WBEZ | Victoria DeFrancesco Soto http://www.wbez.org/tags/victoria-defrancesco-soto Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: Blackhawks, immigration and workplace contentment http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-06-25/morning-shift-blackhawks-immigration-and-workplace <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Border Patrol-Flickr- The Last DJ.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>After a long and trying season, the Hawks come out on top with the Stanley Cup. Also, how will the increased number of border agents, as an amendment to the immigration bill, impact Illinois and the Midwest in general? And, what keeps workers engaged at the office?&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-taking-matters-into-your-hands.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-taking-matters-into-your-hands" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Blackhawks, immigration & workplace contentment" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 07:35:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-06-25/morning-shift-blackhawks-immigration-and-workplace Unpacking the debt-deal spin http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-02/unpacking-debt-deal-spin-89966 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-August/2011-08-02/5225278777_58b39a4344_b.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>After months of bickering, posturing and name calling, Congress reached a debt deal. Legislators used every inch of room before hitting Tuesday’s debt-ceiling deadline. The deal passed the House and is expected to pass the Senate Tuesday. Still, nobody appeared to jump for joy. <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> opened the discussion up to listeners and fielded calls, e-mails and tweets. Host Alison Cuddy was joined by two political analysts - consultant<a href="http://www.fokn.com/FOKN/David_Dring.html" target="_blank"> David Dring</a> and political science professor<a href="http://www.northwestern.edu/ipr/people/soto.html" target="_blank"> Victoria DeFrancesco Soto</a> - to help unpack the budget deal. Together, they examined the political back and forth, media coverage and spin.</p><p><em>Music Button: DJ Prince, "James Brown Can Work It Out-Beatles Mashup", djprince.no </em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 02 Aug 2011 13:28:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-02/unpacking-debt-deal-spin-89966 Potential dangers of political rhetoric http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/potential-dangers-political-rhetoric <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/hate speech_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>President Barack Obama will travel to Tucson, Ariz. Wednesday to attend a memorial service for the victim’s of last weekend’s shootings. The tragedy has provoked a lot of discussion – much of it heated – about the current tone of American politics.<br> <br> It’s still not clear what exactly motivated the alleged shooter, Jared Lee Loughner. That he attacked a Congresswoman has some arguing that our political atmosphere – filled with violent words and images – is pushing some to consider or commit violent acts.</p><p><a href="http://www.northwestern.edu/ipr/people/soto.html" target="_blank">Victoria DeFrancesco Soto</a> joined "Eight Forty-Eight" to discuss the consequences of political rhetoric. She studied how the 2008 presidential campaign ads shaped public opinion and vote choice. She is also an assistant professor of political science at Northwestern University and a faculty fellow at the <a href="http://www.northwestern.edu/ipr/" target="_blank">Institute for Policy Research</a>.</p><p>She is also from Arizona <a href="http://giffords.house.gov/" target="_blank">Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords</a>’ district.</p><p><em>Music Button: Pitch Black, "Harmonia", from the CD Waveform Transmissions Vol. 3, (Waveform)</em></p></p> Wed, 12 Jan 2011 14:53:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/potential-dangers-political-rhetoric