Water: Our Resource at Risk Will California drought prompt more Midwest agriculture? Almost half of all fruits and vegetables are grown in California. Some believe a less centralized food system will reduce effects of drought and spur local economies. Drought drives drilling frenzy for groundwater in California Illinois committee OKs rules for medical marijuana pilot program Medicinal marijuana is a step closer to reality in Illinois, though it could be 2015 before patients can legally use it for treatment. Curious City Sister cities: Chicago’s international family The city’s city-to-city diplomatic network spans from Bogota to Moscow. How do cities make the cut? Curious City Passing through: Union Station as Amish transit hub The nexus of rail lines provides an opportunity to meet our regional neighbors. Prison worker finds request for medical care after inmate dies Featured Meet the CTA's conductor of kindness Chewing the Fat Podcast This gif shows just how gerrymandered Chicago is 'Ain't I a woman?' From Sojourner Truth to Sylvia Rivera How to get the most out of your farmers market Strange Brews Podcast Today from Tech Shift Heroin, LLC: Cheap, available, dangerous Jim DeRogatis Best albums of 2014 so far Jim DeRogatis' Top Five, plus some other discs that remain in his heavy rotation. Featured On AirAmerica AbroadHow unrestrained drilling worldwide threatens groundwater supplies (Wed 11pm)Sound OpinionsDirector Rob Reiner talks 30-years of 'This Is Spinal Tap' (Fri 8pm, Sat 11am)RadiolabImagining a world without words (Sun 9pm) Upcoming Events Filmspotting #500 Live at the Music Box Events Calendar Saturday, July 26, 2014 Filmspotting #500 Live at the Music Box @ The Music Box Theatre Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Sound Opinions presents Spinal Tap at Millenium Park @ Millenium Park Wednesday, July 30, 2014 After Water @ Mayne Stage Saturday, August 16, 2014 Oak Park Micro Brew Review Friday, August 29 – Monday, September 1, 2014 25th African Festival of the Arts @ Washington Park Curious City Curious City The red X: Myths and meaning The birth of a community Sister cities: Chicago’s international family Meet the CTA's conductor of kindness Passing through: Union Station as Amish transit hub What happened to Chicago's truancy officers?