Heroin addicts from Puerto Rico are being sent to Chicago - sometimes with one-way tickets from police there, or from government authorities. The men are told they’re coming for high-end treatment. The places they end up are often rundown, unlicensed residences with no treatment - and many addicts leave. Reporter Adriana Cardona Maguigad brought us this story on This American Life. Theodora Binion is acting director of the Illinois Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse and joins us to talk. Also, jazz sounds from Makaya McCraven.
We tackle some of the issues facing higher education and discuss how to stay above the debt. And, we look at what we learned from SARS when it comes to epidemic panic. Plus, we examine the characteristics of young extremists in the United States.
We take a look at whether a political candidate really benefits from getting a noteworthy someone to stump for them. Plus, we get a preview of the 25th Chicago Humanities Festival with program director Alison Cuddy. The theme for this year is "Journeys".
When the Chicago Bears named Marc Trestman as Lovie Smith’s replacement, most people’s reaction was…“who?” But three games into the season, Trestman certainly is making a name for himself--a nickname too.