Category Archives: Chicago Newsroom past shows

CN March 21 2019

Two separate discussion this week. First, journalist Audrey Henderson fills us in on the latest developments in the ongoing struggle to site an Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park. Henderson just wrote an extensive treatment of the process in Next … Continue reading

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CN March 14 2019

It’s a double header this week as we’re visited first by the great Maya Dukmasova (Chicago Reader) and then by former Mayoral candidate Paul Vallas. Dukmasova expresses some surprise at the strength of the resistance to two big votes yesterday … Continue reading

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CN March 7 2019

  Willie Wilson and Ja’Mal Green dropped by today for two separate interviews about ┬áthe Mayor’s race, a bunch of Aldermanic races, Bernie Sanders and the role each of them is playing in ┬áthis important period – after they didn’t … Continue reading

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CN Feb 21 2019

The “March to Inevitability” edition Two of Chicago’s most knowledgeable political reporters join us this week for a head-spinning discussion about the crazy municipal election we’re all enduring. WGN-TV’s Tahman Bradley and the Daily Line’s Heather Cherone say there’s never … Continue reading

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CN Feb 14 2019

  In a searing suite of articles and digital posts over recent months, ProPublica Illinois’ Melissa Sanchez and WBEZ’s Elliott Ramos have laid out for us the particulars of the City’s program to punish “scofflaws” who fail to pay city … Continue reading

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CN January 24, 2019

  LaShawn Ford isn’t an alderman. But his Illinois State Representative district covers parts of three west side wards, and he sees first hand the ravages of disinvestment, poverty and violence. He feels so strongly about the need for radical … Continue reading

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CN January 17 2019

  Ben Joravsky’s not on the radio any more. He lost his popular radio show on WCPT in, let’s just say, an abrupt fashion. “About eight days before I was fired this fellow Pinsky called me in for a delicious … Continue reading

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CN January 10 2019

  Our guest this week is mayoral candidate Bill Daley. Below are some highlights from our wide-ranging conversation about his vision for the future of Chicago. (a Chicago of which, of course, he’s the Mayor.) On his proposal to eliminate … Continue reading

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CN December 20 2018

  Mayoral candidate Amara Enyia will not be returning any money she received from Ed Burke, as Toni Preckwinkle and Suzanna Mendoza have announced they will. “Not at all,” she proclaims with a hearty laugh. “Apparently other people (got Burke … Continue reading

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CN December 13 2018

They didn’t really succeed at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. But a few years after they dropped out, two old friends re-connected. Both had ben successful in business and both still had a burning attraction to the … Continue reading

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