We take a look at the hurdles facing Syria's LGBT refugees, and we discuss a new exhibit that connects the current refugee crisis to that of Baltic populations in WWII. Also, we examine Napoleon's failed assault on Russia, and surveillance in Colombia.
Last month marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army. That event, and many others over the course of World War II were documented by Soviet photographers and many of the people behind the cameras were Jewish. A new exhibition opened Sunday at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie - Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust. Morning Shift’s Jason Marck shares his inside look at the exhibit, and the history behind it. Also, how close is Wisconsin to becoming a right to work state? We find out.
In honor of Veterans Day, we have this harrowing story from a local man who served in World War II.Between 1942 to July 1945, Northbrook resident Bill Wagner was a B-17 radio operator and gunner with the "Mighty Eighth," the much lauded Eight Air Force division that suffered nearly half of all U.S.