hawks bench, but now here's Zach Hyman at center race written into the boards by domi who dies the pulp checking away from Hyman ends up behind the hawk Ned. Hyman then stripped of the puck by max domi. He'll poke it up the left wing side to kurashev, but it's over his stick. And CC fiends it back into the hawk's own this bounces on the max domi stick. These are at the hawk line to Kane. Quick passing the right wing radish oiler line with 20 seconds. Lose it down to the corner at the CU pokes a behind the neck game, put it in front right and shoot her down by the butterfly. What a chance for radish. It looked like he got enough on that shot to put it past skinner, but somehow skinner came up with the puck and his glove. What a miraculous save. That actually hits skinner in the leg pad or
Emboldened Biden, Dems push ban on so-called assault weapons
"President Biden raged the idea of trying to pass an assault weapons ban after two mass shootings in a week, but he'll likely face an uphill battle in Congress. It was Thanksgiving Day after 6 people were gunned down in a Walmart and 5 killed at a Colorado Springs gay bar. I'm gonna try to get rid of a subway. On NBC's meet the press, Colorado governor Jared polis, says something needs to be done. It's about mental health. Of course, it's about gun policy. Of course, it's about anti LGBTQ rhetoric. But the Democrat says it can be done without invoking a ban. Where you need an additional license or background check for some of the most high powered weapons. Also on the show, Kentucky Republican congressman James comer. Cities that have the most strict gun laws like Washington, D.C., Chicago, these are the cities with the highest rate of crimes comer says he'd support legislation aimed at improving mental health access and boosting law enforcement. Jackie Quinn, Washington
Larsa Pippen Is Dating Marcus Jordan—Michael Jordan's Son
"Have you heard about this weird situation? Kind of a thirsty situation too. You know who larsa Pippen is? Lots of pippin attractive women used to be the wife of the former Chicago Bulls NBA star Scottie Pippen. You know, the guy who was Michael Jordan's number two guy. They won 6 titles together. But as the years went on, Scottie Pippen showed like a level of jealousy that maybe he wasn't treated as good as he should have been on those teams. You know what I mean? And a lot of feelings came out when that great Michael Jordan series was on last dance, a lot of stories came out and but either way, make no mistake. Scottie Pippen was a great ballplayer. And no way the Chicago Bulls would have won 6 titles without him. But here's the uncomfortable and weird part of the story, all these years later. So his former wife, larsa Pippen, she's made herself very visible with reality television, you know, she's a socialite and a businesswoman, et cetera. Like a lot of women in this era. Very petite, and she's known to be sexy when she wants to be, et cetera. Well, for the last several months, almost a year. She's been hanging out with Michael Jordan's son, Marcus. He's not, he's not a kid. He's 31, she's 48. The other day, there were photographed up in some seats during the football game, and SoFi Stadium, and at one point, some spectator with his phone on, started giving her the what for, right? He's like, hey, larsa. That's what you're doing? You're with the boy. You would Mike's son, you called mother trucker. You call this a mother trucker homie. It's getting very awkward, considering, you know, there is a strong rumor that she used to babysit Marcus back in the day. And they're kind of taking things in stride, you know, some NBA guys are talking shit about the whole thing. But it's just very strange because Scottie and Michael Jordan have this ongoing beef, which the last dance series really ignited and now could you imagine being Scottie Pippen knowing your ex-wife is getting hammered by Michael Jordan son?
The latest in sports
"80s sports I'm Mike greaves the Viking 7 game winning streak comes to a screeching hot with the cowboys winning 40 to three in Minnesota as the Dallas defense limits the Vikings to 183 yards of offense pleasing linebacker Micah Parsons We're capable We put them on to people want to come out and run the ball but we got buckle up on the shimmer they want to do People are going to come up in Paris We got to set the quarterback and get stops and do what we do best The eagles rebound from their first loss of the season overcoming a ten point fourth quarter deficit to win 1716 at Indianapolis quarterback Jalen hurts scores the go ahead touchdown on a 7 yard run with one 20 remaining We never wavered I think throughout the game Again there were things that did not go our way in terms of our execution and we put ourselves in a bad position but you know we were never out of the fight The Patriots stunned the jets ten to three when Marcus Jones returns a punt 84 yards for a score with 5 seconds on the clock I thought they was going to go ahead and try to kick it out of bounds due to the time on the clock But the first thing was trying to make sure that I followed my teammates blocker then I seen a punter And I was like if I make a mist and I should be able to go to distance Other winners in the NFL are the falcons ravens bills commanders saints lions raiders Bengals and chiefs in the NHL Columbus beats Carolina and Pittsburgh down Chicago on the court Kyrie Irving returns from an 8 game suspension in the nets one 27 one 15 win over the grizzlies the guard scores 14 points Just miss my teammates mister coach and staff The unprepared with them in the morning were in the rising and then carrying over to the game So good Phoenix Washington the kings Cleveland Golden State Denver and the Lakers are other NBA winners in women's college troops Number one South Carolina beats number two Stanford 76 71 and overtime Lydia ko wins the CME group tour championship to earn LPGA player of the year honors I'm Mike Reeves AP sports
Crosby, Malkin score as Penguins beat Blackhawks 5-3
"Sidney Crosby had his second four point game in less than a week to carry the penguins past the Blackhawks 5 three Crosby snapped a three three tie with his tenth goal of the season scoring with three 14 remaining He also had three assists Evgeny malkin scored in his 1000th NHL game I feel like it's like yesterday afternoon my test game and tonight is possible again and just like crazy how fast it's time to play around it Ricard Raquel had a goal on an assist and Brock mcginn also scored for the pens Philip kuros chef tied it in the final period before Chicago suffered its fourth straight loss I'm
Koo's late 53-yard FG lifts Falcons past Fields, Bears 27-24
"Yahoo cook kicked a 53 yard field goal with one 47 remaining to give the Atlanta Falcons a 27 24 win over the Chicago Bears Who also had a 40 yarder but it was a 103 yard kick-off return by a quarter L Patterson and a passing of Marcus Mariota that gave Atlanta the victory You got to give a lot of credit to our guys up front I mean really they dominated and to be able to do that And to be able to be balanced like that makes us tough to stop Mariana passed for a 131 yards The bears Justin Fields pass for one 53 but also re injured his left shoulder on the final drive of the game Gary McKinley Atlanta
Bruins tie NHL mark for home start; beat Blackhawks, 6-1
"Charlie mcavoy had four assists as Boston defeated Chicago 6 to one for their 11th straight win at home to start the season 11 tying the NHL record for home wins to start a campaign David pasternak had a pair of goals and Patrice bergeron had a goal and an assist It's been a fun journey and going to keep that going and you know for me it's really about to continue to grow as a team and to get better The bruins have won 6 straight overall while the Blackhawks have lost three in a row I'm David Shuster
O'Reilly, Kyrou help Blues beat Blackhawks 5-2
"5 different goal scorers for the St. Louis blues who defeated the black hawks 5 to two for their fourth straight win Jordan Cairo Ryan O'Reilly Kelly rose and Tyler pitlick in Ivan barbershop lit the lamp for the surging blues Who played with the heart out there You know we really for fighting to get the wins and so it's been going on and the guys that are feeling really good about themselves It has been a roller coaster for the blues who won their first three games then lost 8 in a row and now have won their last four David Shuster Chicago
Lions overcome big effort by Fields, beat Bears 31-30
"The Lions scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to beat the bears 31 30 Jamal Williams scored on a one yard run with two 21 remaining before the extra point cap Detroit's rally The Lions wiped out at 14 point deficit with two quick TDs Tying it on a 20 yard interception return by Jeff udoka Jared Goff threw for 236 yards and a TD is the three and 6 Lions won their second straight since a 5 game losing streak That makes up plane ride back a little bit more enjoyable This is one where you wish the plane ride was a little bit longer you know But we'll enjoy it for the next few hours Justin Fields ran for 147 yards and two scores for Chicago and he threw for 167 yards and two TDs I'm Dave ferry
Robber, clerk fatally shoot each other in Chicago grocery
"A robbery suspect and a grocery clerk in Chicago fatally shoot each other during an attempted hold up Friday according to officials The medical examiner's office says the shootings inside the el Baraka supermarket in Chicago's south shore neighborhood killed would be robber Nicholas Williams and 63 year old clerk alley Hassan Police say Williams went into the store pulled out a gun and tried to rob it but Hassan pulled a gun from his waistband and shot Williams in the chest Williams returned fire shooting Hassan in the chest and back Williams ran from the store but collapsed about a block away and died Hassan a Palestinian immigrant was taken to the hospital and was later pronounced dead
Noose found at Obama Presidential Center construction site
"A news has been found at the Obama presidential center construction site in Chicago I Norman hall The firm building the Obama presidential center suspended operations Thursday after a noose was found at the Chicago site and it offered a $100,000 reward to help find who was responsible Lakeside alliance a partnership of black owned construction firms said it reported the incident to police former president Barack Obama's foundation also released a statement calling the discovery a shameless act of cowardice and hate designed to get attention and cause division The center slated to open in 2025 I
AJ on Pennsylvania's 2020 Elections: What a Disgrace
"What we witnessed tonight was, look, let's face it. It was an avoidable mess. It really was. The Supreme Court needed to decide before the election, the rules of how Pennsylvania would tabulate things. His fucking state, all of a sudden, I hate Pennsylvania. I like Philly, but I told you when I drove to Chicago, I fucking hate Pennsylvania. I used to call it shit sylvania because it takes a long to drive through. And it's the most boring state. Outside of Philly, the rest of Pennsylvania throw it out. There's nothing there that's fascinating. It's just fucking trees and cows and bullshit. So the Supreme Court needed to have decided before the election, but the rules were going to be on tabulating votes. If they took this case beforehand, we wouldn't be in this position. They thought they could Dodge the situation. And they obviously couldn't. And now that's exactly what we're meeting head on. I'm happy that Trump's way ahead. He needs to be way ahead because of the fuckery that's going to happen in that state. But what are disgrace?
