Morning Shift: September 14, 2015

Morning Shift: September 14, 2015

Have you ever heard a line like this? "Just want to let you know today’s show may contain ideas you find objectionable.” That’s called a trigger warning and on some college campuses, students have come to expect that professors will issue them before any discussion of sensitive material. Supporters say the alerts can help prepare students who have had a traumatic experience related to the topic at hand, whether it’s sexual assault, racism or discrimination over sexual orientation. But opponents worry that such warnings are stifling free speech on campus and protecting students from points of view that differ from their own. We explore this issue. Plus, a few weeks ago Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law a measure that will make civics class a graduation requirement in public high schools. We examine the state of civic engagement beyond the classroom. We’ve also got some live music in our Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio from one of the many bands taking part in this’ year’s World Music Festival Chicago. And the Bears fell to the Packers in their season opener. We have a recap as well as a preview of the WNBA semi finals.