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Connected to Chicago with Bill Cameron (11-29-2020) Remembering Harold Washington

Connected to Chicago with Bill Cameron

Thirty-Three years ago, the Mayor of Chicago Harold Washington died. Bill plays back some of his most memorable moments in office.We welcome in Greg Hinz of Crain’s, Ray Long of the Chicago tribune, Fran Spielman from the Chicago Sun-Times, and Heather Cherone of WTTW into this week’s Round Table. Issues with the City Budget, and what would be the smart move to make for Speaker Mike Madigan? Can we see Rahm Emanuel back at the White House in the Biden administration? Dr. Ankit Bharat, Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Northwestern Medicine talks with Lauren Cohn about the successful double lung transplant surgeries that he has performed on patients with Covid-19.

45mins

25 Nov 2020

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BONUS - Young people on Harold Washington's legacy

AirGo

In collaboration with the Chicago Public Library, AirGo has produced this bonus episode exploring the legacy of Harold Washington. Dame and Kiss sit down with four young people here in the city to discuss the impact Chicago's first Black mayor has had on their lives, whether they know it or not. Thanks to Sylvia Ewing, who curated the piece as part of a scheduled birthday celebration at the Library that has been postponed due to COVID-19, and to the four young people–Denzel Burke, Faith Epting, Amir Leonard, and Nisa Anna Perez–for sitting down with AirGo and sharing their thoughts.Check out the Harold Washington Collection on the CPL website: https://cdm16818.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/rhwc/search/searchterm/Harold%20Washington%20Archives%20%26%20Collections/field/collec/mode/exact/conn/andPhoto by Antonio Dickey

9mins

16 Apr 2020

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Tribute to Mayor Harold Washington

Connected to Chicago with Bill Cameron

This week on Connected to Chicago we pay tribute to the late great Mayor Harold Washington as Bill plays some of Mayor Washington’s Greatest Hits! His most memorable moments in office.

53mins

27 Nov 2019

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Session 21 - Sasha Neri, Harold Washington Library Maker Lab

This Should Work

Sasha Neri runs the Harold Washington Library Maker Lab in the Loop of Chicago, Illinois and runs Chicago's yearly Maker Summit. This is the fourth and final part of our educational makerspaces series, and I'm happy to have Sasha on to talk about how makerspaces work in a library setting, and the benefits they have for the broader community of patrons that libraries serve.

1hr 6mins

25 Jun 2019

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Connected to Chicago (11-25-2018) Remembering Harold Washington

Connected to Chicago with Bill Cameron

This week Bill pays tribute to Harold Washington who served as Mayor of Chicago from 1983 to 1987.In this week's round table segment, Bill Cameron is joined by Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Heather Cherone of The Daily Line,Greg Hinz of Crains, and Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times. The group opens up with a discussion on Harold Washington. Who is the front runner in the race for Mayor? Then the discussion turns to the tragic shooting at Mercy hospital.This week's community spotlight segment is with Jennifer Keiper. Jennifer talks with Holly Baker, American Red Cross Communications Director. Baker offers tips as well as the latest information on the volunteer staff sent from Chicago to California to help victims of the wildfires. Baker also lets listeners know where they can get more information on the work that the American Red Cross does, here, in the Chicago area and across northern Illinois. Listeners can find out more information about blood drives, volunteering and making donations at redcross.org.

48mins

21 Nov 2018

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Roger Biles, “Mayor Harold Washington: Champion of Race and Reform in Chicago” (U Illinois Press, 2018)

New Books in History

Harold Washington’s election as mayor of Chicago in 1983 sent a shockwave through the politics of America’s third largest city, one that reverberated for decades afterward. Yet as Roger Biles describes in his book Mayor Harold Washington: Champion of Race and Reform in Chicago (University of Illinois Press, 2018), Washington’s promise as mayor was in many respects unfulfilled. The son of parents who moved to the city during the Great Migration of the early 20th century, Washington was involved in politics from an early age. Though a member of the powerful party organization led by Richard J. Daley, Washington demonstrated an independent streak during his time in the Illinois state legislature. After an initial attempt to succeed Daley fizzled in 1977, Washington won the office six years later thanks to a remarkable coalition of interests and an unprecedented voter mobilization of the African American populace. As mayor Washington quickly found many of his efforts to implement a progressive agenda thwarted by the hostile remnants of the Daley organization, who enjoyed a majority on the city council throughout most of his first term. While Washington overcame their opposition, the heightened expectations of his supporters were frustrated by his sudden death just months after winning a second term in 1987. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

