Cobra Lounge on Chicago’s near west side is known as a rockbar. But five years ago, classic soul took over Cobra on Thursday nights. They called it Dusty Grooves, and it grew into a destination dance party with people crammed to the rafters. This Thursday is the final “Dusty Grooves.” They’re going out while they’re still on top. Johnny Walker, the man behind the wheels of steel, joins us to talk about the rise and demise of a Soul night in the city. Also, we talk Riot Fest's move from Humboldt Park to Douglas Park.
Almost half a million workers in Chicago don’t have access to paid sick time. Is paid sick leave a public health issue? How much sick time should you get? We’ve got a panel of guests to discuss the need and the viability of providing paid sick days.
Today we take the political community's temperature in regards to President Obama's speech on Syria. Also, what cultural traditions do you keep, and what do you abandon, when assimilating to a new culture?