WBEZ | Rebecca Sive http://www.wbez.org/tags/rebecca-sive Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Mayor Monday: Issues facing Chicago's families http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-14/mayor-monday-issues-facing-chicagos-families-82300 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/family_flickr.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Every Monday, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> looks at some of the issues facing Chicago&rsquo;s next mayor. It's just over a week away from the 2011 municipal election, so as people weigh their final choices &ndash; on this <a target="_blank" href="http://www.wbez.org/series/mayor-monday"><em>Mayor Monday</em></a>, the show decided to go inside one unit of power &ndash; the family.<br /><br />Every candidate running for mayor says we need to look at the city from a neighborhood level. But what if we view things from the perspective of a typical Chicago family? What are the most pressing issues that face families in the city? And what can a new mayor do to solve them?<br /><br />To find out, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> was joined by two people with some thoughts on the topic: <a target="_blank" href="http://rebeccasive.com/">Rebecca Sive</a> is a women&rsquo;s issues strategist and Huffington Post contributor. And <a target="_blank" href="http://www.johnwfountain.com/">John Fountain</a> is a columnist with the <em>Chicago Sun-Times</em><em>,</em> a journalism professor at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.roosevelt.edu/">Roosevelt University</a> and the author of <em>Dear Dad: Reflections on Fatherhood</em><em>.</em></p></p> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:38:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-14/mayor-monday-issues-facing-chicagos-families-82300 Mayor candidates may also be fighting bad reputations http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/mayor-candidates-may-also-be-fighting-bad-reputations-campaign <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Rahm with press.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>For those following Chicago&rsquo;s mayoral race, the new year seems to have brought a narrowing of the field. The front runners in the race are now four: Carol Moseley Braun, Gery Chico, Miguel Del Valle and Rahm Emanuel.</p><p>Each has their own baggage. Moseley Braun still carries the tarnish of her Senate career. Rahm Emmanuel is the Washington insider, Chico is pegged as Daley&rsquo;s man and Del Vallee can&rsquo;t seem to get any media attention. But does baggage equal weakness or opportunity?</p><p>Host Alison Cuddy hosted guest to discuss whether these candidates can turn a bad rep into a good political rep. Writer <a target="_blank" href="http://rebeccasive.com/">Rebecca Sive</a> and political commentator <a target="_blank" href="http://wvon.com/personalities/LennyMcAllister.html">Lenny McAllister</a> joined the conversation. Sive works as a women's issue strategist and a contributor for the&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-sive">Huffington Post</a>. Allister is the host of <a target="_blank" href="http://wvon.com/index.html">WVON's</a> &quot;Launching Chicago with Lenny McAllister.&quot;</p></p> Fri, 07 Jan 2011 15:42:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/mayor-candidates-may-also-be-fighting-bad-reputations-campaign