Monthly Archives: December 2012

CN Dec. 27, 2012

In our final show for 2012, we sit down with labor historian Bob Bruno of the University of Illinois. It’s been a tumultuous year for organized labor in Chicago, in Illinois and in the nation as a whole. We began … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago Newsroom past shows | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CN Dec. 20, 2012

The Tribune’s revelation this week that CPS and the Mayor’s ¬†Office did, indeed, prepare some kind of memo identifying schools to be closed must have been something of an embarrassment to the administration. But the Reader’s Ben Joravsky had said … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago Newsroom past shows | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CN December 12, 2012

The National Rifle Association has conferred its “Expert Rating” on Andrew Patner for his shooting expertise, so who better to weigh in on the Concealed Carry flap? Well, he did get his rating at Camp Minocqua in 1973, and has … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago Newsroom past shows | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CN December 6, 2012

Jesse Ruiz was appointed Vice President of the Chicago School Board when Mayor Emanuel took office. Two years and one teachers’ strike later, his Board is facing a budget shortfall of nearly a billion dollars, stubbornly intransigent academic improvement, and … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago Newsroom past shows | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment