Christopher Schroeder, PhD

  • Pledging Support

    Regular WBEZ listeners know that the station is nearly finished with its spring pledge drive. Regular programming is disrupted by employees who offer countless reasons for donating to the station. Those who have regular donations are offered a “pledge-free stream” with a link to “NPR programming instead of WBEZ’s live on-air fundraising segments.” That allows…

  • Not Much Cookin’

    I recently read, and discussed, The Cooking Gene (2017) by Michael W. Twitty, which is billed on the back of the book as an exploration of “the origins of soul food, barbecue, and all Southern cuisine.” Twitty is a culinary historian who started the first African American food blog and who dons antebellum outfits to…

  • A Frozen Chicago Riverwalk

“There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And while I don’t expect you to save the world I do think it’s not asking too much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary and remove from your life those who offer you depression, despair and disrespect.”

–Nikki Giovanni
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