Turkish singer Aysenur Kolivar was recently in Chicago for a fellowship program with the Old Town School of Folk Music. She collects and performs music from the Black Sea region. During her stay she performed at WTTW. We bring you that performance from our studio.
In the 1980s, women in Turkey weren't supposed to have adventurous lives. After initially trying to meet the expectations of others, Ozge Samanci finally realized her true calling was to be an artist. She tells her coming-of-age story in her new graphic memoir "Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up In Turkey."
Unraveling the past to create the future. Modern Turkish rugs are going green. Ash-har Quraishi takes us to Turkey to show us the innovative carpet designs, and how you can find them right here in Chicago.
We visit the Syrian refugee camps along the Turkish border, and share the story of a Chicago area doctor trying to help.
While on an international reporting trip in May, I visited the southern province of Turkey, Haytay, and visited Syrian refugee camps with Ash-har. Read about my experience inside Kilis refugee camp.
U of I students tell us how a recent reporting trip to Turkey challenged their views of the world.
Retailers are gearing up to battle for Black Friday shoppers, while Bloomington-based State Farm warns of the dangers of deep frying on Thanksgiving. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM joins us to discuss those stories, and more top business headlines.