Mention Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg and you'll have lots of people listening to your message. The two men are very successful computer programmers and business billionaires. Former President Bill Clinton, Gates and Zuckerberg are behind a world wide initiative. This initiative starts will one step forward as the three spearhead a drive to get ten million students participating in the "HOUR OF CODE." Stew Cohen interviews Lauren Rosenthal, head of youth services for the Crystal Lake Public Library on the local connection to the Hour of Code.
The need for diapers is so great that the National Diaper Bank Network is nowhere near ready to stop its valuable work. So far, the Network is responsible for supplying 44 million diapers...and the interesting thing is that the bank began in McHenry in the northwest suburbs. Stew Cohen talks to Father Jim Swarthout, founder of St. Paul Diaper Bank Partnership, founding member and Board of Directors National Diaper Bank Network.
On the Woodstock Square, a candlelight vigil drew the attention of several hundred people remembering the victims of domestic violence and encouraging those who've broken free. Stew Cohen brought his microphone to the Square and captured the sounds of the observance.