WBEZ’s Front and Center series covers a host of environmental issues in the Great Lakes region–-from the air Midwesterns breathe to the water they drink. Water quality is a big challenge. Sure, Chicago has lots of freshwater – a resource many are clamoring for.
The battle over abortion has divided this country since the Supreme Court's 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade. To try to gain some insights into our cultural divide, we'll spend the week comparing the debate in the U.S. to those of other countries.
After months of bickering, posturing and name calling, Congress reached a debt deal. Legislators used every inch of room before hitting Tuesday’s debt-ceiling deadline. The deal passed the House and is expected to pass the Senate Tuesday. Still, nobody appeared to jump for joy.
In his new book, Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate, the journalist Juan Williams argues that his contract was terminated by NPR as part of a larger pattern of the suppression of unwelcome opinions.Indeed, the overall theme of Muzzled is that reasonable people are being shut up