Named after a style of folk music that originated in the Nineteenth Century along the U.S.-Mexico border, Conjunto honors the genre's early improv spiritâ€”fusing jazz, rock, and blues with Afro-Cuban percussion instrumentation.
A conversation with Chicago poet Quraysh Ali Lansana about They Shall Run: Harriet Tubman Poems (Third World Press, 2004), a collection of poems written in the imagined voices of Harriet Tubman and those who knew her.
In the largest archival undertaking of its kind in the world, the Chicago-based nonprofit, the HistoryMakers, is on a mission to gather oral histories of five thousand African Americans who've made substantial cultural contributions.
The future of the Marshall Field name may be in jeopardy. Federated Department Stores, which owns Macy's and Bloomingdale's, has announced plans to buy Field's parent company, May Department Stores, which also owns Lord and Taylor.
An estimated one billion birds are killed in the U.S. each year from colliding into building windows. But a group of birdwatchers, biologists, and architects is trying to lower the death toll. Lynette Kalsnes reports for the Great Lakes Radio Consortium.
The Fighting Illini men's basketball team is poised to clinch its second consecutive Big Ten title before moving on to the NCAA playoffs. Sports contributor Cheryl Raye-Stout joins us to talk college and pro hoops and more.
A group of mostly white high schools in the far southwest suburbs is expected to withdraw from the South Interconference Association after months of turmoil over what role race may have played in a realignment of the interscholastic association.