WBEZ | month in review http://www.wbez.org/tags/month-review Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: Tips for your summer BBQ http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-08-02/morning-shift-tips-your-summer-bbq-108268 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/BBQ-Flickr- digital vincent.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Want to know what cuts would be best for your next BBQ? Butcher Bob Levitt lets us know how you can throw the BBQ of your dreams. And NPR host Scott Simon discusses why he decided to tweet about his mother&#39;s final days.</p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-34.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-34" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Tips for your summer BBQ" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 08:27:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-08-02/morning-shift-tips-your-summer-bbq-108268 What happened this month? Eight Forty-Eight remembers http://www.wbez.org/blog/bez/2012-03-30/what-happened-month-eight-forty-eight-remembers-97752 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2012-March/2012-03-30/AP120314067238.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2012-March/2012-03-30/AP120314067238.jpg" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left; width: 280px; height: 195px;" title="(AP/M. Spencer Green)">It's the last day of March, so it's clearly time for our Month-in-Review segment. We'll be talking with some of the biggest names in Chicago news today. Here's a preview of what they're still fixated on:</p><p><strong>Hal Weitzman, Chicago and Midwest correspondent for the <em>Financial Times</em>; author of the book, <em>Latin Lessons: </em><em>How South America Stopped Listening to the United States and Started Prospering</em></strong><br><br>Weitzman says he finds the most under-reported story to be "the likely postponement of Pat Quinn’s '<a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-02-22/news/chi-quinns-bad-news-budget-our-rendezvous-with-reality-has-arrived-20120222_1_quinn-aides-pat-quinn-today-medicaid-reform">rendezvous with reality</a>' as we hear nothing about whether Illinois will try to pass pension reform before the government’s self-imposed deadline of April 17." He's also been taking a look at<a href="http://thedp.com/index.php/article/2012/03/experts_sound_off_on_ivy_league_candidate_for_world_bank_head"> President Obama's nomination of&nbsp;Jim Yong Kim</a>, president of Dartmouth, to head the World Bank: "It raises the thorny question of why we always have to have an American running the World Bank."</p><p>But Weitzman is sick of one mega-story: coverage of the GOP primary. "Enough already," he says.</p><div class="inset"><div class="insetContent"><p><span style="font-size: 10px;">Listen to Weitzman, Anderson and Wildeboer talk over their picks on <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em></span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1333163694-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/120330 seg a mp3.mp3">&nbsp;</audio></div></div><p><strong><a href="http://monroeanderson.typepad.com/">Monroe Anderson</a>,&nbsp;veteran Chicago journalist and blogger</strong></p><p>You might be surprised at Anderson's first pick: Trayvon Martin. But Anderson says that it's how long it took for the story to hit the press in the big way it has that makes it noteworthy. "The story is more than a month old and only got legs in the last 10 days or so," he explains. He also thinks a Republican effort to <a href="http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/03/14/pennsylvania-democrats-say-misguided-voter-id-law-wastes-11-million/">discourage&nbsp;voter participation in Philadelphia</a> through voter ID laws is worth discussng.</p><p>But what you won't hear Anderson begging for more of: Rick Santorum's "<a href="http://www.usnews.com/debate-club/can-romneys-rivals-force-him-into-a-brokered-convention/newt-gingrich-rick-santorum-pose-no-threat-to-mitt-romney">threat</a>" to Mitt Romney. Stuff he's still interested in: the&nbsp;Republican party's "war on women" via the anti-contraceptive, abortion measures, and the alleged murders of innocent Afghanistan civilians by<a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/bez/2012-03-27/sgt-robert-bales-and-nature-ptsd-97669"> Sgt. Robert Bales</a> and how our all-volunteer military may be a contributing factor.</p><p><strong>Rob Wildeboer, WBEZ criminal justice reporter</strong><br><br>Wildeboer, WBEZ's resident Blagojevich expert, of course, has to pick Illinois' former <a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/blagojevich-says-good-bye-97307">governor's trip to jail</a> as his story of the month. He's also been <a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/blagojevich-ex-chief-staff-be-sentenced-97354">covering John Harris' 10 day sentence</a>, Chicago's <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/bez/2012-03-20/3at3-speed-cameras-weekend-violence-and-what-went-wrong-rosie-97470">record weekend in violence</a>, and <a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/dorothy-brown-wins-4th-term-cook-county-circuit-court-clerk-97487">Dorothy Brown's overwhelming win in the primary election</a>.</p><p>What are the stories you were following this month? And which are the ones you never want to hear about again?