We discuss the political shift of Europe to the right. A female baseball player from an unlikely country makes history. And, an update on Nicaraguan laborers suffering from kidney disease from La Isla Foundation.
Wrigley Field turned 100 last year, and next year marks the 100th year of the Cubs as it’s tenant. But the Cubs have been around a lot longer than the stadium. We discuss the pre-Wrigley years with author Laurent Pernot. Also, everything you need to know about new rules for the 2015 MLB season.
An 8-hour public visitation for Ernie Banks Friday in downtown Chicago is sure to be filled with fans, ballplayers, family and friends of the Cubs legend. Banks is being remembered as Mr. Cub, Mr. “Let’s Play Two;” Mr. Sunshine. Banks broke records and barriers during his 19 years with the Chicago Cubs. But as WBEZ’s Katie O’Brien learned, he never broke character.
We get a post-Sochi games wrap-up from Chicago Tribune reporter Stacy St. Clair. Also, what's the future of drug policy? And, we talk with the director of a new film that looks at the battle over gay rights within the black community.