Earlier this month, thousands of Chicago area Chinese poured into a little-known cemetery in west suburban Stickney to celebrate Ching Ming, one of the two most important memorial holidays on the Chinese calendar. WBEZ’s Monica Eng and Chicago author Wen Huang join us to discuss to discuss how different cultures mourn and honor the dead and how those traditions evolve.
France has long been a country with a reputation for some of the best food in the world. But in recent years, many critics have argued that French cuisine has lost its way.Today, there's a new generation of food-lovers hoping to reclaim France's place at the top table.
Mauritania, a large but sparsely populated country in northwestern Africa, has a rich musical tradition but virtually no formal music industry. That means no commercial radio stations. No record labels. No music clubs.