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Monthly Archives: October 2011
It really doesn’t matter if there are slot machines at racetracks, says veteran political consultant Don Rose. After all, the patrons are already gambling. And those speeding cameras? Rose says he doesn’t think there should be as many as Rahm … Continue reading
Some pundits like to knock the Occupy moment for its lack of focus or message, but a study shows its mere existence has shifted the news focus from “deficit” to “unemployed” and “1%”. Carol Felsenthal (Chicago Magazine) and David Schaper … Continue reading
Angela Caputo (Chicago Reporter) and the Community Media Workshop’s Steve Franklin (who recently became President of the Chicago Headline Club) are in the Newsroom this week. Did you know that, if you’re a fully lease-compliant resident of the CHA, and … Continue reading
This week – a big picture perspective on education. We vilify teachers and argue about minor issues, but we’re not paying attention to the global environment, where the real challenges are. Terry Mazany, CEO of the Chicago Community Trust – and … Continue reading
A discussion about the racial disparities in marijuana sentencing and the class plots that have developed within Chicago’s African-American communities. Our guests are Mick Dumke (Chicago Reader) and Salim Muwakkil (In These Times and WVON). We talk at length about … Continue reading