Republicans Take the House
"How Ron DeSantis is the star of the night. And Marco Rubio wrote in on his excellent campaign. You think Republicans have enough to say that it's going to be speaker McCarthy? Yeah, I think so. I mean, I've been looking through the election returns. I've been prowling through The New York Times as excellent presentations of results, of course. We should give the times credit for some of the good things that it does. Well, complaining, delegating about it the way the new deal is used to belly ache about the Chicago Tribune, which was the great national paper in those days. Look, yes, I think they went enough for speaker McCarthy, but they don't win a lot. And I think that Republicans threw away a lot of House seats that they could have won. You look at Florida, the delegation is going to be 20 Republicans 8 Democrats. By the way, that is Ron DeSantis too. We would not have the house if we get the house except for Ron DeSantis playing hardball on the map. And I guess the other thing is that if you look at the Senate candidates, Pennsylvania, it appears that the Democrats held on to the 7th and 8th. Those are the kind of blue collar districts that supposedly Trump was going to deliver on. But Trump and membranes were not able to deliver out of there.
Townhall: New Data Wipes out Democrat Narratives on Crime
"Here is the data Go to my newsletter if you want to read it yourself on Geno dot com slash newsletter Katie pavlich is a great piece of a town hall New data wipes out the Democrat narrative on crime So apparently they did a little study on what's going on with crime around the country And they found that murder rates that the review of these murder rates in these counties shows a very specific pattern That 30 of the cities with the highest murder rates 27 of them have democratic mayors Wow that sounds like a lot Sounds like it could be correlational evidence there The only exceptions being Lexington and Jacksonville that have Republican mayors and Las Vegas whose mayors and independent And within those 30 cities there are 14 Soros backed or Soros inspired rogue prosecutors That's what's called actual data And there's the data folks The cities that are showing the highest spikes in murder rates and crime spike are run by Democrats almost exclusively Detroit Chicago where we're on the air Dallas which sadly has been trending blue a little bit But going in that direction you want more of this or you want Law & Order You want to share who cares and respects about respect your civil rights and everyone else's but says you know what You protest all you want You're not protesting in the streets and blocking traffic What do you want Because you get to say today You get to go out and vote for that today and against the bad guys today
The latest in sports
"AP sports I'm David Shuster and other huge day in the NFL Sunday starting with Joe Mixon He accounted for 5 touchdowns in Cincinnati's 42 21 win over Carolina It feels great to be able to have another basically big game I'm running a football and basically being the balanced office which you know it's a great thing to see In Chicago to a ton of viola he threw for three scores in Miami's 35 32 victory over the bearers We were just playing 60 minutes Offensively not looking at the scoreboard and really just like I said every opportunity that we got having the ball we were just trying to score every time The surprise of the day Zach Wilson and the jets upsetting buffalo 20 to 17 We expected to win this game as a team You know of course we understand this is a good team We understand what they're all about But we understand what we're about as well So we knew it was going to be close Of course we got to be able to finish in crunch time And I think we did that Justin Jefferson in Minnesota now 7 and one after downing Washington also 20 to 17 This is the first time we've been 7 in one long time So happy about this team Happy about the way we played glad that we had to fight with his team In New England Mac Jones watched his defense throttle Indianapolis 26 three Defense played great you know uche three sacks Jude on three sacks Bentley sack D wise half a sack you know just sacks everywhere So we kind of knew that our defense was going to control the game In Detroit the Lions handed the packers their 5th straight loss picking off Aaron Rodgers three times This is a lot of life lessons for sure this year But luckily it's not over There's still a lot of games left We'll be counted out probably by many and we'll see how we respond And on Sunday Night Kansas City rally by Tennessee 20 to 17 in overtime NBA Cleveland now 8 and one after beating the Lakers by 14 points and auto racing Joey Logano winning in Phoenix he wraps up the NASCAR championship I'm David Shuster AP sports
"chicago" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast
"Oh you're we're actually taking you to the special section murderers row and then rocks like is that nicer. And then she gives a look to some looks over her shoulder to like a prison guard or something. And it's just like pop this bitch basically and they're i mean idea. I do as far as that character goes. And i think that your point is extremely valid but her like lawlessness of like she buys into the roxy hype but then the second. It's not working in her favor anymore. She's like the blonde wig is in the trash. You know her allegiances with whoever can make the most money. Yeah so yeah yeah meals. I think that is this movie. Does pass the bechtel test. I'm sure of it. Yes oh it's super does. they're often. They're often talking about killing men but for those than as the test. But but even without it i it does. Pass plenty of times between velma and roxie between roxy and mama morton between velma and mama morton between Actually this is a good question. I don't know how many of the prisoners are actually named. I don't think that many. Yeah if any. Because i'm racking my brain. I don't know if we get names. Four and even factor. I mean it's possible that it exists in the state. I i don't know in terms of adaptation. I don't believe you learn their names in the In the movie yeah. So but but that's it does pass. I think it also passes between mary. Sunshine and roxy like there are a number of dynamic highly motivated female characters who talk to each other about all sorts of shit and his movie. Yeah but as far as our nipple scale in which we read the movie examining it through and intersectional feminist lends this is another tricky one while it is commenting on and providing satire on these like double standards that are foisted upon women. It makes the same mistake of only focusing on the narratives of middle-class conventionally attractive white women which is also what the media was doing at the time. So i like again. The precedent was set. So understand that. That's sort of why the adaptations went that way as well. But i don't like it i would. It would be more interesting to me. For example if dynamics works in terms of yes there are these attractive white women who are exploiting the privilege that they have to get exonerated from the her crimes. They are clearly guilty of versus the women of color. Who were right alongside them. Who didn't have those same privileges to exploit and how what like. What are their outcomes. I'd like to know so. I think that You know in an ideal world the movie would have explored that more. But that's also not what People in two thousand two are really concerned about doing. Yeah it's it's a bummer but If this were to ever be adapted again and it seemed like this movie gets adapted every forty years or something. I guess the against the wishes of the person who wrote the play go figure right because it's also a nineteen twenty-seven i wanted to say cecil movie. Yeah who. I wasn't able to track down. It seems like kind of a rare. I don't know i didn't. I wasn't able to find it. Yeah i mean it does like a super popular story. And unfortunately it's like i mean it's still relevant but a completely agree that it's you know kind of begging to be updated and modernized and the issues that you know whatever it's extra frustrating because it's like all the source material and the characters are there. You're just not using family. You're not exploring their right exploring them. They're just kind of left there. We only know that a woman stabbed her husband ten times and another woman and good for her and ask for. But i need more information. Yeah exactly so for those reasons. I'll give the movie a three. It's getting some extra points because it is a movie. I very much enjoy. It is very watchable. The song and dance numbers are spectacular so three nipples and they go to the women whose stories have been anakin represented revolving around this like microcosm of lady murderers in the jazz era of chicago. What about you jamie. i'm going for. I think that this movie is an a story are doing so much. I completely agree with you. That for for all this story does to examine you know kind of weaponize white fragility It does not examined the issues that women of color were facing during this time specific and it's it does come down. You know particularly because this story is commenting on the prison system to some extent and the prison system in the us especially disproportionately affects black people specifically black men. And there's an and it's not like we know anything about tae digs his character and he's the only black man who appears in the whole movie. So i i do think that there's absolutely issues there that if this were to be updated again and as much as i don't really care for their re booty culture i i would be. I would be down for another an updated version of chicago. Yeah because there is so much there and i think that Particularly if people of color were included in in the production behind the camera. There's so much to work with. And there could be a lot more examined. So that i mean that and the weinstein involvement. I think the main things that are going against this movie for me. But i just think that movies doing so much cool stuff in terms of showing us some truly like despicable across the board female. Protagonists that you still deeply understand why. They're doing what they're doing. You're given the proper historical context for who they are and what they're doing and and i mean i i. I don't think that there's a lot of movies that are like bind to watch that or massively successful that examined topics like this effectively. That examined topics like you know. Why were these women driven to commit murder. And i think that it's pretty clear what drives them. It's the you know oppressive expectations of the men that run the world around them..
