More updates on the ongoing fallout from Springfield's file fiasco, motorcycle deaths are on the rise in Illinois, and incentivising mediocrity are all on the plate. We'll also get to News on the march to cover the NSA and a house divided, and how much will be spent to propagandize the public on the Affordable Care Act? These and other topics with Bishop On Air on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield.
File fiasco fallout
Springfield Mayor Mike Houston is back from vacation just in time to get inundated with criticism about the fallout of the file shredding fiasco. What did he know, when did he know it, and did he withhold what he knew and when he knew it from aldermen and the public? On the Jim Leach Show this morning, he says he's made a decision on an interim police chief. This after Police Chief Robert Williams announced his retirement more than a week ago. Should other heads roll? It was also revealed that the man who's has also taken a lot of criticism, Deputy Chief Cliff Buscher, is actually heading the department right now. We'll breakdown the latest in this ongoing story.
Dead too soon
We'll have to cover some of the craziness from another weekend of violence up in and around Chicago. It doesn't seem the only ones displaying violence are gang-bangers ... There's a pretty alarming story of an elderly man dying after being blasted with a stun gun and bean bags. But, gun violence from thugs and police aren't the only things taking people off the earth earlier than anticipated ... there are also reports that motorcycle deaths are on the rise. We'll evaluate those numbers and ask the age old question--why doesn't Illinois mandate helmets for motorcyclists?
And the age old question of what to pay workers at fast food restaurants is back in the news. Workers from a variety of fast food joints in major cities across teh country, including St. Louis and Chicago, are expected to walk off the job unless they get double their pay. Do you think that people should be 16 dollars-plus and hour to flip burgers and make shakes? We'll discuss incentivising mediocrity today with Bishop On Air!
Then during News on the March, we'll get to the latest NSA news. With more criticism of the National Security Agency's ongoing spying program, we'll get the latest concerning what some lawmakers are doing about it. From the DOJ saying they won't torture or assassinate wistleblower Edward Snowden to some votes to curb the NSA's power, we'll get to it all. Also, we'll talk about how much Obama care propaganda is going to cost, a former cop from UC Davis seeking pay after he made headlines 'round the world for spraying chemicals in the face of peaceful protesters, more US drone strikes, new Sandy Hook revelations, and so much more!
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