WBEZ | Wrigley gum http://www.wbez.org/tags/wrigley-gum Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Capt. Kirk vs. Reddit, Red Line Alert and Gunning for Chicago http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-02/capt-kirk-vs-reddit-red-line-alert-and-gunning-chicago-105452 <p><h3><a href="pandodaily.com/2013/02/10/william-shatner-calls-out-reddit-for-racism-and-hate-mongering/" target="_blank"><img alt="Shatner, Reddit mascot Snoo. (Photo illustration: William Shatner at Loyal Studios &amp;quot;Star Trek&amp;quot; Behind the Scenes by Bob Bekian, on Flickr; Reddit mascot image)" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/KirkVs.Reddit.jpg" style="float: right; height: 211px; width: 300px;" title="Shatner, Reddit mascot Snoo. (Photo illustration: William Shatner at Loyal Studios &quot;Star Trek&quot; Behind the Scenes by Bob Bekian, on Flickr; Reddit mascot image)" /></a><em><strong>[Note: Looking for last week&#39;s news quiz? <a href="http://cpm.polldaddy.com/s/wbez-meyerson-news-quiz-no-5" target="_blank">It&#39;s here</a>.]</strong></em></h3><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>CAPT. KIRK vs. REDDIT. <a href="http://www.reddit.com/user/williamshatner" target="_blank">William Shatner</a></strong> -- new to Reddit -- is <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/ideasfortheadmins/comments/18536m/turning_off_private_messages/c8bocrt" target="_blank">in his words</a>, &quot;<a href="http://pandodaily.com/2013/02/10/william-shatner-calls-out-reddit-for-racism-and-hate-mongering/" target="_blank">apalled [sic] by some of the immature, horrifically racist, sexist, homophobic &hellip; posts</a> that are just ignored.&quot;<br />*&nbsp;<a href="http://www.salon.com/2013/02/10/ron_paul_sues_supporters_for_control_of_ronpaul_com/" target="_blank">Ron Paul vs. RonPaul.com</a>.<br />*&nbsp;<em>New Republic:</em>&nbsp;How Republicans came to be&nbsp;<a href="http://www.newrepublic.com/article/112365/why-republicans-are-party-white-people#" target="_blank">the party of white people</a>.</p><p><strong>GUNNING FOR CHICAGO.&nbsp;</strong>President Obama&#39;s coming home later this week to &quot;<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-obama-hadiya-pendleton-20130210,0,964750.story" target="_blank">talk about the gun violence</a>.&quot;<br />* Obama&#39;s trip <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/news/18146944-418/lynn-sweet-obamas-chicago-trip-to-spotlight-failure-of-emanuel-mccarthy-to-curb-gun-violence.html" target="_blank">will spotlight Emanuel&#39;s failures</a>, Lynn Sweet explains for the <em>Sun-Times</em>.<br />* Illinois, Indiana teaming up for&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/APNewsBreak-Ill-Ind-to-pair-for-guns-summit-4266851.php" target="_blank">guns summit this week</a>.<br />* NBC News devoting <a href="http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/10/16912259-death-takes-no-holiday-tracking-gun-violence-over-one-long-january-weekend?chromedomain=usnews&amp;lite" target="_blank">week to coverage of gun violence</a> in America.</p><p><strong>RED LINE RED ALERT.</strong> Police have issued a warning about a rash of armed robberies along the CTA&#39;s most popular train line. The victims? <a href="http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130210/chicago-citywide/cops-warn-of-armed-robberies-on-red-line" target="_blank">Commuters openly using cell phones and other electronic devices</a>.<br />* CTA moving toward <a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-02-09/news/ct-met-cta-train-cameras-0210-20130210_1_rail-cars-cta-rail-twitter-jhilkevitch" target="_blank">HD security cameras on all trains</a>.<br />* <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/10/midwest-highspeed-rail-hu_n_2657446.html" target="_blank">High-speed rail would benefit hundreds of Midwest companies</a>, report says.</p><p><strong>EX-CUB BEHIND BARS. </strong><a href="http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_phoenix_metro/central_phoenix/mark-grace-former-diamondbacks-announcer-reports-for-jail#ixzz2KXxYvbRg" target="_blank">Mark Grace has reported to an Arizona jail</a> to begin serving time for driving under the influence.<br />* Pearl Jam becomes <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/18118996-761/pearl-jam-is-fastest-wrigley-field-concert-sell-out-ever.html" target="_blank">fastest Wrigley Field concert sellout ever</a>.</p><p><strong>CHEW ON THIS.&nbsp;</strong>A hundred-year-old <a href="http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130210/mckinley-park/old-wrigley-gum-building-could-house-big-box-store-under-development-plan" target="_blank">South Side building once home to a Wrigley gum factory</a> could become a major retail space.<br />* <a href="http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130210/hyde-park/study-says-renting-families-priced-out-of-hyde-park" target="_blank">Families that rent have been priced out of Hyde Park</a>, study says.</p><p><strong>A WRIST iPHONE?&nbsp;</strong>The company&#39;s working on <a href="http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/10/disruptions-apple-is-said-to-be-developing-a-curved-glass-smart-watch/" target="_blank">wristwatch-like devices made with flexible glass</a>, according to sources quoted by <em>The New York Times</em>.</p><hr /><p><em><strong>ANNOUNCEMENTS.</strong></em><br /><em>* Are you getting this blog by email? 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