1hr 2mins

5 Jul 2018

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Roger Biles, “Mayor Harold Washington: Champion of Race and Reform in Chicago” (U Illinois Press, 2018)

New Books in Politics and Polemics

Harold Washington’s election as mayor of Chicago in 1983 sent a shockwave through the politics of America’s third largest city, one that reverberated for decades afterward. Yet as Roger Biles describes in his book Mayor Harold Washington: Champion of Race and Reform in Chicago (University of Illinois Press, 2018), Washington’s... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/politics-and-polemics

1hr 2mins

5 Jul 2018

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Roger Biles, “Mayor Harold Washington: Champion of Race and Reform in Chicago” (U Illinois Press, 2018)

New Books in African American Studies

Harold Washington’s election as mayor of Chicago in 1983 sent a shockwave through the politics of America’s third largest city, one that reverberated for decades afterward. Yet as Roger Biles describes in his book Mayor Harold Washington: Champion of Race and Reform in Chicago (University of Illinois Press, 2018), Washington’s promise as mayor was in many respects unfulfilled. The son of parents who moved to the city during the Great Migration of the early 20th century, Washington was involved in politics from an early age. Though a member of the powerful party organization led by Richard J. Daley, Washington demonstrated an independent streak during his time in the Illinois state legislature. After an initial attempt to succeed Daley fizzled in 1977, Washington won the office six years later thanks to a remarkable coalition of interests and an unprecedented voter mobilization of the African American populace. As mayor Washington quickly found many of his efforts to implement a progressive agenda thwarted by the hostile remnants of the Daley organization, who enjoyed a majority on the city council throughout most of his first term. While Washington overcame their opposition, the heightened expectations of his supporters were frustrated by his sudden death just months after winning a second term in 1987. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/african-american-studies

1hr 2mins

5 Jul 2018

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Ep. 24: Remembering Harold Washington

Chicago Stories

In honor of the 30th Anniversary of Mayor Harold Washington's death, his top aide Jacky Grimshaw sat down with Mayor Emanuel to look back on the life and legacy of Chicago's trailblazing leader.

31mins

24 Nov 2017

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How Do You Remember Harold Washington? Call into Black Wall Street -- USA at 347-326-9477!

Chicago's Black Business Radio Network

How Do You Remember Harold Washington? And, other Chicagoan's that make Chicago the Unique City By The Lake. Call into Black Wall Street--USA at 347-326-9477! * Our guests will be Mr. El Hajj El Shabazz, who has been a Chicago Treasurer for more than 30 years as owner of Truth & Soul Barbershop located on East 87th Street and joining him will be Ms. Angela Williams, Executive Director of the Southeast Chicago Chamber of Commer as she shares with us "The State of Black Businesses" on the dynamic southeast side of Chicago. * Join us as we prepare for the "1st Black Wall Street National Conference scheduled for August 20 - 23 in Chicago. For more information, please visit our national website at www.BlackWallStreetDistrict.com. **** BWS-C was birthed on May 19, 2007 with Economic Summit I (in celebration of the life of Malcolm X). BWS-C follows a course once laid out by Brother Malcolm X ....one of action which is directed at the strengthening of present and future black businesses in their ability to be self-sufficient. Mr. Ron Carter, Chairman of Black Wall Street – Chicago and Co-Host Sonja Perdue, Founder of Chicago's Black Business Network.com invites you to join them every Thursday evening at 7 PM for BLACK WALL STREET -- USA at CBBN on Blog Talk Radio. BWS-C wants you to share in this opportunity to serve African American businesses of the past, present and future by joining us and being a part of the solution.

2hr

30 Apr 2010