For some kids, their whole childhood is a fragile-health zone. For WBEZ, Icoi Johnson sets out to get some perspective on those experiences from her childhood. Lars Weborg finds out how robots at Northwestern University’s medical school are being used to train doctors.
Writer and film critic Nathan Rabin talks about his latest book "My Year of Flops: The A.V. Club Presents One Man's Journey Deep into the Heart of Cinematic Failure" which explores some his favorite cinematic failures.
Eight Forty Eight is preempted for "Best of the Best: The 2010 Third Coast Festival Broadcast" from the Third Coast International Audio Festival. The special showcases the winning entries of the 10th annual Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.
Sones de Mexico Ensemble performs songs from their new album, "¡Viva la Revolución!" The group releases their new CD Saturday night at a concert celebrating the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution and the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence.
As Chicago Public Schools face a lawsuit arguing that there’s a gap between the percentage of female students and female athletes, we talk with Angelina Williams, an athlete who says she benefited from the 1972 law that prohibits sexual discrimination in federally funded schools.
Political scientist Alan Gitelson told us more about the last minute push for votes and what it’ll mean for the volatile midterm election. Local band the 1900s mark their return to the scene. We talked with Brigitte Berman, the filmmaker behind a new documentary on Hugh Hefner.