In honor of Halloween, we explore the root of our fears, which biologist Rob Dunn says are much deeper than childhood trauma. Curious City explores voting machine security. And Rick sits down with the new Cook County Medical Examiner, Stephen Cina.
It is windy today and so you will hear, again and again, “they don’t call us the Windy City for nothing.”But it is not because of the wind.The specific origin of this Windy City moniker is ever in shadows.
Rick's brother Mark Kogan checks in from Atlantic City, the eye of Sandy's political storm. Kendall Gill & Cheryl Raye-Stout preview the Bulls' regular season. Front & Center looks at how the American Dream has changed for veterans. And filmmaker Stephen Cone talks discusses The Wise Kids.
Rumors that Rupert Murdoch has his eye on the Chicago Tribune has veteran journalists experiencing '80s flashbacks--so does the Bears' winning streak. WBEZ's Front & Center series continues its look at the state of the American Dream. And Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg talks about his new book.
I can never drive to or through Indiana without thinking of Mike Royko and the feud he had with the fine citizens here. For reasons not at all serious, Mike frequently ripped into the state. He called it “the most miserable state in the union.”
The show hits the road and broadcasts live from WBEZ's new Northwest Indiana bureau. We speak with the mayor of Hammond, Tom McDermott and later hear the latest from the Front and Center series. Finally, Rick talks to sports columnist Mike Hutton and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels.