We start this week off by talking about how a local artist is using music as political commentary. Award winning author Bayo Ojikutu is on the show today as we continue short story month. We also discuss the approaching National Day of Civic Hacking.
We wrap up the week with our friends from the Sun-Times and Tribune to take a look at the news dominated by budgets and bargaining, forecasts and futility. DJ Jesse De La Pena gives us his Friday mix. Tech Shift looks at this week's top news in tech including Airbnb and Facebook's dinosaur guide.
Ta-Nehisi Coates joins us to talk about his article, "The Case for Reparations." We talk with the Morning AMp about the rights of pregnant women when it comes to choosing their birth plan. Plus, we talk about the website, 'Twitch.'
We talk about the science and stigma behind the popular gluten-free diet. We look at community relations between the mayor, wards and city agencies of Chicago. Plus, an 8-year-old teaches Niala how to use a Finch robot.
Today we talk about possible candidates to replace Cardinal Francis George. We also look at how music influences the culture of Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood and, for Tech Shift, we'll be focusing on China's cyber-espionage capabilities.
Illinois' new GOP Chairman Tim Schneider, joins us to talk about what the party is doing to reach out to voters. Dennis Rodkin joins us to discuss the handling of multiple offers in Chicago's real estate market and Short Story Month continues with a look at the Chicago Latino Writers Initiative.
Freakonomics author Stephen Dubner explains his latest 'Think Like a Freak' and how to retrain your brain to think like they do. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's negotiated electricity deal benefits apartment dwellers more than homeowners. Plus, a look at your 'right to be forgotten' on Google network searches.
We talk about zombie properties in Chicago. Who pays for them and who should be paying for them? We discuss how local art is being used as a medium for social change. Plus, this week's Curious City looks at Chicago's relationship with tattoos and pinball.