Poverty is deepening in Illinois schools. More than half of all public schoolchildren in the state are considered low-income. The number of low-income students in a school can have a tremendous impact on how that school scores on state standardized tests. That is very clear from a new analysis by WBEZ and Daily Herald. We talk about the topic. Also, Tom Skilling sheds light on Summer Solstice. And, we discuss, "The Who and The What" Victory Garden Theater’s new play.
Two days after a 21 year old white man shot to death nine people at an historic African American church in Charleston South Carolina. The shooting in Charleston isn’t a tragedy isolated to one Church. Congregations here in Chicago are grappling with the blow to the community and how they can help the healing process.Bishop John Bryant, Presiding Prelate of the 4th Episcopal District who is based in Chicago, traveled to Charleston Thursday to offer prayer and support. He joins us to discuss his visit. Also, a look at a tour exploring Chicago's sexual history.
The EU issues a new directive on funding projects connected to Jewish settlements. We take a look at how U.S. media cover certain countries in Latin America, like Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela. Renata Sago introduces us to Gwo ka music.
Yvonne Maffei is the publisher of My Halal Kitchen — a great resource for figuring out how to follow halal and eat healthy. But her own story, of converting to Islam just prior to the events of September 2001, is also worth noting.
Chicago-area Muslims say they've got an additional focus during the holy month of Ramadan - the environment.Officials with the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago launched several green initiatives Monday, the first day of the Islamic month marked by fasting and p