The Morning Drive Podcast: Monday

The Morning Drive Podcast: Monday

October 1, 2012

Good morning!

Welcome to this edition of the Morning Drive Podcast!  In today's episode, we take you to a rally for black construction jobs, introduce you to an undecided voter and more!

Today's news:

Chicago aldermen are scheduled to meet Monday for a marathon session on the city’s underfunded pension system. The special meeting is scheduled to last six hours, and it's prompted fiscal watchdog groups like The Civic Federation to pay attention.

It's been almost two weeks since Chicago teachers ended their seven-day strike. On the first week back after the strike, at Blaine Elementary School in the city’s Lakeview neighborhood there’s lots of enthusiasm but also, relief.

Featured in the podcast:

In Illinois, pollsters estimate that undecided voters make up only four to eight percent of the electorate. But national presidential campaigns spend a lot of time and money trying to reach that tiny slice of the electorate. So what does it take to swing a swing voter? To find out, WBEZ is tracking a few of them up until Election Day.

 

And your WEATHER for today: Mostly cloudy but pretty nice overall, highs in the upper 60s. Tonight, mostly cloudy, lows in the lower 50s except in the upper 50s downtown.

Tuesday, mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s. Tuesday night, mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s except upper 50s downtown.


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