The Arts Section
Program Host(s): Gary Zidek
The Arts Section spotlights creative people, events and ideas. Every week, WDCB's Gary Zidek shines a light on arts and culture in the Chicago area. The mission is to focus on stories within the arts community that aren't being told, with additional commentary and discussions on literature, music, film, food, special events and anything else creative.
You can listen to The Arts Section every Sunday 8:00 - 9:00 am on 90.9/90.7 FM or online at WDCB.org
May 20th, 2018
On this edition of The Arts Section, host Gary Zidek takes a closer look at the new Studs Terkel Radio Archive. Terkel conducted over 5600 hours worth of interviews during the course of his 45 years at WFMT. Now those interviews are available to the public through a new online archive. Later in the show, Daily Herald columnist Sean Stangland joins Gary to talk about the summer movie season. What movies will make the biggest impact over the next few months? The Dueling Critics, Kelly Kleiman and Jonathan Abarbanel, stop by to review Ike Holter's new play THE LIGHT FANTASTIC. And Gary reviews the new documentary, ALWAYS AT THE CARLYLE. Plus, the weekly Arts Section calendar.
May 27th, 2018
On this edition of The Arts Section, host Gary Zidek talks to director Abbie Reese about her new documentary, CHOSEN: CUSTODY OF THE EYES. The northwestern Illinois-based filmmaker was granted unprecedented access to the cloistered nuns at the Corpus Christi Monastery in Rockford. Later in the show, WDCB's Leslie Keros talks to the new owners of Delmark Records. The historic jazz and blues label is starting a new chapter in its 65th year. Gary talks to comedian and voice-over actor actor H. Jon Benjamin about his new memoir, FAILURE IS AN OPTION. The Dueling Critics, Kelly Kleiman and Jonathan Abarbanel, stop by to review City Lit Theatre's new production of PROMETHEUS BOUND. And Gary reviews the new British indie film ON CHESIL BEACH. Plus, this week's Arts Section calendar.