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Daughter of Holocaust survivor visits region in turmoil to reconnect with her roots
Jul. 16, 2014
Today, we look at the reasons for low minority enrollment in some elite schools on Chicago's North Side. And, a look at the CPS budget. And, host Ayana Contreras joins us for another Reclaimed Soul.
Drought drives drilling frenzy for groundwater
Jul. 14, 2014
The drought in California may be thousands of miles away, but it’s having a direct effect on the rest of the country, including the Great Lakes region.
Majority of Illinois crops are genetically engineered
Jul. 8, 2014
Illinois farmers are increasingly turning to corn and soybean crops that can withstand drought.
The latest threat to the Great Lakes: Toxic algae
Apr. 30, 2014
Climate change, agricultural runoff are factors in a resurgent plague.
GMO supporter calls for labeling
Oct. 16, 2013
Famous GMO supporter Mark Lynas shocks food industry meeting attendees by coming out in favor of federal GMO labeling in the U.S.
The plot thickens in the mystery of bee die-offs
May. 3, 2013
A new U.S. report blames a combination of problems for a mysterious and dramatic disappearance of honeybees across the country since 2006.
After drought, moisture returns, albeit a bit too much...
Apr. 17, 2013
Soil moisture is back to normal, marking the end of a long drought, but now rain is getting in the way of planting.
Chicago's goat and chicken lovers get together
Feb. 15, 2013
Chicago’s holding its first-ever Urban Livestock Expo. WBEZ visited one urban farmer’s backyard in Austin to meet the goats.
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