"Chicago-style" has become a euphemism for shady backroom deals and cronyism in the world of politics. But WBEZ's Tony Arnold shares why it's also shorthand for "getting things done." We'll also talk with some of the folks behind The Onion's new book. Plus, Weekend Edition's Scott Simon.
We celebrate a pair of anniversaries--one is silver and the other gold. Lou Diamond Phillips and his "La Bamba" cast mates talk about the impact of the Ritchie Valens biopic 25 years later. And the Giordano Dance Chicago celebrates its 50th year. Plus, new CPS CEO, Barbara Byrd-Bennett.
We look at how and why politics enter the world of science. And after 20 years of Flamin' Hot Cheetos, the Chicago Tribune's Monica Eng says concerns over the high-salt snack are burning up. Also, Rick Kogan sits down with the president and CEO of Lincoln Park Zoo, Kevin Bell.
The saga of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is, to borrow a phrase from the man himself, bleeping golden. So it's no surprise Blago books are flying off the presses. We talk to Tribune reporters Jeff Coen and John Chase about their new book.
Chicago's booming tech scene has been on display throughout Chicago Ideas Week. We'll learn more about the talent pool in the local tech flood. Also on the flood beat, we'll chat with renowned guitarist Bill Frisell and filmmaker Bill Morrison about their new multimedia project, The Great Flood.
Fathers, husbands, brothers and countrymen are lost to it each year. Tens of millions of men are consumed by it: Side effects often include selective hearing, lazy eyes, sleeplessness, mood swings and elevated blood pressure. It’s been known to both ignite wars and rekindle relationships.
Before parents send their kids back to school, Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Dr. Rahul Khare and Dr. Michael Terry share their suggestions for dealing with allergies, heavy backpacks and a whole host of education-related problems.