The Morning Drive Podcast: Friday

The Morning Drive Podcast: Friday

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Welcome to this edition of the Morning Drive Podcast! In today’s episode, we’ll hear about some of the IL delegation for the upcoming national conventions.

But first, some news:

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Featured in the podcast:

Illinois is sending 365 delegates to the national conventions. The Republicans’ kicks off Monday in Tampa, Florida. Democrats hold theirs the following week in Charlotte, North Carolina. WBEZ is talking with some of these delegates - not the career politicians, but average citizens who have a stake in the process.

And your WEATHER for today: Partly cloudy, highs in the lower 90s with some winds. Then tonight, mostly clear, lows in the mid to upper 60s except in the mid 70s downtown.

Saturday, mostly sunny, highs in the lower 90s, south winds 10 to 15 miles per hour. Saturday night, partly cloudy, lows in the upper 60s to around 70 except mid 70s downtown. Sunday, mostly cloudy, Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, with some possibly continuing into the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent. Sunday night, mostly cloudy, showers and thunderstorms likely, lows in the upper 60s, chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Today’s music in the podcast brought to you by Gotye, they’re scheduled to play the Charter One Pavillion tonight.

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