Welcome to the broadcast.  Its March 1st, 2016.  We begin this morning by looking back at one of the finest films ever to grace the big screen, the Magnificent Seven.  News includes the coming Millennial Revolution, Trump finding allies, comic book storage, and road repairs in Lake Bluff, IL.  Thanks for reading…see you next time.

Right Now with Ben DeClue (Twitter / LinkedIn)

What I’m Reading: Travels in Siberia by Ian Frai

What I’m Watching: Reruns of Frasier.  What a great show, even today.

What I’m Doing: Enjoying 70 degree weather


Clarence Thomas Asks 1st Question From Supreme Court Bench In 10 Years: Thomas, who hadn’t asked a question since Feb. 22, 2006, drew gasps from people at the Supreme Court when he questioned a lawyer during oral arguments Monday.

When Coal Companies Fail, Who Pays For The Cleanup?: The U.S. coal industry is fading. As more companies declare bankruptcy, they may not be able to pay for land restoration projects — and taxpayers could be left with the cleanup bill.

The Liberal Millennial Revolution: This November will be a watershed moment for the American electorate: It will be the first presidential election in which Generation Y—a.k.a.: Millennials—makes up the same proportion of the U.S. voting-age population as the Baby Boomers.






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Harry Luck

Local Gov Confidential

‘Intellectual and artistic’ University City adds acrimony to its reputation: Residents lament the deterioration of civility in a progressive community.

Alleged intern harasser among those in lobbying gray zone: David Poger wasn’t a lobbyist, but reports suggest he was at the Capitol on a near daily basis.

Alcohol sales at fests is considered by Festus council: The council will take a final vote at the next meeting in March.

Lake Bluff to Spend $488,500 on Roads: Lake Bluff will spend nearly half a million dollars on roadwork projects repairing more than a mile of village streets this summer, according to Village Administrator Drew Irvin.