The Morning Drive Podcast: Monday

September 17, 2012

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Good morning!

Welcome to this edition of the Morning Drive Podcast!  In this episode, teachers are still striking, district officials are still disappointed, and parents are on the fence. 

But first, some news:

Undercover FBI agents arrested an 18-year-old American man who tried to detonate what he believed was a car bomb outside a downtown Chicago bar, federal prosecutors said Saturday.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is planning to take legal action to force teachers back into the classroom immediately. The decision comes a couple of hours after the governing body of the Chicago Teachers Union, its House of Delegates, voted to continue its strike. The delegates plan to meet again Tuesday and could vote to end he strike then, putting kids back in school on Wednesday.

And you can follow our education reporters Becky Vevea and Linda Lutton on Twitter here.

 

 

And your WEATHER for today: Partly sunny, chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms early in the afternoon. Showers with thunderstorms likely late in the afternoon as well - chance of precipitation 80 percent. Highs in the upper 70s with wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour late in the afternoon.

Tonight, cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy - 50 percent chance of showers, lows in the upper 40s except lower 50s downtown.

Tuesday, partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers, breezy, highs in the lower 60s. Tuesday night, mostly clear, and, are you ready for this, lows in the lower 40s except mid 40s downtown. Fall is here, my friends.

And music in today's podcast brought to you by St. Vincent and David Byrne - the dynamic duo hit the Chicago Theatre this week.

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