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HeadCount Personal Liberty Issue Update: Lawyers, Guns and Money

What happens when you take a landmark Supreme Court case concerning Chicago’s ban on handgun ownership, then throw the 2nd Amendment and its meaning into the mix? This Personal Liberties Issue blast will cover that as well as new gay marriage laws, drug war violence and marijuana taxation and legalization. But first, we’d like to…

Posted in Personal Liberty, Issue Updates

Live Nation And Ticketmaster Merge, Visit Wal-Mart

“Bad Moon Rising.” That’s the tune Chicago music journalists Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis opened their Sound Opinions public radio show/podcast with in regard to the Department of Justice’s recent approval of Live Nation and Ticketmaster’s merger to form the far-reaching Live Nation Entertainment. Jim and Greg believe the merger will change the concert industry…

Posted in Trends in Music and Society

Wal-Mart To Implement Eco Labeling

On July 16, Wal-Mart announced that it will require all of its product suppliers to calculate the environmental impact of their products. Wal-Mart will compile the information into a green rating system to be displayed alongside the product’s price tag. Since Wal-Mart is the world’s largest retailer, this move will certainly set an important example…