WBEZ | Rick Pearson http://www.wbez.org/tags/rick-pearson Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Month in Review: A look at the news occupied October headlines http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-31/month-review-look-news-occupied-october-headlines-93623 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-October/2011-10-31/6245250829_9273d7a3e8_b.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>It was October 31, which meant that it was Halloween and time for <em>Month in Review.</em> October was a busy month in the world of news, so <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> welcomed guest host <a href="http://www.wbez.org/staff/steve-edwards" target="_blank">Steve Edwards</a> and three experts to help make sense of the headlines:<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/chi-pearson-bio,0,5858700.story" target="_blank"> Rick Pearson</a>, political reporter at the <em>Chicago Tribune</em>, Kimbriell Kelly, editor and interim publisher at <a href="http://www.chicagoreporter.com/" target="_blank"><em>The Chicago Reporter</em></a> and Mary Wisniewski, a national correspondent for <em><a href="http://www.reuters.com/news" target="_blank">Reuters</a></em><em> </em>examined the best and worst of October's headlines.</p></p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 13:46:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-31/month-review-look-news-occupied-october-headlines-93623 Checking the political pulse of voters the morning before the municipal election http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-21/checking-political-pulse-voters-morning-municipal-election-82634 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/0217debate Getty Scott Olson_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Some five months after Richard M. Daley&rsquo;s announcement to step down as mayor, it is almost time for Chicago to move on. Tuesday voters will have the opportunity to cast a ballot for a new mayor and in many cases, a new alderman.</p><p>Monday, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> wanted to know what&rsquo;s on voters' minds as they prepare to vote. Who's excited and who's turned off by the election? What&rsquo;s got people headed out: The issues or the personalities? Who are Chicagoans voting for and why?<a target="_blank" href="http://www.twitter.com/848"></a> Host Alison Cuddy was joined by an excellent group of journalists:&nbsp; WBEZ political reporter Sam Hudzik, <em>Chicago Tribune</em> political reporter <a target="_blank" href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/chi-pearson-bio,0,5858700.story">Rick Pearson</a> - and<em> Chicago Sun-Times</em> columnist <a target="_blank" href="http://www.suntimes.com/news/mitchell/">Mary Mitchell</a>. <br />&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 21 Feb 2011 14:35:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-21/checking-political-pulse-voters-morning-municipal-election-82634 Emanuel back on the ballot hours before latest mayoral debate http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/%5Bfield_program_ref-title-raw%5D/emanuel-back-ballot-hours-latest-mayoral-debate <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Mayoral debate Rahm focus - Getty Chris Sweda-Pool_1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The top four mayoral candidates gathered to debate Thursday night. Mere hours before the event, Rahm Emanuel&rsquo;s candidacy was still in question. But late Thursday the <a href="http://www.state.il.us/court/" target="_blank">Illinois Supreme Court</a> settled the matter. In a unanimous ruling, the judges overturned an earlier appellate court decision that Emanuel did not meet residency requirements. <em>Chicago Tribune&rsquo;s</em> political reporter <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/chi-pearson-bio,0,5858700.story" target="_blank">Rick Pearson</a> has been keeping an eye on the case and the mayoral race. He joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight </em>to offer a little debrief and analysis.<br /><br />The debate on WGN Thursday was moderated by anchor <a href="http://www.wgntv.com/about/wgntv-news-team-micah-materre,0,633732.htmlstory" target="_blank">Micah Materre</a> who will join <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> Monday for its regular <em>Month in Review</em>.</p><p><em>DJ Chris Widman Music Button: Two Fingers, &quot;Fool's Rhythm&quot;, Ninja XX DLP (Ninja Tune)</em></p></p> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 14:26:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/%5Bfield_program_ref-title-raw%5D/emanuel-back-ballot-hours-latest-mayoral-debate