Greg Bishop takes over the mic from 10 to noon CST on 970 WMAY. Today it's talk about vaccines and local schools, the unconstitutionality of the NSA's communications collection program, FOIA shred settlement and more! Did you miss a previous episode of Bishop On Air? Get the regularly updated podcast here. Now, on with today's show!
Immunizing informed consent
Right at the top of the show, we'll talk about the soft mandate of vaccinations for school children. Springfield public schools are looking at revamping their policy of vaccinations, after 500 desks were left empty this past October because those students didn't have an updated schedule of shots. Read more about that here.
The move by the school board may actually push up the date that parents will have to have their kids immunized. But there are some other options ... we'll talk with Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and President of the National Vaccine Information Center. She says that parents should understand Illinois laws and the other medical issues surrounding vaccines. After that, we'll open up the debate for you to sound off ...
Then we'll get into the debate over NSA surveillance. A federal judge ruled that the National Security Agency's wholesale collection of communications of Americans "likely violates the constitution." No duh! A four year old with a basic understanding of the 4th Amendment could have told you that. The same judge also said that the program is "almost Orwellian" and our founding fathers would be "aghast." He also indicated that it's laughable that the info gathered was solely responsible for averting terror attacks. We'll open it up and talk about how to fight for our rights to be secure in our persons, papers and effects!
Shred case settlement
It may be the last time for us to sound off on whether Springfield Aldermen should settle the case Calvin Christian has against the city. That vote comes down tonight with the Springfield City Council. Do you think Springfield Aldermen should approve or disapprove the
If there's time with News on the March, we'll get into what's really behind the push for more residential units in downtown Springfield, talk about vitamins and so much more!
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