Morning Shift: Friday, February 19, 2016

Morning Shift: Friday, February 19, 2016

President Obama welcomed Chicago Blackhawks players and staff to the White House yesterday to honor the team’s 2015 Stanley Cup victory. Our sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout was there and joins us to tell us what happened. Music publishing giant BMI is suing the Wicker Park restaurant Piece Pizza for copyright infringement. The lawsuit cites the unauthorized performance of songs by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer and Willie Nelson at a karaoke night last year. We discuss the ins and outs of music performance licenses -- and whether your local business needs one. Abraham Lincoln has inspired 5 generations of politicians, scholars, and regular folks. But did you know he inspired legions of composers and musicians? Roosevelt University music professor Thomas Kernan has logged more than 1,000 pieces dedicated to America’s 16th president...and he’s still searching for more. Tom joins us to share more about the project. And from a public display of being blasted with a firehose, to his earlier work that invited the general population to step right on top of the American flag, Dread Scott has been deemed a controversial artist. Scott stops by to talk about his work, the way it relates to social issues and how he’s using it to spark change.