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The Beachwood Radio Hour #41: Ernie Banks Was Not Just A Bobblehead

Let's not reduce him to a wind-up toy. Plus: Do We Really Need More Police Officers? Neither Side Wants You To Know; The Many Problems Of Political Polls; and Rahm Vs. The Field.


SHOW NOTES

:00: Strawberry Rock Show.

:48: Ernie Banks Was Not Just A Bobblehead.

* SI: Measuring Where Ernie Banks Ranks Among The Best Shortstops Ever.

* Roger Wallenstein: The Legacy of Ernie Banks.

* John Kass: Ernie Banks Gave Chicago Something To Smile About In The Turbulent '60s.

* Rick Telander: Ernie Banks Dealt With So Much But Never Let It Show.

* Rick Morrissey: Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub, Leaves This World To Play Two, If Not More.

* David Haugh: Ernie Banks Truly A Man For All Seasons.

* Bob Sirott: Ernie Banks: Under His Spell.

* David Kaplan: "I never let that stuff bother me."

That's a lot of white guys weighing in.

* Ernie Banks Put On CTA Board With $15,000 Salary.

* Ernie Banks ran for 8th Ward alderman.

16:02: The Vaselines at the Empty Bottle on Wednesday night.

18:50: Looking For Facts In The Police Staffing Debate.

* How Many Police Officers Does Chicago Need?

* The phrase I was searching for is "diminishing returns."

* Toni Preckwinkle on crime and education.

* Rahm Emanuel is trying to hide what his challengers don't want to see.

33:08: Amanda X at the Empty Bottle on Wednesday night.

35:18: The Many Problems Of Political Polls.

* Pundits explain realities that don't exist.

* Rahm's brainwashing budget.

* Branding honesty.

45:54: Twin Peaks at the Metro last Sunday night.

47:08: Rahm Vs. The Field.

* Willie Wilson is an expensive novelty item.

* Chuy Garcia: Too little, too late.

* Bob Fioretti: The forgotten candidate.

* Chuy's puffy profile.

* The only ism I believe in is journalism.

* Rahm's deceptions.

* "All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible."

56:32 The Liqs at the Metro last Sunday night.

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Posted on January 25, 2015


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