Angela Lyonsmith is an artist and art therapist. She works for the Therapeutic Arts Program (TAP), an initiative of Global Alliance for Africa, to give aid and comfort to children in Kenya and Tanzania who were left orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Angela’s passion also led her to open ‘Gather’, a community art studio and playspace in Evanston. For Global Activism, we’ll ask Angela about how her work has inspired family and friends.
We discuss issues relevant to Chicago's women voters as Chicago Women Take Action Alliance preps a mayoral debate. Dr. Leon Benson provides tips for staying safe while playing winter sports. And, the folk/soul sound of Zusha serende the studio
We get an update an update on weekend Chicago sports. And, we talk race, friendships and Evanston with author Mary Barr on her new book "Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston." Plus, a music performance from Morning Shift 2014 archives.
An Orthodox Jewish school has lost a legal battle with the City of Evanston over their bid to open a new facility there. The group filed the lawsuit six years ago claiming religious discrimination, but Evanston aldermen said it came down to a declining property tax base.