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.
The saga of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is, to borrow a phrase from the man himself, bleeping golden. So it's no surprise Blago books are flying off the presses. We talk to Tribune reporters Jeff Coen and John Chase about their new book.
Chicago's booming tech scene has been on display throughout Chicago Ideas Week. We'll learn more about the talent pool in the local tech flood. Also on the flood beat, we'll chat with renowned guitarist Bill Frisell and filmmaker Bill Morrison about their new multimedia project, The Great Flood.