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.
Best Game in Town asks the question: how can we build political consensus on climate change? Our Chewing the Fat podcasters help guide us through outside farmers markets. Plus, we look at the facts around digital use among older Americans.
Today we have our annual BGA call in with Andy Shaw and Alden Lowry. We also look into the cause of delays at both Midway and O'Hare airport. Wall Street Journal reporter Elizabeth Dwoskin joins us later in the show to tell us how listening to Pandora can affect our political preferences.