Greg Bishop is back in his normal slot hosting Bishop On Air from 10 to noon on 970 WMAY. Tune in as Bishop talks sports, nuclear waste, and the most recent revelations of the NSA's dragnet and we'll also get into what exactly is Common Core.
There are a host of stories out over the past few days concerning sports. Not being much of a sports fan, these are some unconventional issues--in particular on a local note, the issue of Rochester and SHG high school football being determined not by the actual game, but by the Illinois High School Association because some rings were purchased above and beyond what is allowed.
Also in sports news, there's a move to make the National Football League no longer a "non-profit" ... yeah, you heard that right ... the NFL is a non-profit. WTF? Read more about that here.
Oh, and if you plan on hitting up a major sporting event like the Super Bowl or even tonight's Game 5 of the World Series, you may run into an interesting commemorative baseball card that calls attention to human trafficking and how major sporting events attracts the practice in large numbers.
If you didn't catch the Bloomberg report over the weekend stating that Illinois is the biggest atomic dump, we'll get you the entire breakdown. David Kraft. the Director of the Nuclear Energy Information Service, joins the show just after 10:30 to discuss why Illinois is the US's biggest dumping problem and what is being done about it.
Snooping on allies
More stories are coming out about the US spying on our allies. This practice surely isn't "news" as decades upon decades, it's been known that somewhere in the shadows spying is common practice among nations. But, the news out shows just how large the dragnet is. With a rally in DC calling for the US government to "Stop Spying On Us," what else can be said to big government's continued infringement of our 4th Amendment?
Tuesday will see a meeting at Chatham High School to discuss Common Core, a new set of standards for public education. What is Common Core and why is it controversial? We'll get the facts out about this program coming up with Bishop On Air. Don't miss a minute!
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