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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Hurricane Update
More survivors of Hurricane Katrina are reaching Chicago. Rich Samuels takes us to Tinley Park where more than 100 will find shelter for the foreseeable future. South Suburban PADS Agency, 708-754-4357. We'll talk live with Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich, who is in Baton Rouge tonight and has been covering the aftermath of the hurricane in New Orleans and the surrounding area all week.

News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
City Hall loses the ability to hire. Instead all hiring will be overseen by federal monitor, Nicole Brennan. She has blasted current hiring practices saying the ban on political hiring had been violated repeatedly. Elizabeth bracket and her panel examine the impact. Guests: Paul Green, Roosevelt University; Bill Cameron, WLS Radio, 890 AM; and Craig Dellimore, WBBM Newsradio 780 AM.

The mentally disabled have few options in life but one Chicago organization has strived to change that for nearly 40 years. Eddie Arruza reports on the work of Misericordia. Misericordia Family Fest, Sunday September 11.

Johnny Jet
The airline industry is pitching in to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. We'll talk about that, as well as fall getaways with internet travel maven Johnny Jet.

How to Donate Miles and Cash to Katrina Relief
United, Continental, Delta miles will be used to send relief workers to the affected areas to provide services and supplies. Remaining miles will be used for future disaster relief efforts.
American Airlines Advantage members will receive a one-time reward of 500 AAdvantage bonus miles when donating $50 or more to the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Effort between Aug. 31 through Sept. 30, 2005.

Chicago native, gospel/soul legend and Grammy Award-winning recording artist Mavis Staples has one of the most recognizable voices in modern music. Tonight she shares inspiring stories of life with the Staples Singers. Click here for information about this week's concert at North Park College.

One More Thing...
...about who should handle the current stage of the hurricane disaster.