WBEZ | Mary Mitchell http://www.wbez.org/tags/mary-mitchell Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Rape victims advocate leader responds to opinion column http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-09-16/rape-victims-advocate-leader-responds-opinion-column-112948 <p><p>There are some local rape victims&rsquo; advocates who are taking a Chicago Sun-Times columnist to task for a <a href="http://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/7/71/952556/charges-send-mixed-messages-prostitution">column she wrote</a> about an alleged rape case. Mary Mitchell wrote recently about a prostitute who answered an ad on the Website Backpage.com. The woman says she showed up to a client who not only refused to pay, but held her at gunpoint and raped her. Mitchell wrote that she doesn&rsquo;t agree with victims facing blame for dressing or behaving a certain way, but in this case, when you, &ldquo;agree to meet a strange man in a strange place for the purpose of having strange sex for money, you are putting yourself at risk for harm.&rdquo;</p><p><a href="http://www.rapevictimadvocates.org/">Rape Victim Advocates</a> Executive Director Sharmili Majmudar <a href="http://chicago.suntimes.com/letters-to-the-editor/7/71/958408/letters-koschman-case-shameful-episode-chicago-police">wrote a letter</a> to the paper that Mitchell&rsquo;s language does equate to blaming the victim, which is always wrong, no matter what profession she&rsquo;s in. Majmudar joins us with more on her reaction to the column.</p></p> Wed, 16 Sep 2015 12:35:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-09-16/rape-victims-advocate-leader-responds-opinion-column-112948 Reviewing the headlines of 2011 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-23/reviewing-headlines-2011-95122 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-December/2011-12-23/RS3600_Rahm Emanuel Elex Night_Getty_Scott Olson.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>All week, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> presented special encore editions of the show--on Friday, producer Eilee Heikenen-Weiss closed out the week with a final <em>Year in Review</em>. Before gearing up for 2012, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> wanted to say goodbye to 2011.</p><p>It was a busy year around Chicago—residents got a new mayor, a new City Council and plenty of severe weather. The year was marked by labor issues and continued budget challenges--and lots more for the history books, too!</p><p>A panel of esteemed journalists joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight's</em> Alison Cuddy to weigh in on the highs and lows of the year: WBBM Newsradio reporter and co-host of the <em>Noon Business Hour</em> <a href="http://chicago.cbslocal.com/personality/kris-kridel/" target="_blank">Kris Kridel</a>, <em>Chicago Reader</em> senior writer <a href="http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/ArticleArchives?author=868703" target="_blank">Mick Dumke</a> and <em>Chicago Sun-Times</em> columnist <a href="http://blogs.suntimes.com/mitchell/" target="_blank">Mary Mitchell</a>, who started off by sharing her choice for the significant story of the year.<br> &nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 23 Dec 2011 19:55:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-23/reviewing-headlines-2011-95122 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