Morning Shift: I am woman, hear me roar

January 24, 2013

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'Morning Shift' #92: I am woman, hear me roar

On Thursday's Morning Shift, we talk with Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth of the 8th district on the lift on the ban of American women serving in combat, Chicago Magazine "Deal Estate" Columnist on home sales, Dueling Critics, refugees in Illinois and crossover music on Music Thursday.

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Women to serve in combat?
Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth of the 8th District reacts to the Pentagon’s announcement to lift the ban on women serving on the frontlines of combat, and details what she sees as top priorities during her freshman term in the 113th Congress.
 Home Sales
Chicago magazine “Deal Estate” columnist Dennis Rodkin breaks down the latest housing numbers which show that buyers are still selling at loss, but there may be some good news on the horizon. 
 Dueling Critics
Kelly Kleiman and Jonathan Abarbanel review Other Desert Cities at the Goodman Theatre.   
Refugee numbers
 In this week’s data dive, we look at a new data chart that shows Illinois’ history of refugee resettlement – where were refugees coming from, and how the picture changed in the last 30 years.
Music Thursday
Jazz musician Orbert Davis, virtuoso guitarist Jose Feliciano [fuh lee see ano] and Richard Steele join “Music Thursday” to tell some stories, and play some tracks that have been crossover hits-music that’s jumped genres to find a wider fan base.