</p></p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 13:39:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/bez/2012-03-30/what-happened-month-eight-forty-eight-remembers-97752 Month in Review: Chicago mourns the death of Maggie Daley http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-30/month-review-chicago-mourns-death-maggie-daley-94447 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-November/2011-11-30/RS3984_Maggie Daley2.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>November was a month of trials, tribulations and tests: Mayor Emanuel and Cook County Board President Preckwinkle had their budgets approved, Gov. Quinn continued to wait for the green light for his budget, Rod Blagojevich's ally, Tony Rezko, was sentenced to more than 10 years for corruption and the owners of the South Loop E2 nightclub got a reprieve. The death of Maggie Daley on Thanksgiving cast a somber tone over the holidays but overall, the mood throughout November tended to be a little more feisty.</p><p><em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> welcomed a panel of journalists to discuss November's headlines and more for its <em>Month in Review</em>. David Greising regularly discusses business news on <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> and he is a reporter with the <em><a href="http://www.chicagonewscoop.org/" target="_blank">Chicago News Cooperative</a></em>, Mary Ann Ahern is a political reporter for <a href="http://www.nbcchicago.com/" target="_blank">NBC 5</a> and Tracy Baim is publisher and executive editor of the <a href="http://www.windycitytimes.com/index.php" target="_blank">Windy City Media Group</a>.</p><p><em>Music Button: Shawn Lee, "Meadown in the Summer", from the album Sing A Song, (Ubiquity)</em></p></p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 15:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-30/month-review-chicago-mourns-death-maggie-daley-94447 Month in Review: A look at the news occupied October headlines http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-31/month-review-look-news-occupied-october-headlines-93623 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-October/2011-10-31/6245250829_9273d7a3e8_b.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>It was October 31, which meant that it was Halloween and time for <em>Month in Review.</em> October was a busy month in the world of news, so <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> welcomed guest host <a href="http://www.wbez.org/staff/steve-edwards" target="_blank">Steve Edwards</a> and three experts to help make sense of the headlines:<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/chi-pearson-bio,0,5858700.story" target="_blank"> Rick Pearson</a>, political reporter at the <em>Chicago Tribune</em>, Kimbriell Kelly, editor and interim publisher at <a href="http://www.chicagoreporter.com/" target="_blank"><em>The Chicago Reporter</em></a> and Mary Wisniewski, a national correspondent for <em><a href="http://www.reuters.com/news" target="_blank">Reuters</a></em><em> </em>examined the best and worst of October's headlines.</p></p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 13:46:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-31/month-review-look-news-occupied-october-headlines-93623 September Headlines: Budget suggestions, Chicago sports exits and the length of the school day http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-30/september-headlines-budget-suggestions-chicago-sports-exits-and-length-s <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-September/2011-09-30/IG.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>While the sound of leaves crunching underneath may soon fill the air, one of September’s big activities has been number crunching. Chicago’s <a href="http://chicagoinspectorgeneral.org/" target="_blank">Inspector General</a> issued <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-27/inspector-general-ferguson-proposes-taxes-and-tolls-balance-city-budget-" target="_blank">a report</a> suggesting ways the City could boost revenues and trim the fat, and Mayor Emanuel’s budget is expected in a couple of weeks. Meanwhile, the <a href="http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/" target="_blank">Sox</a> and <a href="http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com" target="_blank">Cubs </a>wrapped up their seasons and the<a href="http://www.chicagobears.com" target="_blank"> Bears</a> made a rather rocky start to theirs. And - as school got underway - some students found they were in for a bit of a longer day.</p><p>So there was plenty to talk about in September's installment of <em>Month in Review</em>. Joining host Alison Cuddy to review the headlines were <a href="http://www.npr.org/people/2101136/david-schaper" target="_blank">David Schaper</a>, a Chicago Bureau Reporter for NPR News; <a href="http://www.franksennett.com/" target="_blank">Frank Sennett</a>, Editor-in-Chief of <a href="http://timeoutchicago.com/" target="_blank"><em>Time Out Chicago;</em></a> and <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/news/washington/" target="_blank">Laura Washington</a>, a columnist for the <em>Chicago SunTimes</em>.</p></p> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 13:54:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-30/september-headlines-budget-suggestions-chicago-sports-exits-and-length-s Eight Forty-Eight 9.30.2011 http://www.wbez.org/episode/eight-forty-eight-9302011 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/episode/images/2011-september/2011-09-30/classroom.