We’re joined by Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner, who argues that the U.S. government is not prepared to protect citizens from disasters. Then, we bring you the personal story of one soldier’s time in Iraq and the experiences that caused him to change his opinion of the war. And, Chicago Public Radio’s Lucia Mauro talks with a man whose roots in Vietnam shape the dances he choreographs.
Plus, we talk to Sadhu Johnston, Commissioner of the City of Chicago Department of Environment, about what the city is doing to help residents deal with the high cost of heat, and the Chicago Tribune’s Michael Hawthorne tells us why high electricity costs may be bad news for the Great Lakes. Plus, we find out why some environmentalists are opposed to dredging the St. Lawrence Seaway.