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The War On Coal In Southern Illinois

Last summer, one of the battlefields in the “war on coal” was right here in Illinois. WBEZ's Dan Weissmann traveled south to investigate.
April 29, 2017


The First 100 Days: 'A Standard That Not Even Roosevelt Achieved'

The 100-days measure of a president is based on FDR's achievements in 1933. The problem for Trump is not that he's come up short of FDR, ...
April 29, 2017


Corrupt Former CPS Chief Sentenced To 54 Months

Federal prosecutors wanted Barbara Byrd-Bennett to serve more than seven years in prison. Her attorneys asked for three and a half years.
April 28, 2017


Mayor: Chicago Schools Won't End Early Despite Dismissal of CPS Lawsuit

They mayor said children will be in class until the scheduled end of the year but he wouldn't say how the city will pay for it.
April 28, 2017


Spotlight: Lack Of Pigmentation Leads To Violence In One African Country

There has been a steep surge of violence against people with the condition in recent years.
April 29, 2017


People Are Reporting Criminal (Space) Aliens To New ICE Hotline

Immigration authorities launched a hotline for victims of crimes "committed by illegal aliens." Trump critics are calling with reports of...
April 29, 2017


Neil deGrasse Tyson Wants You To Put Down Your iPhone

Neil deGrasse Tyson and former astronaut Jim Lovell talk about ‘Hidden Figures,’ smartphone apps and how war fuels space exploration.
April 28, 2017

Curious City

The Nazis' Neighborhood

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

Morning Shift

U.S. Poet Laureate Wraps Up Year-Long Project With CPS Students

“Words are very important.” Juan Felipe Herrera, America’s first Chicano poet laureate, helped Chicago students appreciate and write poetry.
April 28, 2017


When LA Erupted In Anger: A Look Back At The Rodney King Riots

This week 25 years ago, policemen were acquitted in the savage beating of African-American Rodney King.
April 26, 2017

Science Friday

This pressurized, skirt-like machine helps keep astronauts fit

Engineer Christine Dailey spends her time puzzling over problems like exercising in space, fuel slosh in zero gravity and more.
April 29, 2017


Attempted Rape Shows Community-Police Divide In Lawndale

City officials say police need to improve relations with the community. Tatierra’s story illustrates why they aren't getting better.
April 27, 2017

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