Urban and Suburban Studies

Radio interview to preview opening at museum of student-faculty film exhibit

May 12, 2014

Brian Failing ’14 and Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, will be featured on Rick Kogan’s WGN live radio show Sunday, May 18. “After Hours with Rick Kogan” runs 9-11 p.m. on 720 AM; Failing and Macek will be on air 10-10:30 p.m. This program had originally been scheduled for May 11, but was preempted.

Failing (left), a double major in history and urban and suburban studies, is the museum curator of the Museums at Lisle Station Park in Lisle. On Kogan’s program, both he and Macek will discuss the opening of the Museums’ newest exhibit, titled “Banned in Chicago: Eight Decades of Film Censorship in the Windy City.”

The exhibit is cosponsored by the College’s urban and suburban studies program and will be on display from May 17 to August 16. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held 4-6 p.m. Saturday, May 17.

“Banned in Chicago” examines the history behind film censorship in Chicago and provides a glimpse into the types of films that were being censored, as well as a broader look at the implications of censorship throughout America.

They also will make presentation about their exhibit to the Lisle Rotary Club at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 27. For more information contact Macek at shmacek@noctrl.edu or 630-637-5369.