In just over a week, the Cubs will play a one-off wild card game against the Pirates. We talk with listeners about whether they're keeping their enthusiasm in check or letting it all hang out. We also speak with the producer of a new documentary about the Black Panther Party. And we have a conversation with longtime Chicago stage actor Mike Nussbaum.
Some black men are ditching the comfort factor to dress up when they go out because they say they’re less likely to be targeted by the police. Plus, fantasy sports has gone micro...and we find out why TV networks and professional sports leagues are dumping a ton of money behind the concept. A new play sheds light on the Chicago mob’s involvement in the JFK assassination. The Cubs just keep rolling. And we talk to one of the speakers at this weekend's SlutWalk in Chicago.
A St. Louis Public Radio reporter gives an update on Ferguson, Mo., one year after the death of Michael Brown. We hear some suggested methods to reduce the noise around O'Hare Airport. The Oak Park Library is working to establish a sister library with Cuba. We’ve also got a sports roundup from our WBEZ Sports Contributor. Minneapolis folk singer Charlie Parr performs folk music from his latest release.