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Curious City

Carl Sandburg's Chicago

From 1912 to 1930, the famous poet and writer lived and worked in the Chicago area. Step back in time to experience Sandburg's Chicago.
July 23, 2017
Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

On The Media

Doubt It

There’s new research about how people process information, errors, and corrections. A look at what those findings tell us about the effic...
July 20, 2017
Pokemon Go

WBEZ News

Chicago Pokemon Go Festival Goes Awry

A major Pokemon Go festival in Chicago Saturday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the virtual game went badly awry when technical ...
July 23, 2017
Well-intentioned social programs go back to the Depression era. A study of their effectiveness came decades later.

Freakonomics

When Helping Hurts

Good intentions are nice, but with so many resources poured into social programs, wouldn't it be even nicer to know what actually works?
July 12, 2017
Activists

Worldview Podcast

Spotlight: How Social Justice Movements Can Be More Inclusive

Activist Frances Lee sat down with Worldview’s Jerome McDonnell to discuss promoting more inclusivity in social justice movements.
July 22, 2017
The Illinois State Capitol in Springfield.

WBEZ News

A Closer Look At The Group That Could Inform Rauner’s Agenda

Some of the governor's new hires come from a think tank that has advocated for smaller government and lower taxes.
July 21, 2017
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StoryCorps Chicago

'How Do You Want To Die?'

Two years ago, Nina Adams almost died. At StoryCorps Chicago, she spoke with her neighbor and friend about how she wants to die.
July 21, 2017
6427 S. St. Lawrence Ave.

Morning Shift

What’s That Building? The Former Home Of Emmett And Mamie Till

Emmett and Mamie Till are recognized at sites throughout Chicago, but the two-flat where they once lived has yet to be an official landmark.
July 20, 2017
National Teachers Academy is seen from the front of the building, where a sign bearing the school's name stands.

WBEZ News

Plan For New CPS High School Puts Chinatown In Middle Of Racial Fray

Chinatown families are close to getting the local high school they’ve long coveted. But if they win, a black community says it will lose.
July 20, 2017
Forrest Claypool

WBEZ News

Latest Big Enrollment Drop For Chicago Schools Drives Down Budget

Chicago principals learned Thursday that an estimated 8,000 fewer students will enroll in the city’s public schools next school year.
July 20, 2017
A red light camera is seen at an intersection in Chicago in 2014.

WBEZ News

Chicago Red-Light Camera Settlement Worth $38.75 Million

Under the deal about 1.2 million motorists would qualify for 50 percent refunds.
July 20, 2017

Editor’s List

Every Other Hour

WBEZ’s project takes on the question: In Chicago, who picks up a gun and why?
May 1, 2017

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