WBEZ | Ammad Omar http://www.wbez.org/tags/ammad-omar Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en May headlines in review: Mayor Rahm Emanuel arrives and Oprah departs http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-31/may-headlines-review-mayor-rahm-emanuel-arrives-and-oprah-departs-87219 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-31/Rahm Getty Frank Polich.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The summer season may not yet be official, but Memorial Day Weekend had plenty of folks arriving and departing. That was the theme throughout the month of May. Chicago's new <a href="http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/mayor/supp_info/about_the_mayor.html" target="_blank">Mayor Rahm Emanuel</a> arrived at City Hall and <a href="http://www.oprah.com/index.html" target="_blank">Oprah</a> departed, leaving a huge vacancy in Chicago’s field of media queens. Never mind all the extra comings and goings at the Dirksen Federal Building, with two major trials underway.<br> <br> To sort out all of the news that was, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> was joined by a panel of esteemed journalists who spend their days in and out of the office.</p><p>Kristen McQueary is state government reporter for WBEZ and the Chicago News Cooperative, Natalie Moore is WBEZ’s South Side bureau reporter and Ammad Omar is WBEZ's News Desk Editor.</p><p><em>Music Button: Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra, "Brazilian Glam Slam", from the CD Miles of Styles, (Ubiquity)</em></p></p> Tue, 31 May 2011 13:49:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-31/may-headlines-review-mayor-rahm-emanuel-arrives-and-oprah-departs-87219 The scandals and background of the 2011 Cricket World Cup http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-23/scandals-and-background-2011-cricket-world-cup-84136 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-March/2011-03-23/110489412.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>All sports have controversies, but cricket sets a high bar for scandals. Right now, billions of people globally are tuned into the Cricket World Cup, underway in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India. The final eight teams are currently in the knockout round.</p><p>WBEZ&rsquo;s news desk editor <a href="http://www.wbez.org/staff/ammad-omar">Ammad Omar</a> clues us in on cricket&rsquo;s incredible story lines.</p></p> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 16:28:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-23/scandals-and-background-2011-cricket-world-cup-84136