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Morning Shift: All the President's men
February 18, 2013
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'Morning Shift' #109: All the President's men
On Monday's Morning Shift, we talk to a former prosecutor on the Jacksons' charges, WBEZ education reporter school closings feature, Cook County Sheriff on prostitution, Picasso curator, President's Day Quiz and Dark Time Sunshine plays some live tunes.
· Mon, Feb 18 2013 08:07:36
Presidential SealDave Newman (newmanchu)
Jesse Jackson Jr., wife face charges
Former Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. has been charged with illegally spending campaign funds for personal use. Charges include conspiracy and mail and wire fraud. We talk with former prosecutor Patrick Deady about what could be next for Jackson and his wife, Sandi, who was charged with filing a false tax return.
Philly School District sheds light on prososed CPS closings
WBEZ’s Becky Vevea traveled to Philadelphia to see what that city’s experience with closing school buildings can show Chicago.
End Demand re-examines how to deal with prostitution
We piggyback on Natalie Moore's feature about a campaign to alter how law enforcement and communities deal with prostitution. The campaign is called "End Demand" and the idea is to target johns as much (or more) as the prostitutes themselves. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is a fan of the plan, and joins us for more.
Picasso's connection with Chicago
As the Art Institute of Chicago prepares to open its first large-scale Picasso exhibition in 30 years, curator Stephanie D’Alessanndro breaks down the special relationship between Chicago and the man whose name is synonymous with modern art.
Presidents Day Quiz
“Who dumped a whole truckload of fizzies into the swim meet? Who delivered the medical school cadavers to the alumni dinner?” Not one of our presidents. But History Blogger John R. Schmidt will give us actual trivia questions related to actual US presidents. And the first person to identify quote above will receive the Jason E. Marck Classic Comedy Award.
Dark Time Sunshine Live
The Pacific Northwest-meets-the straightup Midwest in hip hop duo Dark Time Sunshine. Their 2010 debut album Vessel received critical praise, and their latest effort ANX (rhymes with “thanks”) evolves the duo’s sprawling, innovative hip hop sounds.