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The Nazi's Neighborhood

For decades, Chicago's Marquette Park neighborhood served as the local headquarters for the National Socialist Party of America.
April 23, 2017

WBEZ News

Watch: Obama Talks Youth Leadership Post Presidency

Obama led a student panel Monday at the University of Chicago, where his presidential library is planned.
April 24, 2017

WBEZ News

CPS Will Require All 8th Graders Apply For High School

CPS says requiring all students to apply will make for a more fair process. A Board of Education vote is expected Wednesday.
April 24, 2017

Worldview

3 Takeaways From The First Round Of French Elections

French voters will decide between centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in a May 7 runoff.
April 24, 2017

NPR

'Zen And The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' Author Robert M. Pirsig Dies At 88

The book has endured as a work of popular philosophy, and inspired many a road trip across the West.
April 24, 2017

Jim DeRogatis

50 Chicago Artists Who Changed Popular Music — House Music

In his latest tutorial on Chicago's music history, Jim DeRogatis explores how house music started at a near West Side juice bar.
April 24, 2017

Morning Shift

Eugenia Cheng: Math Is About Discovery

Eugenia Cheng is on a mission to do for mathematics what Neil deGrasse Tyson does for astronomy: Make it approachable.
April 24, 2017

WBEZ News

Superintendent: Schools Will ‘Struggle’ To Open In Fall Without State Budget

School officials launched a campaign Monday on Twitter to call for the passage of a state budget.
April 24, 2017

NPR

Arkansas Prepares For First Double Execution In U.S. Since 2000

A flurry of legal challenges complicated the state's unprecedented plan to execute eight men by lethal injection in 11 days.
April 24, 2017

NPR

Trump's 100-Day Plan, Annotated: Where His Promises Stand

April 29 marks the 100th day of Trump's term and NPR is revisiting his action plan, through annotations from NPR journalists.
April 24, 2017

NPR

We're All Tired. But When Could Fatigue Mean A Medical Problem?

Avoiding your phone and TV at night might solve your problem. But fatigue can also be a sign of disease.
April 24, 2017

NPR

Lesser Known Scandals Could Cost The Murdochs A $14B Deal

For the Murdochs, who control Fox News as part of a larger media empire, getting rid of Bill O'Reilly is part of a business deal.
April 24, 2017

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