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Curious City

When the Eisenhower Expressway Moved in, Who Was Forced Out?

The Ike was the city’s first superhighway. Decades after its completion, people affected open up about how it scattered ethnic neighborhoods and changed many lives forever.
August 28, 2016

Weekend Edition Saturday

Sir The Baptist: A Preacher's Kid Finds His Own Sanctuary In Music

Sir the Baptist grew up on the South Side of Chicago. NPR's Scott Simon talks with the singer and rapper about how music became his way o...
August 27, 2016

StoryCorps Chicago

'I've Been Able To Do Extraordinary Things Because Of People Who Believed In Me'

Eileen Kushner remembers a time when she didn’t think she’d be able to even mop the floors, let alone manage several.
August 26, 2016

The Moth

Adventures in Food

An ongoing battle about the proper way to cook meat; anxiety about Michelin Stars and a hilarious and moving stint at a fitness camp.
August 23, 2016

WBEZ News

How The EPA Is Tackling Lead Contamination In East Chicago

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is working to clean up an area that used to be home to a lead smelting company.
August 26, 2016

NPR

All U.S. Blood Donations Should Be Screened For Zika, FDA Says

The recommendations represent a major expansion. The FDA had earlier advised testing blood for Zika only in areas with active outbreaks.
August 26, 2016

Editor’s List

PLAYLIST: Southside With WBEZ

Since this weekend is the opening of 'Southside With You,' why not go on the town with these South Side stories from WBEZ?
August 22, 2016

Curious City

Searching for Chicago’s Most Family-Packed Neighborhoods

A prospective Chicago parent wants to know where he could be within door-knocking distance of other families with kids. So we mapped them.
August 25, 2016

Editor’s List

The Best Of Reclaimed Soul

Ayana Contreras unearths music that helps us understand our city and our culture better each week on The Morning Shift.
August 27, 2016

WBEZ News

Chicago Police Swap Stories Of Shootings And Struggle

One former Chicago police officer is on a mission to help cops who have been involved in shootings.
August 25, 2016

WBEZ News

Pokemon No: State Representative Wants Endangered Wildlife Sites Off-Limits For Players

Although there's a system for property owners to request sites be removed from Pokemon Go, one state representative says it doesn’t work.
August 25, 2016

WBEZ News

Illinois Redistricting Referendum Won't Appear On Ballot

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled that an initiative to change how Illinois draws political boundaries is ineligible to appear on the Nove...
August 25, 2016

WBEZ News

Fewer Choices, Higher Costs Coming In Illinois Obamacare Marketplace

Health insurance costs will be up on the Obamacare marketplace in 2017.
August 25, 2016

WBEZ News

Collecting For Those Who’ve Lost Everything

Louisiana flood victims are getting some help from the Chicago area. A truck filled with supplies leaves from Rainbow PUSH headquarters o...
August 26, 2016

WBEZ News

Two Thirds of Illinois Students Don’t Meet Math And Reading Standards

Preliminary statewide results from the PARCC standardized test show a majority of Illinois students did not meet math and reading standards.
August 25, 2016

Editor’s List

Heat Of The Moment

Climate change will alter the lives of everyone on earth. It’s changing how people live and eat. It’s reshaping national economies. It’s wiping out species. This is the story we are all living.
April 27, 2016

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