Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Ald. Stone takes on the Phonies? Cable and Streaming

This Week's suburban edition of "Public Affairs," airing in the Chicago metro suburbs, features Ald. Berny Stone [50th Ward, Chicago] discussing Chicago's short-lived $13/hour Living Wage ordinance, alleged anti-Semitism in his race and the 42nd Ward aldermanic race, City of Chicago public corruption and many more public policy issues with show host and legal recruiter Jeff Berkowitz.See, below, for the Public Affairs suburban airing schedule. You may also [Watch the show with Ald. Stone as well as a prior show with phantom guest, Alderman wannabee Brendan Reilly on your computer].
Ald. Stone will be the featured guest on the Monday, Feb. 26, 2007 [night before the City election] [8:30 pm, Cable Ch. 21] City of Chicago edition of "Public Affairs."
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Berny Stone, who has been Chicago's 50th Ward Alderman [D-Chicago] since 1973, discusses and debates with show host and legal recruiter Jeff Berkowitz the following topics: Did Ald. Stone call the SEIU leaders phony SOBs? Will Stone make the "youth and inexperience," of his opponents an issue? Will Stone engineer the appointment of his daughter to replace him on the City Council if he is re-elected on Feb. 27? What is the significance to the 50th Ward aldermanic election of the public corruption surrounding Mayor Daley; Is anti-Semitism an issue in the 50th Ward election? in the 42 Ward election? Was Robert Sorich a mere "clerk," or was he Mayor Daley's patronage chief? Are TIFs good for the City and the 50th Ward? Does Mayor Daley have too much clout? Is there too much unbridled development in the 50th Ward? Was Chicago's short-lived Big Box Living Wage ordinance unconstitutional? Has Stone patched up things with Cong. Gutierrez after calling him a "Pipsqueak." Is Stone's son-in-law an issue in this election? .
Jeff Berkowitz: Is this really true? You called those guys- the unions- those phony SOBs at SEIU?

Ald. Berny Stone [50th Ward, Chicago]: No, just the SEIU. Actually, the building trades unions are all supporting me.

Jeff Berkowitz: But, did you say, as Mark Brown reported, “those phony SOBs at SEIU [Service Employees International Union],” they are not going to hinder your re-election?

Ald. Berny Stone: No, they are not going to.

Jeff Berkowitz: Did you call them phony SOBs?

Ald. Berny Stone: Sure, they are.

Jeff Berkowitz: Why, what’s phony about them.

Ald. Berny Stone: Because the Big Box ordinance was phony and they’re phonies because they weren’t worried about their membership—they are worried about their own jobs. If they were worried about their membership, they wouldn’t have given their support to the Big Box ordinance because they knew it would never have been carried through on a court challenge and they told their membership that it would. It would have never stood a test of a court challenge.
Ald. Berny Stone: … it was their negotiators [for the SEIU] that sold out the new crossing guards. These are the hardest working people in the world and they work a split shift. Now, if the SEIU is such a damn good union, why did they sell out these poor crossing guards?

Jeff Berkowitz: Why did they?

Ald. Berny Stone: Go ask them. They’re the union that sold them out.
Ald. Berny Stone (50th Ward, Chicago}, as is airing this week on Public Affairs in 35 Chicago Metro suburbs [See below for the suburban airing schedule] and as will be airing on Monday, Feb. 26, 2007 [8:30 pm on Cable, CANTV] on the City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs. The show was recorded on February 4, 2007. You may also[watch the Ald. Stone program here].
In twenty-five North Shore, North and Northwest suburbs, the "Public Affairs," show airs every Tuesday night in the regular weekly Public Affairs slot, 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Ch. 19 or 35, as indicated, below.

In ten North Shore suburbs, the Public Affairs show airs three times each week in its regular slots at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Ch. 19, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, as indicated, below. ******************************************************
The suburban episode of Public Affairs with guest Ald. Berny Stone airs Tonight :

at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Channel 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, parts of Inverness, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Wilmette

And at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Channel 35 in Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Glenview, Golf, Des Plaines, Hanover Park, Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Schaumburg, Skokie, Streamwood and Wheeling.

and this week on Monday night, Wednesday night and Friday night at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Channel 19 in Bannockburn, Deerfield, Ft. Sheridan, Glencoe, Highland Park, Highwood, Kenilworth, Lincolnshire, Riverwoods and Winnetka.
The City of Chicago edition of "Public Affairs," with guest Ald. Stone airs this coming Monday night at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 21 [CANTV] throughout the City of Chicago.
Jeff Berkowitz, Show Host/Producer of "Public Affairs," and Executive Legal Recruiter doing legal search can be reached at JBCG@aol.com