The Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences reports that Beijing is “"barely suitable" for living because of pollution. Judith Shapiro, author of 'China's Environmental Challenges', discusses the Chinese government's battle with toxic air.
The U.S. is one of five countries vying to host the 2022 World Cup.Soccer's international governor body, FIFA is expected to make the announcement today.Chicago hosted a few matches the last time the U.S. hosted the World Cup in 1994.
The final sections of Stephen Malkmus' July interview with Sound Opinions focus on Pavement's break-up and musical legacy. Malkmus also explains how a certain Chicagoan was instrumental in getting the band to re-unite.
Here's the appreciation for Dick Buckley that aired on WBEZ this morning: Hearing this fanfare was part of a weekly ritual for jazz lovers for years. It's how Dick Buckley routinely started his Sunday show.
Back in the 80s, Ruud Gullit was one of my idols. Gullit was a colorful character then, with his trademark dreadlocks and a nascent rap career. I was thrilled to see him on ESPN now, after 20 years. At first, though, he was struggling to find his rhythm as an analyst.