We go around the horn and learn a few things about suburban schools, Catholic schools, and schools in Northwest Indiana. Then, lots of people are hit and some seriously injured by foul balls and broken bats at Major League parks every year, but not everyone is for the extra protective netting that would keep people from getting hurt. Then, we dive into some recently acquired musical gems from Reclaimed Soul’s Ayana Contreras. And cartoonist and author Jessica Abel has written a new graphic book that takes readers inside some of their favorite public radio shows and podcasts.
We talk about teachers' reactions to the new head of Chicago Public Schools. Plus, we take a look back at the first half of the baseball season, as well as what lies ahead for the Cubs and White Sox. We take listeners' calls about what drives them crazy on the roadways. Also, we get a preview of this weekend's 33rd annual Japan Day celebration in Arlington Heights. Finally, we enjoy the music of St. Louis singer/songwriter Beth Bombara.
Two players from Chicago will be representing the National League: Cubs 3rd baseman Kris Bryant and his teammate 1st baseman Anthony Rizzo. And a player from the White Sox -- pitcher Chris Sale -- will be playing for the American league.
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.