Manufacturing Job Gains

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Manufacturing Job Gains

Last month the economy added more than 160,000 jobs -- the biggest jump in 3 years. Nightly Business Report's Diane Eastabrook looks at some Midwest manufacturing firms that recently started hiring again.

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America's Test Kitchen Host Christopher Kimball

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America's Test Kitchen Host Christopher Kimball

The host of America's Test Kitchen, Christopher Kimball, joins us with some tips, tricks, and advice on how to succeed in the kitchen.

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Chicago's Vice Mayor

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 Chicago's Vice Mayor

Who takes the reins if the Mayor is unable to serve? We look at the little-known office of Vice Mayor.

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13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown

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13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown

Is another financial crash all but certain? We talk to the author of the new book that reveals what Wall Street has and hasn't learned from the bailout.

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Bookslut.com's Jessa Crispin

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Bookslut.com's Jessa Crispin

What should you be reading this spring? Jessa Crispin, better known as the "Book Slut" by the many fans of her website of the same name, recommends several titles and tells us about a few books she thinks you should avoid.

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Polish Air Tragedy

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Polish Air Tragedy

We bring you local reaction to the death of the President of Poland Lech Kaczynski and several other top officials, and sit down with Poland's Consul General in Chicago.

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Chicago Business

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Chicago Business

WBBM News radio 780's Kris Kridel fills us in on the week's top business stories, including a local business connection to Sunday's demolition of Texas Stadium.

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Playboy's Editorial Director

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Playboy's Editorial Director

50 years ago, the first Playboy Club opened right here in Chicago. We talk to Playboy's editorial director about Hugh Hefner's iconic brand and the future of the magazine.

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: Governor Quinn is trailing Republican challenger Bill Brady by 10 points, according to a new poll; Forrest Claypool is running as an independent in the Cook County Assessor's race; United Airlines and US Airways have renewed merger talks; violence is surging on Chicago's deadly streets; and the Cubs and Sox embark on a new season.

Guests:

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The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama

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The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama

The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama
New Yorker
editor David Remnick talks about his new book, which tells the story of President Obama's swift rise to power.

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Live Music Wednesday: Reginald Robinson

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Live Music Wednesday: Reginald Robinson

He grew up on the south side of Chicago and fell in love with....ragtime. We have a performance from celebrated young pianist and MacArthur Genius Grant winner Reginald Robinson.

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News Analysis: Justice Stevens

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News Analysis: Justice Stevens

President Obama has some mighty big shoes to fill with the retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Elizabeth Brackett talks to one of Stevens's law clerks about his legacy.

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Wind Power

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Wind Power

A wind turbine in your back yard? We show you how some local residents are harnessing the wind and actually running on wind power.

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Jane Fulton Alt

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Jane Fulton Alt

We meet an Evanston social worker who uses her camera to better understand the human condition.

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News Analysis: Lawmakers

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News Analysis: Lawmakers

Lawmakers head back to Springfield tomorrow to try to pass a budget. We have four state lawmakers here to give us their take on what to expect as they head back to the Capitol.

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Urban Prep Academy for Young Men

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Urban Prep Academy for Young Men

All 107 seniors at an Englewood public high school have been accepted to college. We go inside the all-male, all-African-American charter school.

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Viewer Mail

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Viewer Mail

We hear what you have to say about some of our recent stories when we read our viewer mail.

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