The Morning Drive Podcast: Wednesday

The Morning Drive Podcast: Wednesday

Good morning!

Welcome to this edition of the Morning Drive Podcast!

But first, some news:

Illinois is one of 46 states adopting a new set of national math and reading standards called the “Common Core.” It was a key requirement for billions in competitive federal grants. Schools have until 2014 to adopt the new standards, but some districts aren’t waiting.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced on Monday that $4.7 million will go to Legal Assistance Foundation (LAF), which provides struggling Chicago-area homeowners with free legal assistance.

Featured in the podcast:

Who you date - as well as who you marry - is one of the most intensely personal decisions someone makes. So it’s easy to overlook the broader role society, culture and yes, even race plays in that decision.

Blogs we’re reading this morning:

WBEZ History blogger John Schmidt takes us back to Chicago’s first national political convention

And your WEATHER for today: partly cloudy, highs in the mid 80s with afternoon temperatures falling into the upper 70s near the lake shore. East winds around 10 miles per hour. Tonight, clear, lows in the upper 60s except lower 70s downtown.

Then Thursday, really hot and sunny, highs in the lower 90s. Some winds, with gusts up to 30 miles per hour in the late morning and afternoon. Thursday night, clear, lows in the upper 60s except mid 70s downtown.

Music in today’s podcast brought to you by Hall and Oates! They’re scheduled to play at Ravinia this weekend.

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