The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

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March 12, 2010 - The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: Governor Quinn calls for a 33% income tax hike; CTA drivers are among the highest paid in the country; a racist yard sign infuriates neighbors; one of Chicago's underperforming public high schools is in the middle of a scandal where grades were allegedly inflated; and Derrick Rose is the latest Bulls player to be battling an injury.

Guests:

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Smart Home: Green + Wired

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Smart Home: Green + Wired

The Museum of Science and Industry's "Smart Home" is now even smarter. Eddie Arruza tells us about the home's green makeover.

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The Manny Diaries

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What do you do if your toddler swallows the light bulb from a flashlight? Actor/comedian Bob Wiltfong answers that question in his new one-man show, The Manny Diaries. We get other tips when he joins us in the studio.

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Ask Geoffrey

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What glamorous blonde movie star from the 1920s, 30s, 40s, and 50s shares her name with two South side Chicago streets? We get the answer in tonight's edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Spring Gardening

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We talk with an expert from the Chicago Botanic Garden who has early gardening tips about how to jump-start your garden.

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Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age

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We travel back to the Ice Age as mastodons and mammoths take over the Field Museum.

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Hedy Weiss Theater Reviews

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Hedy Weiss joins us to review Fiddler on the Roof and two other recommended shows currently on stage.

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Erich "Mancow" Muller

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Despite high ratings, controversial radio personality Mancow Muller was recently fired from his mid-morning show on WLS radio. We talk with Muller what happened at WLS, and his future in Chicago radio.

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Viewer Mail

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We asked if you think full-body scanners at the airport are a good idea. We read some of your comments from our discussion board.

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News Analysis: Bruce Graham

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News Analysis: Bruce Graham

We look back at the legacy of architect Bruce Graham, the man behind Willis Tower and the John Hancock Center. He died Saturday at the age of 84.

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

Tonight's panel discusses the week's top headlines; U.S. Senate hopeful Alexi Giannoulias' family bank is on the brink of collapse; Chicago's longstanding hand gun ban is facing a Supreme Court challenge; the University of Illinois is considering hiking their tuition 20%; Chicago ministers are throwing their support behind another Walmart; and Bulls players are battling the injury bug.

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Punch Brothers

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When mandolin superstar Chris Thile needed a banjo player for his latest band, Punch Brothers, he chose Skokie native Noam Pikelny. We go behind the scenes at a Punch Brothers rehearsal.

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Cuneo Mansion Tour

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John Cuneo, Jr. has donated his family's $30 million mansion and its $10 million art collection to Loyola University. We go inside the estate and get a first-hand look at a bygone era of American aristocracy.

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Live Music Wednesday: Chicago Jazz Philharmonic

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We have a special performance from members of the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, including Chicago's trumpet master Orbert Davis.

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Food Photographer Stephen Hamilton

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We sit down with local photographer Stephen Hamilton, who was tapped to be a guest judge on the upcoming season of Bravo's Top Chef Masters.

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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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Polish Foods of Chicago

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In honor of Casimir Pulaski Day, we travel around the city to sample some of Chicago's favorite Polish foods.

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