This month, students are finding out whether or not they’ve been accepted to attend a selective enrollment or magnet school in the fall, so it seems like a fitting time to check in Katie Ellis. Ellis is Chicago Public Schools’ executive director of access and enrollment.
Kids cost a pretty penny these days. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it costs a middle-income, two-parent family $226,920, on average, to raise a child from birth to age 18—that’s almost 14 grand every year!
Listen to the first hour of the show Metra Suicides- When a Lake Forest High School student was struck and killed by a Metra train last weekend, it was the third student from the north-suburban school to be killed by a Metra train since January. The first deat
K Ishibashi has performed with the likes of Regina Spektor and Sondre Lerche, but it was Of Montreal ringleader Kevin Barnes who gave him the necessary push to record his debut album 151a. As he told Steve Edwards today, earlier in his career he'd been embarrassed of the violin.
Chicago's longtime top chef, Charlie Trotter, took many by surprise when he announced his recent move to leave his restaurant and return to grad school. We talk with him and others involved in surprise moves on today's show.
On Tuesday's show we discuss people who want to use robots to make their work easier, how frequently people act like robots out of habit and what happens when humans are expected to act robotically and don't.