How can digital media help combat gun violence and other social problems plaguing our youth? And how are youth already taking action via media spaces to organize and amplify their voices in their daily lives? A panel explores the possibilities of transforming the lives of young people through new media technologies.
We find comfort in the familiar, in what we know and what we’ve always known. But our city of neighborhoods often isolates, creating a series of “Chicagos,” but not one that can represent the city as a whole.
Elysabeth Alfano, creator of Fear No Art, and blogger Jenina Nunez join us to sift through the day's stories, including a look at how violence effects Chicago's culture. We'll learn how the upcoming sequester might impact Illinois and we'll meet the people behind a showcase of CPS talents, StudentsXpress.
Eric Zorn and Neil Steinberg unpack today's biggest stories, including the one year anniversary of Trayvon Martin's death and Chicago's poor Forbes ranking. We also talk with Bob Wolf about his new book, find about WWII's Ghost Army, and hear from musician Nick Tremulis.