We get a Fall Arts Preview, courtesy of the hosts of the WBEZ podcast General Admission. We also hear about efforts to get more young African Americans interested in playing tennis. Also, 60 years ago today, the small town of Whiting, Ind. was shaken by a huge blast at the Standard Oil Facility. And WBEZ reporter Monica Eng gives us the lowdown on new rules for school vaccinations and what it means for your child.
Just beyond Chicago’s southern border is Whiting, one of the smallest cities in Indiana with about 5,000 residents. But you’d never know it these days. That’s because thousands of construction workers descend upon the “Little City on the Lake” every day to head to the BP Refinery.