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Afternoon Shift: Finance 101
March 20, 2013
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'Afternoon Shift'#273: Finance 101
Charlie Meyerson and Nico Lang join us to sort through today's top stories, including the CTA Ventra card and the Cubs' scoreboard. We'll also get a SXSW debrief from Jim DeRogatis, find about Rep. Shakowsky's new website You Choose and check in with Barbara Byrd Bennett about CPS school closings.
· Wed, Mar 20 2013 10:59:19
The Day Today:
WBEZ bloggers extraordinaire
wrestle with the news of the day, including questions surrounding hidden fees attached to the new CTA and Pace system Ventra, the proposed face lift to the scoreboard at Wrigley Field and the announcement that
Time Out Chicago
will cease its print publication. Also, Cook County Sheriff
calls in to discuss whether Chicago jails are at a breaking point.
Joining @WBEZ and Rick Kogan on-air at 2 p.m. to talk about this, and more. http://lnkd.in/kXj8YpCharlie Meyerson
Alderman: Dumping Wrigley Field scoreboard discussed, dismissed(Tribune illustration) The alderman whose ward includes Wrigley Field said Wednesday that the idea of replacing the ballpark's iconic sco...
Time Out Chicago To Go All Digital [UPDATE]The Sun-Times, citing sources, reports that Time Out Chicago is ceasing print operations and moving to an all-digital format sometime thi...
My @WBEZ piece about #equality fight in #IL: http://wbez.is/XnMdzV @jamartinezIII @debmell @janschakowsky @LambdaLegalCLC @EqualityILLNico Lang
South by Southwest:
WBEZ blogger and
recently returned from Austin behemoth South by Southwest. He says the industry has come to a consensus on the new way to make money: using songs in commercials. DeRogatis is none too keen on the idea; he explains why.
Shout Out Out Out Out (and more than a few other things)Shout Out Out Out Out and a songwriting session with Spoon, Superchunk and The dB's provide an antidote to an over-emphasis on brandi...
SAVAGES - SHE WILLsavagesbandlondon
As an alternative to Eric Cantor’s
Rep. Jan Schakowsky
is launching the site
, which gives people two options on a legislative issue. The current question gives constituents two choices on how to deal with the sequester. Rep. Schakowsky gives the details.
Just announced launch of http://schakowsky.house.gov/youchoose so visit my site and vote #youchooseJan Schakowsky
New Schakowsky Website Seeks Constituent InputRep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) launches a new interactive website today, You Choose, asking citizens their opinion about what kind of b...
While Chicago Public Schools is expected to release the final list of school closings and consolidations, CEO
announced early this morning that
additional resources would be given to schools that would absorb affected students
. Byrd-Bennett and WBEZ education reporter
to answer questions about the extra support.
A letter from #CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett to parents of students with special needs: http://bit.ly/16HDRd4ChicagoPublicSchools
We've asked @ChiPubSchools abt savings from school closings. Most detailed answer came 4 yrs ago: http://pic.twitter.com/QpGhxO9OmuWBEZeducation