On Monday's Afternoon Shift we talk about guns in the summer.
Long Hot Summer-Guns: As part of our Long Hot Summer series, we look at the economics and legal infrastructure around guns.
CHINA! (Spoiler: They won.) Japan came in second in the men's gymnastics team finals, but only after a little intrigue; judges took a re-look at Kohei Uchimura of Japan's pommel horse performance, which bumped Japan up from fourth place to grab silver. This meant that the U.K., who originally thought they pulled off a revelatory second place win, was moved to bronze and poor, poor Ukraine didn't medal at all.
But was the upset of the U.S. team the most important thing? No. It's all about the hair.
The Caesar, with a touch of front hair flip.
The U.N. said 200,000 Syrians have fled the embattled city of Aleppo since intense clashes between regime forces and rebels began ten days ago.
The government forces turned mortars, tank and helicopter gunships against rebel positions Monday, pressing ahead with a counter-offensive to wrest back control of neighborhoods taken by rebels in Syria's largest city and commercial hub.
"I am extremely concerned by the impact of shelling and use of tanks and other heavy weapons on people in Aleppo," Valerie Amos, the top U.N. official for humanitarian affairs, said in a statement late Sunday. "Many people have sought temporary shelter in schools and other public buildings in safer areas," she added. "They urgently need food, mattresses and blankets, hygiene supplies and drinking water."
Amos said U.N. agencies and the Syrian Red Crescent are working together on supplying those affected by the fighting all over the country with blankets and humanitarian supplies, but many remain out of their reach because of the combat.
On Monday's Afternoon Shift, The Break Room features Slightly Stoopid with their song "Top of the World" off their new album of the same name. Slightly Stoopid has been active for more than a decade and their music is described as "a fusion of acoustic rock and blues with reggae, hip-hop, funk and punk." Over the span of their storied career, the band has constantly experimented with different genres and styles to create a unique brand of music they can call their own. Slightly Stoopid are playing Charter One Pavilion on Northerly Island on August 17th.
About a decade ago, I started to notice that rain storms felt more violent, as if mandated by some mythical storm troll who controlled the skies. Weather had changed, yes, but not because of imaginary attackers, in spite of my paranoid delusions. In fact, extreme precipitation is a predicted consequence of the cumulative effects of climate change; these events are often accompanied by flooding.
Monday on Worldview:
Monday, Eight Forty-Eight takes the show on the road to Maxfields in Lombard. We’re asking residents to tell us why they live where they live. How diverse is the area and how has it changed over the years? Lombard Village President William Mueller and North Central College History professor Ann Durkin Keating join to offer details on the evolution of Lombard, and changes in demographics in the Western suburbs.
We know you have a job or school or a life outside of these Olympic games, but it doesn't really feel like it right now, does it? So, like the winners we are, we've outlined a few events you should catch everyday. All times CDT and we've primarily focused on the USA because, well, where do we live?
Stuff that'll work well for work, on in the background: