The Morning Drive Podcast: Wednesday

August 8, 2012

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Good morning!

Welcome to this edition of the Morning Drive Podcast! In today’s episode, we hear about the bad conditions in some Illinois prisons, and how Governor Quinn won't let reporters in to see them. 

But first, some news:

Mitt Romney chose a northwest suburb of Chicago Tuesday to attack President Obama on the economy and new welfare rules. The presumed Republican presidential nominee then got to work raising a couple million in campaign cash.

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Illinois' prison system is in crisis. It was built to house 34,000 people but has 48,000 crowded in now. Conditions are deteriorating and recently released inmates say it's not just unpleasant punishment, it's inhumane and abusive. The crisis has been brewing for a long time, and Governor Pat Quinn seems determined to keep it from public view.

And your WEATHER for today:  Mostly sunny early in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 miles per hour. Then tonight, showers likely, lows in the mid 60s except in the lower 70s downtown. Chance of precipitation, 60 percent.


Thursday, showers likely and chance of thunderstorms - highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s except in the mid 70s near the lake. Chance of precipitation 60 percent. Thursday night, some showers and chance of thunderstorms, lows in the lower 60s except upper 60s downtown. Chance of precipitation 80 percent

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Music in today's podcast courtesy of Coldplay, who will be playing at the United Center tonight at 7:00