wbez “every other hour”


Tuesday, October 17, 2017


8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Program


Cate Cahan, Senior Editor, WBEZ, Chicago Public Media
Tricia Bobeda, Digital Editor of Every Other Hour, WBEZ, Chicago Public Media

Clearly gun violence in this country is a topic of major concern, and often, Chicago is one of the main targets of that concern. Unfortunately, that concern is warranted. In 2016, 4,331 people were shot in Chicago. That’s about an average of one shooting victim every other hour.  Of that shocking number, 762 individuals were shot to death, including 339 young adults in their 20’s. The number of murders so far in 2017 is only slightly behind the 2016 numbers. That relentless violence, which has ended hundreds of lives, has also damaged thousands more. It’s changing the life of this city.

Our morning will begin with a special welcome by Steve Edwards, Chief Content Officer at Chicago Public Media. We will then enter into an extraordinary conversation with WBEZ’s Cate Cahan, Senior Editor, and Tricia Bobeda, Digital Editor of Every Other Hour, as they discuss WBEZ’s yearlong project, “Every Other Hour.”

This important project is taking a unique approach in an attempt to better understand who picks up a gun and why.  The Every Other Hour team is designing this series to break through entrenched assumptions to build a better understanding of the complex web of causes of gun violence and its effects by combining stories of the people most affected by the problem – from young shooters and victims, to law enforcement, to moms taking to the streets to find solutions – with information and perspectives from experts.



WBEZ Studios at Navy Pier
848 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601

Tricia Bobeda

Senior Editor of Digital, WBEZ, Chicago Public Media


Tricia Bobeda is the Senior Editor of Digital at WBEZ – Every Other Hour and the co-host of the Nerdette Podcast. She leads the team of producers, reporters and editors responsible for WBEZ’s website, apps and social media.

Prior to joining WBEZ’s digital team, Tricia reported for its news desk and worked on the Front and Center series. After studying journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School, she spend several years as a reporter for the Lansing State Journal. She was a finalist in the KCRW 2013 Radio Race.

Cate Cahan

Senior Editor, WBEZ, Chicago Public Media


As a WBEZ editor, Cate Cahan works with reporters and producers to conceive and research stories, edits scripts and digital copy, and organizes long-term projects, including series.

Cate joined WBEZ in 1998 as editor for Eight Forty-Eight, then WBEZ’s weekday morning newsmagazine. She’s played a number of key roles here, including as interim news director and metro editor of beat reporters in community bureaus, and in business, politics, science, criminal and legal affairs, education, urban affairs and arts. Because she works with excellent reporters and producers Cate has received numerous local, regional and national awards. Before coming to WBEZ, she worked as editorial director and later planning editor for the local CBS station, WBBM.

She’s also been a magazine editor and worked as a newspaper reporter, which she still sometimes misses. Cate has a M.A. in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a B.A. in English from Mundelein College.

sustainability, community relations, and environmental impact

Special Date for November Breakfast Meeting:

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Program


Margaret O’Gorman, President of the Wildlife Habitat Council

Chris Gould, SVP Corporate Strategy & Chief Sustainability Officer, Exelon

Bridget Burnell, Manager, Sustainability Initiatives, GM

Bill Steers, General Manager of communications and Corporate Responsibility, Americas, ArcelorMittal

Washington-based Wild Life Habitat Council will join us for an in-depth conversation on the impact corporate real estate development have on the natural environment and indigenous species.


The Cliff Dwellers Club
200 South Michigan Avenue
22nd Floor
Chicago, IL