"chicago" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast
"Which one is eve is eve. Bette davis she younger woman. Okay right you're right. I'm butchering remembering. But i love that movie. And yet i don't know what the characters Story of my life. But yeah. I mean that another. We're kind of talking that that would be a more interesting choice and then and then you can keep the ending as is and have them reconcile friendship back by being like. Oh that media circus was bullshit. Let's take this on the road and make money off of all these losers. Who vaguely remember that. We've murdered people like yeah. Whatever that rocks fi. I like that better. Just felt like the writer was like it's a movie. We have to throw more tension in it. Where could a source of tension be. Oh of course between two women because women are petty and jealous and bitter right and it's not like this story lacks tension like there's no need for like there's an incredible amount of tension between roxy and basically everyone that she's ever met because she's a pretty selfish and abrasive person that said in. I mean it's again it's like. She's such a tough character. She fucking sucks. But like you're okay. I you know to an extent. I get it and i do like like the moment where roxy is it works against her but she's so quick to call out. Billy flynn for being a charlatan asshole. It blows up in her face but it is kind of cathartic to see you know someone who so clearly in it for money in cloud and doesn't actually care about the women that he's defending To see her just like what. Fuck you you know. You're fired. I don't know Speaking of people who are in it for the money. I thought because i didn't super remember this movie until going back to prep for this episode. Mama morton she is sort of presented at first as like a big hard ass. And i thought oh i wonder if there's going to be a lot of antagonism between her and the prisoners because that also would've fell like a unexpected choice to introduce tension into the situation. But i was kind of surprised that there isn't much tension there like she at first. She's like oh it's something bothering you. Why don't give a shit. Also i love money but then after that like she seems pretty willing to like help the people who have money. So she's like a capitalist and we don't love super cat like she. I mean. I feel like she's just kind of standing for bike. I'm on the side of whoever is paying me right. she is. She's not really on the side of the prison industrial complex. Because she's accepting money from murderers but she'll take a check from the prison industrial complex. Like yeah she's just like she she's lawless. it's interesting that they cast a black woman in that role agri considering the prison industrial complex disproportionate effects and abuses black people So that was confusing. Yeah i do think that it is Telling and bizarre. I mean it's it's what i mean. It's like can. I picture anyone in this movie except queen latifah in his role. I know like she's fucking incredible. And what is interesting based on A rapid google. We just pause the podcast video that this role was generally played by white women Up until queen latifah was cast in this role and since then the roles generally played by black women. I believe that the same actress Has been playing mama morton on broadway for some time. Yeah famous black. Broadway actress broadway actresses. I'm sorry but but all that to say that That doesn't seem to be in the dna of the part but then gradually because of queen latifah's casting and performance became kind of integral to the part yet as of th roots over the last ten years. Or so mama. Morton has been played by black actresses on broadway. Yeah not an ideal part two right. I mean i love queen latifah. She steals every scene. She's in the part where like good. She's telling roxie..
"chicago" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast
"So many of the expectations are at odds with each other because yeah demure but you also have to be wildly sexy and depending on the situation you can be punished for being either of those things and and how can how hot i mean whatever like being traditionally attractive like there's sides to that coin as well where it's it's i think that i i mean. Obviously in some of the cases we just described women who are considered to not be attractive. Apparently you can just kill them for not doing murders. That's an oversimplification. But but then on the other side. It's you know women who who do kinda fall into that traditionally attractive. Whatever are often hyper sexualize against their will and harassed and right right it's just it's impossible. there's just so many ways to lose this for all it's interesting. I just learned something that maybe smile. Please sure fleas still yelling. Well he's wishing you happy birthday a levy of my mind. Anyways jerry orbach played. Billy flynn in the original broadway production. How fun is that. How the seven one in the nineteen seventy five one. Oh my goodness chita. Rivera played velma. Kelly like icons cons. So i was just happy to learn that jerry orbach and richard gere played the same part. I like i like that too. richard gere. Kills it as billy. Flynn he really is. And that's really him tap dancing not really him tactics. I watched all the feature at and he said it was kind of funny because it was like he had sung. He had sung before And so. I think that he and john c reilly were i think the main members of the cast. That didn't have dance training needed to dance. And they they both tried so hard and they both were talking about how they're like. It's intimidating being the same room with rob marshall. He was in cats. I can't even tap and like all this stuff. And then there's videos of like rob marshall taking it really slow with john c reilly and like it's just such wholesome footage That's so i just love when choreographers direct. Because it's like when you when you see like footage of a choreographer directing a musical movie you're like oh yeah. How else would you even do that like you're going to be. You're like if you can't do it yourself. Don't tell me to do it. But rob marshall like he's fucking on it. He's doing all that jazz. Right next to catherine zeta-jones and it's exciting. The there is a whole half hour making of documentary. That's on youtube as well. But if you're chicago head. I'd recommend it because it's just such a blast. Who do you think rob. Marshall played in cats when he got injured. Do you think it was like my mr mustafa lease or urge. Tom tiger the question. Which of the cats is doing. The kind of movement i mean. They're all kind of doing wild movement but like who is most likely to herniated disk. I felt that some rum tom. Tug or shit to be herniated disc. Who's your favorite one again with the pants and the suspended. My god skin'll shan. I feel like it could have marshalls. Bushings could have done a good skill. Shanks i wonder. It doesn't his His wikipedia pages very vague about it. He just like he was in cats and herniated disk. No we're not taking any more questions at this time. We need more information. I'm like okay. He was a jealous. I need more info which one which run it matters which jellicoe cow was he though he could have been monkey. Strap sure. I don't know there's a lot of cats that are at high risk for herniated disc. So doesn't really it's so funny. It's like oh members of the catholic could have herniated disk. That really doesn't narrow it down at all. They're all over the place for this movie. I mean we touched on it briefly but just the relationship. Between roxie and velma being highly antagonistic for most if not all of the movie because even at the end when they are working together we i get why they don't like each other right because well so like velma is mean to roxy i for what appears to be a petty reasons. She's well i don't even know it. Maybe it's not even any reason she's just mean to her because she's like the newbie there unless i'm misreading or miss remembering something i don't know i think that it's i was really interested to learn that the to like the to real life. People seemed to get along just fine because it seems like the the logic that this story is subscribing to and. maybe. I'm making excuses for it. I mean it's like they are just are to fema leads are being put at odds The way i guess. I had like solidified in my head over the years that maybe i need to question a little bit but like was that though the reason that women are often put in these antagonistic situations and the internal logic of the story is. There's only room for one woman in the headlines at a time short. So it's like this. It almost feels like they're viewing it as a competition and like why would it. You know it's almost like reality show logic of like. I didn't come here to make friends. I came here to be the most famous murderer ever right. That was kind of it but it was like but does not even what happened in railway like that was what happened in real life. I would sort of let it go. But that's not so. Why add that in nor is it. What happens at the very beginning of their antagonistic relationship. Could maybe understand if right when roxy got there and she was like already the hottest like the talk of the town. Kind of thing right. She's not at first. Yeah where then. Velma would feel threatened and that would motivate her being cruel to roxie. But that's not what happens. roxie doesn't take vilmos spotlight until later race so it first vulne mean to roxy for no reason when roxie is like mean back. That does seem more motivated. Because that's sort of like a retaliation thing will you. I'm going to be mean to you now. But you're right yeah. The beginning is not very motivated by much. Yeah and then they. They continue to not get along. But then it's all just. It's i see what you're saying in terms of because we you know we've we've talked about this too a lot. Where like especially when men right women being extremely antagonistic and like petty to each other. They never consider the context of why that would be right because if that does happen..
