Morning Shift: August 6, 2015

Morning Shift: August 6, 2015

It’s the 70th anniversary of one of the most horrific events in world history...the day the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan and instantly killed 70,000 people. We explore the role the University of Chicago in building the first nuclear bomb. We also get a Buddhist perspective on our warming planet. The recent Buddhist Declaration on Climate Change says: “There has never been a more important time in history to bring the resources of Buddhism to bear on behalf of all living beings.” In light of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan and leaders from many world religions speaking up about environmentalism in recent months, we talk to a local Buddhist priest. We also bring you up to speed on the card game of bridge as the World’s Largest Bridge Tournament kicks off today in Chicago. Our guest says it’s not JUST for the retired set. And we discuss the myth of the low level offender and why releasing them from prison may not do much to reduce the prison population.