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The Rundown: Companies with ideological agendas and caring for elderly parents

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Here's the plan for Monday's Eight Forty-Eight with Tony Sarabia:

Stream the show live at 9 a.m:

Daybook: WBEZ editor Tony Arnold shares what stories the news room is following this week.

Is Morality Good Business?: Some companies like Chick-fil-A make ideology a key part of their brand identity, but is it good for business? Do consumers care? Clarke Caywood, a marketing expert at Northwestern University, and Cristina Traina, who teaches ethics at Northwestern, weigh in.

To share your thoughts, call 312.923.9239.

Families and Elderly Care: Deciding how or who should care for elderly parents is never easy, but when siblings disagree, things can get complicated--and ugly--quickly. Celia Berdes with Northwestern University's Buehler Center on Aging, Health and Society, explains how adult children navigate end-of-life care for their parents. Geriatrician Jerald Winakur, author of the book Memory Lessons: A Doctor's Story, describes his struggle to look after his father with dementia.

Will Phalen: Throughout the show, musician Will Phalen performs songs from his newest release Holy Ghost / Gold Coast. He plays Schuba's tonight at 8 pm. 


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