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"Away from this famous play i wrote and i don't know if i really wanna keep perpetuating this story. And so bob. Fosse approached her in the sixties and was like i need to make this into a fosse hands musical. It's an emergency. You need to let me do it. And she said oh. Yeah and it wasn't until after she died that he was able to get the rights. Because i think that Money plus st plus. Not living creator equals oh whoopsie daisy. I have the rights. It is like i mean. Am i glad that bob fosse scammed his way into the rights to this kind of but it is but the ethics of that i was like well. That's kinda fucked up. She said she said no. Bob she said no. I don't know because our right. That was the only other thing that i had that i was like. That's something yeah and that it kinda relates to this quote that will share from an article on scifi dot com hot entitled the real story behind. Chicago's mary murderesses. Roxie hart and velma kelly and this is speaking to the general atmosphere and what marine dallas. Watkins was reporting on so quote the press and the public eight up the gossip the details on dresses and the sob stories. About bad men booze and devilish jazz prosecutors began to think you couldn't convict a pretty woman in this town as for watkins. She believed her influence was key to the acquittal of both the mary murderesses as she felt the pair were guilty and likely lying through their teeth. She had mixed feelings on that. So she wrote about it in nineteen twenty. Six watkins went from reporter to broadway playwright with brave little women a satirical stage play. That would later be retitled chicago. It was she who transformed a non garner their victims husbands lawyers peers and reporters into characters. Like roxie hart. Velma kelly billy flynn mary sunshine and go to hell kitty. She hoped this dark comedy would highlight. How appearances and sex appeal had become too important in the justice system unquote. So that's really interesting. I mean that's like that the such a bizarre journey for all of this to go on. I think it's an interesting way to. And i think you know the ethics are certainly up for debate because you could argue. This is not necessarily her story to tell. It's i'm sort of like. I don't know it doesn't bother me that much. I i like it. Because it's she's not claiming that it's the story of beulah on. She's you know changing things she's like. I don't know i. I think that that it's really interesting. How got made. And how i do. I mean i'm always interested in like how creators opinions changed towards their own work. Wants it sort of out of their hands. And the fact that like mary sunshine was i. I didn't even realize this. Until i was doing this research segment but that mary sunshine was like this kind of amalgamation of reporters that marine dallas. Watkins thought were too easy on. And kind of you know eating up this bullshit from clearly guilty people and also like a way of poking at herself for how she covered the story at the time and almost like a way of. I don't know like giving the finger to herself in her own work. it's very. it's like this right complex shit because mary. Sunshine is noticeably. The only woman reporting on these cases in the movie so right. That's very funny. yeah. I don't know but to me that kind of just i. It's sort of the cornerstone of what this movie is about. Which is that.
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"Then so there were these two women in particular who were getting a lot of media attention because they were traditionally by western beauty standards. Attractive right so this was boola is beulah beulah. Let's go with that beulah on and belva gartner these women. They were receiving fan mail. They were giving each other makeovers in jail. I thought that was more interesting. Like that was something that i wish that. They kind of focused more on in. The adaptations is the fact. That i like in the adaptations. Definitely velma and roxie are put into conflict which makes sense in the story but it sounds like the the people that are based on were friends and like rice friends. And i kind of more interested in that angle of them being kind of allied in this like similar fucked up situation from the beginning Yeah so all these women were like giving each other pedicures and stuff. Basically making themselves as pretty popular as possible knowing that. It was rare for the all-male juries at the time to convict women especially attractive women of murder even though even if there was like mountains of evidence against them i will say yeah it seems pretty it seems like beulah and belva did. It seems like they did. Yeah yeah so then. Maureen dallas watkins. Who was one of the few women. Reporters at the chicago tribune. At the time was assigned to report on murderous row and it was assigned to her specifically because her editors thought that that particular subject of covering women awaiting trial for murder would be too boring for men to report on. How wrong they were right. So kind of with the help of all of this press from maureen dallas watkins on beulah and belva. They were not convicted of murder. They were set free and they did this because they kind of leaned into the defense of having been corrupted by jazz music and booze. So that's something that we'll talk about a lot like all things that are associated with personal freedom which was not cool for Women to be having right and then they kind of as we see in the movie they put on these personas of ono. I'm reformed now. i'm. I'm a sinner. But now i'm sweet and innocent and i even have a baby on the way because this fake pregnancy thing that we see roxie hart do in. The movie is based on what beulah on actually did in real life to try to garner sympathy from the public. So was truly shocked. at how. Close the velma. Kelly stuff seems to be like somewhat fictionalized. Almost sister thing. I think is is made up but Yeah roxie hart and buell honor like one and the same like down to like the mechanic husband who wasn't totally sure what was going on right right exactly so. I have a quote here that i'll share. Which unless you have any other additional preliminary context that i think will lead into discussion about kind of what's thematically happening in this movie. I think Well i think the only thing i wanted to touch on was the fax. It maureen dallas watkins so she liked covers a story and her twenty s and releases it. I thought it was interestingly. She the the play and the musical but the place out as like a pretty like heavy handed satire because it was a play that was running in chicago about murders that had taken place in chicago. Two years prior like everyone was watching it like it was. i mean. Obviously like a in iconic well-crafted story but it was like everyone knew exactly what this was about and it was interesting too. I read a little bit about her life at into a super deep dive but just how her attitude towards her. This play kind of changed overtime. Where i think she started to feel as time went on and she she liked left public life in the forties but lives too. I think the late sixties early seventies something like that but as time went on she sort of Didn't want the play to be continued to be adapted even though it was adapted into a movie with ginger rogers a believe in the forties called roxie hart right but i think she's. She started to feel like people are taking the wrong message..
