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Morning Shift: It's complicated
February 21, 2013
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'Morning Shift' #112: It's complicated
On Thursday's Morning Shift, we talk to a school district superintendent on guns in schools, data journalism, income tax anniversary, Fred "Bobby" Gore Obit, Music Thursday and Black History Month collide.
· Thu, Feb 21 2013 07:58:38
A Texas Superintendent speaks on armed administrators at schools
Washington, Illinois, near Peoria, is considering arming administrators at the district’s schools in response to the Sandy hook tragedy. There is precedent for the measure; a district in rural Colorado recently passed a measure that would allow the superintendent and principal toy guns. The Harrold Independent School District in Texas also allows teachers and administrators to carry guns. We talk with Harrold Independent School District Superintendent David Thweatt about how it works.
Downstate school system could be state's first to arm administrators - Chicago Sun-TimesBY ZACH BUCHHEIT Staff Reporter Sun-Times Library Updated: Educators in a Downstate community near Peoria are poised to make their school...
The Knight Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Knight News Challenge: Open Guv. The contest awards thinkers who come up with the most innovative ways to create a bridge between governments and citizens. John Bracken of Knight explains what sparked the idea and what’s on the table for the most creative thinkers.
Knight Foundation News Challenge - HomeKnight Foundation News Challenge is a global community that will draw on your optimism, inspiration, ideas and opinions to solve problems...
News Challenge on Open Gov: Submit now, not laterThe Knight News Challenge on Open Gov is now open for your ideas. We'll keep the window open until March 18th at 5 p.m. ET. In past News ...
Income Tax Anniversary
On February 25, 1913, Secretary of State Philander Knox certified the 16th amendment to the constitution, allowing the federal government to tax income. In the age of the robber baron, the progressive income tax was seen as a way to level out the playing field. Indiana University legal historian Ajay Mehrotra explains how it happened and why our attitudes about taxation have changed.
Bobby Gore Obit
Tuesday, the funeral for Fred “Bobby” Gore took place on Chicago’s West Side. It was there that Gore founded an offshoot of the Vice Lords-the Conservative Vice Lords. Called a street gang by some, Gore and others steered the group away from criminal activity and toward making a positive change in his community. We’ll talk about his legacy with one of his closest colleagues, Bennie Lee.
Untitled DocumentB ennie Lee was a leader of the Conservative Vice Lord Nation in the 1970s and 1980s. When a riot broke out in Pontiac Prison in 1979 whe...
In this 3rd edition of Music Thursday-meets-Black History Month, Tony and Richard are joined by DePaul professor Francesca Royster, author of the new book
Sounding Like a No-No: Queer Sounds and Eccentric Acts in the Post-Soul Era.
Sounding Like a No-NoSounding Like a No-No traces a rebellious spirit in post-civil rights black music by focusing on a range of offbeat, eccentric, queer, or...