Former Gov. Dan Walker died Wednesday at the age of 92. Many remember him as the Gov. who walked across the state, shaking hands and talking to residents as he campaigned for the office. But before he was Governor, he was a lawyer who authored The Walker Report which chastised the violent behavior of Chicago police during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. In the wake of riots in Ferguson and Baltimore calling for more accountability of police behavior, we take a deeper look at the Report. Also, music from Amy Speace.
Sam Lay worked with legends, and along the way became a legend himself. From Little Walter to Muddy Waters, from Howlin’ Wolf to Willie Dixon, Sam Lay played drums on dozens of influential blues records in the early 1960’s. By the middle of the decade, he was recording and touring with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, a multi-racial outfit that spread Chicago blues across the world. Earlier this month was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Lay talks about his life and his music. Also, a look at Method soap's move to the Pullman neighborhood.
Imagine if picking teams for a game of kickball took three days — you’d never make it in for dinner. But that’s how long it took the National Football League’s 32 teams to pick their newest crop of players. The NFL Draft is quite the event.