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Today’s anchors Kim Cummins and Karis Hustad tell you about economic growth, the George Zimmerman trial and a student loan bill that hits the House floor today.

Reporter Ashton Mitchell looks into struggling US retailers while Erica De Angelis talks to students about yesterday’s visit from the Dali Lama.

Feature reporter Mike Byra  has the latest Loyola happenings.

Listen to today’s radio broadcast produced by Loyola’s student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Today’s anchors Ashton Mitchell and Shazia Hasan tell you the latest about the latest in the George Zimmerman trial, a plane crash in Pakistan, and a TV station made for dogs.

Reporter Karis Hustad reports from a CPS school where controversy is surrounding playground space.

Feature reporter Lexi Mangan has the latest Loyola happenings with Lexi at Loyola

LunchTime News is on every M-F at noon and 1pm on WLUW 88.7.


April 2: Stories We’re Following Today

Wisconsin primary today

  • Mitt Romney and his main challenger for the Republican presidential nomination focused their campaign efforts Monday on Wisconsin, the main prize among three contests Tuesday before a three-week break in the primaries. (CNN)

Obama beating Romney in women voters

  • President Obama has opened the first significant lead of the 2012 campaign in the nation’s dozen top battleground states, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, boosted by a huge shift of women to his side. (USA Today)

Debate over tanning bed use by minors

  • As this year’s high school dances draw near, a debate in Springfield has broken out over the safety of indoor tanning for people younger than 18. Bills have been introduced in the House and Senate that would bar minors from using tanning beds — even if their parents consent. (Chicago Tribune)

Student loans a problem for senior citizens

  • New research from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows that Americans 60 and older still owe about $36 billion in student loans, providing a rare window into the dynamics of student debt. More than 10 percent of those loans are delinquent. As a result, consumer advocates say, it is not uncommon for Social Security checks to be garnished or for debt collectors to harass borrowers in their 80s over student loans that are decades old. (Washington Post)

UPDATES: Mega Millions, credit card hacking

PLUS: March madness rages on, Chicago is home to “world’s best” restaurant and April is National Poetry Month.

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Tune in to WLUW 88.7 FM at noon or 1 p.m. to hear the stories.

March 26: Stories We’re Following Today

Obama warns North Korea to stop pursuing nuclear weapons

  • President Obama warned North Korea and Iran on Monday that their options are few, and their friends fewer, as those nations refuse to back down from actions the world sees as menacing. -CBS News

Supreme court will begin hearings on Affordable Care Act

  • The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday began three days of potentially landmark oral arguments over the constitutionality of the sweeping health care law championed by President Barack Obama. -CNN

NATO delegates arrive in Chicago this week to scope out summit locations

  • Hundreds of NATO staffers are visiting Chicago this week to scope out the city in advance of the May 20-21 meetings for the security alliance, according to the city’s host committee. -Chicago Tribune
  • Chicago is number one…in gas pries. The second city surpassed Los Angeles this week as the most expensive in the nation to fill up your tank. -NBC Chicago
  • The wife of the U.S. soldier charged with killing 17 Afghan villagers says she doesn’t think he was involved in the shooting rampage. -USA Today
  • He donned a sombrero and was serenaded by mariachi bands, embraced by Mexicans who called him their brother. Pope Benedict XVI has a bit of a tougher sell as he heads to a Cuba that until recently was officially atheist. -AP
  • Post-apocalyptic action movie The Hunger Games, opened with a staggering $155 million at U.S. and Canadian box offices, beating Hollywoods lofty expectations, and making history as the third-highest domestic film opening. 
What are you reading?

Welcome to the Lunchtime News website!

Hello fellow news junkies, journalism students and internet dwellers! Welcome to the new official website of WLUW Lunchtime News.

We are a five-minute, top of the hour radio newscast that broadcasts weekdays at noon and 1 p.m on WLUW 88.7, and are produced by Loyola’s chapter of Society of Professional Journalists. Tune in and you’ll hear breaking stories, field reports, Loyola events and occasional witty banter. 

Now there is another way to tune in: Tumblr.  Check out this blog for recordings of our daily newscast, the headlines each morning, rejected kicker ideas, multimedia from our field reports, behind the scenes of how we put together our broadcast and exclusive online content we couldn’t fit into our allotted five minutes, but wanted to share with you. 

Have questions?  Contact us at, send us a tweet at @LoyolaSPJ or like the Loyola Society of Professional Journalists Facebook page

Five-minute, top of the hour news broadcast produced by the Loyola Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists. Broadcasts daily at Noon and 1 p.m.

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