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Morning Shift: In need of fine tuning
February 26, 2013
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'Morning Shift' #115: In need of fine tuning
On Tuesday's Morning Shift, we talk to a Windy City Times reporter on the same-sex marriage vote, WBEZ business reporter, New Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor on rallying financial assistance to save the program, actors in Southbridge play and WBEZ food blogger gives us an update on the food world.
· Tue, Feb 26 2013 06:02:41
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Same sex marriage in the House
Windy City Times reporter Kate Sosin previews the Illinois House committee vote on same-sex marriage.
Same Sex Marriage GOP
The same-sex marriage bill that passed the Illinois Senate earlier this month has created infighting for the Illinois Republican Party. After Party chairman Pat Brady publicly came out in support of same-sex marriage, party leaders called for his ouster. Chicago Young Republicans President and 3rd Congressional District Committeeman Angel Garcia shares his ideas on how the party should approach same-sex marriage, and what the current tension means for the party.
BP still on trial, EMS money vs. credit card debt
WBEZ’s Niala Boodhoo discusses how the weather and the drought is affecting farmers, and how expensive it is to purchase a new car in Chicago.
New Philharmonic Orchestra seeks financial assistance
The College of DuPage’s New Philharmonic Orchestra is in danger of going away. After 36 years, the sole professional orchestra in DuPage County struggling for funds in this down economy. We’re joined by New Philharmonic Conductor Kirk Muspratt about the orchestra’s attempt to bring in new audiences, and to its plea to patrons to help out with a little more financial support.
Playwright and actors of Southbridge set the stage
It’s 1881. A young black man is in danger of being lynched by an angry mob outside a jail in Athens, Ohio. He’s been accused of the brutality of a white woman. This is the setting for Playwright Reginald Edmund in his critically acclaimed play, Southbridge. The play is being staged at the Chicago Dramatists Theatre, and we’re joined in studio by Edmund, and actor Manny Buckley.
Horse meat passes for everything but what it is...
WBEZ food blogger Louisa Chu and the Trib’s Monica Eng talk about the old bait-and-switch…horse meat being pawned off as beef or pork, and some crazy Vietnamese catfish as
(insert name of fish here).
Plus, Oxfam ranks the 10 largest food companies based on equality for women, farmers, workers, land and water usage, etc.