On Friday, WBEZ and WNYC are co-hosting a special two-city call-in to discuss how each city approaches the fight against gun violence. We're live from both cities (9 a.m. CST and 10 a.m. EST) to discuss how the New York Police Department and Chicago Police Department are trying to curb violence, and how communities are reacting to different policing strategies.
Starting next week, we will explore the various gun laws around the region, how they came to be, whether they are enforced and how they affect our lives. That's our next series from Front & Center. Flashpoint: A look at our region's gun laws.
Is our world overpopulated or underpopulated? Some reports indicate overpopulation can have an immediate impact on our world's environment and our ability to provide food, water, shelter and social economic opportunity for all.
One local caseworker says her clients are always in crisis. They can’t cover heating bills or get kicked out of their home and need to find a shelter on short notice. They need to find jobs to get assistance.