We talk with Salim Muwakkil and WBEZ's Richard Steele about the rise and potential fall of the Jackson family. Chicago sports photographer Bill Smith will tell us about his work with children in Cambodia. Finally, comedian Jeff Garlin stops by to chat with Rick--and share some laughs.
“When we met some weeks ago, he felt the need to get medical supervision,” Jackson Sr. said. “He was very weakened and we got that. He's now under medical supervision. He is regaining his strength and that part will be left to him and the doctors to describe at the appropriate time.”
Organizers of a protest march during next month’s NATO summit in Chicago are adding a powerful voice to their ranks. Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., is backing the walk to McCormick Place, where some 50 heads of state will hold their two-day meeting.
Ten years ago, terror shook American shores and left fear in its wake. The events of September 11, 2001 transformed the way people saw the world and each other. A decade later Eight Forty-Eight explored the impact of 9/11 on communities, politics and culture.
The Occupy movement started in New York City nearly four months ago, but since then has spread nationally, and beyond. This grassroots campaign has shifted global attention to the subjects of inequality and economic injustice.I was sent out by WBEZ to report on Chicago’s occupiers.
This week on our Illinois political podcast Best Game in Town: We talk with the Reverend Jesse Jackson about finding a consensus candidate for Chicago mayor in the African-American community, and political scientist Maria de los Angeles Torres gives us the breakdown on Latino candidates and concerns