We check in with our political reporters Tony Arnold and Alex Keefe for the latest from the Illinois State Fair. What issues are gaining traction for voters? And, we talk to a community activist about the effectiveness to taking to the streets to protest police behavior.
We look at the struggles in adjusting to college life when you come from a high school with very little diversity, or when you enter as an older student. And we talk to two improv vets who are bringing a new show to iO theater.
A study from IDOT showed that 1 in 5 drivers still probably violate the law that bans talking and texting while driving. We talk with the National Safety Council about staying safe on the roads. And, a new program that brings art of prisons.
It's the 40th anniversary of President Nixon's resignation and we talk about Woodward and Bernstein's reporting with their legendary editor, Harry Rosenfeld. And, we look at why there's a decline in religiosity. Plus, the sounds of trio, Chicago Q Ensemble.
We talk to the players involved in the destruction of a mural in Chicago's Washington Park neighborhood, and learn more about how neighborhood schools are evolving. We also talk about the revamp of McDonald's image.
We take a look at just how friendly Chicago is to small businesses and what it means for the city. And, we look at the impact sexual harassment has on women scientist. Plus, another weekly soul session with Vocalo's Ayana Contreras.[View the story "Morning Shift: Women scientists speak out about sexual harassment in the lab" on Storify]
We look at the culture of high school sports and the pressures many student athletes face. And, we talk to sexual abuse survivors from those abused by priests. And, we talk about the importance of financial literacy and why many of our kids lack the fundamentals.