WBEZ | Pierre Clavel http://www.wbez.org/tags/pierre-clavel Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Progressive politics bring community activism to City Hall http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-24/progressive-politics-bring-community-activism-city-hall-82831 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Mayor Harold Washington AP.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The heyday of progressive politics was no doubt during the tenure of the late Mayor Harold Washington. Author <a target="_blank" href="http://aap.cornell.edu/crp/faculty/faculty-profile.cfm?customel_datapageid_7102=16899">Pierre Clavel</a> believes that Washington&rsquo;s ties to progressive groups were in fact the key to his success. Clavel explores the importance of progressive politics in his book, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/Activists-City-Hall-Progressive-Response/dp/0801449294"><em>Activists in City Hall: The Progressive Response to the Reagan Era in Boston and Chicago.</em></a> He&rsquo;s a professor emeritus in the department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> spoke to Professor Clavel to find out what role progressive politics played in Chicago's recent municipal election.</p><p><em>Nicola Conte, &quot;Forma 2000&quot;, from the CD Bossa Per Due, (ESL)</em></p></p> Thu, 24 Feb 2011 14:49:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-24/progressive-politics-bring-community-activism-city-hall-82831