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"Or wherever you get your favorite podcasts. And we're back. I wanted to just start this conversation by acknowledging something that is by far one of the worst elements of this movie. Which is the fact that it's produced by the weinstein's yes having and this is. I mean we've talked about on the show before. I don't think that there's really occasion to rehash everything now but obviously the fact that the weinstein's attached to this production is horrific. And it and it just you know it takes a little bit of the wind out of a a really amazing production. Fortunately it as far as i can tell. It doesn't seem as if the weinstein's were like around in an onset capacity It seems like the production of this movie was relatively smooth. There was some News items. I was seeing about. I believe goldie hawn almost being an an adaptation of chicago by the weinstein's in the mid ninety s and then she was harassed by harvey weinstein and the project ended up happening. will link to that in the description but obviously want to acknowledge their involvement. And yeah i mean it goes without saying third fucking monsters. Yes but the production team on this movie. I mean it's kind of interesting where this movie is written and directed by men. They are both gay men. An openly gay men in in hollywood and in the early two thousand stat was still a a pretty unusual thing to be an openly. Gay director directing movies of you know that. Were this huge. So shout out to rob marshall and his hopefully recovered desk for that. Yes and and their Queer directors who have gone on to have huge careers. Afterwards this is i. don't think rob marshall ever you know returned to the height of chicago. But he you know. He directed into the woods which i didn't see he. He directed the. Emily blunt mary poppins. He's directing the new little mermaid and then the screenplay was written by bill condon who started as and is now a huge director he Wrote chicago but he also wrote and directed dreamgirls another phase of mine from this time directed to twilights direct. Him both breaking dawn's. Mr bill was was there And also directed the He he wrote the greatest showman. Okay that's a point against yabu. But and then he directed the emma watson beauty and the beast that sucked all that to say. Okay the to kind of top brass. Here are queer men who went on to have very successful careers so shout out there. Good for them. Should we do a little context. The context for this movie rocks. I knew i knew some of this but going back and like finding out how much of this movie apple this musical is pulled from. Actual history is so wild. Do you wanna take it. I can take whatever you prefer. How about this. Take another swig of your your beer. I all around. Oh sorry but yeah i mean. I'll take the reins on this one. But if there's anything i messed up or that you'd like to add by all means such time in i'll just chime in wendy's okay so chicago. The two thousand. Two movie is based on a nineteen seventy-five stage musical of the same name. Which had a revival in nineteen ninety-six which became the longest running american musical in broadway. History bob fosse baby. That's them bossy. Magic yes That musical was based on a nineteen twenty. Six broadway play by maureen dallas watkins who we will be talking more about and that play is about to real life. Jazz era murderers these names. I might get wrong as far as pronunciation It these names sound to me. Like you're forgetting velma kelly and roxie hart like just sound like you're like Belva gartner velma kelly. Yeah so belva. Gartner who velma. Kelly is based on and boola. Bela anon who roxie hart is based on So basically in the nineteen twenty s in chicago. I don't know if there was like an unprecedented number of women in jail for murder in this time and plays or if it's just that women being in jail for murder in chicago in the twenty s was especially publicized. And that's why we know a lot about it. I've a tiny bit of insight Here at the connects to quick plug. Act castle oman. Being released right now you can listen to it and you can hear caitlyn's voice in it as why voices in but so my understanding of this is at least in the way. It was covered in the media. That whole play was satirizing. Is that this kind of comes at the tail end like the crimes that this is based on comes a couple years after women get the vote. it comes at the tail end of the first wave feminist movement. And so the whole flapper era. I mean it and we'll discuss this as well. It was very still centered on middle-class above white women which this story is no exception to but What would i learned in researching for this show. Is that usually periods of success for really any social movement but in this case a feminist movement is then met In the years following a wave of backlash and rice focus on the negative aspects of literally. Anything woman is doing that is negative. And so i read on this with that lens is that this came in the the kind of fallout of this huge success for the feminist movement and By really putting media scrutiny on women who were murdering their sexual partners whether they were you know in roxy case sh- she's cheating her husband. Or velma kelly like she's portrayed as kind of this loose woman who's like living her own life and so demonizing those people in the fall of a big feminist win in in women's liberation kind of closely matches up with how those things tend to go. So i i wasn't super surprised to know that you know it's very. I think it would have been very easy in early twenties to be like well. Look feminism fucked. Everyone out like women are are murderers now. We gave women the right to vote and another killing murdering everybody. Yeah that was. That was kind of my read on this period. But i mean sure but i know that's not for sure but that was yeah. Yeah either way. It seemed like women. Being murderers was so hot it was so hot at that time and plan especially in chicago specifically for some reason so that will what was going on historically in the cook county jail in chicago in the twenties there was a section called murderers row. Where more than a dozen women were like all the coolest most recent woman. Murderers will all carriages. Yeah just hanging out being detained. They're wild waiting to stand trial for murder. Most of them had been accused of killing their husband or lover..
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"But i think queen latifah for be kinda takes it because she just hills at it so good and yeah it's like because of how good she is. You just want to watch this character for ever. And she's funny when she has the blonde wig. Oh my gosh is also good. I read that there was a musical number. That she and catherine zeta jones saying yeah movie called class that they cut in from the movie yachts in the credits instead. So yeah we maybe learn more there. But yeah i feel like we in. We'll talk about this but we do not get a lot of background on her but her role in the pre so she is also a prisoner right but she has taken on this role of helping out other prisoners in exchange for money. Ever heard of it so we meet her and she gets a great song. Which i think is my favorite in the movie. Which how does it go. And you're good to mama when you're good to mama mama's good to you. Oh my god. It's so well good that whole number and then in the behind the scenes they show you how they shot it. And i guess they shot it like the first time they shot it in the stage version. Where she's wearing the flopper outfit The first time they had her stay on stage. The whole time and then rob marshall's like let's try and this time like go into the crowd and interact with people and they ended up using stuff from both versions and so i was like. Oh i love that. It's it's so good it's great so roxy meets martin. She also meets..
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"But yeah isn't he like a regular there and he's really good. That's what i've heard. He was a pretty good roller skater. It's true and i. I don't know how frequently he he attends this roller rink but I'm so glad that. John c reilly exit. I feel like there's so. Many dads that have been able to connect with their children over a mutual appreciation of john. C reilly. Yeah what a beautiful thing. Dads are obsessed with john c. Reilly the deeper the cut the better. And i understand why i get it okay. So we're in the jazz age in chicago. We meet velma kelly. That's catherine zeta-jones hot. She shows up at this jazz club to do her vaudeville act which she normally does with her sister. But her sister isn't there. And velma is washing blood off her hands and we're like What's what's going on and just and then it's one of the best openings of any movie ever. Oh yeah she's so hot she's so it's like i in our defense. She like her. she's obviously very hot. But like for whole attitude is like like. She's just hot at a very profound. Like in this confident way or like. I'm never going to feel that way. For a second of my entire life. It's so amazing. To just behold it really is it's great and as you mentioned tate digs is also. They're playing the piano. And of aiding all over the place also there is roxie hart. that's renee zellweger. She is in the audience watching velma then she goes home with this guy that she's having an affair with who oh. I forgot to write his name down at fred. Caisley fred casey. Yes casey my ex-boyfriend. Why did you shoot him. I was leaving cetera right. Yes she finds out that fred. Casey has been lying to her about being able to help her break into show biz. Which is her dream. She wants to be just like velma kelly basically yeah Fred case is basically a guy who will like drive you to an open mic and say that he can get you up at the open hike but then it turns out. He's he can't even do her. He can't even get himself up at the open. Mike can you like don. And then you understand her motive for shooting him because that kind of guy. You know china guy. Yeah so he then gets really aggressive with her and physically assaults her so she shoots and kills him yeah roxy then tries to get her husband amos. That's john c reilly to take the fall for it saying that this guy was a burglar and that amos shot him in self defense another amazing number. It's so funny honey. Rock not one of my favorites but still pretty good. I love i love. I love and renee zellweger. Just casting looks at john riley and he's like but what but what and you're like. Oh my gosh someone help this guy out. And then she pushes them right because he is slowly realizing that this guy who has been shot is someone who roxy knows and is having an affair with so roxy ends up getting arrested and getting sent to cook county jail and the d. a. wants to see her hanged for her crime right. That's a big big. Which i guess which i didn't realize like how historically accurate that was at the time to of just the kind of bloodlust that came with normalized hangings in death penalties in the. Us yeah scary so the stakes are high. Yes and in jail. Roxie meets mama morton. That's queen latifah. Who i wanna see an entire movie about her character. I've never seen the stage production of this. I do like in the movie. I feel like i definitely want to know more about mama morton like how did she get start working there. What is her background like. What does she do when she's not working like i don't know. There's i have a gillian questions. And i wonder if there's more to her in the stage production i've never seen it onstage. Love to but yeah like queen latifah just. I mean she was nominated for. I think like everyone was nominated for an oscar for this movie but queen latifah was i think i mean catherine zeta-jones ended up winning and she was also amazing..