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>As September draws to a close,<em> <a href="http://timeoutchicago.com/" target="_blank">Time Out Chicago’s</a></em> Frank Sennett, NPR's <a href="http://www.npr.org/people/2101136/david-schaper" target="_blank">David Schaper</a> and<a href="http://www.suntimes.com/news/washington/" target="_blank"> Laura Washington</a> of the <em>Chicago Sun-Times</em> review September's headlines in the latest installment of <em>Month in Review.&nbsp; </em>And the Dueling Critics review the <a href="http://seanachai.org/" target="_blank">Seanachai Theatre Company's</a> staging of Sean O'Casey's <em>The Shadow of a Gunman </em>at the<a href="http://irish-american.org/" target="_blank"> Irish American Heritage Center.</a></p></p> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 13:26:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode/eight-forty-eight-9302011 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: July's wild weather, layoffs, shootings and more http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-29/month-review-julys-wild-weather-layoffs-shootings-and-more-89832 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-29/Chicago lightning.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>On the last Friday of the month, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> served up the latest edition of the <em>Month in Review</em>. July made its statement via crazy weather--from derechos to monsoon-like rains. Plus, it was hot, which made the rest of the news unbearable – from shootings in the streets to city layoffs. To help sort through the month that was, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> was joined by three finely-tuned instruments of the news: WBEZ's own<a href="http://www.wbez.org/staff/richard-steele" target="_blank"> Richard Steele</a>, <a href="http://www.meribahknight.com/?page_id=2" target="_blank">Meribah Knight</a> from the <a href="http://www.chicagonewscoop.org/" target="_blank">Chicago News Cooperative</a> and writer and commentator, Ron Litke.<br> &nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 20:13:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-29/month-review-julys-wild-weather-layoffs-shootings-and-more-89832 Month in Review: June's big stories and headlines that slipped by http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-30/month-review-junes-big-stories-and-headlines-slipped-88552 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-June/2011-06-30/Blagojevich.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The end of June not only signaled the end of the fiscal year, but also time for <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> to review the stories that hit the headlines over the past month. The Blagojevich verdict, no surprise, trumped all other news at the end of the month, but there were plenty of other talking points -&nbsp;from plans for more casinos to fights over Planned Parenthood.<br> <br> To sort out all the news that was <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> was by <a href="http://twitter.com/#%21/natashakorecki" target="_blank">Natasha Korecki</a> of <em>Chicago Sun Times</em>, <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/justin-kaufmann" target="_blank">Justin Kaufmann</a> of WBEZ and <a href="http://www.wvon.com/personalities/LennyMcAllister.html" target="_blank">Lenny McAllister</a> of WVON to dissect the stories that hit the news. The panelists began by addressing June's big stories and separating those that were covered too much from those which may have slipped under the radar.</p></p> Thu, 30 Jun 2011 13:27:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-30/month-review-junes-big-stories-and-headlines-slipped-88552 May headlines in review: Mayor Rahm Emanuel arrives and Oprah departs http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-31/may-headlines-review-mayor-rahm-emanuel-arrives-and-oprah-departs-87219 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-31/Rahm Getty Frank Polich.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The summer season may not yet be official, but Memorial Day Weekend had plenty of folks arriving and departing. That was the theme throughout the month of May. Chicago's new <a href="http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/mayor/supp_info/about_the_mayor.html" target="_blank">Mayor Rahm Emanuel</a> arrived at City Hall and <a href="http://www.oprah.com/index.html" target="_blank">Oprah</a> departed, leaving a huge vacancy in Chicago’s field of media queens. Never mind all the extra comings and goings at the Dirksen Federal Building, with two major trials underway.<br> <br> To sort out all of the news that was, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> was joined by a panel of esteemed journalists who spend their days in and out of the office.</p><p>Kristen McQueary is state government reporter for WBEZ and the Chicago News Cooperative, Natalie Moore is WBEZ’s South Side bureau reporter and Ammad Omar is WBEZ's News Desk Editor.</p><p><em>Music Button: Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra, "Brazilian Glam Slam", from the CD Miles of Styles, (Ubiquity)</em></p></p> Tue, 31 May 2011 13:49:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-31/may-headlines-review-mayor-rahm-emanuel-arrives-and-oprah-departs-87219