The Morning Drive Podcast: Tuesday

July 31, 2012

Download Story

 

Good morning!

Welcome to this edition of the Morning Drive Podcast; In today’s episode, we continue our series Race: Out Loud. 

But first, some news:

Chicago cabbies are expected at city hall Tuesday to argue for their first fare increase in seven years, but they may have to wait a bit longer.

Robert Grant, who oversaw the investigation into former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, is retiring from his job as the top FBI official in Chicago at the end of the summer.

 
After weeks of hinting that he might call a special legislative session to tackle state pension reform, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn finally made good on his threat on Monday
 
Featured in the podcast:
 
WBEZ continues with its Race: Out Loud series by looking into the more humorous, or akward moments that can come from discussions about race.
 

And your WEATHER for today: Partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms in the south suburbs early this morning, but otherwise mostly sunny, highs from the lower 80s along the lake to upper 80s in the far west and south suburbs. Then tonight, mostly clear, lows from the lower 60s to around 70 downtown. Then Wednesday, mostly sunny, highs from the lower 80s near the lake to upper 80s downtown. Mostly clear into Wednesday night as things cool down to the mid 60s by the lake and lower 70s downtown.

 

Music from today's podcast is brought to you by Florence and the Machine.

Subscribe to The Morning Drive Podcast on iTunes!

It's all the news that's fit to podcast. Click above to listen, click here to subscribe.