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Rapper Common On Activism And A New Album That's A 'Social, Political Piece Of Art'

The hip-hop artist from Chicago has been on the rap scene since the early-1990s, and branched out into acting in the 2000s.
August 29, 2016

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August 29, 2016

NPR

Gene Wilder, Star Of 'Willy Wonka' Dies

The actor and writer reportedly died at his home in Stamford, Conn., of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 83.
August 29, 2016

WBEZ News

Emanuel Says Officer In Rhymefest Incident Will Be Disciplined

This follows inappropriate treatment of the Chicago hip hop artist this weekend.
August 29, 2016

WBEZ News

Skyway Maintenance Workers To Hit Picket Line

There’s only 11 of them, but the workers play a vital role in keeping the Skyway Toll Bridge running.
August 29, 2016

Curious City

When The Eisenhower Expressway Moved In, Who Was Forced Out?

The Ike was the city’s first superhighway. Decades after its completion, the people displaced open up about how the Ike scattered ethnic neighborhoods and changed many lives forever.
August 28, 2016

WBEZ News

Ex-City Official Gets 10 Years In Red-Light Camera Case

John Bills was accused of accepting cash and gifts in a decade-long scheme.
August 29, 2016

Morning Shift

Strategist: Campaigns Are A Different Game For Women

Rebecca Sive has spent her career as a political strategist trying to get women not only on the ballot, but into office.
August 29, 2016

WBEZ News

Cook County Has Issued Almost 10,000 Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

County officials say they're about 10 licenses short of 10,000.
August 29, 2016

NPR

FAA Expects 600,000 Commercial Drones In The Air Within A Year

The soaring number of drones is forecast in response to new federal rules that streamline the process of getting government certification.
August 29, 2016

Weekend Edition Saturday

Sir The Baptist: A Preacher's Kid Finds His Own Sanctuary In Music

Sir the Baptist grew up on the South Side of Chicago. He shares how music became his way of picking up where his father left off.
August 27, 2016

Editor’s List

Heat Of The Moment

Climate change will alter the lives of everyone on earth. It’s changing how people live and eat. It’s reshaping national economies. It’s wiping out species. This is the story we are all living.
April 27, 2016

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