Tag Archives: Ethan Michaeli

CN Dec 8 2016

Ben Carson is about to become the guy who oversees public housing and doles out community development block grants to every urban center in America. What does that mean for Chicago? Y’know all the stories about CHA’s broken promises and … Continue reading

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CN September 1 2016

    Troy LaRaviere resigned this week from his position as principal at Blaine Elementary. That’s not big news, since he had already won election as the president of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association. But his resignation cleared the … Continue reading

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CN Jan 21, 2015

Such a wonderful conversation today with Ethan Michaeli about his remarkable, sweeping history of the Chicago Defender (and of Chicago itself). It’s called, appropriately, The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper  Changed America. It’s an hour long, without interruption, and there … Continue reading

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CN March 5, 2015 Part 2

  On today’s “Part 2: the Runoffs”, we tackle Wards 11, 20, 24, and 33 with veteran journalists Ethan Michaeli and Glenn Reedus. Ward 11:  Daley-Thompson/Kozlar The grandson of Richard J. Daley, after a short stint at Water Reclamation, seeks … Continue reading

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CN March 5, 2015, part one

What happens now? If Rahm Emanuel is to move forward and win the runoff, where will he find the votes? Veteran reporter and political writer Glenn Reedus says the mayor’s especially focused on black Chicago. (3.50) “There are about 1 million … Continue reading

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CN December 11, 2014

  There was a stark manifestation of the growing divide between haves and have-nots in Chicago recently when the CHA revealed the numbers of people who’d applied for its most-recent round of wait-list applications. “There were 282,000 or so households … Continue reading

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CN Oct. 24, 2013

Take a look at this screen grab from Google Earth.. See those two big black blotches (the one on the top and the one at the bottom) right beside the Calumet River? That’s petcoke, or petroleum coke. It’s a nasty … Continue reading

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CN Aug 8, 2013

  Did Pat Quinn do the right thing by withholding paychecks for Illinois legislators until they pass pension reform? Neither Chris Robling, a Republican strategist/commentator, nor Dave Lundy, a Democratic strategic/commentator, think he did. It sets too ugly a precedent … Continue reading

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CN June 6, 2013

Our thanks to WBEZ’s Natalie Moore for leading today’s discussion about public housing and the neighborhoods that economic development always seem to pass by. Guests include WBEZ bloggers Britt Julious and Achy Obejas, and We The People Media’s Ethan Michaeli. … Continue reading

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CN February 21, 2013

“A firearm, if you understand how it works, is not a defensive weapon,” asserts Ethan Michaeli on this week’s program. “And this whole concept that you can use a firearm to defend yourself in your home, on a bus or anywhere … Continue reading

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