We examine what a perfect Mars Mission Team would look like and what NASA might learn from the world of psychology when it comes to how relationships form and fracture in tight spaces. And back here on earth, the battle over the expansion of Charter Schools in Chicago continues. We also talk about diversity on TV on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah and ABC's Quantico.
With such a long journey in an isolated environment, who would be best suited to embark on a trip to Mars with other astronauts and not get on each other's nerves? A professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology who’s working on a NASA-funded research on team composition joins the program.
As Mayor Rahm Emanuel runs for reelection, he’s pointing to a slight decline in homicides during his term. He says he’s promising to give parents in high-crime neighborhoods a greater sense of security. But a WBEZ investigation raises questions about how much the mayor’s willing to do to put killers behind bars. Also, we talk about the inspiration for a new dance piece called “Power Goes” by Chicago’s The Seldoms.