When Michael Tyler’s son came to him with a story of schoolyard bullying, he knew this would require more than the standard “keep your chin up” advice. His son had been confronted with a racial epithet and Tyler wanted an illustrative way to explain why that’s never appropriate behavior-from anyone. So he wrote his own book. The Skin You Live In is 10 years old this year, and the author says it’s re-emerging as an important option for parents and teachers to pass on. He details why he thinks the message is different. Also, we talk Stop. Reset. - Goodman's latest.
Strained relationships between the police and community members are unfortunately common in many cities, and Chicago is no different. One South Side community group aims to help mend the fences by getting Chicago cops and kids from Englewood playing baseball together. Teamwork Englewood organized the Englewood Police/Youth Baseball League earlier this year to get cops into coaching and mentoring roles. We talk with organizers and a Chicago cop/coach. And, music from J. Fernandez.