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Morning Shift: December 7, 2015

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Guns, violence, sex and a dash of humor are some of the ingredients of Spike Lee’s new film Chiraq, which opened this past weekend. The film took in just over $1 million, putting it at the number 13 spot. We sent three Morning Shift listeners to see the movie and they join us to give their critique. The violence depicted in the film is an all too real experience for many young African Americans, which is part of the reason a recent study shows they’re the least optimistic about living past the age of 35. 50 percent of young African Americans think they’ll be dead after that age. We check in with the co-author of the study to find out what other factors are behind that pessimism. Plus we have live coverage of a Attorney General Loretta Lynch announcing a Department of Justice probe into the practices of the Chicago Police Department.

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