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Morning Shift: Immigration gets an ovation
January 29, 2013
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'Morning Shift' #95: Immigration gets an ovation
On Tuesday's Morning Shift, we talk with Democrats and Republicans on immigration, Ford's Futurist
· Tue, Jan 29 2013 07:03:49
Democrats on Immigration
A bipartisan group of Senators on Monday unveiled a plan for immigration reform. Both sides made compromises; Democrats wanted immigrants to have opportunities for eventual citizenship and Republicans wanted stronger border control. Congressman Luis Gutierrez (4thD), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, reacts to the plan.
Republicans on Immigration
Republican strategist David Dring reacts to the immigration plan put forth by the bipartisan group of senators, and explains what these policies could mean for the Republican party.
A look into the crystal ball with Ford's Futurist
As a Ford futurist, Sheryl Connelly tracks trends of the automotive industry and uses those details to inform future products for the company. Connelly explains what she sees on the horizon for cars on the road.
Snail bus route gets a facelift
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s now considering a proposal to take the slow-moving bus route on Ashland Avenue and give it a major upgrade. The Ashland Avenue proposal would be the most ambitious experiment in our area, and it has the potential to draw the mayor into a political fight. WBEZ West Side Bureau Reporter Chip Mitchell has the details.
Immigration in the Asian community
WBEZ North Side Bureau reporter Odette Yousef tells us how current immigration laws affect the Asian community in Chicago, and what the future provisions to the HB1 Visa Program will mean for immigrants. Demographic consultant Rob Paral explains how immigrants affect the current workforce and how future policy changes should take a closer look at the effects of immigration on the country’s economic framework. Join the discussion to tell us what you want to see the current administration and Congress take on for immigration policy.
Food Wrap-Up: Cooked critters and gatorade
WBEZ Food Blogger Louisa Chu and
Monica Eng offer tips on making Cantonese American restaurant style egg rolls, what it’s like to eat locally sourced raccoon and the exclusion of brominated vegetable oil from Gatorade. Plus, they discuss who’s to blame for the billion tons of food that get thrown out every year.