Study: Chicago cabbies earn $12/hr A city-commissioned study of taxi driver data flies in the face of complaints by some cabbies that they make less than the minimum wage. Chicago cop stripped of power, faces felony charges How America killed off its most populous bird Passenger pigeons once made up 25 to 40 percent of all the birds on the continent. But in just a few decades, the bird went extinct. On the 100th anniversary of its extinction, we explore why. Curious City Two neighboring states, one big financial gap The Check-Out Line Is it time for the 'Immigrant Diet'? StoryCorps Doctor's orders: Talk about death Featured Curious City's podcast survey! The Memory Palace on Nerdette Surf's up in Chicago, but where? Chewing the Fat Podcast Strange Brews Podcast Featured On AirSound OpinionsNew Orleans blues punk guitarist Benjamin Booker performs live (Fri 8pm, Sat 11am)Snap JudgmentSomething huge is uncovered in the late great J Dilla's record collection (Sat 12pm, Sun 7pm)Sunday Specials on WBEZWhy did we evolve to be storytelling animals? (Sun 8pm)Sunday Specials on WBEZUnlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge (Mon 9am) Upcoming Events Ready, Wait Wait, Go! with Peter Sagal Events Calendar Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Global Activism: Student Startups @ Lincoln Hall Thursday, September 18, 2014 UIC hosts the 2014 UIC Urban Forum: The Return of the... @ UIC Forum Chicago Foundation for Women presents its 29th Annual... @ Hyatt Regency of Chicago Monday, September 29, 2014 Ready, Wait Wait, Go! with Peter Sagal @ Universal Sole Curious City Curious City Where do Chicago's bats hang out? Two neighboring states, one big financial gap Curious City's podcast survey! Uptown Theater: How could it be repurposed? The tale of the two-flat Surf's up in Chicago, but where?