WBEZ | headlines http://www.wbez.org/tags/headlines Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Month in Review: August's downgrades, hurricanes and the mayor's first 100 days http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-31/month-review-augusts-downgrades-hurricanes-and-mayors-first-100-days-912 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-August/2011-08-31/Traders.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332483682-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/mir_0.mp3">&nbsp;</audio></p><p>The long Labor Day weekend is more than just a day off of work--the last respite of the season signals a collective shift from a lazy, summer mindset to the hustle and bustle of fall! But local journalists were hardly beach bums this month--August was full of news to cover. So, <em>Eight Forty-Eight </em>assembled a panel of Chicago’s finest media types to dissect some of the month’s top stories-–and chase down the headlines that almost got away.&nbsp; The August<em> Month in Review</em> panel was <a href="http://ramsincanon.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">Ramsin Canon</a>, the political editor at <a href="http://www.gapersblock.com/" target="_blank"><em>Gapers Block</em></a>, Hal Weitzman, the Chicago and Midwest correspondent for the <a href="http://www.ft.com/home/us" target="_blank"><em>Financial Times</em></a> and<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/chi-brachear-bio-story,0,6147675.htmlstory" target="_blank"> Manya Brachear,</a> a religion reporter at the <em>Chicago Tribune.</em></p><p><em>Music Button: Honeyboy Edwards, "Maxwell Street Shuffle", from the CD Roamin' and Ramblin', (Earwig Music Company)</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 13:06:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-31/month-review-augusts-downgrades-hurricanes-and-mayors-first-100-days-912 Month in Review: Mayor madness dominates January headlines http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/month-review-mayor-madness-dominates-january-headlines <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/January MIR 11.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>It rarely feels like we&rsquo;re at a loss for news in Illinois but January proved to be a bumpy ride on most news beats. There were more than enough political, economic and legal intrigues to go around. A tax hike of 67 percent, efforts to abolish the death penalty, not to mention Chicago&rsquo;s first truly contested mayoral race in decades. Those items just skim the surface of the news that was this past month.<br /><br />To help <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> wade a little deeper for the January installment of its <em>Month in Review</em> series, host Alison Cuddy was joined by three of the region&rsquo;s journalists: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.wgntv.com/about/wgntv-news-team-micah-materre,0,633732.htmlstory">Micah Materre</a> is the anchor of WGN <em>News at Nine</em>,&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.inthesetimes.com/community/profile/13/">Salim Muwakill</a> is the senior editor of <em>In These Times</em> and <a href="http://www.wbez.org/staff/michael-puente">Michael Puente</a> reports on Northwest Indiana for WBEZ.</p><p><em>Music Button: Otis Rush, &quot;Mean Old World&quot;, from the CD Chicago The Blues Today, (Vanguard records)</em></p></p> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 14:07:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/month-review-mayor-madness-dominates-january-headlines 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