WBEZ | Eric Zorn http://www.wbez.org/tags/eric-zorn Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Video episode #2: Alderman Ed Bus (D-53rd) runs for mayor http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/video-episode-2-alderman-ed-bus-d-53rd-runs-mayor <p><p style="text-align: center;"><object height="297" width="485"><param value="http://www.youtube.com/v/pzyLPdRAdxE?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" name="movie" /><param value="true" name="allowFullScreen" /><param value="always" name="allowscriptaccess" /><embed height="297" width="485" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/pzyLPdRAdxE?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US"></embed></object></p><p>I've been working on a new web-series of short videos with my comedy group Schadenfreude. Our fake alderman (Ed Bus D-53rd) is running for mayor. You can watch his announcement (and 1st episode) <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/video-who-should-run-mayor-alderman-ed-bus-d-53rd-should-run-mayor">here</a>.</p><p>In the second installment of the <a href="http://www.53rdward.com/">53rd Ward</a>, Alderman Ed Bus and his campaign manager/intern go over the media plan for the campaign. In our story, Alderman Bus hasn't really had to use media before in his campaigns for reelection in the 53rd. So city-wide media is going to be a challenge.&nbsp;So what does Bus do? He presses the flesh.</p><p>We are editing the episodes as trailers, just to get all the jokes in without having to bore you (or have to write) exposition. You are welcome. And it's a fun conceit. And Schad-member Adam Witt is good at it.</p><p style="text-align: left;">Cameos in this video: Chicago Tribune's Eric Zorn &amp;&nbsp;Rick Kogan, Eddie Volkman (Eddie &amp;&nbsp;Jobo) and The Dilemma's Sandy Marshall.&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 06 Dec 2010 17:18:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/video-episode-2-alderman-ed-bus-d-53rd-runs-mayor Fierce mid-term battles (and more October headlines) http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/fierce-mid-term-battles-and-more-october-headlines <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2010-October/2010-10-29/AP101027055173.jpg.crop_display.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>There will be some chills, thrills and a few bumps in the night when October draws to a close this weekend. After all Sunday is Halloween. Then again you may have felt more frightened by all the political posturing that's dominated the news this month.</p><p>So before we turn the page on this very scary month, we feel compelled to present you with<em> </em>the<em> </em>Month in Review.<br />Oh&mdash;the horror of the endless budget overruns, the non-stop political ads! Like zombies that just won&rsquo;t quit!<br />So we brought in a few monster-slayers to do battle and make sense of October's news.</p><p><strong>Panel:</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=2100387">Cheryl Corley</a> reports for NPRs national desk.</p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/staff/linda-lutton">Linda Lutton</a> is WBEZ&rsquo;s education reporter.</p><p><a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-ericzorn,0,1832837.columnist">Eric Zorn</a> writes for the <em>Chicago Tribune</em>. <br />&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 29 Oct 2010 13:11:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/fierce-mid-term-battles-and-more-october-headlines