We talk about the new Sci-Fi genre that's shedding light on our environment's future. And, a look at why the city's mental health advocates are still seeking answers. Later, we hear classical tunes from students of the Suzuki Institute.
We take a closer look at the demolition of the Sheraton Hotel in Gary, and how its destruction impacts the community. And, how CPS test scores divide students between the worst and best high schools. And the musical sounds of duo Tall Heights.
We follow up with an Illinois lawmaker about the mandatory minimums panel. And, we discuss how atheists, agnostics and humanist groups are creating their own space of worship. Then, a look at how the iPhone changed the face of photojournalism.
We look at the history of Chicago's Millennium Park as we approach the 10th anniversary this week-how did Mayor Daley sell the city on his grand plan? Then, we remember the best (and worst) summer blockbusters.
We talk about the brewing battle centering on property seizures and the expansion of NEIU's campus. And, we look the community efforts Englewood residents are taking to combat violence. Later, we hear the country tunes of musicians Sally Timms, Jon Langford, and Robbie Fulks.
We talk about the latest plans to renovate Wrigley Field and why some area residents don't like what they see. And, we take a closer look at health care in Illinois prisons. Later, we take a sneak peek at Chicago Comedy Expo 2014.
We look at the state of arts education in Chicago Public Schools. And, we talk with author Cristina Henriquez about her new novel, "The Book of Unknown Americans". Later, our weekly dose of Reclaimed Soul with host Ayana Contreras.