WBEZ brings you fact-based news and information. Sign up for our newsletters to stay up to date on the stories that matter.We talk a lot about Chicago Public Schools on this program (of course…we’re a Chicago station.) But other schools in the area have their own challenges. We go around the horn and learn a few things about suburban schools, Catholic schools, and schools in Northwest Indiana. Then, lots of people are hit and some seriously injured by foul balls and broken bats at Major League parks every year, but not everyone is for the extra protective netting that would keep people from getting hurt. Then, we dive into some recently acquired musical gems from Reclaimed Soul’s Ayana Contreras. And cartoonist and author Jessica Abel has written a new graphic book that takes readers inside some of their favorite public radio shows and podcasts. This American Life, Planet Money, RadioLab, Serial…how they make the stories that we just can’t turn off!