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Free and Affordable Clinics: Despite the Affordable Care Act the Congressional Budget Office predicts that ten years from now, 31 million Americans will still be uninsured. And in the last two years, demand at free and affordable clinics has gone up 40% according the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics. We talk with that organization’s Executive Director Nicole Lamoureaux about access issues and solutions to the problems the ACA can’t fix.
Livin’ Large Lubecker: Normally contributor AJ Lubecker gives us personal finance advice based on his own over-spending mistakes but this week he has a win! AJ will share tips on eating cheap, fast, and healthy.
Tech: Marty Hess joins us to round up this week’s tech news, from the Uber v. Lyft rideshare wars to Amazon’s acquisition of video game platform and community Twitch. He might sneak a Diablo III review in there too.
Grocery Stores: The rise and fall of certain grocery chains can tell us a lot about Chicago and its people. We are joined by WBEZ reporters Monica Eng and Natalie Moore who detail grocery store openings and closings as a way of tracing Chicago’s growth and gentrification.
Connect Force: Tomorrow on the West Side, the Connect Force hip-hop arts program is celebrating 12 years with a festival and concert. We tlak with Justin Grey and Zebediah Arrington from Connect Force and Amber Mohammed, with Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center whi is hosting the event.
Hip-Hop: Senior Hip-Hop Correspondent Gabe Mendoza reviews a new concept album from Souls of Mischief.
Film: Reggie Ponder the Reel Critic calls in to analyze the box office and the impact of Robin Williams’ death on the film industry.
Theater: Debating the value of monogamy and commitment, Actors Greg Stuhr and Diane Davis join us to talk about the current production at the Steppenwolf Theater, The Qualms. They star as a newlywed couple investigating a swingers party for the first time.