Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Morning Shift: Flying High February 19, 2013 WBEZ [View the story "'Morning Shift' #110: Flying High" on Storify]'Morning Shift' #110: Flying HighOn Tuesday's Morning Shift, we talk to Representative Nekritz on gun hearings, Our Gun Series feature, WBEZ's Business Reporte on all things in the sky, WBEZ blogger on Fat Shaming and the melodic sound of Quartet Parapluie.Storified by · Tue, Feb 19 2013 07:23:01Airport Express signJason McHuffIllinois Gun Hearings with Representative NekritzThe first of two state hearings on proposed Illinois gun legislation take place Tuesday allowing anyone with an opinion to let their voice be heard by a house committee. The hearings were House Speaker Michael Madigan’s idea, saying it’s “necessary to give a full vetting to proposed state legislation on this matter”. Morning Shift talke with State representative Elaine Nekritz about what we can expect at the hearings.Gun safety hearing starts todayThe first of two Illinois House judiciary committee public hearings on gun safety start today in Springfield with another scheduled Frida...Our Gun Series: huntersWBEZ’s Alex Keefe puts on the hip waders and steps out of the blind to talk to hunters about their relationship with guns. They say it’s about family tradition, politics, and just plain fun.Our GunsThe Morning Shift Radio M Sound Opinions The Afternoon Shift This American Life Wait Wait... Worldview Vocalo on WBEZHappenings in the sky: Boeing, mergers and O'Hare expansionWBEZ’s Niala Boodhoo talks Bogus Boeing Batteries, airline mergers and O’Hare expansion, and the hacking of the BK twitter account (I guess you need to choose a tougher password than ‘Whopper’), which oddly enough, has gained them followers.Fat ShamingMovie critic Rex Reed wrote a scathing review of Melissa McCarthy’s new film, and much of it was a personal attack on McCarthy’s plus size. WBEZ blogger Nico Lang has written an extensive and insightful post that not only reveals Reed to be an out-of-touch oaf, but discusses the larger culture of “fat shaming” in the media and in our society.Quartet ParapluieThe Quartet Parapluie has performed in homes, at weddings and even the hipster bar Danny’s in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. Tonight, the classical string quartet performs music by Philip Glass, Arvo Part and Shostakovich at the Hideout in Chicago. They’ll open for musician Daniel Knox, who is doing a Tuesday night residency at the venue. Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Categories R. Kelly, Jim DeRogatis, Chicago theater, State of the Union, Previous post in Morning Shift Morning Shift: All the President's men Next post in Morning Shift Morning Shift: Peaks and Valleys View the discussion thread. Featured Homemade Stories: Every Word Understood Is the resilience of millennials underrated? By Blood or Bond The old Wrigley Field scoreboard: Revolutionary or retro?