Morning Shift: Friday, February 12, 2016

Morning Shift: Friday, February 12, 2016

Sometimes teaching-and learning-about history can be a little dry. We learn about a new program in some Chicago Public Schools that uses music of the 1960s and ‘70s to talk about the social justice movements that really defined the decades. Beyonce’s new song “Formation” tell a story of black women’s empowerment and the artist’s own personal origin story. We discuss the lyrics of "Formation" and imagery from the music video. The Chicago Defender society editor and columnist Theresa “Teesee” Fambro Hooks was laid to rest. She died January 31 in her home at age 80. We here stories about her legacy and reflect back on a Chicago icon in the Black Press. And in recent years, The Great Lakes have been terrorized by a little, tiny foe called the Sea Lamprey. Michael Wagner, Fish ecologist and MSU professor, guides us through research on a plan to remove lampreys by smell.