We have a conversation about interactions between police and the mentally ill. Then, we hear about the latest battle over the police union’s contract with the city. Plus, a winter preview of local theatre, dance, comedy, and more from the hosts of arts podcast General Admission. And on the eve of what would have been his 100th birthday, we celebrate the music of Frank Sinatra.
Protesters are demanding a change in leadership, but the mayor says he won’t resign. We talk about the potential of a recall in the city. Then, as Chicagoans engage in a public debate about what needs to change with the police department, we hear from a veteran Chicago police officer about what it’s like to be a cop during this time of increased scrutiny. And two Chicago aldermen share their take on the unfolding events and the challenges facing not only the mayor but the City Council.
We get a better sense of what happens when the Federal government investigates a big city police department, and whether those investigations result in long-term changes. And in the wake of the Laquan McDonald video, two more videos depicting police using deadly force were released to the public. Plus we get an update on COP21, the climate conference happening in Paris.