This morning on AMKE we covered President Barack Obama's plan to meet with police chiefs from three communities, including Oak Creek, Wis., that have experienced mass shootings as part of his administration's push to address gun violence. A White House official said representatives from the Major Cities Chiefs Association and the Major County Sheriffs Association will also participate in Monday's White House meeting
In other local news, Bankruptcy filings in Wisconsin fell for the second consecutive year in 2012 as the economy continued to slowly mend and employment improved.
Filings were down about 7% last year, to 25,012 from 26,923 in 2011, U.S. Bankruptcy Court records show.
A bipartisan group of leading senators has reached agreement on the principles of sweeping legislation to rewrite the nation's immigration laws.
The deal, which is expected to be to be announced during a news conference this afternoon, covers border security, guest workers and employer verification, as well as a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in this country. President Barack Obama is expected to kick off the push Tuesday with a speech in Las Vegas and to lay out more specifics during his State of the Union address on February 12. Obama has called addressing immigration the top legislative priority of his second term,
In a related story, Tina Turner is in the process of trading in her American passport for a Swiss one, ABC News reports. The singer's petition for Swiss citizenship was recently approved by her local council after she passed a civics test and interview. Turner has been living in a Zurich suburb since 1995, after moving to the country with her longtime manager, German record executive Erwin Bach. Tennessee-born 73-year-old will therefore also give back her U.S. citizenship.
Today, we also featured our play along game SECRET SOUNDTRACK.
Your 3 clues were...
1. The film's plot takes place over the course of only one day.
2. On that one day, Rex Manning, a pompous, fading pop singer, is due to arrive to sign autographs and promote his new album.
3. This 1995 comedy stars Rene Zellweger, Liv Tyler, Rory Cochrane and featured a young Tobey Maguire who's character was edited out of the film in final production.
Our 3 musical clues were,
The Cranberries " Liar"
Gin Blossoms "Til I Hear It From You"
Edwyn Collins " A Girl Like You"
Our movie... EMPIRE RECORDS.