Segregation can be found all across the country. But few might realize the level that exists in communities right here in Illinois. An investigation finds many of Illinois' mid-sized cities rank among the most divided nationally.
And there's a new podcast that tells the story of impeached governor Rod Blagojevich, from the point of view of those who were part of the story: his wife Patti, federal agents, those who worked closely with him and more. The first episode is already available with more to come.
On this week's Statewide:
* Sean Crawford hears from reporters Dan Vock and Brian Charles of Governing Magazine. Their six month probe into segregation throughout Illinois was published this week.
* A conversation with Dave McKinney of WBEZ. His new podcast, Public Official A, is all about Rod Blagojevich. You might think you know the story, but he's uncovered new details from a variety of sources.
* Mary Hansen takes a closer look at the cybersecurity industry and why some job seekers are finding it difficult to get hired.
* Dusty Rhodes visits Malcom X College in Chicago and students enrolled in its mortuary science program.
* Lee Gaines has the story of Perry Cline, a former prisoner who overcame the odds to get a college degree.
Statewide is a production of NPR Illinois with help from other Illinois public radio stations. Find all our episodes online at Statewideshow.com