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Morning Shift: Flying High
February 19, 2013
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'Morning Shift' #110: Flying High
On Tuesday's Morning Shift, we talk to Representative Nekritz on gun hearings, Our Gun Series feature, WBEZ's Business Reporte on all things in the sky, WBEZ blogger on Fat Shaming and the melodic sound of Quartet Parapluie.
· Tue, Feb 19 2013 07:23:01
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Illinois Gun Hearings with Representative Nekritz
The first of two state hearings on proposed Illinois gun legislation take place Tuesday allowing anyone with an opinion to let their voice be heard by a house committee. The hearings were House Speaker Michael Madigan’s idea, saying it’s “necessary to give a full vetting to proposed state legislation on this matter”. Morning Shift talke with State representative Elaine Nekritz about what we can expect at the hearings.
Gun safety hearing starts todayThe first of two Illinois House judiciary committee public hearings on gun safety start today in Springfield with another scheduled Frida...
Our Gun Series: hunters
WBEZ’s Alex Keefe puts on the hip waders and steps out of the blind to talk to hunters about their relationship with guns. They say it’s about family tradition, politics, and just plain fun.
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Happenings in the sky: Boeing, mergers and O'Hare expansion
WBEZ’s Niala Boodhoo talks Bogus Boeing Batteries, airline mergers and O’Hare expansion, and the hacking of the BK twitter account (I guess you need to choose a tougher password than ‘Whopper’), which oddly enough, has gained them followers.
Movie critic Rex Reed wrote a scathing review of Melissa McCarthy’s new film, and much of it was a personal attack on McCarthy’s plus size. WBEZ blogger Nico Lang has written an extensive and insightful post that not only reveals Reed to be an out-of-touch oaf, but discusses the larger culture of “fat shaming” in the media and in our society.
The Quartet Parapluie has performed in homes, at weddings and even the hipster bar Danny’s in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. Tonight, the classical string quartet performs music by Philip Glass, Arvo Part and Shostakovich at the Hideout in Chicago. They’ll open for musician Daniel Knox, who is doing a Tuesday night residency at the venue.