Should the CTA Be Free, Like in Estonia?, Cook County’s 'Next Century' Plan To Maintain Forest Preserves, And Global Notes: Sahel Sounds
On today’s show:
- Community organizer Jahmal Cole proposed a bold idea to improve the quality of life for low-income Chicagoans: make the CTA free. John Greenfield, a transportation columnist for the Chicago Reader and the editor of Streetsblog Chicago, and James Porter, a Streetsblog reporter and lifelong expert on navigating the city by CTA, join us to discuss the idea of free transit.
- The Forest Preserve District has maintained Chicago area's nature and started a major initiative to keep it vibrant for another century. Biologist Laura Anchor and Deputy General Superintendent Eileen Figel talk about the plan.
- Sahel Sounds began as a blog in 2009. It’s since grown into a record label, which bills itself as primarily an “exploration of sound and music in West Africa, particularly in the Sahel region of Mauritania, Mali, and Niger.” Founder Christopher Kirkley joins us.