These are some of Scott Simon’s memories.Yes, that Scott Simon, the Scott Simon you listen to as host of Weekend Edition on NPR.Yes, that Scott Simon, who will join me later in the show.He is a child of Chicago and these are some of his memories:On sports: "I am
"Chicago-style" has become a euphemism for shady backroom deals and cronyism in the world of politics. But WBEZ's Tony Arnold shares why it's also shorthand for "getting things done." We'll also talk with some of the folks behind The Onion's new book. Plus, Weekend Edition's Scott Simon.
"I bemoan the fact that to this day, [Hispanics] rarely ever play heroes in anything. We're usually...either overly hormonal...overly hysterical...overly hostile...or overly humble," said Easi Morales (with appropriate vocal impressions) on Tuesday's Afternoon Shift.
It is 1959 and we are going nuts. The Sox have won the pennant and the night is alive with noise. Baseball holds a special place for many of us—and long has.When baseball was relatively new, poet Walt Whitman observed, “I see great things in baseball.
We celebrate a pair of anniversaries--one is silver and the other gold. Lou Diamond Phillips and his "La Bamba" cast mates talk about the impact of the Ritchie Valens biopic 25 years later. And the Giordano Dance Chicago celebrates its 50th year. Plus, new CPS CEO, Barbara Byrd-Bennett.
Lincoln Park Zoo opens at 7 a.m., and Kevin Bell has coffee in the morning: One cup; he needs it. He gets to the zoo at 6 a.m.., something he has done almost every day for nearly four decades, ever since he was 23 and came here from New York to become curator of birds—the youngest curator in the zoo's history.
We look at how and why politics enter the world of science. And after 20 years of Flamin' Hot Cheetos, the Chicago Tribune's Monica Eng says concerns over the high-salt snack are burning up. Also, Rick Kogan sits down with the president and CEO of Lincoln Park Zoo, Kevin Bell.