WHAT WE'RE DOING
Midmorning - Kerri Miller picks up where News Cut leaves off in the first hour with a discussion on same sex marriage. In the second hour: a discussion on teaching social skills in the classroom, which also sounds like a topic mentioned on News Cut on Monday.
Midday - After a first-hour discussion of politics, Midday jumps into what life was like during the Great Depression. Hint: There was no iPhone.
Talk of the Nation - It's Science Friday so that means an hour of talk on climate change and then a discussion of how you'd drink your coffee in space. Really.
All Things Considered - Laura Yuen looks at some of the publicity in the Somali community. Alix Spiegel discovers a pill that takes the fun out of stealing things, and the folks in Washington will waste moments of your precious and too short life by discussing the Obama's search for a dog.
I started this week's "Five at 8" with Fats Domino. We end it with something appropriate to send you into the weekend.
(h/t: Nick Young, CBS News)
While accused of a horrific crime, I think the Orland Park police showed poor judgement in releasing that particular mug shot to the media.
Certainly the woman was not at risk of killing herself with her hijab during the few seconds it took to snap the photo (a female matron was standing nearby the whole time).
Had the mug photo be used only for official police/legal purposes, that's one thing. Giving it to the media for publication? That's the poor judgement.
The police can do their job better and society benefits when an atmosphere of trust exists between the cops the community it serves -- and that community now includes people with some different views on modest dress. This kind of action underminds that trust, and makes some wonder if the suspect was being subjected to an intentional display of public humiliation.
Sure, everyone who mug shot goes in the news could say the same about public humiliation, but there was no good reason to do it this way. At very least, a second mug shot could have been taken with the headscarf for the media. Problem solved.
The "money quote" comes at the end of the article, when a local Islamic community leader asks: "But if it was a nun accused of these crimes, would they treat her the same way?"
I think the fact that earthworms are not native to our area is astounding. So much of what we see in our landscape is not native. Lilacs, the grass in our lawns, telephone poles. I'm suddenly reminded of a Robert Frost poem I happen to read last night...
When I saw that worms was on the docket today, I thought that it was going to be
Think of the fish you could catch with that one!
You're right Bob. I saw that item you posted and knew it was a Midmorning topic. h/t to you.
Sorry I missed the shows this morning, but thanks for Disco Inferno: best song from the soundtrack of Saturday Night Fever. My sister and I used to dance in our living room to that song.