WBEZ | call-in http://www.wbez.org/tags/call Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en 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 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