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Morning Shift: Two thumbs up, Roger Ebert
April 5, 2013
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'Morning Shift' : Two thumbs up Roger Ebert
On Friday's Morning Shift, we celebrate the life of Chicago's own Film Critic Roger Ebert, Radio Host/Civil Rights Activist Herb Kent on West Side riots, WBEZ Education Reporter Linda Lutton on CTU's School Bus Tour, Week in Review and Malian music from Fatoumata Diawara.
· Fri, Apr 05 2013 06:27:18
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The movie that was the life of Roger Ebert
We remember the legacy of famed
film critic Roger Ebert. Former producer for Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel "At the Movies" will join us.
Legendary radio host Herb Kent takes us back to the West Side riots
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed on April 4, 1968, in Memphis. As news of his death spread to Chicago, riots broke out on the West Side. Longtime radio host Herb Kent took to the airwaves to calm rioters. Herb Kent takes us back to that day and details the temperature of the city then.
Chicago Teachers Union school bus tour remembers MLK dream
The Chicago Teachers Union took a delegation of elected officials, clergy and activists on a guided bus tour of school closing communities yesterday saying the tour was in commemoration of the assassination of Martin Luther King. WBEZ’s Linda Lutton rode along and brings us the story.
Week in Review with Achy Obejas and Jim DeRogatis
WBEZ’s Achy Obejas and Jim DeRogatis look back at the week’s news, especially the passing of Roger Ebert and what his death means for the future of cultural criticism.
Malian musician Fatoumata Diawara is on a tour of the US in support of her debut release, Fatou. Diawara, a resident of France, sings for peace in her ancestral land of Mali. She drops by the Morning Shift to talk about her socially conscious work and her music, and plays songs from her new release.