On Friday, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago is offering its first Festival of Forgiveness. Over a 24-hour period, people can come to pray and seek forgiveness whether they’re Catholic or not. We examine the role of forgiveness in religion. And, a look at Jesus “Chuy” Garcia's hope to recreate the type of racial coalition embodied by Mayor Harold Washington in the ‘80s. Also, we discuss Irish film with Chicago's Irish Film Fest director.
A recent Chicago Tribune article highlighted two parents who were able to forgive the young man who killed their daughter. Could you do the same? Also, Curious City addresses how much fracking really contributes to our energy needs.
This next installment of Ask Me Why tackles a painful, hot-button topic: Should convicted sex offenders stay on a permanent registry that documents their offenses? Or, should they be removed from the list after some period of time?Helena Carnes-Jeffries, 36, picked the topic.