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The [Friday] Papers

Here's a free idea for anyone out there with a lonesome guitar and harp: The Ballad of Barbara Byrd-Bennett.


From her time in Cleveland:

"When times were good, Cleveland schools Chief Executive Barbara Byrd-Bennett was touted as a possible candidate for mayor and was whispered to be a contender for just about every big-city superintendent's job that came open across the country," the Plain Dealer reported in 2012.

"When her star fell, she was seen as such a liability that neither her face nor her name could be found on fliers pushing last Tuesday's school tax."

Click through to read about her downfall there.

More over the weekend, including on The Beachwood Radio Hour #53, which is now in pre-production.


The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #47
Let's welcome Kris Bryant to Coincidence City, where we hereby declare April 17 to be Coincidence Day from this year forth.

Also: Shout-out to sports media fanboys who think it's perfectly alright - and often desirable - for the people they cover to lie to them.

Plus: Blackhawks In Typical Thrilling Playoff Mode; Bulls Get Bucks; Mock Journalism; The Other Baseball Team In Town; Tribute To Mark Grace.

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Chinese comfort.

The Week In Chicago Rock
Featuring: The Chips, Skip Church, Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers, Colleen Green, Local H, Joe Bonamassa, King Parrot, Olof Arnalds, and Rumer.


* 16 Reasons Illinois And Indiana Don't Like Each Other.

* NBC Lied About Richard Engel Kidnapping.

* America's Most-Wanted Swiss Bankers Aren't Hard To Find.

* Genocide Under Our Watch.





The Beachwood Tip Line: Coinciding.


Posted on April 17, 2015

MUSIC - Chief Keef Changed The Industry.
TV - Vizio's Best Product Is You.
POLITICS - UIC: Soda Taxes Work.
SPORTS - More McCaskey Malpractice.

BOOKS - All About Poop.


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