Congress continues to debate the deadline to raise the debt ceiling closes in, financial expert Diane Swonk explains what this could mean for the nation and beyond. Plus, Joe Richman and Amanda Brand of the Radio Diaries project play us some candid audio.
Pioneering booksellers Ann Christopherson and Linda Bubon talk about the history and future of Women and Children First in Andersonville. Plus, a look at some Chicago neighborhoods with changing demographics.
The Chicago Sky have made made it to the playoffs for the first time in eight years. What does Cheryl Raye-Stout think about their chances? And we talk about how many teen jobs have been hijacked by unemployed adults.
Today's "Music Thursday" celebrates Michael Jackson on what would be his 55th birthday. And, WBEZ's Becky Vevea tells us how CPS is assisting students as they transition to their new, welcoming schools.
Today we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington by looking at the effect of that call to action on Chicagoans today. From education to housing, how is the city still struggling to find equality?
WBEZ producer Monica Eng shares the details of a study exploring what items people buy to disguise another embarrassing item in their shopping basket. Also, Chicago public schools are getting ready to teach comprehensive sex education courses. What's in the curriculum?
Monday marks the first day of school for CPS students, some of whom will be at new schools for the first time. We check in from various schools around the city. And, we discuss strategies for dealing with the anxiety of the first day of school.