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.
A blog post at Chicago Architecture Blog recently caught our eye. "Chicago's Best Worst Block" features a stretch of S. Clark St. straight out of the 1960s. Neon lights and seedy-looking storefronts recall the The Blues Brothers or the Chicago of Good Times.
According to a new report, Chicago's had the largest decline in unemployment in the last year among the top ten metro areas in the nation. The report comes from Austan Goolsbee, the University of Chicago professor and one of President Obama's former economic advisors.
The popular AMC drama Breaking Bad returned Sunday for its fifth and final season. The critically-acclaimed show follows the (mis)adventures of chemistry teacher turned crystal meth maker Walter White.
Dennis Rodkin and Bob Floss join Eight Forty-Eight on Monday to discuss the health of Chicago's real estate market. Rodkin does concede that there have been some positive changes on the market recently, but Chicago isn't improving at the same rate as other cities.
While the Farm Bill has an obvious impact on farmers, it also affects consumers and the food we eat. The biggest issue with how food travels from farm to grocer to kitchen table is market control by a few companies, says one expert.