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The Morning Drive Podcast: Tuesday

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Welcome to this edition of the Morning Drive Podcast! In today’s episode, we hear from Republican voters about Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney’s VP pick.

But first, some news:

Monday marked the first day of school for about a third of Chicago public school children. It also was the first time many of them experienced recess. After almost three decades, recess is back at all CPS schools.

A new study says stronger state laws could help prevent childhood obesity. University of Illinois at Chicago researchers analyzed data on more than 6 thousand American kids over three years. They found students gained less weight in states with specific laws setting nutritional standards for foods in schools.

Featured in the podcast:

There’s been glowing reaction to Ryan’s selection as Mitt Romney’s running mate from Republican politicians and pundits, around the country and in Illinois. But what about Republican voters?

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And your WEATHER for today: Mostly sunny with fog early in the morning west of downtown. Highs around 80 degrees but falling into the mid-70s downtown this afternoon. Some winds but mostly a nice day. Tonight, mostly clear, patchy fog after midnight, lows in the lower 60s except upper 60s downtown.

Wednesday, partly cloudy, highs in the mid 80s, nice overall. And then Wednesday night, partly cloudy, lows in the upper 60s. Subscribe to The Morning Drive Podcast on iTunes!

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