The Morning Drive Podcast: Wednesday

August 22, 2012

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Good morning!

Welcome to this edition of the Morning Drive Podcast! In today’s episode, we'll . 

But first, some news:

Cantaloupe rinds could be one reason behind a recent salmonella outbreak linked to the fruit, according to food safety experts.

Chicago health officials have confirmed three cases of Legionnaires' disease connected with a downtown hotel.

Puerto Ricans are saluting the late owner of a Chicago hardware store who bridged racial divides and held his own against big-box retailers.

The Chicago Board of Education must approve its budget by the end of August. But the $6 billion plan set for a vote Wednesday could still change a lot.

Featured in the podcast:

Fed up with squirrels eating the contents of his garden, The Reader’s Mike Sula has decided to turn the tables and go back to the ways of our forefathers (and people who live in the woods). Yup, you guessed it - eating squirrels. Here’s Mike Sula talking with Steve Edwards on yesterday’s Afternoon Shift about squirrels, gardening, and our shared history with both.

 

And your WEATHER for today: It’s starting to warm up again -  sunny, highs in the mid-80s except lower 80s near the lake. Tonight, mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy, lows in the mid 60s except upper 60s downtown. Thursday, partly cloudy, highs in the upper 80s. Thursday night, partly cloudy, lows in the upper 60s except lower 70s downtown.

Today's music on the podcast brought to you by Yeasayer, who will be playing at The Vic tonight.

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