WBEZ | Bobby Jindal http://www.wbez.org/tags/bobby-jindal Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en We got yer Friday news quiz right here http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-01/we-got-yer-friday-news-quiz-right-here-105140 <p><p><a href="http://cpm.polldaddy.com/s/wbez-meyerson-blog-news-quiz-no-3"><img alt="WBEZ Meyerson blog news quiz" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/flat-27450_640.png" style="height: 151px; width: 150px; float: right; margin: 6px;" title="" /></a><strong>ALL RIGHT, WE KNOW WHY YOU&#39;RE HERE.&nbsp;</strong>You don&#39;t care about the news of the day with a Chicago twist. You come not seeking <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson">insightful analysis and perspective</a> curated for your enlightenment. 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And you certainly don&#39;t care about the most recent prevarications of&nbsp;<a href="https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&amp;rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS503US503&amp;ion=1&amp;ie=UTF-8#q=%22lance+armstrong%22&amp;hl=en&amp;tbo=d&amp;rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS503US503&amp;source=lnms&amp;tbm=nws&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=S5MCUZbjF6a6yQHX2IDgCw&amp;ved=0CAoQ_AUoAA&amp;bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&amp;bvm=bv.41524429,d.aWM&amp;fp=edca0d0c33d8a5d9&amp;ion=1&amp;biw=1002&amp;bih=910">Lance Armstrong</a> and <a href="https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&amp;rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS503US503&amp;ion=1&amp;ie=UTF-8#q=%22manti+te'o%22&amp;hl=en&amp;tbo=d&amp;rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS503US503&amp;source=lnms&amp;tbm=nws&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=ZZMCUcmgJYmoywHF3oHgAw&amp;ved=0CAoQ_AUoAA&amp;bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&amp;bvm=bv.41524429,d.aWM&amp;fp=edca0d0c33d8a5d9&amp;ion=1&amp;biw=1002&amp;bih=910">Manti Te&#39;o</a>.</p><p>No.</p><p>You&#39;re here for the weekly <a href="http://cpm.polldaddy.com/s/wbez-meyerson-blog-news-quiz-no-3?iframe=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wbez.org%2Fblogs%2Fcharlie-meyerson%2F2013-01%2Fwe-got-yer-friday-news-quiz-right-here-105140">WBEZ Meyerson blog news quiz</a>. 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And keep those browser windows open; this exam isn&#39;t closed-book.</p><p>Then ... <a href="http://cpm.polldaddy.com/s/wbez-meyerson-blog-news-quiz-no-3?iframe=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wbez.org%2Fblogs%2Fcharlie-meyerson%2F2013-01%2Fwe-got-yer-friday-news-quiz-right-here-105140"><em><strong>go</strong></em></a>.</p><script type="text/javascript" src="http://i0.poll.fm/survey.js" charset="UTF-8"></script><noscript><a href="http://cpm.polldaddy.com/s/wbez-meyerson-blog-news-quiz-no-3">Take Our Survey!</a></noscript><script type="text/javascript"> polldaddy.add( { type: 'iframe', auto: true, domain: 'cpm.polldaddy.com/s/', id: 'wbez-meyerson-blog-news-quiz-no-3' } ); </script><p><em><strong><strong><span id="cke_bm_509S" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span id="cke_bm_534S" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span id="cke_bm_535S" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span>IN OTHER NEWS ...<span id="cke_bm_535E" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span id="cke_bm_534E" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span id="cke_bm_509E" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></strong></strong></em></p><p><strong>&#39;WE MUST STOP BEING THE STUPID PARTY.&#39; </strong>Talking to The Republican National Committee&#39;s winter meeting, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal <a href="http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/24/jindal-urges-gop-to-stop-being-stupid/">let his fellow members have it</a>.<br />* <em>Esquire</em>&#39;s Charles Pierce: <a href="http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/bobby-jindal-domestic-abuse-cuts-012313">Why Bobby Jindal will not be president</a>&nbsp;(filed earlier in the week).