Unhealthy Food Commercials & Latino Children: “More than 84% of all foods and beverages advertised to children on Spanish-language television shows are unhealthy.” That’s what a study published in the Journal of Health Communication found and when you compare the percentage to English-language television, the number is 10% higher. We review a conversation with UIC Health Economist Lisa Powell on the effects of advertising on children’s eating habits.
National Runaway Safeline: Maureen Blaha is the executive director for the National Runaway Safeline. She joins us in studio to discuss Safeline’s latest report which shows that runaways are experiencing higher percentages of economic and family strain than previous years.
A Celebration or a Mockery? Three women who were held hostage for 10 years in their kidnapper’s home have been freed due to a tip from neighbor Charles Ramsey. Some call him a hero. Others focus on his sordid past, and laugh at his recount of the incident on news outlets. We discuss the controversy and depictions surrounding Ramsey.
Rap About Rape:A Rick Ross song is stirring up controversy. Critics argue that the artist all but endorses date rape drugs. Do the lyrics promote date rape? We discuss.
The Impact of School Closures: David Stovall is a Professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also happens to be one of the curators of a new study that reveals the impact of school closures on student performance and community stabilization. He joins us live to discuss the results of the Chicagoland Researchers and Advocates for Transformative Education (CReATE) study.
The Integration of Magazine Covers: Jada Pinkett-Smith is posing a contentious question. If black women want to be on the cover of mainstream magazines, should white women be represented on the covers of traditionally black magazines like Essence, Ebony and JET? We discuss.