Connected to Chicago (04-15-2017)
State Representative Will Guzzardi sits down with Bill Cameron to discuss the hot topics in politics this week. Guzzardi shares his thoughts about the recent United Airlines issues, including if there is anything to be done legally about these recent situations. He touches on the fact that this is a parallel to accountability issues in law enforcement. As a "Bernie Backer," Guzzardi shares his take on if the Bernie Sanders supporters helped Trump win the election. The State Representative also shares his thoughts on Donald Trump's presidency thus far. Guzzardi explains the graduated income tax as well as what he thinks the Democrats need to do to take back control of Congress.
Bill Cameron is joined by Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crain's, and Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun Times to discuss the recent United Airlines situations. They also share their thoughts of Sean Spicer's recent comments regarding Adolf Hitler. The round table discusses Donald Trumps recent "flip-flops" regarding NATO and imports/exports.
In this week's Community spotlight, Nick Gale focuses on Arbor day, which is Friday, April 28. The Morton Arboretum, whose founders - founded Arbor Day, have several events planned. Patti MacMillian, a spokeswoman for the Morton Arboretum, talks about the pop up plant clinic set to be held at Daley Plaza from 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Arbor Day. On display this year, a giant coloring display asking Chicagoans to "draw their attention to trees." Also on hand will be tree and plant experts to answer questions. Events are also planned at the Morton Arboretum including the annual plant sale and kids activities including a tree planting event. In addition to talking about these events, MacMillian talks about the history of Arbor Day and the importance of trees in urban communities.