Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Morning Shift: As the legislation turns, Jordan turns 50 February 15, 2013 WBEZ [View the story "'Morning Shift' #108: As the legislation turns, Jordan turns 50" on Storify]'Morning Shift' #108: As the legislation turns, Jordan turns 50On Friday's Morning Shift, we talk to WBEZ Southside reporter on POTUS visit, the only GOPer supporting voting yes on same sex marriage, assistant majority leader on truancy in Illinois, Chicago sports, Week in Review and live music from Ty Maxon. Storified by · Fri, Feb 15 2013 07:39:42Barack Obama at his Chicago HomejurvetsonPOTUS in Chicago today to address violence and jobs?President Obama speaks at a Chicago South Side high school Friday about gun violence. WBEZ’s South Side bureau reporter Natalie Moore will cover the speech, and give us a preview of what neighborhood people want to hear from the President and why the visit is deemed important.One and only Republican senator in support of gay marriageState Sen. Jason Barickman (53rd) is the only GOP senator to vote yes. He tells us why he voted how he did.Senator Lightford pushes for truancy in IllinoisWhen Colorado lowered the compulsory school age from 7 to 5 it helped raise attendance and third-grade test scores. Illinois is now looking to do something similar. Illinois State Senator Kimberly Lightford is sponsoring the bill and explains why she thinks the legislation is needed.Mandatory school age could fall from 7 to 5 in IllinoisIn a move aimed at countering Chicago's crisis in K-8 truancy and absenteeism, state Sen. Kimberly Lightford has introduced legislation t...Michael Jordan turns the big 50 and 'da Bulls'For Derrick Rose, returning from injury could be very tricky. Is it better to just sit out the entire season? And who makes that decision-the player, his handlers, the team, the doctors? In other news LA Lakers forward Antawn Jamison claimed this week that Michael Jordan, who turns 50 this Sunday, could suit up and play 15 minutes per game in the NBA and contribute double figures. Cheryl Raye Stout knows Rose and Jordan well, and gives her take on both stories.Week in ReviewGary Younge, columnist for The Guardian and The Nation, and Maudlyn Ihejerika, urban affairs reporter and editor for the Chicago Sun-Times, join us to talk about some of the biggest stories on their radar this week.Pope's resignation was not forced by health issues, spokesman says ...22 hours ago ... Pope Benedict XVI is not suffering from any specific disease that forced him to resign, his spokesman said Tuesday.Ty Maxon live in studioDon’t call him a folkie. Call him a storyteller. Songwriter Ty Maxon has been in Chicago since 2006, and he joins the Morning Shift to pour some of those stories out of his preverbal musical pitcher. Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Categories R. Kelly, Jim DeRogatis, Chicago theater, State of the Union, Previous post in Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia Morning Shift: Politics behind it all Next post in Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia Morning Shift: All the President's men View the discussion thread. Top Headlines On WBEZ.org Looking back at 1970s Uptown 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? Strange Brews Podcast 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?