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.
WBEZ political reporter Alex Keefe is looking almost as weathered as the congressional candidates he's covering. The Curious City team reveals how Millennium Park's bean is cleaned. And Rick Kogan enters the eye of WGN's storm center to sit down with Tom Skilling.
We chat with WBEZ architecture blogger Lee Bey about the Chicago landmark that turns 40 next year. Then, we kick off the latest set of stories from the Front & Center series as we examine the American dream. Finally, we hear an interview and live performance from artist Dana Falconberry.
In 1984, Simeon's Benji Wilson was the top basketball prospect in the country--that same year he was also Chicago's 669th murder victim. His story is the subject of a new documentary from ESPN Film's 30 for 30 series. Plus, Rick Kogan sits down with comedian Jim Belushi.