We discuss the trend of photographing modern ruins and whether it exposes viewers to a world they may never see, or exploits a city's dissent. And, the new play Invasion! stirs up conversation about the politics of racial profiling.
We discuss the Bloomberg investigation into the unsavory practices in the palm oil industry. And do you care who your children's role models are? Baseball's recent PED scandal is calling the issue of role models to the plate.
Ald. Brookins proposed a new ordinance dishing out hefty fines for littering. Will this be the tactic that stops people from tossing their trash in the streets? And, Mayor Emanuel has identified seven struggling neighborhoods as "opportunity neighborhoods". What are his plans?
Today we school you on the ins and outs of Illinois' new medical marijuana law. Still confused on what it entails? Call us with your questions. And "Deal Estate" columnist Dennis Rodkin breaks down the boom in Chicago's hotel industry.
Want to know what cuts would be best for your next BBQ? Butcher Bob Levitt lets us know how you can throw the BBQ of your dreams. And NPR host Scott Simon discusses why he decided to tweet about his mother's final days.