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.
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.
- GovLove: The Poll of Record with Dr. Kenneth Fernandez, Elon Poll
- CPBB Budgeting Workshop – March 2
- Webinar: ELGL/UTA Challenge Winner – March 3
- Webinar: Technology Efficiency Series – New Webinar Every Month
- Public art thrives in Seattle, thanks to funding set-aside program: Thanks to Seattle’s percent-for-art ordinance, residents and visitors can view publicly funded art in parks, libraries, community centers, on roadways, bridges and other public venues. View a sample of public art treasures.
- Oklahoma Commission Declares Workers’ Comp Alternative Unconstitutional: State regulators say opt-out plans don’t include benefits required by state law. Also, the Department of Labor has begun looking at whether these plans in Oklahoma and Texas violate federal law.
- Chris Rock’s Asian Joke at Oscars Provokes Backlash: The Oscar host’s bit involving children posing as accountants reinforced stereotypes and drew widespread condemnation online.
- Donald Trump Finds Ally in Delegate Selection System, Much to G.O.P.’s Chagrin: With the Republicans holding contests in 11 states on Tuesday, Mr. Trump could all but wrap up the nomination, despite the leadership vehemently opposing him.
- On Leap Day, Illinois Towns Used To Let Women Run The Government: From the 1930s through the 1980s, women used their day of political power to jokingly pressure men to marry them. Sigh.
- Monarchs’ overwintering Mexican habitat grows: Encouraging signs for butterfly whose population has dramatically fallen.
- Justice Dept. can’t force Apple to provide iPhone data, judge rules: The ruling pertains to a New York drug case but could affect California mass-shooting case
- New comic book store Vault of Midnight to open in downtown Detroit: The 2,000 square foot shop is set to open this spring.
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.