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'Doctor Who' Star Alex Kingston On The Women Who Drive A Sci-Fi Franchise

Alex Kingston discusses her role on ‘Doctor Who’ as fan-favorite River Song, which helped pave the way for the show’s first female Doctor.
September 22, 2017
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Morning Shift

Done With ‘Ruin Porn’, Photographer Depicts South Side In Another Light

Lee Bey says he was tired of photos showing "bombed out" South Side buildings. His new exhibit aims to refocus that narrative.
September 22, 2017
Voters in Athens, Ga. on Election Day last year. Russian-backed hackers targeted election systems in 21 states but federal officials had not told state election officials which states were targeted until now.


10 Months After Election Day, Feds Tell States More About Russian Hacking

States found out Friday if they were targeted in Russia's attempts to break into election systems last year.
September 22, 2017

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Every Other Hour

WBEZ’s project takes on the question: In Chicago, who picks up a gun and why?
May 1, 2017
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., seen on Capitol Hill on Monday, has announced his opposition to the latest GOP health care proposal.


McCain Announces Opposition To Obamacare Repeal Bill, Possibly Dooming It

Arizona Sen. John McCain is the second Republican to oppose the legislation.
September 22, 2017
Arcade Games


Old Button-Mashing Arcades Come Back For A New Generation

"I know I didn't grow up with arcades but ... I enjoy talking with my dad about it and it's just something we bonded over," says one player.
September 18, 2017
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Curious City

Which Dances Were Invented In Chicago?

Don your dancing shoes as we track down the Chicago band members, musicians, and dancers who helped create five iconic moves.
September 17, 2017
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3 Prosecutors Are Handling Hundreds Of Wrongful Conviction Claims

With one attorney currently on vacation, the cases of 15 men seeking to overturn their convictions have been delayed.
September 21, 2017
Left to right: Timothée Chalamet in Call Me by Your Name; Jason Mitchell in Mudbound; Emma Stone in Battle of the Sexes; and Idris Elba in Molly's Game.


NPR's Movie Preview: 16 New Films To Watch This Fall

Here are some of the best, buzziest and otherwise noteworthy films coming to theaters this fall.
September 22, 2017
Rainbow Motel

Morning Shift

What's That Building? The Rainbow Motel

You can sleep in space, under the Eiffel Tower, or even in a giant sandwich at the Rainbow Motel on Chicago’s Southwest Side.
September 21, 2017
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Morning Shift

Why It’s So Hard To Find Male Mentors In Chicago

An official with Big Brother Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago says finding mentors on the West and South sides is a struggle.
September 20, 2017
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Curious City

Baring It All: Why Boys Swam Naked In Chicago Schools

John Connors says swimming naked in high school gym class was “torture.” Curious City looks at why schools enforced the policy for decades.
September 10, 2017

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