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.
We mark Teacher Appreciate Week with NEA head Dennis Van Roekel. We take a look at the race for Congress in the 10th Congressional District which includes an attempt at a comeback. And, we celebrate jazz in Paris.
Professor Stewart Friedman explains why more college grads are less likely to start families right away. IDOT's Ann Schneider reacts to Thursday's vote on the proposed Illiana toll road. And, The Fat Babies hit on all sixes with the swinging sounds of the jazz age. (Photo: Flickr/Janice Pallas)