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Two homes, one city
Jun. 13, 2013
With the help of a public housing resident, we begin our look at what separates — and possibly connects — life on either side of Chicago’s social divide.
What do aldermen really do?
Jun. 11, 2013
Sure, they pass laws and vote on city budgets. But there’s so much more. Think: Pregnancy tests and pigeon poo.
How the Dan Ryan changed the South Side
Jun. 4, 2013
It’s almost difficult to imagine Chicago’s South Side without the highway line drawn through its midsection. Why did it land there, and did it create or just reinforce a racial divide?
History’s toll on Chicago buildings
May. 24, 2013
One listener was taken aback over the Prentice Hospital flap. She asked what other important buildings have been lost. Let’s get a list started.
What was the South Side like before the Dan Ryan?
May. 22, 2013
South Sider Ryne Holmquist had lots of opportunities to ponder his Curious City question while he was stuck in traffic on the Dan Ryan Expressway. Yes, we have maps, but we need your stories to help answer this one!
What it’s like to live on minimum wage in Chicago
May. 21, 2013
A listener who hustles to make ends meet wants us to think about people who hustle for even less.
What’s (still) manufactured in Chicago
May. 20, 2013
Sure, we have fewer industrial giants in our area these days, but if you know where to look you can find the beating heart of industry.
Chicago's oldest diners
May. 14, 2013
You’d think food blogger Louisa Chu would be stuffed after this assignment. Nope. Pass her the syrup, she says. She wants to stay and hear more stories.
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