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"Promo code tb see at checkout for twenty percent off your first order and we're back okay. Let's summarize the movie. I probably cannot keep talking about. Oh wait but i have one more fun. Fact no please. We talked about it the other day. I'm sure it's connected. Dick chicago tangentially. Because oh because the two people in this fun fact we're both living in chicago. We're very famous in chicago. Roger ebert an oprah used to date eighty s that is a chicago fact. does your chicago cannon chicago. Canon includes this musical. And the fact that roger ebert and oprah briefly dated which. I didn't know about until you told me. I don't know why that's not more common knowledge. I know but they were at but like you at first. But he's like so much older than her and she's so much cooler than him and steadman is such a you know is so cannon right but yeah like he was basically her last boyfriend before men came into the picture one of the last ones. Wow wild whoa. That's just a. That's richard gere putting my hat on and that's chicago. Oh my gosh. And that's going to be one of those facts that i will forget and then relearn in a couple months or years or whatever and be like. Oh my god. I can't believe it. It's just like rob marshall getting a herniated disk and cats is just a delightful thing to learn over and over again. So what so what happens in this movie anyways. Okay let me tell you. It's the roaring twenties in chicago. There's jazz music there. Flappers their speak easies. It's the whole nine yards. Digs is in charge. Oh my gosh. I was so delighted to see him. Who i digs. Movie too wasn't really Heydays going five six seven eight and then what you're ten and you're like. Oh why squeezed me. Who's that exciting. Just a reminder taye diggs now follows me on twitter thanks to our stella got her groove back episode so incredible Hag him in this. I will and another celebrity connection. I have to this movie. Is that john riley. I saw at a roller skating. Rink in glendale california right. So we're my gosh. And he's like a regular. Not docs is hobbies..
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"I guess that i'm i still haven't seen in the heights and like whatever there's that steven spielberg west side story coming out. If i wonder if it's going to be any good. Because i feel like big directors are given popular broadway musicals and very often like don't know what to do with them and they're so i mean it's like you've got joel schumacher fanta biafra swings. He did not notice doing chris. Columbus did rent which is one of the worst like director to project matches. I can think of like there's so many examples of people getting it wrong and it's like yeah hat's cat because whatever i forget his name but the guy who did cats what's his name tom. Tom-tom p. who who also fucked up les mis but everyone gave him awards for it for some reason. Oh can you make every famous person. Sing out of key and cover them in dirt. Like i don't get but but yeah like this this whole what. What i think is so interesting about this movie. Because it's like this movie and moulin rouge came out very close together. And i feel like people sort of thought. Oh there's going to be this big resurgence of the movie musical. Then kind of wasn't because then they just like hired all these famous directors who didn't understand musicals But we'll on rouge one of the few live action movie musicals that i can fully get behind amazing. I was i feel like i. I don't know if i've ever said his name correctly baz luhrman. I think that's right. He definitely has like an understanding of like movement and pacing like that so much of his style. And that's why it works is anyways pisses me off. Stop giving really famous people who make like war movies. Warhorses like musicals. What are you doing anyways. Maybe we should take a quick break before we get into the recap because we've just been chatting for so long about how great chicago's all right. So let's take a quick break. We'll come right back When do.
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"We would rifle through my huge binder of dvd's and she's like oh my god you have chicago. I love chicago. And then for some cores catherine love chicago. She hasn't tastes great tastes. But for some reason. I was like do you wanted. I never watched this movie here. You can have my dvd. And now i regret it. Because i'm like i would like that back katherine kath are that she refuses. Have you asked. she's not it's not like she's refusing to give it to me. I just She doesn't know that i Also it's like streaming. So who cares. But but i purchased i really made. I made a lifelong commitment. I purchased chicago. Diamond addition while to watch whenever i wanted it's remastered and it has all these features and i had such a fun time watching them. The production of this movie looked so fun. Like do you ever at any time. I would watch a first of all. Rob marshall directed this movie and is further proof that the choreographer to director pipeline is immaculate and needs no adjustment. See kenny ortega. I was going to say yeah. And i think that's the other except i'm sure there's others but that's too. That's too pretty strong. Torreon good examples rob marshall choreographed and directed this movie and all the behind the scenes. It just looks like a bunch of celebrities went to summer camp to put together a school play. One of my favorite movies came out of it. Like is so cool. I love wow well it should i do the recap and yes but i need to tell you something about rob marshall i okay please i was. If you located this fact this is something that like okay. Much like my other fun fact. That has nothing to do with this movie but we talked about the other day. This is the fact that i know in my bones. But i forget an eye relearn once every couple of years and i love it. It's about director. Rob marshall and it's that He began as a dancer then became a choreographer make sense but the thing that launched him into choreography and directing and got him out of the full-time dancing game is that he suffered a herniated disc while performing in cats. So the only reason that chicago two thousand two is as amazing as it is. Because i feel like the choreography and the understanding of stage language is so much of what makes this movie awesome right and why i like it more than a lot of other. Live action movie musicals. Yeah i actually like understand cinematic language and like how to put together a musical in a way. That's like totally. I can suspend my disbelief for the things that are happening cetera. It's so yeah. it's so good. And and if he hadn't suffered a herniated disc while being a full body cat it wouldn't have happened. Imagine it is interesting to me how it's leg..
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"Here's what i'm thinking when we get exonerated because we're so hot sexy and per again. Yeah exactly so when we get exonerated would you like to start a podcast together. Oh my god. Can you imagine a velma kelly. Roxie hart puck okay. That is like the best. Worst basic cable sitcom reboot. I've ever heard of in my life like. Oh my god yes. The answer to your question is yes. Oh amazing wait so horrible. Who would they passed. As velma kelly and roxie hart doing a murder on. Oh my god they'd be like kristen. Ridder and kristen bell are roxie. And velma gosh signed me up honestly. Cbs call me. I've got the worst idea ever it would be on. Cbs and there would be like laugh tracks and stuff. Yeah oh my god. It would be an absolute nightmare and millions of people watch. It would be america's number one show anyway. Hello and welcome to the bechtel cast jamie. It's your birthday. Episode is so happy birthday jamie. Thank you so much Yeah i I can't believe it another year. Another year has passed. I've spent half of my twenties on this podcast. Oh wow shelly. We're we're coming up on the five year anniversary. We are which means. I've spent half of my thirties on this podcast. It's i mean we look at god. Look at god Twin god invented podcasting. She she really had us in mind. thank you. Thank you for the birthday wishes on the actual day of my birthday. When this comes out. I'll be in boston I think that al by do I'll do the jamie classic boston special. Which is that. I will get a large cold brew. Drink the whole thing. Then i will go to a bar and have a beer. And then they'll cancel each other out and be kind of tired and then i'll do the same thing again and then i'll sleep for twelve hours. I think that's probably going to be house with my birthday. I did that. I show like why live your life like that. But that's what i did. I mean it's your life your choice. I'm just sad that i'm not there to spend it with you because i'm still in la. I would. Oh my god. I would appeal all of my skin off to be back in la. But you know what i love. I love boston. I love my family. So i find yeah so so no. I am so excited to finally be covering a movie that i feel like we were okay. So we're covering chicago. Two thousand to use a modern classic one of my favorites. And i feel like we were originally putting off covering this movie because we wanted to do a live show in chicago and cover chicago. The was that the reason. I believe so so with all due respect to chicago i could not wait any longer. I couldn't. i couldn't wait another second of course and You know the way things are going right now. Who knows when we'll be performing regularly again so we're doing chicago and so oh my god i okay i can we. Can we like a well. Wait this is a main ups. Okay so this is the back door past. this is our. it's my birthday. I don't have to be good at my job today. Do you wanna take a load off and let me do this so you can. Just sit back and relax on your birthday. My god i'm going to have a sip of lean fu koogle's summer shandy. Oh yummy tad take a swig and i will tell the listeners that what does the show again. We examined movies. Through and intersectional feminist lens using the bechtel test simply as a jumping off point which is of course a media metric created by cartoonist alison. Bechtel sometimes called the bechtel. Wallace test that requires for our specific purposes. Because we've made some slight variations to the test here and there are version is due to people of any marginalized gender have names. They have to speak to each other about something other than a man. Four what is hopefully a meaningful conversation in the movie or work of fiction right and boy as chicago and incredible movie to cover for these purposes. Although they are talking about. I feel like we. We've been adding asks to this test. I feel like there's asterisk canonical e on this show may already exist. That if you're talking about murdering a man who's an asshole it's actually does pass the test. I agree this god that we are condone only murder ordering men but like in the fictional space. It's cathartic okay. This is there in. This movie gets me so bugging pumped for what i don't know but it basically just like any time i think about this movie. I then have to drop everything and listen to the soundtrack on like a three mile. Walk and just be like. Wow how did they do this. How did this come together. It doesn't sound like it should work but it does so good. What do you say that this movie gets you jazzed. It gets me you it gets me. So bucking hyped. And this is the kind of movie i like. This really defines. What makes a movie fun is that you know like when you're i don't know when you really love a movie us like picture yourself as all of the different characters or like one specific character. That one's me in chicago. I picture being all of the care. Like you're just like you've got your days where you're like. I'm being i'm being such an amos today. I'm just getting run over. You have your roxie days where you're like. I am just like living on another planet..
