Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet 'Morning Shift' #30: Going for gold October 19, 2012 By: Kate Dries Download Story [View the story "'Morning Shift' #30: Going for gold" on Storify]'Morning Shift' #30: Going for goldOn Friday's Morning Shift, we take a look at the Cook County budget, talk women's sports with United States Women's National Soccer Team defender Rachel Buehler, examine the week in news, and chat with Stew and The Negro Problem about the intersection of music, race, and fine art.Storified by · Fri, Oct 19 2012 07:23:29Apparel Industry Board 100 Club AwardtonipreckwinkleFirst, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle delivered her budget address Thursday. WBEZ’s Alex Keefe gives an overview. Then, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle joins The Morning Shift to discuss the challenges of keeping costs down while maintaining services. Preckwinkle proposes bullet tax to curb Chicago crimeAs Chicago struggles to quell gang violence that has contributed to a jump in homicides, a top elected official wants to tax the sale of ...Cook Co. Board president wants $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike, bringing the tax in Chicago to $6.67 per pack http://trib.in/XsGBFOChicago TribuneRarely go here w/ politics on Twitter, but thoughts on this? "Preckwinkle proposes bullet tax to curb Chicago crime" http://www.wbez.org/news/preckwinkle-proposes-bullet-tax-curb-chicago-crime-103234Margaret SutherlinNext, The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team is ranked number one in the world. With two World Cup wins (1991, 1999) and four Olympic gold medals (1996, 2004, 2008, 2012), their success could finally convince Americans to take soccer seriously as a professional sport. Starting defender Rachel Buehler looks at what it will take to win hearts and minds. The USWNT plays the German national team Saturday at Toyota Park.U.S. WNT Starts Two-Game Set Against Germany in Fan Tribute Tour, Presented by Panasonic - U.S. SoccerIn a matchup of the world's top two teams in the latest FIFA Women's World Rankings, the top-ranked U.S. Women's National Team takes on s...RT @ussoccer_wnt: #USWNT is back on the training pitch in Chicago to prep for two games vs. GER. Muddy, rainy day for 'keeper training. http://pic.twitter.com/1Vo3A1mZestefyoliverosThank you to Rachel Buehler, 2time 2Gold medals Olympian in soccer 4 supporting @BGCAPac 2012 Great Futures Gala! http://twitpic.com/b4cgy7Jemie Sae Koo (JSK)Great weekend in SF. Halfmoon Bay Pumpkin Festival was amazing!!! I have never seen bigger pumpkins in my life. http://pic.twitter.com/5vJO5KN5Rachel BuehlerThen, comedian and activist Ted Alexandro and former and Republican analyst Chris Robling tackle the debates and others news from the week.David Letterman - Comedian Ted AlexandrocbsAnd, finally, the Afro-baroque band Stew and the Negro Problem, which performs this weekend at the Museum of Contemporary Art, is more than the sum of its parts. “Stew” (Mark Stewart) a Tony Award-winning actor, and his songwriting partner Heidi Rodewald, spent an entire summer meeting with Chicagoans from all over the city. What ensued is part band, part musical, and part quasi-oral history. Heidi Rodewald and Stew join The Morning Shift to discuss their musical journey.Stew and the Negro Problem: | MCA Chicago"Whip-smart writing (and) a keen melodic sensibility." -Philadelphia Weekly Stew, the Tony Award-winning creator and star of Broadway's r...Black Men Ski - performed by Stew & The Negro Problemthestudiotheatre Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Previous post in Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia 'Morning Shift' #29: Gonna take a miracle Next post in Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia A quiz on first ladies View the discussion thread. Top Headlines On WBEZ.org The Best Albums of 2013: The Top 10 Looking back at 1970s Uptown Strange Brews Podcast The Best Albums of 2013: 20 to 11 The politics behind the Illinois pension vote Chewing the Fat with Monica Eng and Louisa Chu Exoneree Diaries: Antione’s pay day How do kids like the new CPS lunches? Woman scarred by orphanage Remembering the 'Forgotten Hoosiers' What’s street cleaning really good for? What can Englewood learn from the new Detroit Whole Foods?