Media Burn turns 10

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Tom Weinberg joins Rick Kogan to talk about Media Burn’s 10th anniversary. Founded by Weinberg in 2003, Media Burn is a website dedicated to providing access to the work of independent video producers and hosting the Media Burn archive, which contains more than 6,000 videotapes created by a geographically, socially, and economically diverse community of videographers. The archive’s central focus is its collection of Chicago-based independent video, which portrays life in Chicago from 1969-2012.

Click here to learn more about the organization and listen to the interview below.

Also, check out some of these recordings of Chicago greats, including Studs Terkel and Bill Veeck.

Studs on Riccardo’s bar:

Studs on Mike Royko:

Bill Veeck on life’s passions: