Host Bob Gilligan looks ahead to the upcoming spring legislative session by tapping the insights of Illinois political writer John O'Connor of the Associated Press. Next, Lucas Swanepoel, vice president of social policy at Catholic Charities USA, gives an update on the funding status of CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program) as the federal government faces a possible shutdown. Then, Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., president and founder of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith, talks about physician-assisted suicide. Finally, Ann Grelecki and Mary Ann Bibat with Catholic Charities of Chicago join Bob to talk about the current state of the Community Care Program, which allows senior citizens to stay in their own homes and avoid nursing homes.