Chicago Bears Superbowl champ Dennis McKinnon discusses a new film that takes on the concussion epidemic in the NFL. Also, financial expert Sandy Botkin gives tips on saving for one of the mor financially taxing expenditures any of of us makes - higher education.
We discuss whether or not the private school system is impeding the progression of public schools by providing an alternative to fixing them. And we talk about the Chicago Fire and how their management, or lack thereof, may be sinking an already losing team.
We discuss how entrance exams for teachers is sparking a debate about whether or not these exams are ruining diversity among teachers. Also, as Rosh Hashanah approaches we look at the culinary spread for the Jewish New Year.
Chicago's "Breakfast Queen" serves her last plate this year and we celebrate her legacy built on pancakes and good ole fashioned hospitality. And, Congressman Mike Quigley his meeting with the President to discuss next moves in Syria.
The Chicago Sky have made made it to the playoffs for the first time in eight years. What does Cheryl Raye-Stout think about their chances? And we talk about how many teen jobs have been hijacked by unemployed adults.
Today's "Music Thursday" celebrates Michael Jackson on what would be his 55th birthday. And, WBEZ's Becky Vevea tells us how CPS is assisting students as they transition to their new, welcoming schools.
Today we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington by looking at the effect of that call to action on Chicagoans today. From education to housing, how is the city still struggling to find equality?
WBEZ producer Monica Eng shares the details of a study exploring what items people buy to disguise another embarrassing item in their shopping basket. Also, Chicago public schools are getting ready to teach comprehensive sex education courses. What's in the curriculum?