We explore this issue of trigger warnings — alerts signaling that a lesson may contain senstive information — in classrooms. Plus, a few weeks ago Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law a measure that will make civics class a graduation requirement in public high schools. We’ve also got some live music from one of the many bands taking part in this’ year’s World Music Festival Chicago. And the Bears fell to the Packers in their season opener. We have a recap as well as a preview of the WNBA semi finals.
Fishing guide and filmmaker Mark Titus caught the angler bug when he was about four years old and fell in love with salmon fishing. Along the way, he learned why wild salmon populations plummeted in his native Pacific Northwest and decided to embark on a journey to discover where the fish have gone and what might bring them back. His new documentary, The Breach screens Sunday at the Gene Siskel Film Center but first, Mark Titus joins the Morning Shift to talk. Also, a look at eco-friendly weddings.
You can’t say that Ken Babbs invented the ‘60s. But you can say that he and his best friend Ken Kesey, along with their crew of Merry Pranksters, helped pull the country out of its Eisenhower-induced cultural slumber. The “Intrepid Traveler”, novelist, and raconteur joins Morning Shift before a show at Thalia Hall this weekend. Also, an update on Indiana's BP Oil refinery strike. And Irish songs and stories.
We talk with Rich Cohen about his new book on the Chicago Bears' magical 1985 season. We also hear reactions to the long-awaited Lake Shore Drive extension and delve into the complications that come with labeling sexuality.