Medical marijuana sales in Illinois have begun almost two and a half years after the the state’s medical marijuana bill became law. Then we explore just how powerful Yelp is and how much restaurants really pay attention to those ratings and comments. And we’ve got another installment of our series My Life in Three Songs. Plus, sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout evaluates Derrick Rose's return to the court. Then we hear about exonerees who haven't recieved compensation after getting released from prison.
We talk to listeners about if public shaming has gone too far and who's fair game. Chicago’s Father Michael Pfleger is pushing small store owners in Auburn-Gresham to hiring more African Americans. We also get an update on the growth of Illinois’ Medical Marijuana Industry...which includes a new kind of worker. Plus we hear about Indiana’s reaction to President Obama’s Clean Energy Plan.
Americans are now presented with more labels on their egg cartons than ever. Should you buy cage free, free range, natural, organic, vitamin enriched, vegetarian fed or pastured? Today we talk about new egg research and help you navigate grocery store labels in general.
Illinois residents involved in the state's Medical Cannabis Pilot Program might see action sooner rather than later after Gov. Bruce Rauner approved an issuing of licenses Monday. We talk with WBEZ reporter Susie An who has been talking to people in the business of making money from medical marijuana. And Illinois Public Radio Springfield Bureau Chief Amanda Vinicky outlines policy details. Also, we discuss the financial affects of a potential elected CPS school board.