Coming up with Bishop On Air--Cell tower on park property, surveillance updates and Congressman Aaron Schock. Don't miss it! Tune in to 970 WMAY from 10 to noon CST.
Trouble's brewing in Spaulding, a small town of less than a 1,000 people just North West of Springfield, where there's a proposal to build a cell phone tower in a community park. That same community park just so happens to be the site of a recently built veterans memorial. The locals are upset and don't want their honoring of those who sacrificed for this country to be overshadowed by a cell tower. What's the motivation for placing the tower there? We'll try to get to the bottom of the story with Bishop On Air.
We'll get the latest of what's going on with the NSA news. Now the leaks indicate that the US has been spying on foreign diplomats with the EU. Secretary of State John Kerry pretty much admitted it as did the former director of the CIA. Friendly countries aren't too fond of the disclosure. That's not the only disclosure from over the weekend. There was also news that the NSA can store up to a billion calls a day. Meanwhile the US press seems to be more curious where the "international fugitive," Edward Snowden is going next than putting the microscope on those continuing to violate the 4th Amendment right to be secure from unreasonable seizure.
In what hopefully will be regular visits with Bishop On Air, 18th Congressional District Congressman Aaron Schock joins the show to talk about a variety of things, including the NSA stories. Has he been giving assurances that the NSA isn't spying on members of congress or judges or anyone else responsible for crafting legislation that could curb our rights as Americans? We'll also get into some other contentious issues like immigration, the IRS, and we'll find out if he thinks the recently passed Farm Bill went too far or didn't go far enough where Food Stamps are concerned.
News on the March
Be it Illinois, national or international news ... we'll give you a rundown of some of the stories you should be thinking about. Some of the stories we'll rapidly cover include the gun violence in Chicago, the move the ban certain weapons in the collar counties, Jesse Jackson Jr.'s fate, a bizarre new curriculum in California, a first amendment case (or is it?) about sidewalk chalk, worldwide protests (including in Africa where Obama is visiting) and a law out of China that requires children to visit their parents.