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Every Other Hour

In One Community Hospital, Shooting Victims Walk Right In

Dr. Kip Adrian at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park says he sees shooting victims “carried in” year round.
June 24, 2017
Care for older people in nursing homes accounts for 21 percent of Medicaid's budget, even though they are just 9 percent of people covered by Medicaid.


From Birth To Death, Medicaid Affects The Lives Of Millions

Medicaid has become a prime target of Republicans in Congress who want to rein in the program's costs, which totaled $350 billion in 2015.
June 27, 2017
Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell eaves the chamber after announcing the release of the Republicans' health care bill on Thursday.

All Things Considered

CHART: CBO Weighs Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that 22 million people would lose coverage with the Senate bill. That includes 15 million peopl...
June 27, 2017
A picture taken on April 4 shows destruction at a hospital room in Khan Sheikhun, a rebel-held town in the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, following a chemical weapons attack.


White House Suspects Syria Is Preparing For Another Chemical Attack

A statement says the observed "activities" recall those before an April 4 strike that killed civilians, including children.
June 27, 2017
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Curious City

Could The River Otter Call Chicago's Loop Home?

Forty years ago, it would have been nearly impossible to find an otter in Illinois, never mind Chicago. Today, could they be here to stay?
June 25, 2017
Yingying Zhang


Mystery Of Missing Chinese Scholar Shakes Up Illinois School

The visiting scholar stepped off a bus on a sunny afternoon and got into black hatchback. She hasn't been seen since.
June 26, 2017
Muslims and supporters gather on the steps of Borough Hall in Brooklyn, N.Y., during a protest against President Trump's temporary travel ban in February.


Supreme Court Revives Parts Of Trump's Travel Ban As It Agrees To Hear Case

The nation's highest court says it will decide the fate of President Trump's travel ban in its session that begins in October.
June 26, 2017
Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Catholic Diocese of Springfield, Ill., has barred priests from performing sacraments for people in same-sex marriages. Above, Paprocki testifies against an Illinois same-sex marriage bill in 2013.


Illinois Bishop Decrees No Communion, Funeral Rites For Same-Sex Spouses

A Catholic LGBT group calls Bishop Thomas Paprocki's decree "mean-spirited and unchristian in the extreme."
June 26, 2017
EU Antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager announced a fine against Google over the way it ranks shopping services in its search results. She's seen here last summer.


Google Hit With $2.7 Billion Fine By European Antitrust Monitor

The European Commission says Google "abused its market dominance as a search engine by promoting its own comparison shopping service in i...
June 27, 2017
Jill Tarter


Jill Tarter On A Life Spent Searching For Extraterrestrials

Jill Tarter talks about Carl Sagan basing a novel on her career and why it’s important to listen to the universe.
June 23, 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

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