Each episode of The Professors on WYCC PBS Chicago delivers intelligent, in-depth and stimulating conversations about powerful issues like race, culture, ethics and law enforcement. The Professors aims to elevate the level of discourse on the airwaves in a half-hour discussion of issues and ideas covering everything from the rising cost of health care to the legalization of marijuana. Each Sunday at 10:30 a.m., a different group of outspoken professors from the City Colleges of Chicago offer their thoughts, opinions and ideas.
Each Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on WYCC PBS Chicago, The Chicago Bar Association (CBA) hosts discussions with headline makers to put justice, social issues, community programs and Chicago's history in the spotlight. Click here to read more about WYCC PBS Chicago's Justice and Law Weekly, and watch our Season 5 playlist on YouTube. Click here to view the show's page on the CBA website.
WYCC PBS Chicago broke ground on the topic of race relations in America with the airing of a major national documentary, Colorblind: ReThinking Race. Produced in partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Middle Passage Productions, WYCC PBS Chicago’s Colorblind takes an honest look at the effects of racism in America. The goal of the documentary is to bring clarity to the topic by presenting the modern expression of racism, exploring how these negative beliefs are unwittingly fostered, and recognizing the people and projects that address racial inequality and promote racial healing.
In November 2012, WYCC PBS Chicago produced A Plea for Peace: A Town Hall Meeting on Violence in Chicago. An epidemic is sweeping Chicago, and its effect has been devastating. The city known for its beautiful skyline and four seasons has earned some unwanted notoriety: gang violence. According to reports, halfway through 2012, the number of people killed in Chicago surpassed the number of U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan. At that time, 144 Americans had been killed in Afghanistan, while 228 people died in our own backyard. Neighborhoods throughout the city are under attack and residents are calling for help. Chicago is pleading for peace. #pleaforpeace