What happens when a bunch of housing activists decide to seize some vacant homes and take the foreclosure crisis into their own hands? We take a look at a guerrilla group called the Anti-Eviction Campaign that has people rethinking their ideas on housing and homelessness in Chicago. Read an article.
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Months after her much-publicized departure from politics, former U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe joins us to discuss her new book, Fighting for Common Ground.
Rachel Shteir joins us to discuss her recent essay in The New York Times' Sunday Book Review. Tackling Chicago’s problems with so-called “boosterism,” the piece has already attracted a firestorm of criticism.
Since the high-profile murder of her 15-year-old daughter, Hadiya Pendleton’s mother has jumped head first into the national debate on guns. She joins us to explain why.
Ford Motor Company's resident "futurist" is here with a look at what's in the pipeline for American cars.
Two titans of the Civil Rights Era – Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Otis Moss Jr. – open up with personal stories of their relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Two titans of the Civil Rights era – Rev. Jesse Jackson and Otis Moss Jr. – open up with personal stories of their relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
From the historic summer drought to today’s surprisingly mild winter, Illinois has experienced some extreme weather patterns this year. Our panel of experts dissects what this means for the future.
Released from prison, a group of wrongfully convicted men remake themselves as blues musicians.
Has the conversation about health care gotten too politicized for real reform to happen? We talk with the former Medical Editor for ABC News on how to improve health care in America.
Clear your coffee table -- a new encyclopedia by the staff of The Onion takes on all human knowledge and turns it upside-down. We talk with one of its editors.
New Doc Goes Behind the Scenes of Wisconsin’s Historic Labor Battle
We talk with the filmmaker behind As Goes Janesville, which goes deep into Wisconsin’s historic labor battle under Gov. Scott Walker.
What should a 21st century city budget look like? Chicago's Inspector General has some ideas for the mayor. He joins us to discuss them.