Andy Shaw of the Better Government Association answers listener questions about government. Monica Eng talks about the trend of using Twitter to report food-poisoning incidents. A recent Reuters poll says a significant number of Americans are only friends with people of their race.
The second week of the Afternoon Shift Book Club: the next chapter of 'Boss.' Moody's downgraded Illinois state universities. Lawyer Lee Petro gives details on the new FCC ruling that reduces fees on prison phone calls.
President Obama gives a press conference. Southwest Michigan produce farmer Mick Klug says this year weather has been mostly terrific and has given us a bumper crop.The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra performs live from the Jim and Kay Mabie performance studio.
Chicago Magazine Deal Estate columnist Dennis Rodkin says the proportion of first-time home buyers is down from a year ago. Last month, the brass at Harold’s Chicken Shack announced that they want to drop the “shack” from the business title.
Three students at Columbia College took a look at homicides from 2012 that had been largely ignored by the media. Andrew Fazekas from the National Geographic shares the Mars Curiosity rover's most interesting discoveries so far. Randi Belisomo wants you to think about what will happen when you die.