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Monthly Archives: March 2012
It’s a big-picture discussion this week about Chicago’s economy and environment . Mayor Emanuel’s announcement today of a seven-billion dollar infrastructure program for the city has long-term implications for transportation, water quality and sewage. But as David Roeder of the … Continue reading
In case you weren’t sure where Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle stands on the issue of decriminalizing the possession of small quantities of marijuana – here’s what she says on today’s show. “So I’m 65 years old. I’m gonna … Continue reading
On today’s show -activist journalists. George Schmidt is a delegate to the Chicago Teachers’ Union, a paid union consultant, and he writes for Substance, a “pro-union” newspaper. Joe Macare writes for truthout.com and for Occupied Chicago Tribune, which favors the … Continue reading
Mayor Emanuel, along with Bill Clinton, has announced a vague but ambitious plan to build “roads, rail and runways” in Chicago using a huge infusion of private money. Critics almost immediately pointed out that the not-for-profit entity proposed to manage … Continue reading
Meribah Knight, Hunter Clauss and Rebecca Vevea were all accomplished reporters with the Chicago News Cooperative when it suddenly closed its doors last week. On today’s show, it’s an all-former-CNC-reporter panel. Meribah Knight, whose beat was the homeless, talks about … Continue reading