On November 10, 2008, federal Judge Kocoras will consider releasing the Chicago Public School System from its consent decree to desegregate. Such a determination effectively would abolish existing racial diversity goals in all Chicago magnet schools. Listen in to learn the history of des
Although the American heritage is influenced by many cultures from around the world, American folk and popular music are built primarily upon the influences of African and British Isles peoples' music.
With its Pulitzer-Prize winning dramatists and three regional Tony awards, no American city can claim a richer playwriting tradition than Chicago. Critic Todd Bauer reviews the city's theatrical roots touching on important plays and playwrights that emerged here.
"To me, Gaza embodies the entire saga of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; it represents the central contradiction of the state of Israel: democracy for some, dispossession for others; it is our exposed nerve."Amira Hass is an Israeli journalist and author of Drinking