The Chicago area is at the epicenter of a serious outbreak of what’s being called “dog flu.” It’s officially the H3N2 virus, and it’s a strain of flu highly contagious to our canine friends. Dr. Natalie Marks, DVM talks about the biology behind the virus, its impact on local shelters, and how you can protect your pet. Also, we preview area farmer's markets. And, music from Breizh Amerika Collective.
In the past decade we’ve heard a lot about local food and haveseen an exponential increase in farmers markets. But where does it go from here? Are there enough local farmers to supply the need? And how does a small family farm get its products into this market. With us today is Jim Slama President and Founder of the Good Food Festival. He shares his insight. Also, we talk pensions with WBEZ's political reporters.
Well. Having NATO in town is turning out to be interesting. Including the arrest of three protestors accused of possessing bomb-making equipment—which their lawyers say is actually beer-making equipment.
All five markets will be located in areas that have limited grocery options, known as food deserts, Mayor Emanuel announced Thursday. The sites are near public transportation and will accept LINK cards.