We continue our Front and Center series with a look at the economics of guns. We'll hear from Tony Arnold about firearm manufacturers, speak with two gun lobbyists and find out how it all effects local law enforcement Then we hear about U of I's new supercomputer and talk with cabbies about the job.
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.
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.
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.