Archive for May, 2016

16
May

May 16, 2016 show Cynthia Canary, executive director of the Independent Map Coalition, talks to Bob about the organization's effort to put on the November ballot an amendment calling for an independent commission to draw the state's legislative districts. Currently, lawmakers draw the lines, and whatever party is in power gets the honor. The result: gerrymandered districts that protect incumbents. Next, state Sen. Patricia Van Pelt, D-Chicago, discusses her efforts to protect juveniles in custody for homicide or sex ...

16
May

The U.S. Supreme Court today unanimously sent the Little Sisters of the Poor's challenge to the federal mandate requiring insurance coverage of morally-objectionable services back to the federal appeals court, telling the nuns and the government to work out a compromise. The case hinged on the nun's contention that the mandate violated the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). However, the eight high court justices ...

01
May

Pope Francis' prayer video for May focusus on women, and offers the prayer that they be heard, respected and valued for their contribution to society.