We talk to City Council's Inspector General, Faisal Khan, to learn more on his continued battles with aldermen over his role as a watchdog. We also talk with Alderman Joe Moore on his vote for council's reform. Then, we hear from a band that's known for channeling their inner Sam Cooke.
A new study shows that some of the country most prominent gay neighborhoods are moving away from that identity with the influx of more heterosexual residents. We talk about the changing tide. And, we remember a public health advocate who brought more resources to under-served communities.
We look at the controversy surrounding the Common Core State Standards. WBEZ's Lauren Chooljian gives us the details on plans to honor Chicago's only female mayor. Then, it's soul time with Vocalo's Ayana Contreras.
We talk about the USDA's push for healthier school options. And, we look at the growing competitive rental market in Chicago. And, how climate change impacts the cultural identify of some Indian Americans. Plus, sounds of traditional Son Joracho music.
We have another dose of our WBEZ series "After Water" with a look at why Chicago's African-American communities may suffer more from climate change. And, the evolution of Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood - from Czech to Latino. Plus, the vocals of Chicago jazz singer, Dee Alexander.
We recap the Chicago School Board's vote on the CPS budget. And, a look at which former Chicagoans made Baseball Hall of Fame history. Also, we look at how some people are creating sacred spaces both at work and at home. Later, we get another installment in the "After Water" series.
We take a deeper look at the FBI investigation on the charter school network, Concept Schools. And, we get an update on the Illinois' governor's race. Plus, our weekly visit from the soul diva herself Ayana Contreras.