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"Hundreds thousands of guns every weekend. I can't even keep up with the total at it is date but i know at some point. It was up to six thousand dollars. Six thousand guns this year so the guns are being taken off the streets. The ones that are willingly coming off the streets by offering money. I don't see how many more guns off the streets as a result. I think the issue here about getting creative is going back to work. Go back to that area in the city where you have less gun violence and find out what was taking place at the time. The kids grew up in the city on the west side of chicago. I know what kept me out of trouble which was daycare which was after school programs. Things that kept my mind occupied. My friends occupied so that we couldn't get into quote unquote devil moment. So i think that's what a lot is you. Stop the tide of problems of going into gun by then going into gangs. It's you could start with that section. The next section of people were already involved. You need to give them an alternative to what is prompting them to be involved in gun violence. I was talking to father pfleger after the shooting over on sunday nights and just seen just the other day and he said gun. Violence gun are the way we talk to each other now instead of actually having an argument or discussion or a conversation with a lot of the gun with a lot of gun. And that's how the conversation takes place it's time to start hoping to receive the hearts and minds of the people who are involved in gun violence giving them other opportunities and then houston tied but to just give someone money from turning inozyme. We've already tried that. That's gonna turn is done by back. You had a gun violence. I haven't seen that. This is something that chicago police superintendent. David brown presumably got brought up when he went to the white house earlier. This week to ask for more help federally in combating violence in chicago when he came back though he continued to blame judges for that violence. Let's take a look when i know i'm being repetitive. Keeping violent offenders in jail longer will reduce violent. Crime is chicago. So i want to go to you. Maresca anything that you want to add on that we've been talking about it and yet on top of that violence really. You covered one of these mass shootings. Two were five. Individuals shot on wednesday. Believe you covered the one in auburn gresham. So a lot of people believe there's the court single. There's the gangs what is going on here. Because this wasn't a gang related event. Right bret i. I think it's a hodgepodge. There's a lot of factors here. And i think tanya brought up a really good point when i see violence interrupters which by the way that mass shooting was as we know right across the street from the anti-violence organization And something that. I hear across the board is from violence interrupters and people who specialize in these sorts of things. Is we work. They say we worked so hard to tell people to put the guns down and then the hardest part is. What do i do instead. How do i tell people to put their guns down. When i am not able to offer them. Hope that there's another way of life that there's another way of living and so. I think that the difficulty here is everyone. Wants to find one solution or one person to blame or one thing to blame and it's so much more nuanced than that in the hard part is how do you find solution by capping something right now. We're talking about things. Like preventative measures that you wouldn't see the benefits of or effects of for ten years if not longer as children there but i think prevention. I think that's been a huge part that gets missed. You ever while to favor point towards whether it's cook county state's attorney's office or superintendent brown but it's it's so much more than honesty people really wanting a solution in one. If i could add one more thing you know by by bringing in the federal the federal troops in the federal Manpower now transfers cases from the cook county court federal court which has a completely different outcome. You don't have as much leniency. I guess you could say you have harder sentences. you don't get role you don't get home electronic monitoring. The sentencing is different. So you do get though so repeat offenders off the ground and then i mean off the streets now it looks as though oh this is working because now we have federal health. It's a totally different jurisdiction and anybody who's living chicago any period of time. Now it's different when you go to the dosing versus when you go to the lady. Low courthouse house. The outcomes are completely different issue. Here's the issue with that though is. How long will they scan they. We stop federal strike force last year with president trump to have them come during the summer months. Of course that we think they might might be as soon as next week. it is. you know it's the continuation op that it. Certainly that they have an influence in help but is it just sort of a two or three months deal and then we're back to the same issue wednesday leave writing a quick two quick points here any day now for the to see what the what the by. The white house is calling a strike forces coming in on the point of intervention on thursday at the white house. Spirit just a handful of people including a eddie boca. I hope i don't say his name. Petty nagara kaneko wild and this to the white house within just a few weeks and just you. He's a senior director at the heart of lions gun safety program and and violence interruption program and this crime Initiative includes this. He was one of a few people at the white house the second time. A briefing the white house told tommy on things that work. Chicago's went a fifteen cities that are part of this kind of car for intervention policies. So the fighting white house is also pretty. We don't know how much you know some of acids in this putting this do one of the things that many community activists and organizations say could make a difference is community belief in the law enforcement or doing away with it altogether. Some would say so. We are hearing word. Marianne that there a possible deal on the horizon for community oversight of the copd. So what are you hearing in terms of what this would mean for taking away. The mayor's ability to hire and fire or a superintendent. And how week would that leave any mayor absolutely. She's now he's going to have an elected school board. to lose. The authority of a oversight of the day would be really nassim for her and she spoke with bill cameron from wwl radio saying that of course she does not want that to happen. There will be more meetings early next week Did discuss it today. At city hall out of committee of course was not there because i was recruited judge but i did see some of the give and take on it. This is something bad. Roads warmers warmer. You know when she was not running yet but when she was More life would said yes. I want this now the mayor. She's wait a second. I wanna be able to pick will be in charge. That would be huge if she lost that opportunity. That would certainly be vague. And while we're on this note unfortunately we only have about thirty seconds left but marissa. I wanted to see if you can add anything for. Has this ep done enough. When it comes to mental health a third police officer committed suicide this week to say because it depends on who you ask spoke with officers who would say a hard. No on that They say they're stretched in. I think it's something. A lot of us can relate to sometimes ceiling understaffed but was them. They're also putting their lives on the line. And i'm so sorry i'm going to have to end you there because we are out of time. Thank you so very much for all of the vibrant discussion. That you offered lynn sweet marissa. Tara marianne her antonio francisco and that is our show for this friday night. Be sure to join us tomorrow. Night at six. Four chicago tonight. Latino voices then six. Pm sunday for chicago tonight black voices. then we're back at seven o'clock next week.
