WBEZ | Year One http://www.wbez.org/tags/year-one Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Examining Mayor Emanuel: The enforcer http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-16/examining-mayor-emanuel-enforcer-86585 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-16/Enforcer Getty Scott Olson.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Rahm Emanuel comes to Chicago's mayoralty with vast political experience.</p><p>He was the U.S. Representative for <a href="http://www.govtrack.us/congress/findyourreps.xpd?state=IL&amp;district=5" target="_blank">Illinois’ 5th Congressional District</a>. He also steered the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and rose to the 4th highest position in the House: Chair of the Democratic Congressional Caucus.</p><p><em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> took a look at what makes Emanuel such a successful politician, beginning with his "enforcer’ side. After all, he didn’t earn the nickname "Rahmbo" for nothing.</p><p>Award-winning author and television analyst <a href="http://www.jonathanalter.com/" target="_blank">Jonathan Alter</a> got a very close look at Emanuel while writing his book <em>The Promise: President Obama, Year One</em>, and he offered his assessment of Emanuel, the politician.</p></p> Mon, 16 May 2011 13:25:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-16/examining-mayor-emanuel-enforcer-86585 Jonathan Alter looks at President Obama's first year in office http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/jonathan-alter-looks-president-obamas-first-year-office <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/obama pensive.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>A look to President Obama's even temperament and management skills can offer some hints on how he&rsquo;s navigated the country through a prolonged economic crisis, an overhaul of the American health care system and endless political battles. At least that&rsquo;s what <a href="http://jonathanalter.typepad.com/" target="_blank">Jonathan Alter</a> thinks.</p><p>Last July &quot;Eight Forty-Eight&quot; spoke to the Chicago native about his book&nbsp; &quot;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Promise-President-Obama-Year-One/dp/1439101191" target="_blank">The Promise: President Obama, Year One</a>;&quot; it's comes out in paperback&nbsp;Tuesday. A long-time reporter and editor at <a href="http://www.newsweek.com/" target="_blank">Newsweek</a>, Alter says there are still things about Obama that come as a surprise.</p><p><em>Music Button: The Budos Band, &quot;Unbroken, Unshaven&quot;, from the CD The Budos Band III, (Daptone)</em></p></p> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 13:58:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/jonathan-alter-looks-president-obamas-first-year-office