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Alex Kingston


River Song On The First Female Doctor Who: ‘It’s Great For Girls’

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

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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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
TV screens in a Seoul, South Korea, store show news coverage of the latest exchange of insults between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.


Kim Jong Un Issues Statement: 'A Frightened Dog Barks Louder'

In a statement the North Korean leader said the U.S. president is "surely a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire, rather than a...
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
Rescue personnel work at the scene of Enrique Rebsamen School, which collapsed when an earthquake struck on Tuesday. Workers have been able to communicate with a girl who's alive — but trapped in the rubble.


Mexico City Earthquake Update: All Children Are Accounted For

A senior official says there is no missing child in the wreckage as was widely reported. But an adult may still be stuck in the rubble.
September 21, 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
In this May 8, 2009, file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police officer Drew Peterson arrives for court in Joliet, Ill. On Tuesday, May 31, 2016, jurors in Chester, Ill., found Peterson guilty of trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped convict him in his third wife's death.


Illinois Supreme Court Upholds Murder Conviction Of Drew Peterson

The court found that hearsay testimony from Peterson's dead third wife and missing fourth wife did not violate his constitutional rights.
September 21, 2017
Sen. Lindsey Graham, second from left, speaks as Sen. John Barrasso, from left, Sen. Bill Cassidy, Sen. John Thune and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell listen during a news briefing after the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon on Tuesday. Graham and Cassidy have sponsored a bill to overhaul the Affordable Care Act.


Graham-Cassidy Health Bill Would Shift Funds From States That Expanded Medicaid

The bill would cause largely Democratic states to lose funding while Republican states gain.
September 21, 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
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago

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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