New Census data shows that Illinois is one of three states with the highest outbound migration. We talk to a local writer and performer about her personal experience saying goodbye to more than 40 friends over the last year. And, we highlight docs from the Stranger Than Fiction documentary series.
We dive into the debate over school testing-and talk alternatives-with Anya Kamenetz, author of "The Test: Why Our Schools are Obsessed with Standardized Testing — But You Don’t Have To Be." And we take a look at all the diets that people will tackle for their New Year's resolution.
The CDC is warning about the outbreak of the flu, saying this year's shot is not effective at fighting this strain. We check in with school nurses about what they're doing to keep students and staff safe.
We get a recap on the second Illinois gubernatorial debate. And, we tackle the question of what happens next if and when the state takes over a failing school. Plus, it's "Reclaimed Soul" time with host Ayana Contreras.
WBEZ's Natalie Moore and Monica Eng kick off their series, "The Check-out Line", exploring where we're grocery shopping and why. And, Loyola University's Stritch School of Medicine explains why it's important for them to admit DREAMers.
We hear from both sides on the controversial documentary about the food industry, Fed Up. Plus, with Memorial Day approaching we hear about Honor Flight Chicago and a documentary of a soldier's time in Vietnam.
On Friday, WBEZ and WNYC are co-hosting a special two-city call-in to discuss how each city approaches the fight against gun violence. We're live from both cities (9 a.m. CST and 10 a.m. EST) to discuss how the New York Police Department and Chicago Police Department are trying to curb violence, and how communities are reacting to different policing strategies.