The Better Government Association boys return to field questions and concerns about local government. Curious City goes all graphic novel on this week's question about neighborhood formation. And Walter Payton's older brother, Eddie, talks about life in Sweetness's shadow.
We talk with Salim Muwakkil and WBEZ's Richard Steele about the rise and potential fall of the Jackson family. Chicago sports photographer Bill Smith will tell us about his work with children in Cambodia. Finally, comedian Jeff Garlin stops by to chat with Rick--and share some laughs.
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.