The Most Dangerous Hoods in the U.S.: Four Chicago neighborhoods made the list of the “25 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in America.” We discuss the details of the report.
WBEZ Bureau Check In: This week we check in with Englewood Bureau Reporter Natalie Moore. She’ll discuss a question submitted as part of the Curious City project. Would legal pot hit Chicago gangs’ pocketbooks?
Students Walk Out: This past Friday, students at Lincoln Park walked out of class in protest of teacher layoffs at the high school. Lincoln Park Senior Devon Booker joins us live on the air.
More on Incarceration: In areas hit by CPS school closings, taxpayers have spent more money on incarceration than on education. We discuss.
Digital Textbooks: Some universities in the nation are implementing a new pilot program that will replace all textbooks with digital textbooks. The new platform will not only allow professors to obtain real-time data on whether or not a student opens the book, but a host of other habits that traditional textbooks do not afford. We have a conversation about privacy rights and whether or not the new practice is invasive.
Job from Around the Way: We present the latest job lead in hopes of making the search a bit easier in this tough economy.
Protesters Threatened: Dartmouth College cancelled classes after sexual assault protesters received rape threats on campus. The students organized the rally in protest of how the college was handling sexual assault, racism and homophobia. We discuss.
Fast Food & Retail Strike: Retailers in Chicago are protesting for better pay and more opportunities in their industry. We discuss their “Fight for $15 Campaign.”
Biden’s Words: The Vice President spoke at the memorial service for slain MIT police officer Sean Collier who was killed during a shootout with the Boston bombing suspects. He referred to the suspects as “two twisted, perverted, cowardly, knock-off jihadis.” We play a game of racist or not racist with the Vice President’s remarks.
Story from Around the Way:Danny N. reminds us why anger management and tequila don’t mix. The story was originally told at the monthly storytelling event “Grown Folks Stories” hosted by Cara Brigandi.