Reader senior writer Ben Joravsky riffs on the day's stories with his celebrated humor, insight, and honesty, and interviews politicians, activists, journalists and other political know-it-alls. Presented by the Chicago Reader, the show is available by 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays at chicagoreader.com/joravsky or on the Reader's YouTube channel—or wherever you podcast. Don't miss Oh, What a Week!--the Friday feature in which Ben & special guests review the week's top stories. Also, bonus interviews drop on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. Reader podcasts are recorded on Shure microphones. Learn more at Shure.com.
Governor Pritzker puts a hold on Tent City in Brighton Park. Ben riffs. Mick Dumke attempts to answer the following questions. Why would anyone think it’s a good idea to build housing on toxic land? Why doesn’t Chicago give a damn about the environment? Why won’t the CHA fix up its housing in the midst of a housing crisis? Is Maya right? And, briefly, are the Bulls better off without Zach. Mick is a reporter for Block Club.