This week the Mincing Rascals are John Williams, Steve Bertrand, Justin Kaufmann and Patti Vasquez of WGN Radio and Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune. They discuss the outstanding Chicago Tribune series “Betrayed” and the assaults taking place in Chicago Public Schools. The gang goes over the most recent pardons by President Trump and the similarities with former governor Rod Blagojevich. Plus, the Rascals question Trump’s honesty and the recent events with the Philadelphia Eagles. Finally, they discuss the circuit court’s decision on the people living underneath Chicago.[audio http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3513435/3513435_2018-06-07-202635.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D4191.mp3]
Steve recommends the novel “The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai
Justin recommends Bluesfest and Litfest in downtown Chicago this weekend.
Patti recommends the book “An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back” by Elisabeth Rosenthal.
John recommends a Minnesota fourth-grader’s rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine” here.