Earlier this month, thousands of Chicago area Chinese poured into a little-known cemetery in west suburban Stickney to celebrate Ching Ming, one of the two most important memorial holidays on the Chinese calendar. WBEZ’s Monica Eng and Chicago author Wen Huang join us to discuss to discuss how different cultures mourn and honor the dead and how those traditions evolve.
Chicago food culture owes so much to the many immigrants and cultures that make up the city. ABC 7 food reporter Steve Dolinksy and Chicago historian Dominic Pacyga trace these paths with us as they prepare for The 606 for Rails to Tales: Immigrant Stories of The 606 on Tuesday. Also, we catch up with WBEZ’s Cheryl Raye Stout about Bulls, Hawks and baseball. And, we discuss Chicago Auto Show highlights.
Iraqi musicians have been the target of attacks by extremists who have bombed music shops and forced many concert halls to close, but they have continued to play.On this week's Global Notes we'll listen to Iraqi folk and pop.