Ever heard the expression "Faster, higher, that's Maine's Flyer?" We hadn't - until a group of 20 students at Maine South and Maine East High Schools produced a documentary of the same name to commemorate a World War II plane funded by a student-led war bond sales effort 70 years ago. We talk with Maine East teacher Phillip Ash and student, Rachel Stan about their work on the film. Also, we discuss the launch of new CPS Latino Studies program.
Poetry Saloon at Noon is the brick and mortar venue of the poetry & arts publishing website, www.SaloonPoetry.com. The venue has rotated between different sites in the city and usually features an open-mic. This event took place on June 10, at the Chicago Public Library's Sulzer Regional Library.
Jay Ponteri, author of the lyrical book, Wedlocked, lets us in on the truth of his life and marriage. He reminds us that a deeper relationship is always possible if we do not become fixed or believe ourselves to be whole in a way that is final.
SONGBIRDS OF MERIDAI carry you with me into the stillnessinto the shadows of the sun.Here my thoughts alight: tiny buntingssettling in amid the distant sound of brass.Dancing without moving, holdinguntil holding feels familiar. At dawn the urge to move againbecomes so intense I take to flight,e