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Morning Shift: Thieves in the night
February 7, 2013
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'Morning Shift' #102: Thieves in the night
On Thursday's Morning Shift, we talk to the Illinois Retail Merchants Association on minimum wage increase, WBEZ web producer on night life crime, preppers revealed with WBEZ's Aurora Aguilar, Worldview's host speaks on CIA drones and a celebration of Black History Month on Music Thursday.
· Thu, Feb 07 2013 07:31:49
Money shotAndi Sidwell
Governor Quinn calls to raise minimum wage
Gov. Quinn’s State of State Address Wednesday called for an increase to the minimum wage from $8.25 to $10. David Vite of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association reacts to the Governor’s proposal and tells us how he thinks it will affect businesses in the state.
Quinn talks guns, gay marriage, minimum wage hikeChicago Tribune Springfield correspondent Ray Long analyzes Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's State of the State speech, saying it was ambitious ...
Raise the minimum wageWant more proof that the boundaries of debate in American politics are absurdly narrow and unequal to our challenges? Then ask yourself w...
Night life crime exposed
The snow is not gone yet but police in Lakeview have been preparing to deal with the crime surrounding the city’s night life. One police commander has implemented an “Entertainment Detail” to patrol the neighborhood’s vibrant scene that includes bars and restaurants that cater to Cubs fans as well as to the city’s gay and lesbian community. But how bad is crime in an area that has shootings and homicides in the single digits? WBEZ web producer Elliot Ramos breaks down the numbers.
Pride Fest Split: Parade and Festival Planned for Different WeekendsOrganizers behind the annual Chicago Pridefest celebration on North Halsted Street say they plan to split up the festivities, holding the...
An introduction to preppers
You’ve likely heard in recent months of preppers, a group of people who think a major disaster is coming, bringing chaos and anarchy. As part of our series on guns, WBEZ’s Aurora Aguilar introduces us to a leader of this community in the Midwest.
Preppers: Guns are the most important tool in preparing for the end of civilizationGeorge says he's “half-hillbilly, half Viking.” He lives in a suburban ranch home. He has enough food, water and emergenc...
The Doomsday Preppers of New YorkOnto a folding table came a breathtaking array of disaster swag: compasses and iodine pills, hand-cranked radios and solar-powered flashl...
The CIA's secret drone base
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reported that the CIA has used a secret drone base located in Saudi Arabia to launch strikes in Yemen. News organizations had known about the location of the base but had not reported it at the request of the Obama administration, who have said it could undermine our relationship with the Saudis.
Jerome McDonnell tells us what this revelation means for the administration.
Plan for hunting terrorists signals U.S. intends to keep adding names to kill listsOver the past two years, the Obama administration has been secretly developing a new blueprint for pursuing terrorists, a next-generation...
Lawfare › Text of John Brennan's Speech on Drone Strikes Today at ...Monday, April 30, 2012 at 12:50 PM .... strikes against specific al-Qa'ida terrorists, sometimes using remotely piloted aircraft, o...
Reforming U.S. Drone Strike PoliciesPublisher Council on Foreign Relations Press Release Date January 2013 51 pages ISBN 978-0-87609-544-7 Council Special Report No. 65 Shar...
Music Thursday: Celebrating Black History Month
Music Thursday for the month of February will celebrate Black History Month. Thursday kicks off with a look at black music from 1926, 1970 and 1976. 1926 was the year Negro History Week was created, 1970 was when a group of black students at Kent State created Black History Month, and 1976 is when President Jimmy Carter made Black History Month a national celebration. We’ll play music and hear stories from those years.