We take a look at Cook County's finances with Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Plus, retiring WBEZ staffer Richard Steele shares some of his favorite music from his many years as a music host here in Chicago.
We discuss Chicago's latest One Book, One Chicago, and hear from the author behind this year's pick. And, we look at the factors behind the crowded beer festival landscape. Plus, it's our weekly installment of "Reclaimed Soul."
We talk with academic Steven Salaita whose job offer at the University of Illinois was rescinded due to tweets about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Also, we hear the jazz stylings of vocalist Tammy McCann.
An elder care advocate details what you need to ask when finding the best living situation for aging family members. And, the Great Chicago Fire Festival kicks off at the Chicago River Saturday to celebrate the city's rebirth after the Great Chicago Fire. What makes Chicagoans resilient?
We look at what some juvenile prison inmates in Illinois think about the juvenile justice system. And, we talk about Divvy's suburban expansion. Plus, former Police drummer Stewart Copeland stops by to talk about scoring the music for Ben Hur.
We get a re-cap of the Bears vs. Packers game with sports duo Kaufmann and Coffman. And, we talk about the Pritzker Access Scholarship that's recognizing undocumented students. Plus, the jazz and folk sound of Chicago's Funeral Bonsai Wedding.
We talk about the University of Chicago student protest against a group that threatened sexual assault victims. Also, we get a sneak peak of "Evil Dead - the Musical." Plus, the pop sounds of Slow Club.