Rick Kaempfer was a producer for some of the biggest names in Chicago radio. But when his third son was born in 2002, a decade-long gig came to an end the following year, and his wife got a job offer she couldn’t refuse... Rick took a deep breath and dove into the deep end of the stay-at-home dad pool. His days with the boys became fodder for a column and blog for the Northwest Indiana Times and other publications. Kaempfer brings us some of the best stories from his zany life with the kids. Also, we have the numbers on early voting. And music from Sam Prekop.
It's easy to see the financial strain caused by long-term unemployment. Now, new research is shedding light on the less understood but equally damaging emotional cost. We delve into mental health and unemployment with professor Timothy Classen and therapist Keith Renfroe.