Morning Shift: September 3, 2015

Morning Shift: September 3, 2015

We delve into the big news that broke overnight that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is mulling the largest property tax increase in modern Chicago history. Then, there’s just a few more days of summer vacation for a good number of kids who’ll be returning to class on Tuesday after Labor Day. Lots of college students are already back at school and did you know the period between fall semester and Thanksgiving for them is called the Red Zone? That’s because more sexual assaults happen on U.S. college campuses during that period than at any other time during the school year. We hear why that is and what’s being done to help young men change certain attitudes about masculinity — attitudes many argue can lead to sexual assaults. And there is a group of students who attend Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy who helped start a web production company. They hope their move encourages other young black students to become entrepreneurs. We wrap up the show with the story of Chicago businessman and philanthropist Julius Rosenwald. There’s a new documentary chronicling his involvement with Sears, Booker T. Washington and African American arts.