We take a look at school discipline in Chicago's charter and traditional public schools. WBEZ's bureau reporters tell us what they heard at their "On the Table" events. And, we've got the ragtime sounds of pianist Reginald Robinson.
We talk to the Illinois Dept. of Corrections about challenges facing female ex-offenders. Plus, an update on the battle to change the way legislative districts are drawn in Illinois. And some music from the Goodman Theatre's White Snake.
We look at why some indie book stores are thriving while others are merely surviving. Plus, how is the money from the temporary hike in Illinois' income tax being spent? And should the tax be permanent?
We mark Teacher Appreciate Week with NEA head Dennis Van Roekel. We take a look at the race for Congress in the 10th Congressional District which includes an attempt at a comeback. And, we celebrate jazz in Paris.