A filmmaker on his harrowing new documentary from inside Syria. What is special about China's high speed rail system? A blogger's bold fight against the drug trade and The Human Rights Watch Film Festival comes to Chicago.
On Tuesday's Morning Shift, we talk to Ald.Bob Fioretti on CPS Walk, WBEZ's Cheryl Raye Stout on Chicago opening day, Coach Collins of Northwestern, WBEZ Blogger Nico Lang on Caribou closings, WBEZ's Caroline O'Donovan feature, taxis with Chief Bibliographer Joshua Lupkin & taxes with Jason Vanclef.
WBEZ's Michael Puente and author Patrick Charles join Niala for an in-depth discussion on gun laws in our area. We'll also remember the lives of two great people, Roger Ebert and Margaret Thatcher, as well as speak with former FCC head Michael Copps.
Worldview discusses Margaret Thacther's political and policy legacy. A Canadian professor takes a stand agains tthe XL Keystone project. A local theater company wants its audience help to tell the story of Muslims integrating in America. An Afghani activist fights for girls' rights to education.
On Monday's Morning Shift, we talk to Former Financial Times Correspondent Hal Weitzman on the death of a former prime minister, Illinois Rep. Ed Sullivan on gay marriage, Law Professor Ernest Young on federalism, Co-Editor Lauren Goodlad of the book Mad Men, Dueling Critics and Ami Saraiya live.
A Serbian director discusses Roger Ebert's global significance. The Executive Editor of the Associated Press discusses how it will the word "illegal" in the future. Nari Safavi helps plan your international weekend. Plus in Foreign Policy magazine, disturbing signs of a possible new pandemic.
We dedicate our first hour to remembering the 1968 West Side Riots. Host Niala Boodhoo is joined by WBEZ blogger John Schmidt, as well as residents of the area. In our second hour we hear from Palestinian rap group DAM, meet the Goodman Theatre's artistic director and remember Roger Ebert with blogger Lee Bey.