<br />* Republicans&nbsp;proposing to <a href="http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/01/24/we-did-the-math-how-the-gop-will-gerrymander-its-way-back-to-the-white-house/">scrap the traditional electoral vote system</a> in a way that Josh Marshall at <em>Talking Points Memo</em> says would &quot;make it <a href="http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2013/01/this_is_a_big_big_deal.php">almost impossible for Democrats to win the presidency</a> in 2016 and 2020.&quot;<br />* From 2003, the <em>Sun-Times</em>&#39; Lynn Sweet on <a href="http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2013/01/john_kerrys_chicago_jewish_roo.html">John Kerry&#39;s Jewish Chicago roots</a>.<br /><br /><strong>WRIGLEY DEAL ANALYZED.&nbsp;</strong>Mayor Emanuel&#39;s pushing to wrap up negotiations for <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-wrigley-field-rehab-0125-20130125,0,2032646.story">renovation of the Cubs&#39; home</a>, according to the <em>Tribune</em>.<br />*&nbsp;<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-theoepsteinstalkerkathleenkearneycubs-20130124,0,3988373.story">Woman charged with stalking Cubs president</a> faces arrest warrant.</p><p><strong>APPLE DISCOVERS GRAVITY.&nbsp;</strong>The company&#39;s stock yesterday fell by <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/01/today-apple-stock-lost-more-than-the-market-value-of-nike-or-starbucks/272506/">more than the market value of Nike or Starbucks</a>, according to <em>The Atlantic</em>&#39;s Derek Thompson.<br />* <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/01/24/170167624/swinging-from-140-characters-to-six-second-videos-twitter-launches-vine?sc=17&amp;f=1001">Six-second video</a> is the new 140-character text.</p><p><strong><strong>LUKE, I AM YOUR DIRECTOR. </strong></strong><a href="http://www.thewrap.com/movies/article/jj-abrams-set-direct-next-star-wars-film-exclusive-74596">J.J. Abrams set to create next &quot;Star Wars&quot; movie</a>.<br />* One critic: &quot;<a href="http://www.cinemablend.com/new/J-J-Abrams-Right-Guy-Star-Wars-Episode-VII-35307.html">I&#39;m genuinely skeptical</a> that someone as controlling and precise as Abrams can slip seamlessly into this previously created world.&quot;<br />*&nbsp;<a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-dung-beetles-milky-way-20130125,0,6369724.story">Dung beetles navigate</a>&nbsp;by Milky Way&#39;s light.<br /><br /><strong><strong><a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/01/22/168825342/heavy-rotation-5-songs-public-radio-cant-stop-playing" target="_blank"><img alt="NPR" src="https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR_yGyOxNueOC4JOgR0MDqn_XnKJ-W8ePAEFsWwNl1v11nlg7c4" style="width: 150px; float: right; height: 47px;" /></a>NPR&#39;s &#39;DEPRESSIVE BIAS&#39;?</strong></strong>&nbsp;The <em>Huffington Post</em>&#39;s&nbsp;Carolyn Bucior plays a game where <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carolyn-bucior/npr-the-peculiar-gloominess-of-the-first-heard-snippet_b_2478943.html">she writes down the first phrase she hears when she turns on the network</a>. Some of the results: &quot;It usually leads to infections.&quot; &quot;I could see in slow motion, this line of vomit.&quot; &quot;Savagely beat the family&#39;s 6-month-old German Shepherd with a rock.&quot;<br />* Five <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/01/22/168825342/heavy-rotation-5-songs-public-radio-cant-stop-playing">songs public radio can&#39;t stop playing</a>.</p><hr /><p><strong><em>ANNOUNCEMENTS.</em></strong><br /><em>* This marks the end of three weeks of this blog. How&#39;s it working for you? Let the&nbsp;<a href="mailto:cmeyerson@wbez.org?subject=Meyerson%20blog%20customer%20service%20request%20%23130125">WBEZ Meyerson blog customer satisfaction team</a>&nbsp;know.<br />* Soundtrack for production of this edition: Fatboy Slim&#39;s &quot;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ7z57qrZU8">Weapon of Choice</a>.&quot;</em></p></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-01/we-got-yer-friday-news-quiz-right-here-105140