The Morning Drive Podcast: Strike edition

September 10, 2012

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Good morning!

Welcome to this CTU strike edition of the Morning Drive Podcast!  In this episode, WBEZ Education reporter Linda Lutton talks with host Lisa Labuz about the negotiations, strikes, pickets, etc. 

News:

Chicago teachers went on strike Monday for the first time in 25 years after their union and district officials failed to reach a contract agreement despite intense weekend negotiations that the union said were productive but still failed to adequately address issues such as job security and teacher evaluation.

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

The dispute over American health care dominated the presidential race Sunday with Republican challenger Mitt Romney altering his stand on President Barack Obama's signature overhaul of the system, telling voters he would keep several important parts of the law that he has vowed to repeal.

A Chicago-area man designated as a terrorist is suing the federal government so he can do simple things like buy newspapers or gifts for his wife. Muhammad Salah, an American of Palestinian descent, was designated a terrorist in 1995.

 

And your WEATHER for today: sunny, highs in the mid 70s with some winds in the morning. Then tonight, clear, lows in the mid 50s except around 60 downtown.


Then Tuesday, sunny and warmer, highs in the mid 80s. Tuesday night, clear, lows around 60 except mid 60s downtown.

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