WBEZ | Barnum & Bailey http://www.wbez.org/tags/barnum-bailey Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Terry Mazany come on down! You're the next contestant to "FIX OUR SCHOOLS!!!!" http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/terry-mazany-come-down-youre-next-contestant-fix-our-schools <p><p><strong>Top story</strong>: Terry Mazany, you are the next contestant to &quot;FIX&nbsp;THESE&nbsp;SCHOOLS!!!!&quot;&nbsp;(audience applause, soft rock plays, Mazany pumps fists).</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img title="" alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2010-November/2010-11-17/mazany-priceisright.jpg" style="width: 451px; height: 554px;" /></p><p style="text-align: center;"><strong><sup>(Photoshop wizard/Anthony Abraham) </sup></strong></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/chicago-public-schools/daley-names-mazany-interim-cps-chief">Terry Mazany will take over for Ron Huberman as the interim CEO&nbsp;of the Chicago Public Schools</a>. Mazany is the head of the Chicago Community Trust, which is a foundation that gives support to non-profits (including WBEZ). The Trust spent a lot of time and resources on education initiatives, so Mazany is already ahead of his predecessor, who's only experience in education was knowing how to fire bus drivers. Mazany took a salary of $1 from the city while retaining his Chicago Community Trust job. Terry, please tell me you at least got points on the back-end for merch. Or at least rights to the script. Terry, tell me you didn't just give it all away??!!!!</p><p>I&nbsp;don't want to rub it in, but I could have got you six figures, plus your old salary, and 20%&nbsp;off on all pencils/paper purchases. But what's done is done. Good luck Terry. Did you know <a href="http://www.cct.org/about/our-staff/terry-mazany">Mazany is trained in counting rings on trees</a>? CPS&nbsp;is going to kill at the science fairs!&nbsp;</p><p><strong>B story</strong>:&nbsp;Did you know that the controversial <a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/alcohol/four-loko-drink-remove-caffeine">energy-alcohol drink company Four Loko is based out of Chicago</a>?&nbsp;I&nbsp;wonder why it didn't make the articles and talking points about our awesome list of bourgeoning, young hot-shot companies. Will the new press release read:&nbsp;&quot;Chicago is home to great start-ups like Threadless, Group-On,Vosge chocolates, Four Loko...&quot;</p><p>Four Loko is infamous for the energy drink that has alcohol levels that equal three beers and energy levels that equal two cups of coffee. It sent a bunch of kids to the hospital and the FDA&nbsp;is going to ban it. Four Loko responded with the &quot;we are altering the ingredients to make it more safe.&quot; Bull@$#. I would go with the &quot;Hell yeah it's not safe. As a matter of fact, we're uppin it to six beers and four coffees. Why?&nbsp;Cause someone told us we couldn't. EXTREME!!!!! &quot; Then I&nbsp;would break a window with my forehead and jump out of it and wrestle some snakes.</p><p>You're welcome for that idea, Four Loko. Chicagoans have to stick together.</p><p><strong>C story</strong>: Rumor has it <a href="http://www.soundopinions.com">Sound Opinions</a> is going to talk about the new Kanye West record for this week's episode. I've heard a few tunes and I&nbsp;am just blown away by the musical creativity. Kanye is this generation's John&nbsp;Lennon. Discuss. That's one of the perks of working here - I&nbsp;might sneak into the control room and listen to the Kanye review...</p><p><strong>Weather</strong>: Now this is good weather. It's supposed to get colder tomorrow. To quote my 3 year old:&nbsp;Darnit!&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Sports</strong>:&nbsp;The Bulls and Blackhawks have embarked on their crazy annual road-trips. Why do they do this? Because the circus is in town.&nbsp;Literally - they have to leave for two weeks while Barnum &amp;&nbsp;Bailey sets up at the United Center. We just take that as part of the story when talking about the dreaded &quot;west-coast road trip&quot; but someone should investigate how the circus has so much clout it can displace two professional sports franchises from their home stadium during a regular season. I'm all about one-offs and scheduling around the games, but full weeks?</p><p><strong>Kicker</strong>: You want to make your own ginger-bread house and candy driveway for the holidays? <a href="http://www.bakerella.com/candyland/">Try and beat this woman</a>:</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img height="333" width="500" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2010-November/2010-11-17/ginger-bread.jpg" alt="" title="" /></p></p> Wed, 17 Nov 2010 15:28:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/terry-mazany-come-down-youre-next-contestant-fix-our-schools