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Morning Shift: Politics behind it all
February 13, 2013
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'Morning Shift' #106: Politics behind it all
On Wednesday's Morning Shift, we talk with Democrat and Republican lawmakers on their State of the Union thoughts, public defenders with Angela Caputo from the Chicago Reporter, Theater Week and WBEZ Sound Opinions host on R.Kelly at Pitchfork Music Festival.
· Tue, Feb 12 2013 14:19:37
(insert Dem here)
gives us their State of the Union thoughts
We get a reaction to President Obama’s State of the State address from a Democratic (or as some say, Democrat) lawmaker.
Congressman Aaron Schock tells us what he got out of the address
Republican Congressman Aaron Schock of the 18th District gives us his reaction to the State of the Union Address.
50th Anniversary of public defenders case
This year marks the 50th anniversary of a Supreme Court decision that made public defense a right for anyone facing criminal charges.
Angela Caputo checks in on how the system is working in Cook County where public defenders carry the highest caseloads in the nation.
It's officially Chicago Theater Week
We’ve got a “week” for everything here-from fashion to food, improv to ideas. So how the heck can the center of the Known Theater Universe
have its own special week of programming?! Well, it does now. Theater week has just begun, and our intrepid theater mavens will join to crow all about it-and talk about how you can get in on it.
Chicago Theatre Week
Chicago Theatre Week, where have you been?Clothes have Fashion Week. Cheeseburgers have Restaurant Week. How is it that this town hasn't had a theater week? Consider the oversight...
Pitchfork doesn't hold R.Kelly's past against him
WBEZ’s Jim DeRogatis has been reporting on R. Kelly for years, documenting Kelly’s abuse of his “position of wealth and fame to pursue illegal sexual relationships with underage girls”. Despite Kelly’s acquittal of charges of making child pornography, neither Kelly nor anyone else has ever challenged Jim’s reportage or findings. So Jim finds it more than a bit odd that one of the premier music festivals in the country-Pitchfork-would choose Kelly to be a headliner at this summer’s fest.
Pitchfork Music Festival books R. KellyOn June 13, 2008, Robert Sylvester Kelly, the most successful pop star Chicago ever has produced and the dominant voice in R&B for th...
R. Kelly, Björk, and Belle and Sebastian to Headline Pitchfork Music Festival 2013This year's Pitchfork Music Festival will take place July 19-21 in Chicago's Union Park. Today, we're excited to confirm that this year's...