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Gary’s Disappearing Public Schools

In the last two years, Gary has closed six buildings amid declining enrollment, dwindling tax revenue and competition from charter schools.
February 20, 2017

Morning Shift

Checking The 'Time' With Valerie June

The Tennessee native talks about her new album, 'The Order Of Time,' and why listening to music at gas stations can be a good thing.
February 20, 2017

NPR

President Trump Names Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster New National Security Adviser

The president called McMaster "a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience."
February 20, 2017

Curious City

What Are The Limits On Backyard Livestock In Chicago?

After her neighbor adopted five goats, Jeanne Cuff wondered about Chicago’s livestock laws.
February 19, 2017

WBEZ News

Chicago Attempts To Dial Down The Volume On Street Performers

Aldermen will vote on a crackdown on downtown performers, and some musicians don't understand why people are harping on them.
February 20, 2017

NPR

'Atmospheric Rivers' Wreak Havoc Around The Globe

The idea of plumes of moisture curling above our heads might seem beautiful, but they're among the most damaging of weather systems.
February 20, 2017

WBEZ News

Syrian Family Reunites After Travel Ban

A Syrian family from Northwest Indiana finally reunited at O’Hare Airport yesterday after President Trump’s travel ban took a devastating...
February 18, 2017

NPR

How Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' Became An Anthem

Nirvana's Kurt Cobain would have turned 50 years old today.
February 20, 2017

Nerdette

Life On Mars With Dr. Sheyna Gifford

Gifford tells us about her year living in a biodome on a Hawaiian volcano with just five other people as part of a NASA mission to simulate life on Mars.
February 17, 2017

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