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Chicagoans 'Mobilize For Democracy' With Writing, Rallies and Protests

Political protests could reach new heights under a Trump presidency thanks in part to the rise of social media and groups like Black Lives Matter.
January 19, 2017

NPR

Trump Inherits Guantanamo's Remaining Detainees

Despite President Obama's executive order to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, dozens of detainees from the war on terror are still there.
January 19, 2017

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Report: Data Can’t Explain Chicago’s Rising Homicide Rate

Chicago saw a 58 percent increase in homicides last year, but a new report says there is no definitive reason why.
January 19, 2017

NPR

In Rick Perry Energy Hearing, Questions Likely On Nuclear Security, Environment

Perry testifies before a Senate panel Thursday.
January 19, 2017

NPR

At Final Press Conference, Obama Offers Reflections And Rebukes

Obama dodged a question about the more than five dozen Democrats in Congress who are boycotting the inauguration on Friday.
January 18, 2017

WBEZ News

In Uptown Tent City, Do Your Part Or Get Kicked Out

A homeless community on the North Side has devised its own governance system, with rules and roles to support each other.
January 18, 2017

All Things Considered

Unclear Role Of Trump's Special Advisers Has Some Concerned

President-elect Donald Trump has named a few special advisers, but it's unclear what extent of power these positions might hold.
January 19, 2017

NPR

Dozens Of False Killer Whales Mysteriously Strand Themselves In Florida

At least 82 of the animals have died during the mysterious event on a remote coast in Florida's Everglades National Park.
January 19, 2017

WBEZ News

Study: Global Warming Could Steal Postcard-Perfect Days

A new report estimates that Chicago will lose nine days of pleasant summer weather because of global warming.
January 18, 2017

WBEZ News

Altgeld Gardens: Obama’s Legacy And Looking To The Future

Residents of this public housing community know the president from his work in the area as a community organizer.
January 17, 2017

Curious City

The Origins Of “Who’s Your Chinaman?” In Chicago’s Political Slang

We track down the offensive phrase’s roots and consider whether it’s time to retire it.
January 15, 2017

WBEZ News

The View From Room 205: The Story Of 30 Fourth Graders And One Big Question

Can schools make the American dream real for poor kids?
January 16, 2017

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