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Chicago After-School Programs Face Axe Under Trump’s Budget

More than 100 schools might not be able to provide after-school programs for low-income students if Trump's budget cuts are approved.
March 22, 2017

NPR

Trump Surveillance Flap Throws Monkey Wrench Into Russia Investigation

The top Republican and Democrat on the House committee investigating Russia's election meddling traded charges about partisan bias.
March 22, 2017

NPR

Neil Gorsuch Testifies In Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing

Republicans praise Gorsuch and Democrats argue that former President Barack Obama’s nominee should have been in the hot seat instead.
March 22, 2017

Written Inside

Ep 1: A Silent Piano

'Written Inside' looks at life inside a maximum-security prison. In this episode, an inmate teaches himself to play piano without a piano.
March 21, 2017

NPR

Attacker Kills 4, Injures 40 Near U.K. Parliament

An official says police believe they know who carried out the vehicle attack and stabbing but they aren't ready to release a name.
March 22, 2017

All Things Considered

20 Years Ago, Biopic Helped Give Pop Star Selena Life Beyond Her Tragic Death

Singer Selena Quintanilla Perez made a rare crossover to mainstream American audiences. The biopic debuted two years after her murder.
March 22, 2017

NPR

Ex-Trump Campaign Head Was Paid Millions By A Putin Ally, AP Says

Ten years ago, Paul Manafort "secretly worked for a Russian oligarch who wanted him to promote Russian interests," says the AP's Chad Day.
March 22, 2017

WBEZ News

CPS To Cut At Least $1.8 Million From A Dozen Alternative Schools

Chicago Public Schools is cutting funding at some schools where kids aren’t coming to class.
March 21, 2017

WBEZ News

Sears Has 'Substantial Doubt' About Its Future

"They're past the tipping point," said a retail analyst. "This is a symbolic acknowledgement of the end of Sears of what we know it to be."
March 22, 2017

NPR

Elastic Lines For An Elastic Life In 'Fire!!'

Cartoonist Peter Bagge's new biography of Zora Neale Hurston loses some real-life pathos, but sustains an electric, colorful energy.
March 22, 2017

Curious City

What The 'L' Happened To CTA Tokens?

The rise, fall and enduring charm of the long-gone way to pay for your ride.
March 19, 2017

Jim DeRogatis

Chicago Music History 101: The Blues

The argument can be made that all modern popular music started here on Maxwell Street.
March 20, 2017

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