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Chicago’s Morning Answer Show Notes: Thursday 9/7/2017

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Mark Regnerus is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. He joined Dan and Amy to talk about his new book “Cheap Sex: The Transformation of Men, Marriage & Monogomy”

 

Less than one week after North Korea appeared to carry out its sixth nuclear test, South Korea warned Thursday that its neighbor may fire an intercontinental ballistic missile this weekend. Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton joined Dan and Amy with reaction to the latest threats from North Korea, and recent changes at the White House:

 

Illinois Congressman Peter Roskam from the 6th district joined Dan and Amy to talk about the deal to raise the debt ceiling, the prospects for tax reform, and President Trump’s decision on DACA:

 

Hurricane Irma lashed Puerto Rico with heavy rain and powerful winds late Wednesday, leaving nearly 900,000 people without power as authorities struggled to get aid to small Caribbean islands already devastated by the historic storm.

 

A Father’s Day ad in Australia featuring a traditional family structure was not aired because it was seen as political intervention in the same-sex marriage debate. The ad, titled “Our Children Our Future,” begins with a father singing a lullaby to his newborn child, which included egregious lyrics like “your mommy and daddy are a perfect team.”

 

President Trump has taken a deal from Democrats in Congress to raise the debt ceiling. Trump also believes there will be a deal on the DACA program.

 

Back in 2006, J.B. Pritzker and his wife gave $100,000 in campaign contributions to Friends of Blagojevich. Four days later — a week before the election — Blagojevich announced he was giving a $1 million state grant to support construction of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie. Pritzker was the museum’s chief fundraiser.

 

Former Ald. Sandi Jackson’s divorce from former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. keeps getting nastier. Now she wants to subpoena television reporter Tamron Hall as well as a Harvey strip club owner, a former restaurant hostess and bikini model Jackson has described as a “social acquaintance” and Jackson Jr.’s father, the Rev. Jesse Jackson — among 12 people she says have knowledge about how the disgraced couple’s marriage fell apart.

 

State lawmakers in California have approved a plan to name a stretch of freeway in the Los Angeles area for former President Barack Obama. A stretch of the 134 Freeway passing through the Eagle Rock section of Los Angeles and the cities of Glendale and Pasadena will be known as the President Barack H. Obama Highway after the Legislature signed off on a resolution Tuesday. Obama attended Occidental College in Eagle Rock from from 1979 to 1981 before transferring to Columbia University.