We have the arguments for and against race-day playlists during the Chicago Marathon. Also, we give you ideas for things to do in the suburbs if you're looking to avoid the traffic headaches that will come along with the marathon. Plus, two WBEZ reporters join us to recap the conversations that are happening at Chicago’s city budget hearings. And the conversations that aren't happening...thanks to our obsessions with iPhones, tablets, Twitter, and Facebook.
Many districts have already started, including many suburban schools. Then there are Catholic schools and the changes, closures and consolidations brought on by the archdiocese. And, our neighbors in Northwest Indiana are dealing with a new state funding formula and a shortage of teachers.