Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Fred Hampton Controversy
There were more than a few moments of near chaos at City Hall today as demonstrators tried to storm the council chambers. Rich Samuels was there and has the latest on the controversial measure to rename a street in honor of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton.
News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
Teenagers and driving are an all-too-often fatal mix. That's according to many safety studies and a year-long initiative by the Chicago Tribune to take a closer look at the problem. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel will examine some of the issues behind the epidemic. Additional resources: Brakes for Brett; griefhaven.org
Michael Gordon, co-author of a major new book Cobra II, is in town to talk to the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations. He'll join us in our studio to talk about the Iraq war and some critical mistakes he says were committed by the White House and Central Command. Click here for information about the CCFR event.
School Health Centers
They've been around for decades in Illinois, but school-based health centers have a tough time staying funded. Christian Farr takes a closer look at these clinics and tells us how they are saving lives.
Jazz great Ramsey Lewis joins us to talk about the launch of his new PBS program Legends of Jazz.
A Chicago teen theater company has created an original show about domestic abuse based on the experiences of one of their own members. Fawn Ring brings us the story of the latest show from the Albany Park Theater Project. "God's Work" runs through April 23 at the Eugene Field Cultural Center, 5100 N. Ridgeway. Children under 12 not admitted. For tickets call (773) 866-0875. On Thursday, April 6, at 7:30 pm, a panel discussion will address "The Role of Religion in America in the 21st Century." On Saturday, April 22 the company hosts a Youth Summit on Child Abuse facilitated by the Healthy Albany Park Coalition beginning at 11 am.