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Bill Schmit, a teacher at Lindblom Math and Science Academy, works a math problem with ninth grader Ra'mylon Alexander on June 19, 2017.

WBEZ News

Illinois Experiments With High Schools Of The Future

Six high schools in Chicago are testing a new way of teaching students. Critics worry some students could be left behind.
June 23, 2017
Jill Tarter

Nerdette

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
Jimmy Butler profile

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Bulls Trade Butler To Timberwolves, Go All In On Rebuild

The Chicago Bulls decided to rebuild without Jimmy Butler rather than reload with him.
June 23, 2017
Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell eaves the chamber after announcing the release of the Republicans' health care bill on Thursday.

All Things Considered

Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

Senate Republicans are calling their health care bill the Better Care Reconciliation Act. It shares many provisions with the House's Amer...
June 22, 2017
Stephanie Izard in kitchen

Morning Shift

Stephanie Izard On Duck Tartare And Pepperoni Ice Cream

'Morning Shift' talked with Iron Chef Stephanie Izard about her award-winning restaurants and her approach to food.
June 22, 2017
From left: J.B. Pritzker, Ald. Ameya Pawar, Chris Kennedy, State Sen. Daniel Biss and Bob Daiber. On Thursday, the five candidates spoke to Cook County Democratic Party leaders, in hopes of securing a key endorsement.

WBEZ News

Cook County Dems Hear From Gubernatorial Candidates

An endorsement from the county's Democratic Party would mean resources, staff and volunteers.
June 22, 2017
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence arrive for the "American Leadership in Emerging Technology" event in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

NPR

Trump Sued For Allegedly Violating Presidential Records Act

Ethics watchdogs say that White House staffers' widely reported use of encrypted messaging apps for internal communication violates the PRA.
June 22, 2017
Blanchardville

WBEZ News

Blue State Students Take A Red State Field Trip

A group of Chicago teens still reeling from the presidential election results headed to Wisconsin, searching for answers and understanding.
June 21, 2017
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Morning Shift

What's That Building? The Woodruff Arcade

The Woodruff Arcade is probably the only enclosed shopping arcade still standing in Chicago, and some admirers worry its days are numbered.
June 22, 2017
Roséwave is less about a genre (that does not exist) and more a lifestyle (that very much exists).

NPR

Roséwave: 75 Songs To Kick Off A Faux-Luxe Summer

This summer, unapologetically enjoy something that's maybe a little basic but makes you feel good.
June 23, 2017
Chicago city council map without mayor

Every Other Hour

'Do I Look Like I'm Packing?' Chicago’s 50 Aldermen On Whether They Carry A Gun

In a city threatened by gun violence, how many City Council members choose to carry their own weapon?
June 17, 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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Curious City

A Conversation About Chicago's Boystown

A multi-generational panel talks about what the neighborhood means to them and where they see its future.
June 18, 2017

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