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Pride 2017: Many Stories, Many Issues, Many People, Rallied

Every year, Pride celebrations take on different meanings. What started as a rights protest continues today, ever diverse and more visible. We collected stories to reflect changes, divisions, tragedies and celebrations surrounding the LGBTQ community. Take a listen.
June 24, 2017
Some lawmakers are raising concerns that the Senate health care bill could aggravate the problem of healthy people going without insurance, driving up costs for everyone else.

NPR

How The Senate Health Care Bill Could Disrupt The Insurance Market

In their Affordable Care Act repeal bill, Senate Republicans dropped the requirement that all Americans get health insurance. But they al...
June 24, 2017
Philippine Sen. Leila de Lima, a former human rights commissioner and one of President Rodrigo Duterte's most vocal opponents, waves to supporters after appearing at a court in suburban Manila on Feb. 24. She was arrested on drug-related charges that she denies.

NPR

Jailed Philippine Senator: 'I Won't Be Silenced Or Cowed'

Leila de Lima, 57, was jailed in February on President Rodrigo Duterte's orders, after she launched a Senate investigation into Duterte's...
June 24, 2017
Yoga class

Worldview Podcast

Spotlight: How Yoga Can Revolutionize Workplaces

A Chicago CEO says yoga made him a better leader and transformed his company.
June 24, 2017
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
Pakistani security officials inspect the site of an explosion in Quetta on Friday. All told, dozens of people were killed Friday in several cities across Pakistan.

NPR

Dozens Of People Killed In A Bloody Day Of Attacks Across Pakistan

Between twin bombings at a Parachinar market, a car bombing near a police office in Quetta, and a shooting in Karachi, Pakistan is reelin...
June 24, 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
Cumberbatch Johansson and Swinton

Morning Shift

The Whitewashing Of Asians In Hollywood

“Whitewashing” is the casting of white actors in non-white roles, taking actors of color out of an already-narrow pool of opportunities.
June 23, 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
The silver carp captured Thursday in Illinois just downstream of the T.J. O'Brien Lock and Dam. It weighs about 8 pounds and measures 28 inches long.

NPR

'Cause For Serious Concern': Invasive Carp Caught 9 Miles From Great Lakes

A commercial fisher captured the silver carp beyond the barriers built to keep the invasive species out of the Great Lakes.
June 23, 2017
Gorilla pool

NPR

WATCH: It's Been A Long Week. So Here's A Gorilla Dancing In A Pool

We'd explain further, but really, the headline kind of speaks for itself.
June 23, 2017
Making A Murderer

WBEZ News

Prosecutors Seek To Uphold 'Making A Murderer' Confession

Wisconsin's attorney general says he will seek to uphold Brendan Dassey's conviction after a federal appeals panel ruled to overturn it.
June 23, 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
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
Every other hour generic photo of Chicago from above with blue tint

WBEZ News

Every Other Hour

WBEZ’s project takes on the question: In Chicago, who picks up a gun and why?
May 1, 2017
Boystown Panel Thumb

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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