Several public charter schools want to relocate and some of their proposals are drumming up a lot of controversy. Principals, parents, and aldermen from the north side showed up at a public hearing Thursday at Chicago Public Schools headquarters to oppose a new high school that wants to relocate to a building at Irving Park road and Lakeshore drive. Others were concerned about charters moving into the closed schools from 2013. WBEZ education reporter Becky Vevea has the latest. And, we hear from rap group Poetic Pilgrimage.
Today we'll find out if patronage is alive and well in Chicago, then immerse ourselves in the sound of Third Coast's ShortDocs festival. And we speak with experts about what the best way to deal with a loved one's death is.
Ahead of R. Kelly headlining Pitchfork Music Festival, WBEZ’s Jim DeRogatis talks to two fans of the Chicago native's music about whether separating the art from the artist is possible, and why it matters.
Ahead of R. Kelly headlining Pitchfork Music Festival, WBEZ’s Jim DeRogatis talks to a professor of black popular culture about how different audiences view Kelly's music, from the South Side where the star grew up to the concert lawn.