Sometimes I wonder if facts really matter. Does the truth matter when we live in a world of lies? I watched several TV newscasts and just getting to an empirical version of the truth is a minefield. Fox, CNN, MSNBC, PBS NewsHour, RT, ABC, CBS, NBC, and so on. All purveyors of news with subtleties that aren’t always so subtle.
Breaking news is a joke. The term was once meaningful when a devastating event occurred. But now the term is used to attract attention even when the story isn’t something worth breaking.
Writing with a Neo 2 is liberating. No internet distraction, no email, no Google searches, and no interruptions. With this device, you just write. It is surprising how much you can get done when you aren’t a slave to alerts. And when you finish typing, you can plug into your computer with a USB cable and the Neo 2 will upload everything into a new Word file. For $25 bucks on eBay, try it out. Truly liberating.
To steal & shoot or not? Chicago police dash & body cams aimed at the police & Paul O’Neal. Your thoughts?
Garrard talks WikiLeaks, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and DNC Cover-up in wake of convention shadow.
Garrard covers Get Covered Illinois in its challenge of getting every Illinois resident covered by health insurance.
Do you shop for goods made in the USA, or do you look for the best prices possible? What other factors influence your decision to purchase: quality, proximity, convenience? We’re talking with Dr. Patrick Murphy and Dr. Micah Pollack about goods that are Made in America. Episode #104, Aired 4/1/16
On the premiere episode of CounterPoint with Garrard McClendon, we’re talking about the State Line. Indiana and Illinois share a border, but is it a concrete barrier or a blurred line between consumers and businesses? We sit down with Erika Fizer, Speros Batistatos, Matt Reardon, and Patrick Reardon to discuss the business of the border. Episode #101. Aired 3/4/16
Dr. Richard Florida’s book “The Rise of the Creative Class” explores how our third spaces, places other than work and home, add to our creativity and peace of mind. Concerts, coffee shops, libraries, and more help draw creative people and increase jobs and revenue. We’re talking with Alexx Dupri, Erika Gilchrist, and Tellie Woods and asking, what is your favorite third space? Episode #102. Aired 3/18/16