We take a look at whether a political candidate really benefits from getting a noteworthy someone to stump for them. Plus, we get a preview of the 25th Chicago Humanities Festival with program director Alison Cuddy. The theme for this year is "Journeys".
We delve into the concept of intellectual virtue and whether it's present in the various political campaigns around the country. Plus, a sneak peek of this weekend's Open House Chicago which opens some of the city's private landmarks to the public.
We talk about the efforts Chicago is taking to screen airport passengers of Ebola and what nurses across the United States are doing to protect themselves from the disease. And, hear from the first woman to open at the Islamic Society of North America convention.
We recap the first formal debate of the Illinois gubernatorial race. And, get a wrap on the Blackhawks' first game of the season. Plus, we talk with the author of the new book "The Dylanologists" which explores the many stratagems of Bob Dylan admirers.
We take a look at Cook County's finances with Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Plus, retiring WBEZ staffer Richard Steele shares some of his favorite music from his many years as a music host here in Chicago.
We discuss Chicago's latest One Book, One Chicago, and hear from the author behind this year's pick. And, we look at the factors behind the crowded beer festival landscape. Plus, it's our weekly installment of "Reclaimed Soul."