The Morning Drive Podcast: Friday

August 17, 2012

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Good morning!

Welcome to this edition of the Morning Drive Podcast! In today’s episode, we'll take a look at some of the issues surrounding shark fin soup.

But first, some news:

Stunt pilots flew over Navy Pier on Thursday in preparation of this weekend’s 54th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show.

llinois House members will gather Friday to consider something lawmakers in the state haven't done in more than a century: expel one of their own.

Featured in the podcast:

Discovery Channel is in the midst of its 25th annual Shark Week. With an estimated 30 million viewers tuning in, conservationists are seizing the opportunity to shine light on some alarming issues. Researchers say finning, the practice of cutting off a shark’s fins so they can be used to make a delicacy, shark fin soup, is one of the main reasons that as many as one third of all shark species face some threat of extinction. 

And your WEATHER for today: Sunny but kind of cool - highs in the lower 70s. Then tonight clear, lows in the lower 50s except around 60 downtown. Saturday, mostly sunny, highs in the mid 70s. Saturday night, partly cloudy, lows in the upper 50s except lower 60s downtown. Sunday, partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the afternoon, highs in the mid 70s, light and variable winds. Sunday night, partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of light showers, lows around 60.

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