Next week, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner will give his budget address eight months into the state’s budget stalemate. It’s a situation Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf found himself in early this week. We examine why these two states haven’t been able to agree on budget deals and tell us about how we might be able to solve that problem. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses the opening of the first domestic violence shelter in Chicago in 10 years. He joins us by phone. And forget Broadway, forget London. Theater buffs around the world know that Chicago takes center stage when it comes to both quality and variety. We kick off Chicago Theater Week highlighting some of the large talent doing great things with modest means. We also catch up with the legendary Mavis Staples. She discusses her upcoming album, her father Pops and her time spent working with MLK.