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WBEZ News

Happy Monday, It's Snowing!

We're starting the week with snowfall. Here are some snaps from this frosty blast.
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Curious City

Why Do So Many Kids Learn To Play The Recorder?

The recorder often inflicts squeaky torture on parents. Music teacher Valerie DePriest explains why it became a staple in music education.
Charlie Beck

WBEZ News

Chicago’s Interim Top Cop, An Outsider, Vows To Win Over Officers ‘Handshake To Handshake’

The mayor on Friday named ex-Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck as interim superintendent of the Chicago Police Department.
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The Rundown: WBEZ's Daily Newsletter

Newsletter: The Weather Is Nasty Out There

Plus, some stories about veterans on this Veterans Day.
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WBEZ News

Chicago Public Schools Enrollment Drops Again

The enrollment decline is smaller than in previous years but is part of a long-term slide. CPS has lost 83,000 students since 2002.
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Reset

‘The Perfect Weapon:’ How Cyberattacks Are Transforming Global Conflicts

Ahead of the 2020 elections, Reset examines how cyberweapons have changed international relations with the New York Times’ David Sanger.
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WBEZ News

How Do I Talk To My Kid About Marijuana Once It’s Legal?

From health effects to legal boundaries — here's how experts recommend taking on new conversations.
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WBEZ News

Teachers Strike Remakes 25 Years Of Bargaining In Chicago

The Chicago teachers strike challenged a 1995 law that handed over control of the school system to the city’s mayor.
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WBEZ News

ComEd ‘Shadow Lobbying’ Portfolio Filled With Clouted Contractors, Hires

With ComEd’s contracting under federal investigation, WBEZ finds the utility hired numerous politically connected people and contractors.
Eddie Johnson

WBEZ News

Can The Right Superintendent Fix What’s Wrong With Policing In Chicago?

The next top cop must restore community trust, rebuild officer morale and reduce gun violence. The question is whether anyone can deliver.

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