WBEZ | Anthony Weiner http://www.wbez.org/tags/anthony-weiner Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: Open office space can threaten more than your privacy http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-07-26/morning-shift-open-office-space-can-threaten-more <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Office-Flickr- Phillie Casablanca.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Do offices need walls? One study shows that more privacy could mean more productivity at work. And, is it fair to blame Huma Abedin for supporting her husband Anthony Weiner during his latest scandal? Our panel and you weigh in.</p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-anthony-weiner-scandal-moves-blame-t.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-anthony-weiner-scandal-moves-blame-t" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Open office space can threaten more than your privacy" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 08:20:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-07-26/morning-shift-open-office-space-can-threaten-more Assessing codes of conduct in sexually charged workplaces http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-08/assessing-codes-conduct-sexually-charged-workplaces-87563 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-June/2011-06-08/Tilted Kilt Chapendra.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Until recently <a href="http://www.tiltedkilt.com/" target="_blank">The Tilted Kilt</a> was making headlines for its business acumen. The restaurant chain has been growing steadily even through a recession.<br> <br> Now a manager of the Chicago Tilted Kilt is facing charges of sexual harassment. The complaint was filed by 10 current and former employees last week. Even before this news the chain’s policy of mini skirts and flirtatious servers didn’t sit well with some. Evanston, Illinois, <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/business/5093462-417/evanston-residents-object-to-proposed-tilted-kilt-restaurant.html" target="_blank">voted no to a Tilted Kilt location</a>.<br> <br> Does the chain’s adherence to a rather sexual atmosphere complicate the claims of sexual harassment? And what about other bad behavior on the job or in the spotlight? New York Congressman Anthony Weiner’s Twitter activity may not be illegal, but it has raised eyebrows and ethical concerns on both sides of the aisle.<br> <br> Should this kind of conduct be regulated? And how, beyond the law, can we do so? To find out, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> turned to Northwestern University Law School's <a href="http://www.law.northwestern.edu/faculty/profiles/ZevEigen/" target="_blank">Zev Eigen</a>. Eigen specializes in labor and employment issues; he also teaches management and strategy at the Kellogg School of Management.</p><p><em>Music Button: Shooglenifty, "Scraping the Barrel", from the CD Radical Mestizo, (Compass)</em></p></p> Wed, 08 Jun 2011 13:28:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-08/assessing-codes-conduct-sexually-charged-workplaces-87563 Is sexting cheating? Read this before you hit send http://www.wbez.org/story/2011-06-07/sexting-cheating-read-you-hit-send-87554 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/npr_story/photo/2011-June/2011-06-08/istock_000000221047medium.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>On Monday, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) announced he had tweeted to the world a lewd photo of himself he had meant to send to one woman privately.</p><p>For many, the reaction to Weiner's lewd photo texts has been disgust and bewilderment. But the phenomenon is more common than you may think. Even the AARP has covered the trend, with the headline: "Sexting Not Just for Kids."</p><p>"Absolutely," says relationship coach Suzanne Blake. "Many married couples do this [with each other]. People are working different shifts, they're traveling, they're stressed, they don't get to see each other a lot. So it's a playful way of keeping connected."</p><p>But of course, just about every good thing about the Internet seems to have a downside risk.</p><p>"What texting does is allow you to get this immediate validation, or fix," says Eli Karam, a marriage therapist at the University of Louisville. "You send a picture, you get an immediate response, and you don't have to deal with any face-to-face interaction."</p><p>Thus, the ease and attraction of sexting with complete strangers.</p><p><strong>Is It Cheating?</strong></p><p>At his news conference, Weiner stressed that he'd had no physical relationship outside his marriage. So, is this cheating?</p><p>"I say a relationship is a relationship, whether you touch that person or not," Karam says.</p><p>In fact, he says research shows this kind of virtual, or "emotional infidelity," can be just as harmful as a physical fling.</p><p>Blake says it's true that sexting may not <em>feel</em> as wrong as meeting someone in a hotel. She cites the experience of one female client:</p><p>"It happened several times where she'd been on a business trip, she met somebody, and then they exchanged sexting afterwards," Blake says. "And she is married. I had to actually say to her, 'Do you realize this is cheating?' "</p><p>Even when committed couples are zinging photos back and forth, Blake offers words of caution. One client, a 55-year-old woman, was sexting happily with a boyfriend who traveled a lot, sending photos with messages like, "Missing seeing you." Then the woman had a problem with her cellphone and took it to a store for help.</p><p>"When she tried to show the technician what was happening," Blake says, "this body part showed up on her screen. It was very embarrassing to her!"</p><p>Blake's advice, for ordinary sexters and high-profile politicians alike: delete, delete, delete. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. </p> Tue, 07 Jun 2011 23:01:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/2011-06-07/sexting-cheating-read-you-hit-send-87554