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.
Thanksgiving is almost here. And as many prepare to hit the roads and skies to see family and friends, you may be traveling with no place to go or you might be home alone. Jason Savsani says he has a solution for you. He’s founder of Meal Sharing. It’s a website and app that promotes cultural diplomacy by connecting meal providers to meal seekers, around the globe. For Global Activism, Savsani will tell us how to connect you with a meal and friends for the Holidays.