We talk about cops in schools — the role that they play, the limits they should have and whether it’s a good idea to have them there in the first place. Plus, a soul food tour of the south...with a few stops up north. And we hear the details of the budget passed by Chicago's city council Wednesday. And a conversation with Ira Glass about the evolution of This American Life.
Cartoonist and writer Jessica Abel has has written a new graphic book called “Out On The Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio” that takes you inside some of the most popular podcasts and explains how they draw you in and keep you glued.
Ira Glass was back in the Chicago area last weekend for his first public appearance here since the "Retraction" episode of This American Life, which examined the fabrications in Mike Daisey's story about conditions at an Apple factory in China. In his first full media conversation about the show, Ira gives his take on the confrontation with Daisey.