A new initiative, The Democracy Solutions Project, digs into big themes and questions surrounding democracy in the United States.
WBEZ’s Spring Culture Guide has everything you need to say goodbye to winter in style, and we’re rounding up our favorite recommendations from the guide. In today’s episode: visual art, theater and opera. It’s always tough to know which shows and exhibits are worth your time. So host Erin Allen sat down with WBEZ producer and curator Julia Binswanger and producer Sarah Stark to talk about the productions in Chicago you shouldn’t miss this spring, including several from underrepresented voices.
Ọmọlará Mino is a social worker and educator from Englewood whose goal is to connect Black students with their African roots. “It’s all with the idea of us reclaiming our history, reclaiming our truths, reclaiming parts of ourselves that we’ve been taken away from,” she says. Mino is also a musician known artistically as Omo Nyame. As part of the “Chi Sounds Like” series from WBEZ’s sister station Vocalo, we hear some of Mino’s tracks, and she explains why she’s teaching Black youth to love their history in order to build up the next generation.
Illinois abortion providers say they are relieved by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that preserves widespread access to a key abortion pill — for now. Chicago’s incoming mayor says developing more affordable housing will be a priority under his administration. Local clergy led a march over the weekend to show support for Chicago’s youth.
The couple behind a new exhibit at Chicago’s WNDR Museum, in partnership with The New Vanguard, talk about art, business and representation.
Cannabis workers go on strike. Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson went to Springfield. Park district employees allegedly defrauded the PPP program.
Twenty years ago, Illinois created a safety net for kids from low-income families who are in a mental health crisis. But it’s not working.
CTA’s tracking tech is outdated. Chicago’s financial picture is relatively rosy. There’s uncertainty for Illinois’ after-school programs.
City officials weigh in on what Chicago should do to prevent violent incidents downtown. New White House emissions restrictions mean more electric vehicles and expanding public charging stations in Illinois. Arts and culture has been the leading driver in downtown’s post pandemic recovery according to a new report.
Chicago’s dance scene is immense and diverse. And if you’re one of the city’s “dance curious,” we have you covered.