Homelessness: One student's story Nathan Strain spent the majority of his senior year at Hampshire High School as an independent homeless youth. He is now a freshman at the University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign. Curious City How much road salt ends up in Lake Michigan? Now that our wicked winter’s ending, we look at whether there’s any fallout from flinging so much salt around. StoryCorps Chicago Daughter loses dad to suicide Curious City Fish and risks: Eating Lake Michigan catch You won’t grow a third eye from lake fish, but here’s why you should still watch what you eat. Featured A fresh look at Freedom Wall Blue Island's 99-year rebuff of Chicago Shadowy lobbyists influence Chicago rideshare debate Heroin, LLC: Cheap, available, dangerous Can you hear us now? Chewing the Fat Podcast Just how bad is this Chicago winter? Strange Brews Podcast Chicago's native numbers Near tragedy tests young love Jim DeRogatis Powerful stuff from two alt-country hell-raisers What a better world we’d live in if America’s teenage girls admired fearless Ohio cow punk rocker Lydia Loveless instead of Taylor Swift. Featured On AirThis American LifeDead Men Tell No Tales (Fri 7pm, Sat 10am)Sound OpinionsLegendary New Orleans piano man Allen Toussaint live (Fri 8pm, Sat 11am)Sunday Specials on WBEZReports from inside "The Box" from teens in solitary confinement (Sun 8pm) Upcoming Events Vocalo Presents: Music & Stories...LIVE! Events Calendar Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Intersections: Changing the World: Music, Art... @ Chicago Cultural Center Thursday, March 6 – Sunday 9, 2014 6th Annual Peace on Earth Film Festival @ Chicago Cultural Center's Claudia Cassidy Theater Saturday, March 8, 2014 Louder Than A Bomb 2014 Semi-finals @ Metro Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Louder Than A Bomb 2014 Indy finals @ Playhouse Theater Thursday, March 13 – Saturday 15, 2014 Tenth Annual Good Food Festival & Conference @ UIC Forum Friday, March 14 – Saturday 15, 2014 11th Annual Creative Chicago Expo @ Chicago Cultural Center Friday, March 14, 2014 Localicious Party @ UIC Forum Saturday, March 15 – Sunday 16, 2014 Multiples. Chicago Art & Critical Craft Fair @ Pulaski Park Fieldhouse Saturday, March 15, 2014 Young Chicago Authors and Columbia College Chicago present... @ Cadillac Palace Theater Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Vocalo Presents: Music & Stories...LIVE! @ Chicago Urban Art Society Saturday, March 22, 2014 Rebuilding Exchange 2014 Salvagers' Ball @ Lagunitas Brewery Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Vocalo Presents: Music & Stories...LIVE! @ Chicago Urban Art Society Curious City Curious City A fresh look at Freedom Wall How much road salt ends up in Lake Michigan? Fish and risks: Eating Lake Michigan catch Blue Island's 99-year rebuff of Chicago Do Chicago cabbies get a pass from the police? Can you hear us now?