We talk about whether consumer boycotts yield any results in light of the Barilla controversy and recap the Bears game against the Lions. Later, we discuss what CPS is doing with its empty schools and ways chefs are helping CPS eat healthier.
The new documentary "Sole Survivor" follows plane crash survivor George Lamson. We'll talk to George, and the woman who tells his story. Then Monica Eng kicks off our new series "Eat This!", and Dustin Wong wows with his guitar work.
WBEZ producer Monica Eng shares the details of a study exploring what items people buy to disguise another embarrassing item in their shopping basket. Also, Chicago public schools are getting ready to teach comprehensive sex education courses. What's in the curriculum?
Monday marks the first day of school for CPS students, some of whom will be at new schools for the first time. We check in from various schools around the city. And, we discuss strategies for dealing with the anxiety of the first day of school.
The 31st annual Chicago Triathlon takes place this Sunday. We talk to two para-athletes who are participating in the race about what's involved in their training. And, we take the temperature on cellphone policies in suburban school districts.
We critique some new breakfast options at Starbucks, and offer new ways to deal with your Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) provider. And, a shooting on a CPS "safe passage" route raises questions as the new school year approaches.