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.
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.