A historic Summit of the Americas will host both President Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro, as the leaders break over 50 years of Cold War tensions. We discuss the impact these talks will have with Alberto Coll from DePaul University. Milos Stehlik joins us on the show with Carla Oritz and director Carlos Bolado to talk about the Bolivian film Olvidados, screening in Chicago this weekend. Finally we get a taste of Proseco with Enrica Rocca on Weekend Passport.
The rise of the Civil Rights movement in the U.S. ran side by side with The Space Race. But even as African-Americans were fighting to sit at the same lunch counters and enjoy the same meals as their white counterparts, they were serving crucial roles in helping the country launch its space program. We talk with Steven Moss and Richard Paul, authors of "We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program." Also, hits from the '70s with Reclaimed Soul.
Chicago food culture owes so much to the many immigrants and cultures that make up the city. ABC 7 food reporter Steve Dolinksy and Chicago historian Dominic Pacyga trace these paths with us as they prepare for The 606 for Rails to Tales: Immigrant Stories of The 606 on Tuesday. Also, we catch up with WBEZ’s Cheryl Raye Stout about Bulls, Hawks and baseball. And, we discuss Chicago Auto Show highlights.