Killerspin

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March 01, 2010 - Killerspin

We meet a Chicago man who wants to change the way America thinks about table tennis.

Where to play ping pong/table tennis in Chicago

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: As the state's budget crisis continues to grow, support is growing for a major income tax hike; legislation to end free CTA rides for all seniors is moving forward in Springfield; 8 underperforming Chicago Public Schools are set to be closed or completely overhauled; O'Hare airport gets full body scanners; Mayor Daley suggests privatizing parts of pricey McCormick Place; and the Cubs and Sox are working off the rust in spring training.

Guests:

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News Analysis: Full Body Scanners

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February 24, 2010 - News Analysis: Full Body Scanners

Full body scanners will be installed at O'Hare in the coming weeks. Carol Marin and her panel take a closer look at what they do, how they do it, and why they make some people nervous.

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Underground Supper Clubs

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February 24, 2010 - Underground Supper Clubs

A unique dining experience is coming to a table near you. We go inside the secretive world of underground supper clubs.

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New Credit Card Rules

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February 22, 2010 - New Credit Card Rules

New credit card reforms designed to protect consumers went into effect today. We talk to the Chicago Tribune's personal finance columnist about the changes.

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News Analysis: Illinois's Financial Troubles

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February 22, 2010 - News Analysis: Illinois's Financial...

The state is facing financial doomsday, and if lawmakers don't enact major tax increases and spending cuts, it's only going to get worse. That according to a report released today from the Civic Federation of Chicago. We talk to the author of the report and get his take on how the state can regain its financial health.

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Joseph Stiglitz

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February 18, 2010 - Joseph Stiglitz

The $800+ billion dollar stimulus bill was signed into law one year ago. Has it worked? We have insight from Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, whom Newsweek calls "an economic prophet."

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Chicago Business

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February 15, 2010 - Chicago Business

Would it make you feel better or worse if a few savvy investors were making big money from this winter's big snowfalls? Kris Kridel joins us with the details of that story, plus the rest of the week's business news.

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Chicago Auto Show

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February 10, 2010 - Chicago Auto Show

Nightly Business Report brings us some of the highlights of the Chicago Auto Show.

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Chicago Business

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There was a time, not too long ago, when many Chicagoans swore they would never shop at the State Street Macy's that took over the space from Marshall Field. Kris Kridel tells us why it seems like the city has a short memory when she joins us with the week's business news.

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Architect Jeanne Gang

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February 24, 2010 - Architect Jeanne Gang

Chicago architect Jeanne Gang's Chicago highrise, Aqua, tops a 2009 list of international "skyscrapers of the year." We revisit our recent interview with the architect.

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School Closings

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February 24, 2010 - School Closings

Eddie Arruza has the latest from the Chicago Board of Education on the school closings.

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News Analysis: CTA Finances

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February 23, 2010 - News Analysis: CTA Finances

The president of the CTA's bus union and CTA President Richard Rodriguez join us to talk about what how they can work together to roll back layoffs and service cuts.

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Chicago Business

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February 22, 2010 - Chicago Business

Who will end up owning Chicago's iconic Water Tower Place? A nasty battle is heating up between regional rivals General Growth Properties and Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group. Kris Kridel tells us who has the edge.

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

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February 19, 2010 - The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: George Ryan's wife reaches out to President Obama to release the former governor from prison early; Mayor Daley is letting the public apply for open aldermanic seats; more controversy is brewing in the race for lieutenant governor; Governor Quinn signs a bill that ousts the entire McCormick Place board; red-light cameras are being scrutinized by lawmakers in Springfield; and the Bulls were busy at the trade deadline.

Guests:

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Google Buzz

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February 18, 2010 - Google Buzz

We find out what the buzz behind Google's latest creation is all about.

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

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February 12, 2010 - The Week in Review

Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: Democrats are jockeying for the Lieutenant Governor's ballot spot vacated by Scott Lee Cohen; Mayor Daley orders a budget review of the Chicago Police Department and wants to give the city's Inspector General the power to investigate aldermen; CTA service cuts are making for a longer commute; the Chicago Auto Show rolls into town; and former White Sox slugger Frank Thomas announces his retirement.

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