WBEZ | David Bernstein http://www.wbez.org/tags/david-bernstein Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Exploring the relationship between lawmakers and lawbreakers http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-14/exploring-relationship-between-lawmakers-and-lawbreakers-94884 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-December/2011-12-14/Police 2 Getty Tim Boyle.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>It’s no secret that Chicago politics have long thrived on backroom deals between aldermen and the city’s rich and powerful. Journalists David Bernstein and Noah Isackson have been teasing out another surprising connection on and off for about the past two years–between lawmakers and lawbreakers. <a href="http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/January-2012/Gangs-and-Politicians-An-Unholy-Alliance/index.php?cparticle=1&amp;siarticle=0#artanc" target="_blank">In an article for </a><a href="http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/January-2012/Gangs-and-Politicians-An-Unholy-Alliance/index.php?cparticle=1&amp;siarticle=0#artanc" target="_blank"><em>Chicago </em></a><a href="http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/January-2012/Gangs-and-Politicians-An-Unholy-Alliance/index.php?cparticle=1&amp;siarticle=0#artanc" target="_blank">magazine</a>, they report on summits between gang leaders and aldermanic candidates and attempted to track what, if anything, actually changed hands between the two camps-–votes, cash, influence? The reporters joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> to share more about what they found.</p><p>"Lawbreakers, Lawmakers," their article on the connections between aldermen and gang members will appear in the latest issue of <em>Chicago</em> magazine – which is out Thursday.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Music Button: Zone 12, "Moody Pan Pipes", from the album Trip To The Andes, (Ark 21)</em></p><p><br> &nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-14/exploring-relationship-between-lawmakers-and-lawbreakers-94884 New details raise more questions in the mysterious death of Michael Scott http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-13/new-details-raise-more-questions-mysterious-death-michael-scott-89078 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-13/Michael Scott.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>When Michael Scott was<a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/news/education/chicagoans-react-michael-scotts-death-0" target="_blank"> found dead</a> in the Chicago River back in 2009, the news came as a shock to many. Scott spent much of his life in different capacities for the city--at the time of his death he was president of Chicago’s school board.&nbsp; He was close to then-Mayor Daley and a respected member of his community.</p><p>Many people were surprised to learn that Scott may have taken his own life but his death was ruled a suicide by the Cook County medical examiner and then the Chicago Police Department. To this day members of Scott’s community and family resist that conclusion and have questions about the investigation of his death. Now writer David Bernstein has revisited the case of Michael Scott. His report "Shadows of Doubt" will be in Thursday's <a href="http://www.chicagomag.com/" target="_blank"><em>Chicago</em> magazine</a> and contains new details that raise troubling questions about the case.&nbsp; Bernstein joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight </em>to discuss the lingering questions surrounding Michael's Scott's death.</p><p><em>Music Button: Do Make Say Think, "Bruce E. Kinesis" from the release Goodbye Enemy Airship the Landlord Is Dead (Constellation)</em></p></p> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 14:02:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-13/new-details-raise-more-questions-mysterious-death-michael-scott-89078