WBEZ | Mick Dumke http://www.wbez.org/tags/mick-dumke Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: Medical marijauna 101 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-08-05/morning-shift-medical-marijauna-101-108283 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Marijuana 2-Flickr- it was 3 a.m.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Today we school you on the ins and outs of Illinois&#39; new medical marijuana law. Still confused on what it entails? Call us with your questions. And &quot;Deal Estate&quot; columnist Dennis Rodkin breaks down the boom in Chicago&#39;s hotel industry.</p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-35.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-35" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Medical marijauna 101" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 08:33:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-08-05/morning-shift-medical-marijauna-101-108283 That time Mayor Daley 'threatened' Mick Dumke — and other stories from The Reader's political reporter http://www.wbez.org/blogs/mark-bazer/2012-04/time-mayor-daley-threatened-mick-dumke-and-other-stories-readers <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/dumke.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>In this episode of the Interview Show, Chicago <em>Reader</em> political reporter Mick Dumke talks the politics — and racial bias — of marijuana arrests in Chicago, Mayor Emanuel's fierce grip on power and the infamous incident when former Mayor Daley expressed his desire to shove a gun up in his ass.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/28uz8qD58Cg" width="560"></iframe></p><p>The next Interview Show is this Friday, April 6, with actor Brian Dennehy, rapper King Louie, Chicago Opera Theater general director Brian Dennehy and more. At The Hideout, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.</p></p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 10:01:47 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/mark-bazer/2012-04/time-mayor-daley-threatened-mick-dumke-and-other-stories-readers Chicago launches new round of TIF reforms http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-02-01/chicago-launches-new-round-tif-reforms-96015 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-February/2012-02-01/TIF reports 2.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced this week the latest round of Tax Increment Finance, or TIF, reforms. TIFs are an economic tool meant to spur development. But for some, there's a rub. The property tax dollars collected in these districts don't always go to schools, parks, the county or other taxing bodies. They go to the TIF fund, where the Mayor and City Council decide how this money gets spent.<br> <br> <em>Eight Forty-Eight </em>discussed the details of TIF reform with Carole Brown, Chair of <a href="http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/mayor/Press%20Room/Press%20Releases/2011/August/8.29.11TIFReport.pdf" target="_blank">Chicago's TIF Reform Task Force</a>, and <em>Chicago Reader</em> senior writer Mick Dumke, who has <a href="http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/the-chicago-reader-tif-archive/Content?oid=1180567" target="_blank">covered TIFs and the politics around them</a>.</p></p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 15:15:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-02-01/chicago-launches-new-round-tif-reforms-96015 Reviewing the headlines of 2011 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-23/reviewing-headlines-2011-95122 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-December/2011-12-23/RS3600_Rahm Emanuel Elex Night_Getty_Scott Olson.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>All week, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> presented special encore editions of the show--on Friday, producer Eilee Heikenen-Weiss closed out the week with a final <em>Year in Review</em>. Before gearing up for 2012, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> wanted to say goodbye to 2011.</p><p>It was a busy year around Chicago—residents got a new mayor, a new City Council and plenty of severe weather. The year was marked by labor issues and continued budget challenges--and lots more for the history books, too!</p><p>A panel of esteemed journalists joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight's</em> Alison Cuddy to weigh in on the highs and lows of the year: WBBM Newsradio reporter and co-host of the <em>Noon Business Hour</em> <a href="http://chicago.cbslocal.com/personality/kris-kridel/" target="_blank">Kris Kridel</a>, <em>Chicago Reader</em> senior writer <a href="http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/ArticleArchives?author=868703" target="_blank">Mick Dumke</a> and <em>Chicago Sun-Times</em> columnist <a href="http://blogs.suntimes.com/mitchell/" target="_blank">Mary Mitchell</a>, who started off by sharing her choice for the significant story of the year.<br> &nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 23 Dec 2011 19:55:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-23/reviewing-headlines-2011-95122 The First 100: Searching for transparency at City Hall http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-04/first-100-searching-transparency-city-hall-90112 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-August/2011-08-04/4048831734_80cd54cb27_b(2).jpg" alt="" /><p><p>"Chicago style" or the "Chicago way" of doings things can be a funny thing--cultural quirks--like the unwritten rule that hot dogs be dressed with celery salt, not ketchup. But the city also earned a reputation for shady politics and back-room deals. So when Mayor Rahm Emanuel promised a transparent, open city government - it was practically an affront to the very definition of "Chicago." Still, there was movement in that direction.</p><p>Earlier in the week, the mayor announced the release of a searchable online database of city contracts from 1993 onward. As part of <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/first-100-rahm-emanuels-first-100-days-chicago-mayor" target="_blank"><em>The First 100</em></a> series, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> assessed the city’s progress and prospects under the Emanuel administration. For the latest installment,<a href="http://scottforchicago.com/" target="_blank"> Ald. Scott Waguespack</a> (32nd Ward) and <a href="http://www.chicagoreader.com/" target="_blank"><em>Chicago Reader</em></a> senior writer<a href="http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/ArticleArchives?author=868703" target="_blank"> Mick Dumke</a> joined<em> Eight Forty-Eight</em> to discuss the level of transparency in Chicago city government.