Dangerous Toys, The City Chicago Has Become, Independent Booksellers

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Rob Ferrett and Veronica Rueckert talk with a consumer advocate about the dangerous toys on store shelves this holiday season. Then they discuss the gentrification of Chicago, and they talk to an author about boosting independent booksellers.

Featured in this Show

  • Report Calls Out Dangerous Toys On Store Shelves This Holiday Season

    As Black Friday approaches, millions of parents will descend on retailers to find the hottest toys. A consumer advocate talks about the hazardous toys that are on store shelves this holiday season.

  • The City Chicago Has Become

    Harper’s Magazine columnist Thomas Frank takes a look at the city Chicago has become since his years as a student there. He describes a once downtrodden “ugly” city, that has gentrified and become a city of extreme economic disparity.

  • Boosting Independent Booksellers

    Indies First is the brain-child of writer Sherman Alexie. He joins us to talk about why having authors hand-selling books at independent bookstores nation-wide boosts a cause he believes in.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Galen Druke Producer
  • Bruce Speight Guest
  • Thomas Frank Guest
  • Sherman Alexie Guest

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