Aldermanic candidates for Chicago’s 50th Ward held their first public forum of this election season at a luncheon organized by the West Ridge Chamber of Commerce and WBEZ. All six registered candidates were on hand at the Croatian Cultural Center in Chicago's West Ridge neighborhood to an
Illinois congresswoman Jan Schakowsky explained the alternate plan she’s proposed for reducing the national deficit.Tuesday, the Department of Defense released a report on what a repeal of "don’t ask, don’t tell" would look like for the military.
"Fruits of Victory: The Woman's Land Army of America in the Great War" author Elaine Weiss recounts the role that the Women’s Land Army played in sustaining local farms during World War I. And Linda Paul and Rich Cahan return for a third time to Altgeld Gardens.
Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran and Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs director Dan Grant discusses the state of veterans’ affairs. And throughout the show, we share letters home from soldiers who are part of a special Veterans Day performance by the Griffin Theatre Company.
Musician Carl Hauck waxes poetic about middle-American suburbia on his new album, Windjammer. Eight Forty-Eight talked to him about its release while Hauck played some key tracks. Therapist Zak Mucha explains Heart Transplant, a new graphic novel aimed at changing how society deals with bullying.