WBEZ | Rick Perstein http://www.wbez.org/tags/rick-perstein Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Forecasting future obstacles for Occupy Chicago and city officials http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-31/forecasting-future-obstacles-occupy-chicago-and-city-officials-93625 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-October/2011-10-31/Photo taken by Justin Bianchi at the Occupy Chicago Protest Early in the morning of October 23, when protestors were being arrested. (2).jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Anyone who has survived a Chicago winter knows it is not for the faint of heart: It is cold, it is dark, it is gray and it is unforgiving.</p><p>Similarly, political missteps in the Windy City can be just as treacherous. Which made the current dance between <a href="http://occupychi.org/" target="_blank">Occupy Chicago</a> and the <a href="http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en.html" target="_blank">City of Chicago</a> an especially tricky one. Last week, protestors received an icy reception from <a href="http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/city/en/depts/mayor.html" target="_blank">Mayor Rahm Emanuel</a> as they sought to land a permanent home for the movement.</p><p>With winter weather around the corner and the <a href="http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/index.htm" target="_blank">NATO</a> and G-8 summits not long after that, what is next and what is at stake for the protestors and public officials in Chicago?</p><p>Historian <a href="http://www.amazon.com/D/dp/074324303X%3FSubscriptionId%3D14G329YWN5EHXRB8WRG2%26tag%3Dbooksinfo-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D074324303X/177-8573873-1567429" target="_blank">Rick Perlstein</a> talked to Steve Edwards on <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> about the movement's potential short--and long-term obstacles.</p></p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 14:28:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-31/forecasting-future-obstacles-occupy-chicago-and-city-officials-93625