Mona Purdy, known as the 'Shoe Lady', is back to tell us what’s new with her group, Share Your Soles. She started her organization by giving a few shoes to help bare foot kids in Central America. More than 15 years later, Share Your Soles has distributed more than two million shoes to countries around the globe to people in desperate need of them.
Legendary White Sox player and Chicago’s first black major leaguer, Minnie Minoso died Sunday. Throughout his career, Minoso became known to many as Mr. White Sox and leaves behind a reputation in Chicago of being the team's ambassador and inspired generations of young black and Latino baseball players. We talk with Adrian Burgos, University of Illinois History Professor and WBEZ's Cheryl Raye Stout about Chicago losing its south-side baseball hero. Also, music from Mipso.
A number of new studies indicate that even in our present tough economic times charitable giving remains a strong component of the American way of life: Last year Americans gave more than $290 billion to their favorite causes despite the struggling economic climate.I explore what this means in the v
One of the nation’s largest banks Friday provided details about an agreement with some nonprofit groups in Chicago-area neighborhoods devastated by foreclosures. The deal, revealed Wednesday by WBEZ, stems from the collapse of Oak Park-based banking chain FBOP Corp.