WBEZ's film contributor Milos Stehlik fills in for Jerome McDonnell as we discuss the role of film in French multiculturalism, and the state of documentary film. Also, on this week's Weekend Passport, we feature a kid's orchestra from Paraguay whose instruments are made of recycled materials.
A new documentary about the Black Panther Party includes archival footage of the times and interviews with former party members to show the national support and law enforcement efforts to destroy the movement.
With Navy Pier headed toward a re-design in the next couple years, can the design continue to attract so many tourists? And, Matteson, Illinois, officials are closing Lincoln Mall. What does this imply about the future economy of the south suburbs?