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.


Marc Sims

Chicago 

 

 

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.

https://www.chalkbeat.org/chicago/2024/05/15/out-of-work-out-of-school-youth-doubled-during-pandemic-report-finds

 

 

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

400 Plus Podcast

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

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-do-you-need-david-stovall-ph-d/id1546284697?i=1000535929173

 

 

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBkXgSDTSPY

 

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.

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puffery

 

Read these stories about the Chicago Housing Authority.

 

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

https://blockclubchicago.org/2024/05/07/this-vacant-bungalow-is-owned-by-the-cha-and-now-its-a-drug-stash-house

 

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

https://blockclubchicago.org/2024/05/06/for-2-decades-a-historic-pullman-home-has-been-vacant-under-chas-watch

 

 

Marc Sims

Chicago

 

 

Rehab or Tear Down? Mick Dumke

Just A Few Questions Podcast

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

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rehab-or-tear-down-mick-dumke/id1515521382?i=1000655727521

 

 

CHA Held Accountable?  Rachel Hinton

Just A Few Questions Podcast

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

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cha-held-accountable-rachel-hinton/id1515521382?i=1000657222819

 

 


 

 

 

 

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. 

https://chicagoreader.com/columns-opinion/podcasts/ben-joravsky-show-podcast-episodes


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

https://art19.com/shows/the-ben-joravsky-show/episodes/b7949d6e-986e-46d4-8de6-7e6a439d59e8


Marc Sims

Chicago


Some show notes:


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

Marc Sims
Host

https://open.spotify.com/show/3OvsD9A8ESUfKS20UMTHyV

marcsimschicago@gmail.com



LITERATURE: Franz Kafka

https://youtu.be/g4LyzhkDNBM?si=Tft6-vU51vlLb2Ct&t=575




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

Karen Lewis Chicago Teachers Union President (2015)

https://youtu.be/oSgEPw8cdgw?t=4151




What's Education For?

​The School of Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HndV87XpkWg





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

https://youtu.be/VHeWndnHuQs?si=2SOQjnXhrJU955N2&t=583






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

https://www.broadcastify.com/webPlayer/37362

 

 


400 Plus Podcast

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

Marc Sims

Host

https://open.spotify.com/show/267Tf9agf0bNEaoIJd35YV



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