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
On this edition of The Arts Section, host Gary Zidek talks to some of the people who helped launch Arts For Illinois, a new initiative created to help Illinois’ arts world in the face of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Gary also catches up with a programming officer at a Chicago-based foundation to learn more about the various ways non-profit arts and culture organizations are coping with the current public health emergency. Later, the Dueling Critics, Kerry Reid and Jonathan Abarbanel, stop by (remotely) to talk about the latest streaming theatrical offerings. And a look-back at a conversation with author Veronica Hinke, who wrote a Titanic inspired cook book.
Arts Section Host Gary Zidek puts a spotlight on local and independent films virtually every week. This section includes reviews of recent films, discussions with film critics and interviews with filmmakers and actors.