It's in my blood...
I grew up under the influence of a techie dad who worked in radio, read three newspapers a day and opined how different outlets played the story. I watched the Times and Tribune battle to be on top and marveled at how journos kept politicos honest. I spent my afternoons working in the New Expression newsroom and summers as an NIU J-camper. UIC taught me to observe, question, listen and analyze. Medill taught me to turn observation into business, magazine and online journalism.
Published on 03/22/13
Adventurous, Patriotic "Girls of Atomic City" Traveled South for Nuclear Jobs
Lured by well-paying jobs and the promise that their work would lead to a quicker end to World War II, thousands of young women came, in 1943, from cities around the country to work on a clandestine government project in rural Tennessee.
Published on 03/21/13
Assault Weapons Ban Not Likely to Pass Constitutional Muster, Scholar Says
Second amendment scholar Joyce Lee Malcolm, says calls for an "assault" weapons ban seem to ignore recent Supreme Court decisions that establish an individual right to own guns in common use.
Published on 02/22/13
Americans Support Range of Proposals to Reduce Gun Violence
As lawmakers at federal and state levels debate policy changes to reduce gun violence while acknowleging the constitutional right to own a gun, a new public opinion poll finds some common ground among people on both sides of the issue.
Published on 02/18/13
'The Invisible War' Changes the Conversation on Rape in the Military
The Academy Award-nominated documentary featuring more than a dozen members of the military who say they have been sexually assaulted by other recruits, gets the attention of lawmakers in the nation's capitol.
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