23 episodes

A Chicago-oriented audio news roundup that won't waste your time.

Chicago Public Square Newscasts Charlie Meyerson

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A Chicago-oriented audio news roundup that won't waste your time.

    Clarifying Trump / Home-sharing tax / Nuts to nut-'milk'

    Clarifying Trump / Home-sharing tax / Nuts to nut-'milk'

    No one said explaining the president would be an easy job. No one said staying at an Airbnb or other shared home in Chicago would stay cheap. And no one told you you could call “almond milk” milk forever. This is your Chicago Public Square Newscast. Listen here, or on Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers*, iTunes or your favorite podcast player. Enjoying these newscasts? Keep them coming by joining The Legion of Chicago Public Squarians. * Even if you don’t have an Alexa smart speaker, you can turn iOS and Android phones into Alexa devices for free—a low-impact way to experiment with the technology.

    'Genius' takes it back / Emanuel unsatisfied / Twitter crickets

    'Genius' takes it back / Emanuel unsatisfied / Twitter crickets

    President Trump says he made a mistake. Mayor Emanuel’s not satisfied. And is Twitter a little less tweety lately? This is your Chicago Public Square Newscast. Listen here, or on Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers*, iTunes or your favorite podcast player. Enjoying these newscasts? Keep them coming by joining The Legion of Chicago Public Squarians. * Even if you don’t have an Alexa smart speaker, you can turn iOS and Android phones into Alexa devices for free—a low-impact way to experiment with the technology.

    Illinois 'red flag' / Trump's 'disgrace' / CVS's apology

    Illinois 'red flag' / Trump's 'disgrace' / CVS's apology

    Illinois has new gun protections. President Trump has fresh critics. And CVS says it’s sorry. This is your Chicago Public Square Newscast. Listen here, or on Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers*, iTunes or your favorite podcast player. Enjoying these newscasts? Keep them coming by joining The Legion of Chicago Public Squarians.   * Even if you don’t have an Alexa smart speaker, you can turn iOS and Android phones into Alexa devices for free—a low-impact way to experiment with the technology.

    'A coward' / Cop in trouble again / 24 shoes drop

    'A coward' / Cop in trouble again / 24 shoes drop

    The woman in the flag T-shirt speaks out. A Chicago cop is in trouble—again. And 24 more shoes drop in the Russia investigation. This is your Chicago Public Square Newscast. Listen here, or on Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers*, iTunes or your favorite podcast player. Enjoying these newscasts? Keep them coming by joining The Legion of Chicago Public Squarians. * Even if you don’t have an Alexa smart speaker, you can turn iOS and Android phones into Alexa devices for free—a low-impact way to experiment with the technology.

    An angry defense / Mayor claims 'save' / Fast-food concession

    An angry defense / Mayor claims 'save' / Fast-food concession

    An FBI agent gets fiery. The mayor claims a win in China. And McDonald's and other fast-food giants are settling a multistate legal issue. This is your Chicago Public Square Newscast. Listen here, or on Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers*, iTunes or your favorite podcast player. Enjoying these newscasts? Keep them coming by joining The Legion of Chicago Public Squarians. * Even if you don’t have an Alexa smart speaker, you can turn iOS and Android phones into Alexa devices for free—a low-impact way to experiment with the technology.

    SCOTUS battle lines / Preckwinkle: Sorry / Peanuts grounded

    SCOTUS battle lines / Preckwinkle: Sorry / Peanuts grounded

    The battle lines are clear in the fight for the Supreme Court. A Facebook video leads to a politician’s apology. And an airline is swearing off an in-flight snack. This is your Chicago Public Square Newscast. Listen here, or on Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers*, iTunes or your favorite podcast player. Enjoying these newscasts? Keep them coming by joining The Legion of Chicago Public Squarians. * Even if you don’t have an Alexa smart speaker, you can turn iOS and Android phones into Alexa devices for free—a low-impact way to experiment with the technology.

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