<p>Comedian Tom Dreesen has seen it all. In the 1960s, the Harvey native pioneered the first interracial stand-up comedian team with Tim Reid (best known for his later role as Venus Flytrap on “WKRP in Cincinnati”). In the 1970s, he helped lead the strike against Mitzi Shore’s iconic Comedy Store. Dressen also appeared on the “Tonight Show” 61 times and served as Frank Sinatra’s opening act for 14 years.</p>
<p>For 50 years, Jim Peterik has been a staple of the Chicago-area music scene. He first hit it big with the Berwyn-based band the Ides of March and their brassy single “Vehicle,” before co-founding Survivor, best known for its anthemic “Eye of the Tiger.”</p>
New Big Questions: Chicagoland musician Tristen talks about moving to Nashville & influences such as Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Tom Petty & Tori Amos. My favorite segment comes in the second half, where she talks about Madonna and No Doubt.
<p>In “The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution,” author Jonathan Eig chronicles the history of birth control pill in a book the L.A. Times calls “a deft study of revolution.”</p>
In this new edition of "The Big Questions" author Jen Lancaster ("Bitter is the New Black") talks about her bucket list, Martha Stewart, #Twilight, and the sex in Game of Thrones & Fifty Shades of Grey. http://bit.ly/1z1ejr6
<p>Jen Lancaster has built a career on reinventing herself. In “Such a Pretty Fat,” she tackled weight loss. In “My Fair Lazy,” she sought high culture. In “The Tao of Martha,” she lived a life informed by Martha Stewart.</p>