WBEZ | Harold Pollack http://www.wbez.org/tags/harold-pollack Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en The First 100: Police and public safety under Mayor Emanuel http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-21/first-100-police-and-public-safety-under-mayor-emanuel-89451 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-21/4413740722_590c0ea17a_b.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>As the temperatures rise, so does crime--it's a somewhat predictable summer story. Mayor Emanuel responded by putting more cops on the streets; the move is supported by Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy but it may not be the answer for all Chicagoans. As part of <em>The First 100</em> series,<em> Eight Forty-Eight</em> was joined by Ald.<a href="http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/about/wards/20/alderman_willie_cochranbiography.html" target="_blank"> Willie Cochran</a> of the 20th ward and vice chair of the Chicago City Council’s Committee on Public Safety and Professor <a href="http://www.ssa.uchicago.edu/faculty/h-pollack.shtml" target="_blank">Harold Pollack</a>, co-director of <a href="http://crimelab.uchicago.edu/" target="_blank">The University of Chicago Crime Lab</a>, to take a look at the new administration’s public safety and policing policies.</p><p><em>Music Button: Boy + Kite, "Deciphering Static," from the release Go Fly</em></p></p> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 13:50:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-21/first-100-police-and-public-safety-under-mayor-emanuel-89451 The State of the State: Gov. Quinn proposes $8.7 billion in borrowing http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-17/state-state-gov-quinn-proposes-87-billion-borrowing-82466 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Quinn State of State Seth Perlman AP.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Gov. Pat Quinn delivered his annual State of the State address Wednesday. As he gave a brief run-through of his <a target="_blank" href="http://www2.illinois.gov/budget/Pages/default.aspx">new budget</a> Quinn tried to paint an optimistic future for the Prairie State. That&rsquo;s no easy task. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.forbes.com/2010/01/20/united-states-debt-10-business-wall-street-united-states-debt.html"><em> Forbes </em>magazine<em> </em></a>recently called Illinois the state with the worst debt scenario in America. No surprise - Quinn&rsquo;s message was clear: Illinois must get its financial house in order. Will the Governor&rsquo;s stern warning jolt the General Assembly?</p><p>To help sort through some of the budget highlights <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> spoke to policy expert <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ssa.uchicago.edu/faculty/h-pollack.shtml">Harold Pollack</a>. Professor Pollack is the Hellen Ross Professor at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He&rsquo;s also the faculty chair at the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ssa.uchicago.edu/chas/home.shtml">Center for Health and Administration Studies</a>.</p></p> Thu, 17 Feb 2011 15:29:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-17/state-state-gov-quinn-proposes-87-billion-borrowing-82466 Mayor Monday: The future of public health in Chicago http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/mayor-monday-future-public-health-chicago <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/pills.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>As part of &quot;Eight Forty-Eight's&quot; new<em> Mayor Mondays </em>series, the show will look back at the way Mayor Richard M. Daley&rsquo;s tenure has affected certain aspects of city life and explore the challenges that the next mayor will face. The list of health issues facing Chicagoans is long and varied: childhood obesity, substance abuse, and limited access to health and mental health services. That Illinois, Cook County and Chicago all face overwhelming budget crises only makes things worse. For a long time reforming our health care system was the third rail of national politics.</p><p>That changed under President Obama, but the measures known as the <a href="http://www.healthcare.gov/law/introduction/index.html" target="_blank">Affordable Care Act </a>won&rsquo;t get fully underway until 2015.</p><p>And that leaves political players wondering what now?</p><p><a href="http://www.ssa.uchicago.edu/faculty/h-pollack.shtml" target="_blank">Harold Pollack</a> helped &quot;Eight Forty-Eight&quot; take the pulse of public health in Chicago. He&rsquo;s the faculty chair at the <a href="http://www.ssa.uchicago.edu/chas/home.shtml" target="_blank">Center for Health Administration Studies</a> at the University of Chicago.</p><p><em>Music Button: Lord Newborn &amp; the Magic Skulls, &quot;Disco Loco&quot;, from the CD Lord Newborn &amp; the Magic Skulls, (Ubiquity) </em></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 29 Nov 2010 14:40:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/mayor-monday-future-public-health-chicago