The Mincing Rascals 05.24.18: Trump cancels North Korea Summit, NFL protest policy, Balbo to Wells

The Mincing Rascals are John Williams, Steve Bertrand and Patti Vasquez of WGN Radio, and Eric Zorn and Kristen McQueary of the Chicago Tribune. They begin this week’s episode by deciding whether or not President Trump’s Summit cancellation letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was a screw-up. Then, they disagree on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s announcement of the league’s new policy on protesting. And, the Rascals move on to debate the value of renaming Balbo Drive to Wells Drive, after Ida B. Wells.

Patti recommends watching “Call the Midwife” on BBC America.

Steve recommends Where Memories Lie by Deborah Crombie.

John recommends “The Americans” on FX, “Killing Eve” on BBC America and any of the top 100 books on “The Great American Read” list, a show hosted by Meredith Vieira.

Kristen recommends her low calorie Fresca margarita recipe, and a stop by the upcoming Printers Row Lit Fest.

Eric recommends playing with a slider tool that can adjust the frequency of sounds, like that of “Yanny” and “Laurel.”