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Curious City

Is It Actually Harder To Predict Weather In Chicago?

Beach weather one day and freezing rain the next: Chicago weather can be unpredictable, but how do we compare to other cities?
March 17, 2018
Garry McCarthy

Morning Shift

Ex-Top Cop Garry McCarthy Says He's Running For Mayor

McCarthy talked about the controversial police shooting of Laquan McDonald and why he thinks Amazon won’t come to Chicago.
March 22, 2018
President Trump is announcing new tariffs against China on Thursday.


Trump Orders Stiff Tariffs On China

The stock market dropped sharply in anticipation of possible fallout from the trade moves. The Dow tumbled more than 700 points.
March 22, 2018
The Trouble Compulsion

The Trouble


Jamie obsesses over everything. And it is taking over her life. This week, what it’s like to live with OCD.
March 14, 2018
Pritzker Primary Election Night


Takeaways From Illinois Primary: Big Money, Party Splits

This week's primary election showed huge enthusiasm from Democratic voters ... but it also showed major divisions within the party.
March 21, 2018

WBEZ Presents

Making Obama

The story of former President Barack Obama's journey from Chicago to the national stage — from advisers, rivals, and Obama himself.
January 19, 2018
The new documentary Take Your Pills spoke with over 100 college students and working adults about their use of prescription stimulants as productivity aids.

All Things Considered

A New Documentary About Adults On Adderall — And Not Just For ADHD

Alison Klayman's film 'Take Your Pills' looks at the pervasiveness of Adderall, Ritalin, and others in classrooms and workplaces in the U.S.
March 16, 2018
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Curious City

What Historical Treasures Are Housed In Chicago Public Libraries?

These seven “treasures” bear witness to Chicago history, from the Civil War to the election of the first African-American mayor of Chicago.
March 11, 2018
Kofi Ademola of Black Lives Matter Chicago


ACLU, Community Groups Get Voice In Chicago Police Reforms

Their agreement with the city and the Illinois AG's office allows them to offer input into the consent decree currently being negotiated.
March 21, 2018
Candidate yard signs shown outside the 4th Ward early voting site.


What’s A Democratic Ward Organization?

These obscure groups recently got a lot of attention in the Democratic race for governor. What makes them so important in elections?
March 19, 2018
Tomi Adeyemi's ‘Children of Blood and Bone’ came out earlier this month, more than a year after the movie rights were sold to Fox 2000. (Photo by Elena Seibert/Cover art courtesy of Henry Holt and Co. publishing)


Need A New Read? How About ‘Black Panther With Magic’

The ‘Children of Blood and Bone’ author says she was motivated in part by racist online comments made about ‘The Hunger Games’ films.
March 16, 2018

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