We get a Fall Arts Preview, courtesy of the hosts of the WBEZ podcast General Admission. We also hear about efforts to get more young African Americans interested in playing tennis. Also, 60 years ago today, the small town of Whiting, Ind. was shaken by a huge blast at the Standard Oil Facility. And WBEZ reporter Monica Eng gives us the lowdown on new rules for school vaccinations and what it means for your child.
If an accidental explosion killed nearly 1,400 people anywhere else in the world, it would be front-page international news. But when a munitions depot exploded earlier this month in Turkmenistan, the news barely made it past a few blogs. The repressive government claims only 15 to 20 people died.