About Me

Marc Sims Host Just A Few Questions Marc Sims was born, raised, and resides in the city of Chicago Illinois. https://anchor.fm/marc-sims marcsimschicago@gmail.com

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Destabilizing Teens & Men

There are only a few students that disrupt a classroom. There could be only a few neighbors that disturb an ordinary quiet block. There are only a few male teens and men that commit crime in a neighborhood. 

Why can't city officials and community leaders find these teens and men and provide them mental and or spiritual services?

If these teenagers and men who don't want to be helped, they need to be incarcerated or run out of town.

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Overall, about 45,000 16- to 24-year-olds in the city are disconnected from both school and work, accounting for roughly 12% of the city’s residents in that age group.




Is it possible to create crime free, low income African American neighborhoods?

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David Stovall, Ph.D. is a professor in the departments of Black Studies and Criminology, Law & Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago.





Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Puff Piece PR Journalism



CBS 2 News' semi– puff piece of journalism was a good public relations story for the Chicago Housing Authority.


Chicago Housing Authority to rehab hundreds of vacant homes

CBS 2 News



Puff piece is an idiom for a journalistic form of puffery: an article or story of exaggerating praise that often ignores or downplays opposing viewpoints or evidence to the contrary.



Read these stories about the Chicago Housing Authority.


This Vacant Bungalow Is Owned By The CHA — And Now It’s A Drug Stash House



For 2 Decades, A Historic Pullman Home Has Been Vacant Under CHA’s Watch 




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Rehab or Tear Down? Mick Dumke

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Marc Sims talks with Mick Dumke Investigative editor for Block Club Chicago, about a vacant drug house in Chicago Illinois.




CHA Held Accountable?  Rachel Hinton

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Marc Sims asked Block Club Chicago reporter Rachel Hinton; who holds the Chicago Housing Authority accountable? 








Tuesday, May 28, 2024

The Ben Joravsky Show Again


I can not thank Ben Joravsky enough for allowing me to be a guest on his podcast. 

If you like or love politics, listen to the Ben Joravsky Show. 


Here is the link for The Ben Joravsky Show when I was a guest in May of 2024.    


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Some show notes:

Just A few Questions Podcast topics are education, public safety, and other stuff.

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The (Education) system is designed to make people compliant.

Karen Lewis Chicago Teachers Union President (2015)


What's Education For?

​The School of Life


Many of our young people have their ceilings lowered, that some where around fourth or fifth grade.  Their thoughts are I'm not going to be anything special.  60 Minutes


Every company in the world and every workflow for every company and every industry will be reengineered in 24 months.

ServiceNow Chairman and CEO Bill McDermott

Police Scanner Chicago’s far South Side      

Chicago Police Department Zone 09




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A discussion of African American issues from an African American perspective.

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Marc Sims is a lifelong Chicagoan obsessed with presenting information that will reduce neighborhood crime.