Small business crowdfunding
We’ve all heard the story of how hard it is for small businesses to qualify for lending, especially when it’s a traditional bank in this post-Great Recession environment.
Are more neighborhood business looking to their neighbors - literally - to finance their business? If you’re a neighborhood and value your local business - would you do this?
Owner of Sip and Savor Trez Pugh III joins our host in studio to unpack this issue. Later on the phone, Amanda Barbara, who is currently the V.P. of Pubslush, a global crowdfunding platform, contributes to the conversation.
Sochi Update - U.S. men's hockey team defeated by Canada
Another day, another heartbreaking defeat for American hockey in Sochi. The US Men’s team just lost in the semifinal round to Canada - meaning Canada faces Sweden for the gold medal match on Sunday. At best, we get a bronze medal tomorrow - if we beat Finland.
WBEZ sports reporter Cheryl Rae Stout Cheryl has the story.
- Gay couples don't have to wait for Illinois law in Cook County to get marriedFederal judge ruled in favor of gay couples being married and not having to wait until June. This ruling wiped away the effective date of the Illinois law on same sex marriage.
FIrst, we check in with WBEZ reporter Al Keefe for the story. Then, Midwest Regional Director of Lamda Legal Jim Bennett joins us by phone to give us his reaction.
- Tune in to DJ Jesse De La Pena's Friday Mini Mix plays today today to get us all in the mood for Friday night. Let's get this party started. Today's theme:"Jazz Funk meets Old School Disco & House Music"
- Just when we thought Chicago’s weather started cheering up, the polar vortex returns in full-force. National Weather Service Meteorologist Kevin Birk is on the line with a report on the continuing flood risk, return of the polar vortex and high wind warnings.
Every week, hundreds of people board coach buses in Chicago and travel to Mexico. WBEZ’s Linda Lutton used to LIVE in Mexico, and has taken that 2000 mile trip nearly a dozen times.On her most recent trip, she brought a tape recorder along and has this travelogue…
- Local news and updates
President Obama met Friday with more than a dozen Democratic governors at the White House. They emerged from the meeting declaring their united support for a higher national minimum wage.
NPR’s Scott Horsley has the story.