Jazz changed forever when Louis Armstrong arrived to play his trade in Chicago. The Blues became electrified and spread around the world when Muddy Waters started playing here. And club music would never be the same after Frankie Knuckles came to Chicago from the Bronx to spin records. A new movie is in the works to honor Knuckles, the scene, and the music he created. We talk with film producers about new movie, The Warehouse. Also, an update on Monday night's first one on one mayoral debate.
As researchers learn more about the often crippling effects on sports-related concussions, legislators across the country worked to establish protocols and procedures for student athletes. We host Senator Dan Kotowski and Dr. Steve Devick to dig deeper into the issue and what lawmakers and schools can do to address it. Also, we preview the final televised Chicago mayoral debate, hosted tonight by the city's Urban League and key issues that impact the African-American community and the city as a whole.
The five candidates vying for mayor are in full debate mode this week. Wednesday, four of the candidates faced off for the first live prime time debate of the cycle and Thursday, all five will debate live. We hear from WBEZ's Lauren Chooljian with more. Also,we discuss what a national group of Sikhs is doing to help increase awareness of the religion. And, we look at the abundance of TV shows offered today verses what things looked like 20 years ago.
The top four mayoral candidates gathered to debate Thursday night. Mere hours before the event, Rahm Emanuel’s candidacy was still in question. But late Thursday the Illinois Supreme Court settled the matter.