Chewing the Fat co-hosts, Monica Eng and Louisa Chu, discuss the years' biggest trends in Chicago's food scene with Rodrick Markus of Rare Tea Cellar. They look at the best new places to dine in Chicago, and the restaurants we said goodbye to in 2014.
Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee continue to defend the release of the CIA torture report. Alfred McCoy, professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, joins us to discuss the fallout from last week's disclosures.
The second round of climate talks are wrapping up in Lima, Peru. We talk to Jack Cushman of Inside Climate News about what still needs to be accomplished before the final round of talks in Paris next year.
A report released by the Senate Intelligence Committee on the CIA's use of torture found the use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" did not get detainees to provide critical information. We'll discuss the report with Katherine Hawkins. Her organization had advocated for the report's release.
Russia's oil production strategy and Western sanctions have led to a decline in the value of the Russian ruble. Jan Kalicki, a public policy scholar for the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center, joins us to explain the problems the Russian economy is facing.