On WBEZ we have a lot of conversations about the state of our public school system. But there are also more than 80,000 students in the Catholic school system here in Chicago. in 2014, the Archdiocese said about a dozen of its 240 schools would either be closed or merged. Several of those schools that are closing will hold their final graduation ceremonies in a few weeks. We assess the state of the Catholic school system and talk about the impact of the continuing closures.
We take a look at how the online craft marketplace Etsy has teamed up with Rockford, Illinois. Plus, what's the real deal with e-cigarettes? We talk with smoking cessation expert Dr. Philip McAndrew to clear through some of the confusion.
Religious leaders from around the city join us to discuss the state of interfaith relations in Chicago. We take a look at tech trends past and present. And, Chicago Mag's Dennis Rodkin checks in with the latest in housing issues.