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"The life expectancy gap between black and non blacks. Chicagoans has widened. That's according to a recent report from the health equity index committee at the chicago department of public health between twenty twelve and twenty seventeen. The gap grew from eight point three years to nine two and that was before the corona virus pandemic which had a disparate impact on black chicagoans joining us to talk about the causes of the gap. And what can be done about it. Are y'all simpson and blair achim epidemiologists that the chicago department of public health and members of the departments health equity index committee blaring. Ya thanks to you both for joining us. So we know that the report found that black chicagoans on average live to seventy one point four years while non black chicagoans live to on average eighty point six years. Blair what are these numbers tell you about health inequities in chicago. Yes these numbers show us that there are a great health inequities in disparities in chicago. Were looking at the lives of black chicagoans compared to non lex chicagoans and so this night white two year gap is really. We identify some of the top drivers of that gap in our report on those being kind of disease i'm hiv and other infectious diseases such as kobe. Opiate overdose. Infant mortality in homicides. And we're and hopefully we can get into those a little bit deeper as well. The health equity index committee team of five black women. We're talking to two of them right now. Y'all what precipitated this research and why did you want to focus on life expectancy. Yes ma'am thank you for having friends with precipitated this gathering if you will this coming because the health department we wanted to amplify our voices as black women. We felt that some of the leadership wasn't reflective of what we wanted to see so by coming together and making this work with health equity index committee. We wanted to deal with the voices and the unique perspective of the black plight specifically in healthcare and so what we wanted to do was provide a voice for us in the vehicle for doing. That is the change you want to see. So we've decided we gotta change some things and that is to have the first data book ever to be referenced for blacks to non black. That has never happened. In two hundred years of the health department and more specifically to have a research change. There was all black women that has never happened in two years at the health department. So that is what has happened. Is we brought this together. In the reason we're using life expectancies because when you have health equity as index you have. We don't have a specific measurement..
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"And thanks for sharing part of your weekend with us on the show tonight in the wake of journalists nicole hannah jones decision to reject a tenure offer from the university of north carolina. We'll talk with local scholars about their experiences in higher education as black women a nine year. Life expectancy gap between black and non chicagoans. We'll discuss why that gap has grown to this point and how it can be narrowed. The renowned chicago sculptor richard hunt and his years. In the making new monument to crusading journalist ida b wells in brownsville equal the playing field for these businesses and the ceo of a local engineering firm gives the last word on what he thinks. The city should do to help. Chicago's small businesses first off tonight. Pulitzer prize winning journalist nicole. Hannah jones made her own headlines last week for rejecting the offer of tenure teaching position at the university of north carolina hannah jones was initially denied tenure for the position by the board of trustees even though tenure is customarily offered for such a jong instead hannah jones announced. She'll be joining the historically black howard university in washington. Dc in the meantime her decision and her words resonated with many other black women in academia who found themselves fighting to thrive in predominantly white institutions. Joining us now with more. Are jane rhodes professor and head of the black studies department at the university of illinois at chicago and valerie. Johnson associate professor of political science at depaul university professors. Thank you both for joining us. So let's start with this eight-page statement from nicole hannah jones. She released about her decision to decline this offer from unc. It reads in part quote. It is not my job to heal this university to force the reforms necessary to ensure the board of trustees reflects the actual population of the school and the state or to ensure that the university leadership lives up to the promises it made to reckon with its legacy of racism and injustice jane roads. Let's start with you. Please did her statement and there was a lot more of it but did what we've heard from her last week. that resonate with you absolutely nicole. Hannah is articulating the challenge for all people of color in academia but particularly for black women. She decided that she had the opportunity to make another choice. And she took it but she didn't have to be a token or to repair a diversity and equity issues at unc chapel hill and that she was going to go someplace where she felt us. Didn't welcome and ready to do her job. The words that she used were celebrated and not tolerated valerie. Johnson how did it strike you. Yes actually when. I read the piece. I i cried because it's so much captured my experience working at a predominantly white institution. At depaul to be honest it is absolutely exhausting. And so while. I have not taken the approach of nicole hannah jones and said okay. It's not my fight is not my burden. I think many half because we know that all systems have rewards and penalties associated with them. And so when you fight back when you push back you are penalized you know. Sometimes your can be impeded. And so i understand very clearly how she said. Well you know what is not my burden to fix the university and certainly she could not do it alone. It takes a village so to speak to change systems of white supremacy valerie. Johnson sticking with you for a second or are there additional burdens that you feel black women in higher education that that you all have to take on well s. The literature suggests on black women particularly in academia. It's almost like we become. The miami's of the university in that use are sort of drawn to us because it particularly students of color and then of course we have to mental her white students as well we take on a large percentage proportion of the service burden and of course as a tool for your often asked to be on committees as a woman as as well as an african american and then it's pretty lowly. We know that only two point. One percent of the nation's tenured faculty are black women. You know if a university get six percent. That is harold as astonishing. And so they're just a number of challenges from climate too. You know microaggressions macro aggressions that. We face daily. Jane roads valerie. Johnson just mentioned you're often asked to serve on boards or committees because you're a woman as well as because you're a black woman do you feel that gender also plays into the the dynamic that you experience in academia absolutely. There are all of these ideas and trump's about black linda's and tom they're really strain and control how people see us and how we are expected to behave. You know we're navigating the angry black woman image where navigating on the idea that black men are not electorally confidence you know. We're a sort of constantly navigated. Mac and their gender in business in the military in politics in academia plays a significant role. There's an expectation that women are supposed to performs reserve feminine roles as valerie suggested as mentor as nurturer as a caretaker But then we're also held to these other standards on in our institutions so it's very much double edged short. What do you feel like you've seen improve over the course of your career joint. Jane roads back to you on that one. Yeah and i've been up a college professor for over thirty years and so one thing that has changed are the numbers is valerie notes. This we're still a vastly underrepresented in academia but in life first job on i was the only black woman on the entire campus on amendment faculty. And that's now become more rarity ice. I've seen generations of young black women both and undergraduate and graduate school move on to become professors and so so the exciting thing is that bears this very dynamic generation of folks who are determined to have a mark and have a place in academia so as a positive change. It's been slow. It's been super mental and it's still not nearly enough and valerie johnson. Why aren't there more. What do institutions of higher. Ed need to be doing to attract more black women into academia. Well they have to be committed. The commitment has to go beyond just the professed commitment after the george flew away. Murder institutions of higher education predominantly white institutions. in particular. You know had they up their purported commitment right but if you want diversity equity inclusion fund it right and so you have to have a commitment. And unfortunately i saying you know even though there has been progress yes. We went from zero percent to two point. One percent as you know african american females at least as tenure professors. But i really do question the actual commitment progress but more work to be done. It sounds like jane rhodes and valerie johnson. Thanks to you both for joining us. Thank you up next. Details on. Chicago's widening life expectancy gap in a row conversation recorded earlier..
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"I know here in buffalo we did an exceptional and not even close to chicago. Really well no. You can't beat chicago now. They take because the mayor's white black person. So that's why i'm sorry. A black female. Sorry his co. whitish hair. Yeah well all the every every time you question her now. It's racist racist racist. That's all the there's only there's no violence going on around her. The newsmax inter newsmax interview. We played last week was great. I mean they were just all over her. She's like she just nothing happened in here. He's just she's so like just conceded right like well. Yeah you don't understand. It's the suburbs that have the lax gun laws. They bring them into the city's let me tell you a maybe swing out to the suburbs. Stop at a gun shop. Okay if you see a whole bunch gang bangers in there then you'll know you're right that's right but you won't see that see because they don't really get their gonzalez sticking all over the weekend. It's funny because you know. Violence and city buffalo a lot of violence in detroit a lot of violence in chicago. Not so much down in south florida and i wonder what the difference is down in florida healthily areas. I put the you know the the people on twitter. Just wonderful people. I mean i'm joking of course But just amazing put out a i just put sometimes you put out a tweet. These are not factual statements. Where you put out a tweet you just want to say something. You want to express something right. I said hey the largest cities with the most violence that all seem to be run by democrats right ecorse. That's a fact was a fact. One guy writes back. Well jacksonville on the list. Come on dude seriously. First of all jacksonville had a democrat. May be until last year secondarily. Okay sorry nineteen out of the top twenty. You got me. How should we take bets. So the jacksonville starts to slowly move off that list assuming that that republican is actually a conservative..