The Morning Drive Podcast: Monday

October 8, 2012

Good morning!

Welcome to this edition of the Morning Drive Podcast!  

Today's news:

Environmentalists have filed a legal complaint against four Illinois coal plants. The Illinois EPA said it has also sent violation notices about contaminated groundwater to the plants owned by Midwest Generation in Joliet, Pekin, Will County and Waukegan.

Tsegaye Kebede saw a few Ethiopian flags as he approached the finish line and figured he'd say hello. So he started waving. Kebede had plenty to celebrate in his course-record win Sunday in the Chicago Marathon.

Featured in the podcast:

Getting bailed out of jail by a nun who also happens to be your mentor is just about as horrible as you’d imagine. Click for more from the latest installment of Story Corps.

 

And your WEATHER for todayToday should be sunny, windy and getting warmer as the day goes on, highs in the upper 50s. Tonight, mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy, lows from the lower 40s in the outlying areas to the upper 40s downtown.

Tuesday, partly sunny and breezy but mild, highs in the upper 60s. Tuesday night it’s really going to cool down with some showers likely, lows in the mid 30s in the outlying areas to mid 40s downtown. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

 

Music in the podcast brought to you by Norah Jones, she's scheduled to play the Chicago Theatre Tuesday night. Her latest album came out in May, click here for a review from WBEZ's Jim DeRogatis.

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