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The Morning Drive Podcast: Wednesday

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Good morning!

Welcome to this edition of the Morning Drive Podcast! In this episode, we’ll take you back 40 years to a strange tale of a vice presidential candidate who was on the Democratic ticket for just over two weeks.

But first, some news:

More than 300 people crowded into a Chicago Transit Authority hearing room Tuesday night to complain about proposed cuts to bus service.

In his speech to the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday evening, Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn took the opportunity to accuse Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney of lying in his campaign.

Featured in the podcast:

WBEZ’s Steve Edwards looked into the strange story of Thomas Eagleton from Joshua M. Glasser, the author of the new book, The Eighteen Day Running Mate on the Afternoon Shift.

And your WEATHER for today: Showers and thunderstorms likely early this morning, then becoming partly cloudy by midday. Showers and thunderstorms likely again this afternoon. highs around 90. Southwest winds 10 to 15 miles per hour, chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Tonight, partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy later and overnight. Lows from near 60 to upper 60s downtown.

Thursday, mostly sunny, highs in the upper 70s, northeast winds 10 to 15 miles per hour. Thursday night, mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy, lows around 60 except mid 60s downtown.

And music in today’s podcast brought to you by Cake. They’re scheduled to play the Aragon Ballroom tomorrow night.

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