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Morning Shift: A change in the making
February 27, 2013
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'Morning Shift' #116: A change in the making
On Wednesday's Morning Shift we talk to WBEZ Political Reporter on the 2nd Congressional District election results, Democratic winner Robin Kelly, WBEZ Statehouse Reporter, Our Guns Series, history of voting rights, Dueling Critics and house band Weepin' Willows.
· Wed, Feb 27 2013 07:52:22
Second district breakdown
WBEZ’s Alex Keefe gives us the political ramifications of the primary election to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Illinois’ 2nd congressional district.
Kelly speaks out on winning Jesse Jackson Jr. seat
We’ll try to catch up with the Democratic and Republican winners of the primary in the 2nd Congressional District.
Our Guns Series
As we continue our series on guns, WBEZ's Shannon Heffernen talks with members of LGBTQ community on why they own guns.
'Armed gays don't get bashed': Gun ownership in the LGBTQ community by WBEZIn WBEZ's ongoing series, "Our Guns," we've talked to gun owners about what role firearms play in their lives. In this segment, we spoke ...
'I feel better knowing I have the option of not being a victim'Gwendolyn Patton of Pink Pistols says the group changes the perception that gay people are easy victims. "We teach queers to shoot then w...
History of voting rights
Tomorrow morning the Supreme Court of the United States will consider whether Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act (certain jurisdictions with a history of racial discrimination must have any changes to their voting laws cleared by the DOJ is still valid/necessary. We’ll do a quick dive into the law and the specific section, which could not only touch on race and voter suppression issues, but the political hot-button surrounding state redistricting and gerrymandering. Plus, history blogger John Schmidt talks about the history of voter suppression in Chicago via what he calls “voter expansion”.
Is sex on stage taboo?
Last week, the Tribune’s Chris Jones got a lot of flack for suggesting that sex scenes don’t belong in the theater. Not because he’s prudish, but because they just don’t work well. Chris will drop by, and the Greek Chorus will be provided by WBEZ’s Dueling Critics, Jonathan Abarbanel and Kelly Kleiman.
Chris Jones column about sex onstageAfter I pointed out that the Goodman Theatre production of Christopher Shinn's "Teddy Ferrara" contains a goodly amount of onstage gropin...
Weepin’ Willows live in studio
Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the death of one of the most influential singers of the past century. Country vocalist Patsy Cline died tragically in a plane crash when she was only 30. She was at the height of her career, and her music had bridged the divide between country and popular music. The local Patsy Cline cover band
joins us to pay tribute to this lost country legend.