Borinqueneers, Star Trek, Pensions & Frankie Knuckles

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We share what you had to say about the mayor's proposed pension plan, the passing of Chicago house DJ Frankie Knuckles, the technology behind Star Trek, and our story about Puerto Rican soldiers in tonight's viewer feedback.

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A major campaign is gaining steam in the effort to award the so-called Borinqueneers the Congressional Gold Medal. During the Korean war, the 65th Infantry Regiment made up of soldiers from Puerto Rico displayed valiant and often heroic service all the while facing the challenges of discrimination and prejudice. We speak with one of the last surviving Borinqueneers living in Chicago and a member of the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Alliance, which is pushing for the commendation to happen this year. View a timeline about the 65th Infantry Regiment.

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