WBEZ | Zeke Emanuel http://www.wbez.org/tags/zeke-emanuel Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en ‘Brothers Emanuel’ book captures family dynamics http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/%E2%80%98brothers-emanuel%E2%80%99-book-captures-family-dynamics-106544 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/emanuel brothers3_130408_nm.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Dinnertime in the household where Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his brothers grew up in the 1960s and 1970s often erupted into a fusillade of insults, political talk, shouts and strong opinions.</p><p>Nothing less was expected.</p><p>Eldest son Ezekiel Emanuel says people often ask how his parents produced a trio of high-achieving brothers. Zeke, as he&rsquo;s known, holds an M.D. and Ph.D from Harvard. The noted bioethicist is&nbsp; vice provost and professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Middle son Rahm, of course, is known to Chicagoans. Ari is a Hollywood agent and the real-life inspiration for the character Ari Gold on HBO&rsquo;s &ldquo;Entourage.&rdquo;</p><p>All three are known for their forceful, mercurial and sometimes obnoxious personalities. Zeke admits just as much in &ldquo;Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family,&rdquo; his new book that attempts to answer those family question he&rsquo;s often asked.</p><p>The brothers grew up in Chicago and Wilmette. Their pediatrician father was an Israeli immigrant. Their mother was a civil rights activist who often took her boys on the frontlines of protests in Chicago. A tight-knit Jewish family, the Emanuels emphasized social justice and questioning authority.</p><p>&ldquo;Our critics and defenders would agree that Ari, Rahm, and I can be both benevolent and belligerent, sometimes in the same moment, as when my brothers say, &lsquo;I love you, asshole,&rsquo; Zeke writes. &ldquo;But passion. energy, and persistence are the hallmarks of the Emanuel style, and it was these three traits that we all exhibited as we advocated for others and ourselves in medicine, politics, and show business.&rdquo;</p><p><em>&mdash;Natalie Moore is a WBEZ reporter. Follow her <a href="http://www.twitter.com/natalieymoore">@natalieymoore</a>.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 14:43:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/%E2%80%98brothers-emanuel%E2%80%99-book-captures-family-dynamics-106544 The eldest Emanuel brother: Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel http://www.wbez.org/blog/bez/2012-02-20/eldest-emanuel-brother-dr-ezekiel-emanuel-96557 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2012-February/2012-02-20/RS4960_AP090311031869-scr.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2012-February/2012-02-20/RS4960_AP090311031869-scr.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 439px; margin: 7px;" title="Ezekiel Emanuel (AP/File)"></p><p>As the Emanuel brothers <a href="http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/9130">explained</a> to Charlie Rose back in 2008, there was a healthy level of competition and debate in their household growing up. It seems to have served them well, though; each brother has become tremendously successful in his own field.</p><div class="inset"><div class="insetContent"><p><span style="font-size: 10px;">Listen to the interview with Ezekiel Emanuel</span></p><p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332737614-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/AfternoonShift_2-20-12_ZekeEmanuel.mp3">&nbsp;</audio></p></div></div><p>Chicagoans may be most familiar with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, but younger brother Ari is a Hollywood super-agent so notorious that one of the characters on the TV show, <em>Entourage, </em>is based on him. Rahm’s older brother, Ezekiel, is a prominent bioethicist who served as a special healthcare advisor to the Obama administration. Here’s what Rahm told Charlie Rose about his older brother in 2008:</p><p>“Ari and I always say this, this is going to be the guy that gets the Nobel Prize, there's no doubt about it in my view. Zeke is one of the brightest people in medicine and thinking about it.”</p><p>Dr. Emanuel is currently the Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor and vice provost for global initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania.</p><p>Tune into <em>Afternoon Shift with Steve Edwards </em>just after 2:00 p.m. today, when host Steve Edwards talks chats with the eldest Emanuel brother to find out more about "Growing up Emanuel" (also the name of his forthcoming book) and his career in medicine.&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 19:11:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/bez/2012-02-20/eldest-emanuel-brother-dr-ezekiel-emanuel-96557