</p><p>On <strong>Wednesday, Aug. 24</strong>, local officials will join <em>Eight Forty-Eight's</em> Alison Cuddy for a <a href="http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-08-24/first-100-mayor-emanuel%E2%80%99s-early-impact-chicago" target="_blank">public forum</a> to culminate <em>The First 100</em> series.<br> Please <a href="http://www.wbez.org/first100question%20" target="_blank">submit questions</a> for the mayor and other local leaders for a dynamic and interactive discussion.</p><p><em>Music Button: Thievery Corporation, "Stargazer", from the CD Culture of Fear, (ESL)</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 04 Aug 2011 13:44:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-04/first-100-searching-transparency-city-hall-90112 A reporter's view of Chicago's City Council http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-05/reporters-view-chicagos-city-council-86103 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-05/City Hall Flickr Leonardo Bonanni.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Wednesday's <a href="http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/about/council.html" target="_blank">City Council</a> meeting was also the last for 13 aldermen. Their replacements, along with the new mayor, will be sworn in on May 16. Meanwhile, as the new 50-member council gets underway, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> wondered, who will be watching what they're up to? And how do they do it?<br> <br> For advice, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> turned to reporter Mick Dumke from the <a href="http://www.chicagoreader.com/" target="_blank"><em>Chicago Reader</em></a>. Dumke has uncovered dozens of stories about City Hall, and has also taught an actual class about how to cover city hall.</p><p><em>Music Button: Oranj Symphonette, "March of the Cue Balls", from the CD Plays Mancini, (Grammavision)</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 05 May 2011 14:03:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-05/reporters-view-chicagos-city-council-86103 Month in Review: City Council shake-ups and playoff excitement http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-29/month-review-city-council-shake-ups-and-playoff-excitement-85834 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-29/Derrick Rose Getty Jonathan Daniel.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>April showers hit southern Illinois hard – earlier this week Gov. Quinn issued a disaster proclamation for parts of the state. Meanwhile, Chicago has faced a different sort of deluge. There was turnover at <a href="http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/about/council.html" target="_blank">City Council</a>, rafter-shaking excitement at the United Center and some jockeying for position down in Springfield.</p><p>To sort out all of the news that was – the most significant stories, the winners, the losers and more – <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> was joined by a panel of most excellent local journalists:<a href="http://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/about-us/Mary-Ann_Ahern.html" target="_blank"> Mary Ann Ahern</a> is a political reporter for <a href="http://www.nbcchicago.com/" target="_blank">NBC Channel 5 News</a>, <a href="http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/ArticleArchives?author=868703">Mick Dumke</a> is a senior writer for <a href="http://www.chicagoreader.com/" target="_blank"><em>The Chicago Reader</em></a> and <a href="http://www.inthesetimes.com/community/profile/13/" target="_blank">Salim Muwakkil</a> is a senior editor of <a href="http://www.inthesetimes.com/" target="_blank"><em>In These Times</em></a>.</p><p><em>Music Button: Kraddy, "Let's Go", from the CD Labyrinth, (Minotaur)</em></p></p> Fri, 29 Apr 2011 13:15:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-29/month-review-city-council-shake-ups-and-playoff-excitement-85834 Year in Review: A look back at the headlines from 2010 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/year-review-look-back-headlines-2010 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/AP Photo Charles Rex Arbogast Daley_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Before getting too far into 2011, &quot;Eight Forty-Eight&quot; wanted to wrap up highs and lows of 2010 for its <em>Year in Review</em>. Over the last year Chicagoans saw local politicians rise and fall and step to the side.</p><p>Illinois residents also saw major victories in some camps &ndash; a Stanley Cup for the Chicago Blackhawks and civil unions for same-sex couples.</p><p>Environmentalists tried to close the door on the migration of Asian carp into the Great Lakes while backers of overhauls and expansions at McCormick Place and O&rsquo;Hare Airport tried to keep others open.</p><p>The constants in 2010 were high unemployment, a steady flood of foreclosures and a depressed housing market.</p><p>The year gave a lot and it took a lot away. So how will 2010 look in the rearview? What stories were most significant, most bizarre and most troubling?</p><p>To find out, &quot;Eight Forty-Eight&quot; invited a panel of experts tio the studio. You&rsquo;ve heard from&nbsp; them all before: ESPN.com&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.lestermunson.com/" target="_blank">Lester Munson</a>, Kyra Kyles is a columnist with the Chicago Tribune's RedEye where she writes &quot;<a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/kyles-files/" target="_blank">The Kyles Files,&quot;</a> Mick Dumke from the <a href="http://www.chicagonewscoop.org/" target="_blank">Chicago News Cooperative</a>.</p><p><em>Music Button:&nbsp; RJD2, &quot;Giant Squid&quot;, from the CD The Colossus, (RJ's Electronical Connections)</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 04 Jan 2011 14:20:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/year-review-look-back-headlines-2010