We critique some new breakfast options at Starbucks, and offer new ways to deal with your Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) provider. And, a shooting on a CPS "safe passage" route raises questions as the new school year approaches.
We delve into the various types of midwives and birthing methods available to women in Illinois. And WBEZ's Natalie Moore stops by to explain what happened at a Town Hall meeting in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood.
Community members in the Pilsen nieghborhood protested the demolition of a field house at Whittier Elementary, but the building was still razed. Chicago Public Schools officials cited safety concerns for its closure. We learn about the fight to save it, and what's next for the community.
The EPA and scientists are trying to discover the source of holes at the Indiana Dunes. What is causing them and what's the solution? Also, Lake Bell, star of "In a World...", talks about the voice-over community, the topic of her new film.
Kickstarter originally began as a way to get the average person's project out of the shadows, but now bigwigs are using it to fund their pet projects. Is this fair? Also, a chat with R&B and blues artist Syleena Johnson.
With Navy Pier headed toward a re-design in the next couple years, can the design continue to attract so many tourists? And, Matteson, Illinois, officials are closing Lincoln Mall. What does this imply about the future economy of the south suburbs?
We discuss the trend of photographing modern ruins and whether it exposes viewers to a world they may never see, or exploits a city's dissent. And, the new play Invasion! stirs up conversation about the politics of racial profiling.