Chicago still has pockets of food deserts, areas that have no grocery stores but plenty of corner shops that don’t provide healthy foods for residents. Englewood is one of those neighborhoods, but that’s changing with plans to build a Whole Foods.
Data scientists are working to come up with innovative ways to make the world a better place. Actor Ronald Keaton talks about flying solo on stage when he becomes Winston Churchill. Plus, some soaring harmonies from the DuPont brothers. And we start the show by speaking with Chicago Police Department communications director about the department's tweetalong.
We talk with members of a group called Mothers Against Senseless Killings, who have been patrolling some of the hot-spots in Englewood. We’ll also learn more about a pretty sizable mobile sculpture that’s emblazoned with the names of kids and teenagers killed by gun violence. Plus, we examine what Chicago needs to do to draw Chinese businesses and investors. And we take a look back at the Eastland disaster, which claimed the lives of more than 800 people 100 years ago Friday.