After the 2008 election of President Obama, many spoke of the beginning of a “post-racial” era for American life and politics. However, at least one University of Chicago professor was saying, not so fast.
When Bryan Anderson returned from his second tour of duty in Iraq, he embarked on another journey--13 months of rehabilitation. The U.S. Army Sergeant from Rolling Meadows lost both of his legs and one of his hands in a roadside explosion in 2005.
The collecting bug hits a lot of people - and before they know it, they've got home full of comic books or record albums or tchotchkes shaped like owls. Larry Klairmont had the bug but it left him with a slightly bigger problem.
The 5th annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival will take place over the weekend. Among the many performers are two instrumentalists and composers – Diane Ellis and Tomeka Reid. Ellis’ saxophone and Reid’s cello are miles apart musically but the two share a passion for their craft.
Herb Kent has many aliases: "The Cool Gent," "Herbie Baby," "King of the Dusties," "Mayor of Bronzeville." And after nearly 70 years in the business, he's now the world's longest serving radio DJ. But on Friday, he came back to where it all began: WBEZ.