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Holy Alliances: How One School Company Learned The Chicago Way

A savvy company came to Chicago, partnered with city pastors and raked in $50 million in school deals, becoming one of CPS' biggest vendors.
February 27, 2017

WBEZ News

Summer Might Come Early For CPS Students

The cash-strapped CPS said the school year may end on June 1 and summer classes could be canceled if the state doesn't cough up more money.
February 27, 2017

WBEZ News

WATCH: National Symphony Orchestra Plays 'All Things Considered'

Seventy-five musicians. 'All Things Considered.' Live.
February 27, 2017

NPR

Bush Weighs In On Trump Presidency

Former President George W. Bush repeatedly declined to criticize Obama, but weighed in on President Trump's travel ban and the media.
February 27, 2017

Morning Shift

New Podcast Dramatizes 1940s Bronzeville

Laurence Fishburne and Tracee Ellis Ross help bring to life tales of gangsters, grifters and others trying to get by in 'Bronzeville.'
February 27, 2017

WBEZ Presents

Black Homeownership: The Promise and The Pitfalls

Buying a home is part of the American dream, but African-Americans face extra risks, as WBEZ's Natalie Moore learned firsthand.
February 24, 2017

NPR

Diversity Wins The Night As 'Moonlight' Takes Best Picture At 2017 Oscars

In a startling end-of-night gaffe, "Moonlight" won Best Picture after an incorrect announcement
February 27, 2017

NPR

Trump To Propose $54 Billion Defense Increase, Cuts To Domestic Programs

The president is proposing boosts for the military and law enforcement — at the expense of other domestic spending.
February 27, 2017

Curious City

Where Do Chicago’s Homeless Go In The Winter?

Coffee shops, hospital waiting rooms and train cars are a few of the places Chicago’s homeless go to escape the cold.
February 26, 2017

NPR

Bomb Threats Made Against Jewish Community Centers In 11 States

"My instincts tell me this is all part of a coordinated effort," an Ann Arbor police detective tells Michigan Radio.
February 27, 2017

Fresh Air

Photographer Builds A 'Photo Ark' For 6,500 Animal Species And Counting

National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore is on a mission to document every captive animal species in the world.
February 27, 2017

NPR

Which Colleges Give You The Best Bang For Your Buck?

A recent study looked at colleges across the country and which ones were able to graduate low-income students into high earning jobs.
February 27, 2017

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