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.
As more information comes out on the Germanwings plane that crashed into the Alps last week, many pundits have rushed to blame the co-pilot’s history with depression. That rush to judgement and the surrounding media hype not only stigmatizes people battling depression, it may push them further away from the help they need. Dr. Chris Lowden, psychiatrist at NorthShore University HealthSystem, joins us to talk about the stigma. Also, music from Ryley Walker.
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 remember Chicago's beloved Cub, Ernie Banks who passed away this weekend at 83 and baseball losing an American icon. Also, the first segment of our week-long series, "Grading Rahm" with an analysis on how he's fared with job creation and the economy.
The Friendly Confines turns 100 on Wednesday, and we want to hear your memories of the ballpark. Maybe it was your first game, or a ritual you established there with someone special. Wrigley historian Stuart Shea helps guide us through 100 years.