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Morning Shift: Vacation's all I ever wanted
March 26, 2013
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On Tuesday's Morning Shift, we talk to Illinois Rep. Lou Lang, Journalist and Author Doug Fine, CTA President Forrest Claypool, Univ. of Iowa Professor Benjamin Hunnicutt, WBEZ's Jose Alvarado, Chicago Magazine's Dennis Rodkin and Gustavo Santoalla of Bajofondo.
· Tue, Mar 26 2013 07:02:28
Representative Lang talks on the probability of medical marijuana passing
Rep. Lou Lang of the 16th District is the chief sponsor of a bill that would legalizing medical marijuana. The Bill heads to the House for a full vote after passing a House committee. Rep. Lang details the bill, and how likely it will be to pass.
DNFP Cali Medi Pot
The legalization of marijuana for medical purposes in California has been great for those suffering from a variety of ailments. But not everything has been unlimited bags of potato chips and Bugs Bunny reruns. We’ll find out about the downside of California prop 215.
RTA approved the CTA’s new fare card and payment plan-the Ventra Card. CTA President Forrest Claypool answers questions about the plan, and dissects some of the issues that have concerned public transportation riders .
Losing their Religion
Among those celebrating Holy Week is a shrinking group of hardcore followers. Latinos have Catholicism woven into their culture. But recent surveys show Catholics are losing Latino members. And while some are finding new churches, others are losing their religion altogether. In part two of our series looking at the church and challenges facing the new pope, WBEZ’s Aurora Aguilar has the story.
Spring Break/Leisure Time
This week is Spring Break for many kids from first grade through college. But if you think about it, it’s adults who work ever-longer hours for ever-more-demanding bosses that really need the break. U of Iowa Professor Ben Hunnicutt has been studying the drop in leisure time in the US for years. His latest book, “Free Time: The Forgotten American Dream” documents how thinkers from Whitman to Henry Luce were convinced that not only was leisure time considered an essential component of the American Dream, but that we would progress as a nation to the point where we’d be working 2 hour days. (Yeah. That and jetpacks)
Chicago Magazine's Deal Estate Columnist talks luxury housing market
One building in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood houses several multi-million dollar condos. Deal Estate columnist Dennis Rodkin tells us more about the building and the state of the luxury market in Chicago.
Originally known as Bajofondo Tango Club, the group pioneered a sound mixing traditional tango with the chilled-out electro beats of the Buenos Aires club scene. One of the key members of the group is Gustavo Santolalla. Santolalla has spent his entire career blending genres and creating new ones in a variety of contexts. He’s also known world wide for composing the scores to such films at Amores Perros, (and he won the academy award for both Broke Back Mountain and Babel. He’ll join us to talk about Bajofondo’s latest album