8th District Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth checks in from The Capitol with the latest on immigration talks and legislation around student loan interest rates. On the heels of former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason's album of work songs, we play songs about the daily grind.
WBEZ political reporter Tony Arnold previews lawmakers' trek back to Springfield when they'll revisit pension reform and conceal and carry. And, ChicagoTribune reporter Monica Eng discusses how to educate people on eating well. Plus, when have you acted as a Good Samaritan?
A recent Chicago Tribune article highlighted two parents who were able to forgive the young man who killed their daughter. Could you do the same? Also, Curious City addresses how much fracking really contributes to our energy needs.
Hot Doug's owner Doug Sohn chats up Tony about his new book, Hot Doug's: The Book, and how he refined America's favorite tubular meat. Chicago magazine's Dennis Rodkin explains how immigrants can boost area home values, according to research done at Duke University.
As Chicago launches its bike-share program, we hear from you about if this new service will be utilized or largely ignored. Also, Monica Eng gives us the facts and fallacies about diet trends. And Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater pays tribute to Howlin' Wolf.
Theaster Gates is Chicago. In a city full of artists of a variety of different artistic practices, Gates rises above the rest to create multidisciplinary works that speak to the spirit, anxieties, and troubles of Chicago itself.
This month's installment is an especially specially special show because we are partnering with the Emory Department of Chemistry and the National Science Foundation to discover The Origin of Life! With a diverse, brilliant line-up of music, writing, and miscellany on topics such as creation myths, arsenic based life, artificial chemical life and interstellar clouds, the show is out of this world.