Tuesday, June 24, 2008

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
Governor Blagojevich today threatened to cut $1.5 billion in spending unless the house passes new revenues already approved by the senate. Elizabeth Brackett and a bipartisan panel of legislators take a look at whether the stalemate can be resolved by the July 9 deadline set by the governor.
Guests: State Senator Donne Trotter , State Representative Julie Hamos, State Senator Matt Murphy and State Representative Jim Durkin.

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Spertus Museum Controversy
Imaginary Coordinates, the Spertus Museum's latest exhibit, opened in early May and featured old and new maps of the Holy Land. But last Friday, in response to protests from patrons, the museum closed the exhibit 2-and-a-half months early. Joining us to talk about the controversial decision is Spertus' president, Dr. Howard A. Sulkin.

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Chicago Matters: Growing Forward
Racine, Wisconsin's north beach has been honored as one of the nation's best. In tonight's installment of our Chicago Matters: Growing Forward series, Rich Samuels shows us how this beach overcame its polluted past and what can be done to improve beaches all along the Great Lakes.

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Technology Tailor
This summer after you capture your vacation on your digital camera or record home movies, what can you do with those memories? Alex Goldfayn, the technology tailor, has collected a few of his favorite things for getting the most out of your movies and pictures and they include:

  1. Pandigital's Photo Frames ($80 - $150)
    Sexy high-definition, touch-screen digital picture frames are easy and gorgeous.
    www.pandigital.net
  2. Sandisk's Memory Cards and USB drives ($20-$100)
    Huge capacities let you capture your home movies right to memory cards! Who needs tapes!?
    www.sandisk.com
  3. Nokia's Camera Phones ($520 - $700)
    5 megapixel camera phones take pictures and movies suitable for DVD! You don't need another camera.
    www.nokia.com
  4. Sony's DVDirect ($220)
    Transfers VHS tapes and 8mm tapes to DVD for under $200 – no computer required!
    www.sonystyle.com
  5. Klix (by Prosoft Engineering) ($30)
    Alex accidentally – and permanently! – deleted thousands of pictures from his once-in-a-lifetime vacation to Italy, this software rescued his photos – right from the camera's memory card. It's easily the best money he's ever spent on technology and it basically saved his marriage!
    www.prosofteng.com

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Second Life
A new world is emerging online. It's called Second Life and many Chicagoans are taking advantage of it. But it has some parents and legislators worried about safety from internet predators. Christian Farr introduces us to "Second Life" and tells us whether it's a life that's really worth living.

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Commentary: Dawn Trice
Dawn Trice has some comments and concerns about the future of newspapers.

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