After years of struggling to keeps its doors open, the National Veterans Art Museum has found a new home on North Milwaukee Avenue. Chicago Tribune reporters Gary Marx and David Jackson look at how a small town's anti-truancy methods might help CPS. Plus, popcorn pioneer Tim Donnelly.
Comedian Robert Klein stops by Afternoon Shift on his way to UP Comedy Club for a weekend run. And the Music Institute of Chicago's Artist in Residence, Tammy McCann, regales us with her versatile voice. Plus Eric Klinenberg talks about a topic largely absent during the election, climate change.
Election day is swiftly approaching. We talk to Mo Rocca about his new documentary Electoral Dysfunction. Musician Kaki King joins us for a live performance and interview. And finally, Rick will be joined by the comedy-musical troupe the Bicycle Men.
We do some digging and learn what's going on in two swing states: Wisconsin and Colorado. We'll also have an extended conversation with former Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard. Then we talk to Davy Rothbart of Found magazine.
In honor of Halloween, we explore the root of our fears, which biologist Rob Dunn says are much deeper than childhood trauma. Curious City explores voting machine security. And Rick sits down with the new Cook County Medical Examiner, Stephen Cina.
Rick's brother Mark Kogan checks in from Atlantic City, the eye of Sandy's political storm. Kendall Gill & Cheryl Raye-Stout preview the Bulls' regular season. Front & Center looks at how the American Dream has changed for veterans. And filmmaker Stephen Cone talks discusses The Wise Kids.
Rumors that Rupert Murdoch has his eye on the Chicago Tribune has veteran journalists experiencing '80s flashbacks--so does the Bears' winning streak. WBEZ's Front & Center series continues its look at the state of the American Dream. And Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg talks about his new book.
The show hits the road and broadcasts live from WBEZ's new Northwest Indiana bureau. We speak with the mayor of Hammond, Tom McDermott and later hear the latest from the Front and Center series. Finally, Rick talks to sports columnist Mike Hutton and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels.