The Englewood Jazz Fest was founded by saxophone player Ernest Dawkins. Part of his mission is to get people to recognize that there are other things going on in Englewood beyond, as he says, “what you hear in the news.”
Deadheads from around the globe will descend on Chicago for the band’s 50th anniversary concerts this summer. The shows are being billed as the last time the remaining members of the group will come together, and fans are hoping to grab a piece of the magic. But if they want an actual piece of Dead history, they ought to go online this weekend. Donley Auctions in Union, IL is hosting a massive Grateful Dead memorabilia auction. The band's long-time publicist Dennis McNally joins us. Also, we discuss a slight increase in home prices.
Megachurches have been in the news for awhile now. Across the nation and all over Chicago, there’s a growing movement to make the big church experience more intimate. Huge megachurches like Willow Creek are starting smaller satellite churches. And others are holding services in several locations. We have two pastors joining us today to talk this trend. Also, jazz vocalist, Lili K performs.